Sunday, March 29, 2015

Clif Organic Energy Food Review (Pizza Margherita)

Now that I'm in my mid 40s, I have a better understanding of how my body works and what I need in order to feel right.  I love taking my lunch to work because I can snack any time and I can eat lunch any time too.  It's nice to have that freedom.  In school, I remember being hungry before lunch a LOT.  I wonder how much better my grades would have been if I were allowed to eat throughout the day?  Do you know that foggy feeling?  Confused, irritated, angry, frustrated feeling?  Not much fun.  Ever "bonked"?  I have a couple of times.  Pretty scary.

While paddling, I always have some emergency calories stashed in my PFD.  I keep two GU packets in my right pocket.  In a pinch, I can even consume them without water.  I also like to keep some Clif Shot Bloks in my chest pocket.  I like these because they are more fun to each, like big gummy bears.  I really like the Margarita flavor.  Citrus is good too.

I like gels, they pack a nice calorie punch and some have caffeine, but I get tired of the syrupy taste and texture.  Sometimes you just want to taste some real food!  I was at REI the other day and found something new, Clif Organic Energy Food and picked up two packets of Pizza Margherita.  I was so curious to try it, I ate the first one in the parking lot.  I have to say, the flavor was interesting, like eating flavored tomato paste or pizza flavored baby food.  If you are a picky eater you might not like it but I thought it was okay.  Not great, but pretty good.  Sometimes you just want something that tastes like real food and not Karo Syrup.  I really liked the twist off cap too, very easy to do while on the water.  Give it a try, you might like it!  

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Not bad at all.  Might even taste better warm?  Leave it out in the sun for a few minutes?

4/2 Update:  I just ate the Banana, Mango, Coconut.  Delicious.  It's like a little dessert in a pouch.  Might as pretend you are in Hawaii or Costa Rica while out paddling.  I didn't feel the need to wash it down with water either.  Not too thick, not too sweet. Just right.  I might get a box of these.

Home run from Clif