No, I am not shilling for Cliff Bars. They are not paying me. They are not delivering them to my house by the caseload. I wish they were, but they’re not. The picture is there because it’s part of a story….or something like a story.
I’ve been eating Cliff Bars since my first time bonking on a group ride. One of the other riders handed me a bar and said that I better understand about feeling hungry on a ride. It was advice I took to heart. I tried a few other brands, but these became my go to brand. They are pretty easy to get at the supermarket and I can usually find a sale before they run out.
While reading something on the internet (maybe it was a comment on a blog, maybe it was a forum post…) some cyclist claimed that chocolate brownie was the best tasting Cliff Bar. Someone agreed with the person, but claimed that the flavour was not available in Canada. They might even have gone so far as to postulate a conspiracy theory. Either way, I noted the words because I had never heard of that flavour either. I looked back into my memory, but couldn’t remember seeing that one.
Oh well, I know that we don’t have the variety of products in Canada that they have in the US. I mean, I have never seen purple ketchup, but I know it exists somewhere. We have ketchup chips, and a wide variety of poutine–so we’re good.
As luck would have it, I was shopping and knew that the bars were on sale. I expected my usual flavours, but there on the shelf, sitting apart from the others, was a lone box of chocolate brownie. I grabbed it instinctually/instinctively*** (I looked both of these words up and can’t decide which I should use).
Remember when I wrote that someone spent a bit of time praising this flavour. The thing is, whenever something has been hyped to me, I am, more often than not, disappointed. As a result of this, I guessed that I would like this bar (it is chocolate after all) but I figured that chocolate and peanut butter would still rank number one. I wasn’t going to listen to someone gush away on the internet and be fooled…..
I know what you’re thinking……and you’re right. It was awesome.
***What do you think? Should I have used instinctively or instinctually? This is a chance for you to be smarter than the English Teacher.