The eensy-weensy liver went up the hand to mouth; down came the chew and washed the morsel down; out came the tummy digestin' all the gain; and the eensy-weensy liver went in my hand again. OK, OK, stop your groaning. Honestly, this EPIC product rebirth deserves an epic tune, dontcha think? With amazing seasonings and flavor, EPIC's Beef Liver Bites are putting the best and most nutrient-dense part of grass-fed beef into a portable snack package with delicious (yes, it's true!) morsels so perfectly crafted you can't eat just one.
This is the possibly the most brilliantly inventive way to consume liver since your dear auntie wrapped it up in bacon in the 1980s for holiday hors d'oeuvres. Everything about EPIC bars that you already love is here: tender meat, perfect spices, spot-on nutrition, and go-to portability. The first thing you'll notice is the smell of smoky barbecue. Upon first bite, you taste the beef, tender and slightly peppery — like the best bite of beef jerky you've had. Then, as you chew, you get a little tiny hint of liver. You'll know it's there by the savory backbeat and hearty tang. It is nothing short of meaty deliciousness with just the right amount of salt and beef to balance out the unmistakeable liver palate. Love liver? You'll love it more. Unsure? You'll be one step closer to true fandom. With these bites, EPIC will make a liver lover out of even the most liver-phobic.
This is portable, nutrient-dense, animal protein completely taken to the next level: the world's first ever jerky bites featuring grass-fed liver! Why go to the store to get raw liver and cook it, when the scent might be risking the stability of your relationship (with housemates or significant others). Alternatively, you could try to find foods like liverwurst or old-school pemmican with quite a bit of searching. But those are perishable and not all that easy to obtain, especially with ethical meat behind the pretty packaging. Why do that, when just six little morsels from the bag has an impressive 10g of grass fed animal protein, 60% DV of Vitamin A, 180% of Vitamin B12, 60% of Phosphorus, and 90% DV of Copper? Why indeed.
Let's get right into it, shall we: How do these little morsels taste? Are they good? For real? Will I like them? There are two kinds of people who will like this grass-fed jerky bites: fans of liver, and those that still waver on the fence of liver consumption. Fans of liver might even think they're not bold enough in taste, but pay no attention to them. It's the fence-sitters that count: you, and you, and you.
The bites have some liver flavor, rich and meaty and decadent. That's proof that you're actually getting all that is promised: the goodness of grass-fed liver. But it's really subtle. It comes in at the end, a little reassurance that your prime ingredient is actually in the bar in more than miniscule amounts. You get to enjoy the flavor in a tender portable form, far from the overcooked and dried out slabs of cooking days past. The flavor strikes a delicate balance for everyone, fans and the dubious alike. Try a few bites and see.
Because we all want to eat healthier and consume foods that have nutrients out the wazoo, liver is a fantastic choice. But really, who has time for that, right? Cooking it just right without making it weird or dry, buying the right kind, worrying about what the kitchen will smell like for your housemates. You could just get some liverwurst or braunschweiger, but even that stuff needs to be kept cold so you couldn't just throw it in your gym bag and go. Enter EPIC and their grass-fed beef liver bites. They're made from grass-fed beef with just enough liver to add nutrients and flavor, a perfect portable meal or snack on the go. For epic nutrition, all you need are a few bites a day. but you'll want more than that. Trust us.
Grass fed beef is important. The nutrients are higher, the animals are raised in ways that translates their health into yours. The Global Animal Partnership 5-step Animal Welfare Program has rated EPIC's cattle a Step 4. This ensures that every EPIC cow has had continuous and unconfined access to pasture throughout its life cycle. Additionally, the beef is USDA Certified 100% Organic. Sweet.
Throughout human history our ancestors have cherished the innate nutrient rich organ meats of wild game. In particular liver was regarded as sacred due to the belief that eating the organ from a healthy animal would improve the strength and vitality of the hunter. That makes sense considering how rich in nutrients even small portions of liver can be, making it one of the most important organ meats we can eat now as modern humans living with nutrient-poor staple foods. How great is liver? Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence, and contains many nutrients that are difficult to get elsewhere.
Tear open the package and enjoy. That's it. Share with a friend. Tuck the open package into the fridge if you'll be enjoying it over a few nibble sessions, enjoying the chew one piece at a time.
Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins. To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments. Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.
Unable to maximize our own vigor and wellness, we looked for answers in the whole foods consumed by our human ancestors. Within a week of adopting, what is now called, the "paleo diet" which emphasizes healthy animal fats, grass fed protein, and leafy vegetables, our bodies and minds radiated with exuberance. Through modifying the foods we ate, we reached exciting new levels of performance during competition as well as daily life. Within a few months Katie and I were stronger, faster, and leaner than we had ever been.
Here's a cool video(and well-shot!) featuring Katie and Taylor and their thinking on Ancestral diet and health, and the genesis of EPIC bars.
Preparing healthy meals at home was a breeze, however we quickly realized there was a lack of conveniently packaged nutrient dense animal protein when we traveled, exercised, and worked. So, we set out to create the world’s first 100% grass fed meat, fruit, and nut bar. We call our product EPIC because it improves the lives of animals, regenerates our bodies, and helps heal the land. Due to an ingredient label unlike anything else, EPIC epitomizes real foods and will always be humane, pasture centered, and most importantly, delicious. May you fill your life with epic adventure and epic health!
"Feed others as you wish to be fed"
EPIC foods begin with a living animal. We set the industry standards by sourcing our meats from ranchers that we deem EPIC. We mandate proof of certifications, which validate that our animals receive the utmost humane treatment. We believe that EPIC animals should always live pasture-centered lives where turkeys forage, pigs wallow, and buffalo roam. This is the way nature intended animals to be and we see ourselves as leaders in recognizing the value of sustainable and responsible animal welfare practices.
Not only do humanely-treated grass-fed animals live better, more natural lives but they place less stress on the land they inhabit. Our animals live on EPIC lands. When properly managed, grass-fed animals can produce a net benefit to the environment. Pasture grazing requires significantly less fossil fuel than a feedlot diet consisting of corn, soy, antibiotics, and hormones. Pastured animals fertilize the land they graze on, which eliminates the fossil fuels required by conventional fertilizing practices. Lastly, grass-filled fields not only hold on to topsoil and moisture but also more effectively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other use of land!
Perhaps the most compelling argument for consuming grass-fed meats comes from the EPIC nutrition that is passed on from animal to human. The brilliance of this nutrient transfer is based on how the animals are raised. Grass-fed animals are loaded with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are better for both cardiovascular health and contain anti-inflammatory properties. They also have significantly higher values of vitamins A and E as well as antioxidants.
For athletes, grass-fed meat is particularly favorable in that it contains up to twice the levels of conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, which promotes the development of lean muscle tissue and lowers the risk for a myriad of other health problems.
By combining delicious tasting and lightly smoked animal protein with savory nuts and dehydrated fruits, EPIC foods taste amazing! EPIC foods are unique in the sense that they are more savory, tender, and flavor-forward than jerky without the high carbohydrate and sugar load of other bars. Reconnect with your ancestral diets and enjoy every bite of it!
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 bites 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.
Yes! As a matter of fact, EPIC produces the most Paleo-friendly protein bar available in the market!