Recently, two categories of Clif Mojo bars got a new look and added flavors: Fruit & Nut and Dark Chocolate. This brand of trail mix inspired snacks has had many twists and turns over the years (disappearing from shelves, reappearing, changing varieties and packaging), but I’m hoping that it’s finally here to stay.
Tasting Notes for Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars
At last check, all Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars were dairy-free and gluten-free by ingredients. The bars with the new look have more of a granola bar image in terms of shape and taste, but don’t contain oats. Each of these Clif Mojo bars has a chunky almond base with rice crisps, inulin, and a touch of roasted organic soybeans added. From there, the ingredients vary by flavor:
Coated with chocolate on the bottom and dotted with big chocolate chunks on top! This was the flavor that of course, my household reached for first. The organic cherries and dark chocolate offered a pleasant combination on a granola bar-like background.
I’m not sure if it was batch related, but this Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate bar had a real crunch. It wasn’t as tender as the others. The sea salt flavor I had hoped for was lacking. The almonds tended to overwhelm a bit for my tastes. This flavor was good, and I loved that organic pecans and cashews were added for a real nutty vibe. Yet it was surprisingly not my favorite of the Clif Mojo bunch.
Heading into the Fruit & Nut territory, I really liked the generous dotting of “currant raisins” and wild blueberries in this crunchy, chewy, and relatively authentic granola bar. The big chunks of almonds overwhelmed a touch, but were good overall.
I found this to be very similar to the Wild Blueberry Almond, but with pleasant all-natural cranberries (cane sugar sweetened plus no sulphites or other additives).
Coconut Almond Peanut (contains honey: non-vegan)
Made with the addition of organic peanuts and coconut, this Clif Mojo bar has a good, unique flavor blend that is mellow when compared to the two other Clif Mojo Fruit & Nut flavors. It lacks dried berries, and thus sharp sweetness. The gentler flavor of this bar was nice for active hikes since taste buds tend to be heightened during exercise.
The Facts on Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars
Certifications: Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars are labeled as gluten-free and they do contain quite a few organic ingredients (not 100%), but I didn’t spot any certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Most of the flavors are vegan, just a few of the Clif Mojo bars have a little honey added. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
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Good wholesome ingredients
At last, a hearty granola bar that isn’t trying to be a protein bar, an energy bar, or a date bar. It’s just good, wholesome ingredients (mostly organic, no funny additives) and ordinary sweeteners in a convenient crunchy, chewy delivery system.