If you're looking for a healthier, yet still yummy and fun alternative to Halloween candy this year, then the new Monster Chocolate Mint CLIF Kid Zbars are a great spooky pick. The new limited seasonal edition Monster Mint Bars offer the sweet delicious flavor of chocolate fused with a hint of cool peppermint but are a much more wholesome alternative when compared to typical Halloween fare. Keep reading to learn more, see what one picky child thought of this Halloween candy alternative and get a free Halloween craft idea too!
A Healthy Halloween Treat
Monster Chocolate Mint Zbars are 100% certified USDA organic and have lots of wholesome ingredients plus 8 grams of whole grains and 12 vitamins and minerals. Full of healthy organic goodness including rolled oats, oat fiber, milled flaxseed, fig paste plus organic white chocolate, cocoa and vanilla, these treats pack a tasty organic punch. Plus, these bars are notable for what’s NOT in them. These bars contain ZERO…
- High fructose corn syrup
- Hydrogenated oils
- Fake preservatives
- Artificial flavors or colors
- Trans fats
The Picky Child Taste Test
My son, the ultimate picky eater is my dedicated CLIF Kid taste tester, and that’s how I know this company is excellent at creating kid-pleasing food – because even my son loves almost all their products. With the new Monster Chocolate Mint bars I was a little worried though, because Cedar aka picky kid, hates mint. He won’t even let me buy mint toothpaste, instead going with strawberry or orange. He’s also turned up his nose at chocolate a fair few times as he’s not a fan of any snack that’s, “Too sweet.” Still, he (somewhat reluctantly) agreed to give the new flavor a whirl and I waited with bated breath to see what he’d say. Cedar’s conclusion? “These bars are good!” When asked to elaborate, on the mint issue especially, he said, “They’re perfectly minty, but not too minty to eat. Plus, I like the chocolate flavor because it’s not too sweet.” Picky kid success! Trust me, if my son likes these bars, your little one will love them.
CLIF Kids sent samples of these bars to me and when I opened the box my son and I were delighted to find not only the new Monster Chocolate Mint bars, but a fun Halloween craft idea too. CLIF Bar had wrapped up their little bars in the most adorable monster costumes! My son noted, “Oh my gosh little kids would love these!” And I agree. This easy and fun Halloween craft is a special way to dress up a Halloween packed lunch, treats at a Halloween party or trick-or-treat handouts. Plus, how easy is this craft?! Grab some recycled construction paper, some googly eyes, a dark marker, glue and scissors and you’re ready to go. What a fun surprise for young kids!
Halloween Craft Template
In case you need a little help with your bar wrappers, check out the image above for ideas or download some free Halloween candy wrapper templates. If you’re looking for more Halloween trick-or-treat ideas, including gluten-free, vegan, Fair Trade and more, see our 50 Halloween Treats round-up. The limited edition Monster Chocolate Mint Zbars are on store shelves now or you can pick up a box at the Clif Bar website.
All images by Jennifer Chait