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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Clif Bar

The weather has been pleasantly spring-like, followed by chilly and cloudy.   This afternoon is warmer and sunny again, and Bow is enjoying his time in the outer pen.


We vary our routines in small ways, but just enough to make each day a little different. Today, Bow and I both tried a Clif Bar for the very first time. The illustration on the wrapper reminded me of "Cliff Hanger" a character from the children's literacy show, Between the Lions. 


This was suggested to me by a friend. I had never heard of these bars before, but I saw one last night when my daughter and I stopped at a gas station on our way to the movie theater to see Allegiant.  Since we shared some treats at the movies where Bow was not welcome, I thought it would only be fair that Bow and I should share this new food item together today. 


The candy bar boasts "healthy" ingredients and is not made from substances that are "genetically engineered". However, Bow is not really that concerned with that. He just wants to know: Does it taste good? I cut the bar in two, and Bow tried his half first.


Bow gave his approval for the Clif Bar, In fact, he wanted me to give him my half, too.


But I wanted to give it a try, too. So I did, and as I ate my part, Bow watched me intently. Bottom line: it tasted good. But at that price, we could have bought a pound of fresh red grapes. So I think it is not a good choice for us, economically speaking. 


However, it is always fun to try new things.

8 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, Clif Bar or grapes, Clif Bar or grapes? I would take the Clif Bar too! Bob bought some new candy to try from Costco - it's called "Bark Thins" and while I was skeptical at first, I've fallen in love with them. I would love to try the Clif bar too. but I prefer green grapes. ;-)
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    1. Hi, Kathy. Life is just full of these difficult choices, isn't it?

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    2. Thankfully, at least right now, we still have the ability to make those choices for ourselves.

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    3. Yes, we still can, so far!

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  2. Wow, that is expensive, $1.89. The highest I have ever paid for one was $1.25. If you try them again I suggest at Walmart because you can get a box of six for around $5.50.

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    1. Thanks, Julia, for the tip. I will keep that in mind. I guess buying it a gas station was not the smartest thing to do, but it was spur of the moment impulse buying.

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  3. There are a few recipes on the web on how to make your own bars like this. I am thinking of trying one day, maybe.

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    1. Hi, Julia. It should be interesting to watch you make a Clif Bar at home. I would love for you to do a guest post on that on The Feast Before Us.

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