Clif is another amazing company that supports the Marc Pro – Strava Cycling Team with a variety of nutritional products. They have such an amazing assortment that it would take too long to name them all. Here are my favorites:
Clif Builder’s Protein Bars
With 20g of protein in each bar, these are my go-to food when I am at work and need a snack. They are also great as dessert, because they taste just like something that you would eat for dessert. Chocolate mint tastes just like the ice cream flavor, which is why this bar is my top choice of the entire Clif collection.
Original Clif Bar
This is where it all started… the Clif Bar. I take these on long bike rides or races, but also eat them as a snack or pack them on big backpacking trips. I recommend White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, once again, because it tastes like dessert. If you didn’t notice, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. The best part about these bars is that they hold up extremely well in hot and cold conditions. I won’t name names, but the bars made by the “other guys” get so hard that they can break your teeth off when it’s cold out. And they melt into a blob when it’s too warm.
Clif Shot – Bloks / Gel / Shot Drink
These are my triple threat race combo pack. In almost any longer road race, I rely on these three Clif products to get me to the finish line without bonking, cramping, crashing, etc. Margarita Shot Bloks are my favorite in the hot summer months because they pack three times the typical amount of sodium as the standard Bloks. And the Double Espresso Clif Shots are great because they taste amazing and give a good jolt of caffeine when it is most needed in a race.
The Clif brand is also extremely environmentally conscious, donate tons of money to charity, and use mostly organic foods in all of their products. They also give back to the people who give to them by sponsoring a variety of outdoors events and races. So check out their web site here, and help support this amazing Northern California company.