I heard about EPIC Bars from my favorite coffee joint in the Cleveland area, Coffee Proper over at the Beck Center. I was looking for a Paleo friendly snack that wasn’t some piece of dehydrated MSG loaded cardboard. Epic takes the protein bar concept to a whole new level. I tried one and I was hooked. Great flavors, tender consistency and plain delicious. Best of all you are getting pure grass-fed and pasture raised meats free of hormones and antibiotics.
So who should eat these Epic Bars? EPIC is for everyone! Long lasting satiety comes easily with EPIC’s nutrient-dense protein content and the absence of grains. This makes EPIC a great option for on-the-go healthy snacking. Additionally, EPIC bars are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3’s, muscle-building CLAs, and antioxidant-rich vitamins A and E, thus also making EPIC a perfect fuel for athletes. Lastly, the low-glycemic nature of EPIC creates the perfect snacking option for diabetics, Paleolithic eaters, and others looking for a pure form of protein, just the way nature intended.
EPIC is 100% animal-based whole protein. It is minimally processed and contains all essential amino acids. Additionally, EPIC bars are much easier for your body to digest when compared to other bars. This results in superior protein utilization. Other protein bars typically source either soy or whey protein isolates. These highly processed ingredients undergo toxic chemical treatments to create a protein source that is difficult for your body to recognize. Additionally, other bars have to rely on syrups and/or sweeteners to counterbalance the chalky flavor of protein powders. This results in an unavoidable and often unfavorable high sugar/carbohydrate load that is seen in every other protein bar on the market.
I can honestly say I have tasted the entire EPIC line, and there is not one thing I turn my nose up at. My absolute favorite out of all of them are the HUNTER & GATHERER snack packs. The EPIC Meat & Berry Mix was created to conveniently feed our inner HUNTER & GATHERER while staying true to the fundamental principles of clean food. Each mixture begins with a solid foundation of 100% grass fed & organic beef. Similar to the animals consumed by our ancient ancestors, EPIC cattle are raised in their natural environments, freely roaming and grazing. The fruit mixture is inspired by the foraging diets of our ancestors and each ingredient is full of rich cultural history. They thoughtfully crafted each EPIC Fruit Mixture by balancing the salty and savory properties of jerky with the semi-sweet and tart characteristics of berries. The end result is a modern whole food snack for the EPIC omnivore.
They offer multiple bar options as well. The Bison Bacon bar delivers a substantial serving of our two most favorite meats; 100% grass fed and organic buffalo brilliantly combined with humanely certified uncured bacon! This unique, modern-day take on a Plains Indian staple food known as pemmican is sure to exceed your energy demands. Tender bison, savory bacon, and tart cranberries combine to create an EPIC tasting bar unlike anything you have experienced! This nutrient-dense, flavorful, and outrageously lean animal is an iconic symbol of North America. For the past 10,000 years, the American Bison has played a crucial role in shaping the Great Plains and nourishing the native tribes that inhabited them. As late as 1871, a single herd of bison could easily contain over 1 million animals and take a man 6 days to pass through!
The EPIC Beef-Habanero-Cherry bar begins with a solid foundation of nutrient-dense 100% organic grass fed beef! Next, they added antioxidant-rich American-grown cherries to make things even more interesting. The Beef bar is finished with a touch of habanero to add a complex and delicious accent to the natural sweetness of the cherries. The end result is a flavor-forward sensory experience that will leave you both inspired and fueled for your next EPIC adventure. Ever since the Spanish introduced cattle into the Americas in the late 1400’s, no single animal has had a greater impact in providing the world with nutrient dense animal protein. These amazing ruminants thrive on eating grass and when allowed to forage in pastures contain up to 5x the omega-3 values of corn-fed cows!
The Epic Turkey-Almond Cranberry Bar is naturally low in fat and loaded with vitamins and minerals, turkey is an exceptionally dense source of nutrient- rich protein. This delicious bar is loaded with almonds and cranberries to add both texture and balance to the dominant meatiness of the turkey. The bar is finished with a hint of tandoori spice that further enhance the flavor and naturally increases shelf life. The native North American turkey has deep-rooted cultural and nutritional value that long exceeds the arrival of Columbus. The great Ben Franklin once noted, “Turkey is a much more respectable bird (than a bald eagle), and withal a true original Native of America… though a little vain and silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red coat on.”
The Lamb-Currant-Mint Bar is comprised of a select blend of 100% organic grass-fed lamb and sophisticated seasonings. To maximize the EPICness of this bar, they added both organic currants and splashes of dehydrated Spearmint Leaves, both of which are subtle, yet brilliantly harmonized. The finished product is a truly EPIC tasting bar, guaranteed to satisfy your highly evolved omnivore palate and leave you salivating for more. Domestic sheep are versatile and amazingly practical animals valued for more than just their meat. They have played a important historical role throughout American History. The great President Woodrow Wilson once purchased a flock (also known as a “mob”) of sheep to graze on the White House grounds in order to conserve groundskeeping costs during World War I. The sheep not only kept the lawn nice and trim, but also provided wool to be auctioned off to raise money for the American Red Cross.
EPIC makes the best Paleo friendly snack on the market. These snacks are not only tasty but come from the best possible product out there. These are not odds and ends and God only knows what added as fillers snacks. These are real meaty goodness with interesting flavors not some fake smoke sugared up garbage. I trust EPIC and only EPIC for my in between meal snacks. They give me just the right amount of push to get me through the day. You can find them at Coffee Proper in Lakewood. Have a proper cup and grab a snack bar. You can thank me later.