Kid-Z Bar Organic by Clif Bar
Clif Bar Kid Z-Bar Organic Iced Oatmeal Cookie - 1.27 oz (36g)
Clif Bar Clif Kid Z-Bar Organic Iced Oatmeal Cookie bar is a whole grain rice bar, with 8 grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. A healthy whole grain snack bar made with organic ingredients that provide nutrition for kids' growing bodies in a crispy, crunchy texture. What you won't find are any of the "no-no's."
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup or Hydrogenated Oils
- No Preservatives or Trans Fats
- No Artificial Flavors
Nourishing Kids in Motion
Keep it Simple
- Organic ingredients with no toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers
- All natural - none of the no-no's
Just for Kids
- Right size for kids
- Blend of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat to maintain kids' energy
- Vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron) that are important for kids, and at the levels they need
In raising their family, Kit and Gary (parents and co-owners of Clif Bar & Company) wanted to find organic snacks to nourish their kids. Finding nutritious on-the-go food to take with them, however, isn't always so easy. That's why they created Clif Kid - healthy, delicious, organic snacks to keep kids going, growing, and exploring. Clif Bar takes great care in creating Clif Kid snacks to give kids fantastic tasting food with the right kind of nutrition they need for their growing, active bodies.
Clif Kids Frequently Asked Questions
What does CLIF Kid make?
CLIF Kid makes healthy snacks that are specially-created for kids’ growing bodies, developing taste buds and active lives. The USDA-certified organic snack line includes:
• CLIF Kid Zbar is an organic, baked whole grain energy snack bar for kids that offers 8g whole grains. It’s an excellent source of complex carbohydrates combined with three grams of protein and three grams of fiber to help curb hunger and stabilize energy levels. Zbar is also made with the 12 vitamins and minerals that are most often missing from kids’ diets.
• CLIF Kid Zbar Crispy is an organic crispy rice snack for kids with a light and airy texture. Made with 8g whole grains and a sprinkling of toasted oats, Zbar Crispy is USDA-certified organic and contains more iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin D than other family snack bars. It is also free of trans fat, hydrogenated oils; high fructose corn syrup; artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives; and ingredients sourced from GMOs.
• CLIF Kid Zfruit is a tangy, chewy fruit snack that is equivalent to one serving of organic fruit and provides an excellent source of vitamin C. Zfruit offers a great-tasting fruit snack that doesn’t need to be washed, peeled, cored, seeded, cut or refrigerated before eating – making it easy for kids to eat organic fruit anytime, anywhere.
What is the nutritional profile of CLIF Kid snacks?
• Each 1.27 oz (36g) Zbar has only 120-140 calories with 8g whole grains, 3g protein and 2-3g fiber depending on the flavor. It is also low fat, made with organic whole grains and contains 12 vitamins and minerals that are most often missing from kids’ diets.
• Each 1.0 oz (28g) Zbar Crispy has only 110 calories with 8g whole grains, 1-2g protein and 1g fiber depending on the flavor. It is also low fat, made with organic whole oats and contains an excellent source of calcium, a good source of iron, zinc and vitamin D.
• Each 0.7 oz (20g) Zfruit has only 70 calories, an excellent source of vitamin C and no fat or artificial sweeteners.
How is CLIF Kid different from other kids’ snacks?
CLIF Kid recipes and portions are specially-created based on the types of foods and nutrients kids need most, in flavors that encourage healthy snacking. They’re just the right size for kids – narrow enough for kids to take healthy bites! CLIF Kid also is also made with organic ingredients, such as natural fruit juices and whole oats to make wholesome, great-tasting snacks, with lower levels of fat and sugar than most of the kids’ snacks available today.
• Zbar offers a convenient and portable option that ensures kids get enough whole grains in their diet. Zbar features an optimal blend of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals to help meet kids’ nutritional needs and keep them satisfied and nourished longer.
• Zbar Crispy offers a convenient and portable option that ensures kids get enough whole grains in their diet, along with more calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin D that are essential to kids’ growing bodies but are often lacking in their meals and snacks. It also features a balanced blend of carbohydrates, protein and fiber to help stabilize energy levels and keep them satisfied and nourished longer.
• Zfruit offers a convenient and portable option that ensures kids meet one of the 2-4 recommended servings of fruit they need daily.
What are whole grains and their benefits?
Whole grains, such as oats, contain fiber, which when consumed as part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. The 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing the right carbohydrates, like whole grains.
• Each Zbar contains 7-11 grams of whole grains (depending on the flavor) and 3 grams of total fiber from oats, which is as many whole grains as ¼ cup brown rice or cooked barley and twice the fiber.
• Each CLIF Kid Zbar Crispy contains 8 grams of whole grains and 1 gram of total fiber from oats, which is as many whole grains as ¼ cup brown rice or cooked barley and twice the fiber.
What is the sugar level in CLIF Kid snacks?
CLIF Kid offers lower levels of fat and sugar than those found in many of the kids’ snack offerings available today.
• Zbar averages 10g of sugar per bar, which is less than 35% of its total weight in sugar. When compared to other treats that appeal to kids, such as sweets and soda, Zbar contains less-processed sugars, lower total sugar, and no high fructose corn syrup.
• Zbar Crispy averages 11g of sugar per bar, which is less than 35 percent of its total weight in sugar. When compared to other treats that appeal to kids, such as sweets and soda, Zbar Crispy contains less-processed sugars, lower total sugar and no high fructose corn syrup.
• Zfruit contains 15g of sugar, which is the naturally occurring fruit sugar from the fruit puree and juice ingredients. We do not add any artificial sweeteners to the fruit snack.
What is the organic content of CLIF Kid snacks?
CLIF Kid snacks are USDA-certified organic and free of trans fat, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.
Why does CLIF Kid use organic ingredients?
They want to nourish our kids with the best ingredients possible.
• They use organic ingredients in all of their food and are striving to use more organic ingredients every day.
• Organic farming and agriculture is good for people and the planet.
• By using organically grown ingredients, they help keep harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers out of the environment and our bodies.
• Organic produces less pollution and helps create nutrient-rich soil and increases biodiversity.
• Organic foods and a healthy choice to sustain people and the planet for future generations.
Do CLIF Kid snacks contain GMOs or bioengineered ingredients?
Clif Bar & Company is committed to sourcing ingredients that are not genetically engineered in all of our products. We have stringent protocols for GMOs which includes requiring affidavits from ingredient suppliers demonstrating they can meet our non GMO requirements.
Are CLIF Kid snacks kosher?
Yes, all CLIF Kid snacks are certified Kosher.
Do CLIF Kid snacks contain gluten?
• CLIF Kid Zfruit is a gluten-free food item. All flavors do not contain gluten.
• CLIF Kid Zbar is not a gluten-free food item. All flavors may contain gluten.
• CLIF Kid Zbar Crispy is not a gluten-free food item. All flavors may contain gluten.
About Clif Bar
Clif Bar and Company started on a bike ride. The founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself: "I could make a better bar than this." Today, they still want to make things better. Their food. Their company. Even the planent. They'll keep working on it.
Clif Bar is named after Gary's father, Clifford, his childhood hero and compnaion throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1990, Gary live in a garage with his dog, his skis, climbing gear, bicycle and two trumpets. The inspiration to create an energy bar occurred during a day-long, 175-mile ride with his buddy, Jay. They'd been gnawing on some "other" energy bars. Suddenly, despite his hunger, He coudln't take another bite. That's the moment he now calls "the epiphany." two years later, after countless hours in Mom's kitchen, Clif Bar haad become a reality. And the mission to create a better-tasting energy bar was accomplished.
Clif Bar has grown since 1990, and still the spirit of adventure taht began on that ride continues to thrive each day. As the company evolves, they face many choices, yet they always do their best to take care of their people, their community, and the environment.