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Clif Shot Bloks

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Object Title: Clif Shot Bloks

Manufacturer: Clif Bar

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Sep 18, 2007 / Sep 18, 2007

Object ID: 3968

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Product Description

From the Clif Bar website:

CLIF SHOT® Bloks™ Chews—The Latest Energy Food Option for Endurance Athletes™

Variety is the spice of life—we couldn't agree more. We understand ('cause we've been there) that after numerous hours of training and racing, the body needs to mix it up a little in terms of what goes in the tank. That's why we set out to create another energy food option that would complement our bars and gels. The result is CLIF SHOT® Bloks™ chews. They're simple-to-handle, easy-to-chew, and provide similar nutrition to SHOT® gel, so they’ll fit seamlessly into your training and racing nutrition program.

Nutrition – Carbohydrates and Electrolytes

SHOT® Bloks™ chews offer very similar nutrition to SHOT Energy Gel. The primary ingredient for both is brown rice syrup which provides easily assimilated carbohydrates for working muscles. Both products also provide the mineral salts known as electrolytes. These electrolytes allow electrical impulses to travel properly throughout your body, permitting normal bodily function. When you sweat, you start to deplete your electrolyte stores and experience potential performance decline, so it’s best to help replenish them through food and fluid intake. One of our newest flavors, Margarita w/Salt, provides 210 mg of sodium which is 3 times the amount in other flavors. Sodium is the key electrolyte lost in sweat. Lose too much and performance declines dramatically, including a higher likelihood of muscle cramping. For hot days or for those that perspire excessively Margarita w/Salt is the way to go.

Form and Function

We created SHOT® Bloks™ chews, each in a 10g size, so that 3 chews provide 100 calories. That makes it easy to track caloric intake during long outings. There are 6 chews to a double-serve package, so one package provides 200 calories.

Organic Ingredients

CLIF SHOT® BLOKS™ chews are the first product in the SHOT® line to be USDA certified organic, which means that each flavor contains a minimum of 95% Organic ingredients. We strive to use the most sustainable ingredients possible in our products. The environmental benefits of buying organic ingredients for our products have a direct positive impact on the air and water quality on this planet. CLIF SHOT® BLOKS™ chews are USDA certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI).

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Alan EllisMmm....Gummy chews....

Voted 5/5

These are like eating gummy bears. They are very easy to chew, eat, and swallow. Much better than the Clif Shots or the Clif Bars. Buy them by the box of 12 and they're much cheaper. Highly recommend.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 9:40 pm

RedwicAwesome Stuff!!!

Hasn't voted

I never go on a big hike without Shot Bloks. Recently, I encountered another climber who had pushed himself beyond his limits (he had "summit fever") high up on a mountain and began falling over and passing out... I gave him a packet of Shot Bloks that provided him some energy and electrolytes, and he started to gradually recover afterwards, and I helped him get down the mountain to safety. I cannot say enough good things about this food.

SIDE-NOTE: The "Margarita" flavor worked very well for my first Mount Rainier summit climb, providing the group with much-needed sodium as well as electrolytes.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 8:58 pm

HostilejimGreat for hiking

Voted 5/5

For every hike that I go on, I always take packets of Shot Bloks with me. They give me a lot of energy for hiking, and they taste good. They taste more like candy then energy gels. they are awesome.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 5:51 pm

awilsondcYummy!

Voted 5/5

I echo what others have said. These are great for energy on the go and taste great, more like candy than an energy product. That said I still think I prefer the energy gels since I don't have to chew them. The gels are much easier to get down if I'm on a tough section of trail or a summit push where my heart rate and respiration rate are high. If I'm on a trail with not a lot of elevation gain, I'll munch on a few of these as I go. Good stuff.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 7:04 pm

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