Sunday, December 9, 2012

Review for Clif Shot Blocks--Black Cherry


100 mg/package


Found most places where Clif products are sold.


Meh.  I don’t have feelings for the packaging here one way or another, and I don’t really consider that to be to its credit.


I’m not a fan of these at all.  The problem starts with the texture—it’s a really bizarre intermediate to chewy and solid, and gave me the impression that I was masticating agar.  Moving into the flavor, things didn’t get any better—they really overdid it on the black cherry flavoring, and to top things off, it is way too sweet for my liking.  Needless to say, this isn’t a product I’ll be revisiting anytime soon.


The directions seem to suggest three blocks at a time during physical activity, but…I took down all six in a go (might explain why the flavor got so old so fast).  The boost I got out of doing that was decent—not spectacular by any means, but enough to make it so I didn’t feel so dang sleepy, at least for a few minutes anyway.


Very transitory—I think this actually worked for about a half hour before I felt myself crash back to earth.  Very disappointing indeed.


All-in-all, this is a fairly mediocre energy product, especially considering how many other ways there are to speedily get one’s complex carbs/caffeine.  Pass on this one.


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