Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Disgusting WTF moments caught on video.

We've all experienced that occasional fly landing on our food at a family BBQ, ants on our table at the local park, but how many of us can say we've had an up close encounter with maggots? Yes maggots, the little white worm that come out of a fly's filthy bottom. 

Apparently, people have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of some limited edition Clif bars. No, maggots are not listed in the ingredients. No, we do not believe they were deliberately packaged with these bars. So how did they get into a sealed package? 

Heartbreaking. There may be no worst case scenario for someone who is hungry. Finding a hair in your food is one thing, even mold, but a bug is a whole new level of disgusting. 

So how does this happen? Simple - a fly lands in the Clif bar mix and lays a few maggot eggs that contaminate the entire batch. We're sure Clif has precautionary measures they take during their manufacturing of these bars, but obviously they weren't enough in these cases shared online.

So what do we know so far? There is no public statement made by Clif, no recall or acknowledgement whatsoever. It's possible it was only a small contaminated batch and since this gruesome discovery Clif may have beefed up their prevention methods. 

Of course, all this speculation just wasn't enough for us. We decided to buy boxes of every flavor of Clif bar from all around Southern California at various Target, Walmart, Kmart, Big Lots, Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Von's, Albertson's and Winco stores.

The result? We found nothing. No maggots, dead or alive. Trust us, we were extremely cautious and even had a hard time eating some of them. The paranoia was real. 

Along with these videos came the talk about how some of these companies are allowed a certain amount of rat feces, roaches, crickets, etc per serving according to the FDA. We're not sure how much truth is in that, but that's a conversation for another time. 

In conclusion, we believe the nightmare was an isolated incident. Do Clif bars have maggots? We believe some of them did at one point, but no new videos have surfaced lately. We couldn't find them, and we're seriously glad we didn't. 

So what do you think? Do Clif bars have bugs? Are maggots really a problem for Clif? Did you know an assortment of Candy, Cereal and other health food snacks have been contaminated with maggots and other bugs? Everyone has a story to tell, share yours with the world in the comment section below.