We also love answering questions from the people who love eating it.
If there's something you want to know that's not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions, give us a shout and we'll do our best to get you an answer.
Do you sponsor athletes?
We currently have an Athlete Ambassador program for this region, however our roster is currently full. Please check back in the fall when our application for the following program year goes live.
Can your wrappers be upcycled?
Our wrapper is something we have been thinking about for some time. While we are continually striving for a new wrapper that is both environmentally sound and protective of our food, there isn’t the technology we feel is up to the standards we need, just yet.
Since we can’t compost our wrappers yet, people can collect them and send them to Terracycle (requires a minimum of 200 at a time). For each wrapper collected, Clif Bar & Company will donate $0.01 to American Forests to support their ReLeaf Program. The wrappers collected through this program are melted into hard plastic that can be remolded into new recycled products. And, this isn’t exclusive to Clif Bar products either, any foil-lined energy bar wrapper that is found can be sent in and be Terracycled!
Are your foods vegan-friendly?
Most Clif foods are made with plant-based ingredients and are vegan-friendly. For those with allergen concerns, some of our foods may have come into cross contact with an animal-based allergen, and we’ll always call that out in the “May Contains” allergen statement, such as “May Contain Milk”. Check the allergen statement so you can make choices that suit your dietary restrictions and preferences.
CLIF BAR® energy bar
What Is CLIF BAR?
CLIF BAR is the original energy bar in the United States that delivers an optimal blend of nutrition for sustained energy for times when your normal intake of energy and nutrients may not be enough.
Why Eat CLIF BAR?
There are times when your body has high energy demands. With a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, CLIF BARs supply working bodies with the extra energy and nutrients they need for extended periods of activity. Wholesome and nutrient-dense, CLIF BARs are formulated to steadily increase blood sugar levels without creating a precipitous “sugar crash.” CLIF BARs help people who respect their bodies and the planet to push farther with sustained energy when normal intakes are not enough.
When Should You Eat CLIF BAR?
For best results, CLIF BARS should be eaten about one to three hours before activity along with water to prevent hunger and supply energy to working muscles. During prolonged, lower intensity activity such as hiking or bike touring, CLIF BARs can be eaten during the activity to help satiate hunger and meet carbohydrate demands. CLIF BARs can also be eaten after exercise, as a snack between meals or during a long, busy day to help supplement energy and nutrients as required.
CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bar
Who Should Eat Clif Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars and When to Eat Them?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar is crafted for active people and adventurers and we think is ideal for activities such as a long hike or bike ride.
Why Is CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar Unique?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar is organic and brings together two great energy foods – a creamy nut butter filling inside an organic energy bar – to deliver sustained energy.
What Are the Protein Sources in CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars?
The protein in CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars comes from plant-based proteins such as nut butters and pea proteins.
CLIF® SHOT® energy gel
How Do You Eat CLIF SHOT Energy Gel?
Generally, performance athletes need to consume 200-400 calories per hour from all sources, such as gels, chews, bars and drinks. We recommend one packet 15 minutes prior to activity, followed 1-2 packets per hour during activity (depending upon caffeine level) to help support your needs.
What Is CLIF SHOT Energy Gel?
CLIF SHOT Energy Gel is an easily digested source of carbohydrates for performance athletes during activity. Any performance-oriented athlete needing a quick burst of energy can benefit from CLIF SHOT Energy Gel.
Why Should I Choose CLIF SHOT Energy Gel?
CLIF SHOT has fewer ingredients than other brands - whether it’s their gear or their food, performance athletes can’t afford to be loaded down with anything superfluous that doesn’t directly enhance performance. Less is more. The streamlined approach gives you a performance advantage with a fast-acting energy source from maltodextrin and dried cane syrup.
CLIF® BLOKS™ energy chews
What Are CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews?
CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews are semi-solid, easy-to-chew sources of carbohydrates—your body's preferred source of fuel during activity.
When Should CLIF BLOKS Be Eaten?
Half a packet of CLIF BLOKS can be eaten 15 minutes prior to activity to increase blood sugar levels, followed by 1-2 packets (depending upon caffeine level) per hour during activity. Consumption of CLIF BLOKS should always be followed with a mouthful of water.
What Is Unique About the CLIF BLOKS Packaging?
The sleek and portable package is unique to CLIF BLOKS. It provides an overall smaller package, so it fits better in jersey pockets, running shorts, and backpacks. It also opens easily and then allows the athlete to access and squeeze up each CLIF BLOK one by one.
Who Needs CLIF BLOKS?
CLIF BLOKS are primarily used by performance athletes – cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, triathletes, adventure racers, etc. However, any performance-oriented athlete needing a quick burst of energy can benefit from CLIF BLOKS.