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The Taste of an Italian Specialty — In A Clif Bar

Clif Bar, everyone’s favorite on-the-go, organic, energy recharger, turns 20 this year.

To celebrate that momentous anniversary, the Emeryville company has created a new, limited-edition bar: Gary’s Panforte.

Yes, it’s inspired by the the famous Italian confection of fruits and nuts. Company Founder Gary Erickson decided to create this version in honor of his early cycling adventures over Northern Italy’s Passo di Gavia.

The chewy bar is loaded with organic rolled oats, figs, date paste, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts pears, currants, crystallized ginger, and dried lemon and orange peels. It also has the warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves and white pepper.

If you’re making a face and thinking this sounds too much like fruit cake, you’d be wrong. It’s not gummy in texture nor laden with neon-green candied cherries.

One bar has 260 calories, and sells for about $1.39 in grocery and natural foods stores.

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