Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review; Clif Bar ‘Panforte’

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Clif Bar & Company Founder and Co-CEO Gary Erickson created GARY’s PANFORTE, a limited-edition CLIF® Bar full of fruits, nuts and spices that was inspired by his early cycling adventures over Northern Italy’s Passo di Gàvia.

In case you are wondering what Panforte is it is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts, and resembling fruitcake or Lebkuchen.

It really is like a nice thick slice of fruit cake and reminds me of sitting in quiet café in San Gigimignano with an espresso in hand watching the wind whisper through the the cypress trees. Perhaps not the best for running given it’s density but perfect for a post run refuel. Even better I found after an hour in the sun tucked into the back of your cycling shirt it’s nicely warmed up soft and chewy. It’s so tasty in fact that I would go as far as to say it’s their best yet!

GARY’s PANFORTE will debut on store shelves nationwide beginning in June and remain available while supplies last…to that end I have five bars to giveaway to one lucky reader who can answer this question…I will draw a winner on Sunday.

What is the height of Passo di Gàvia?


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