Banish the canned fish from your office larder and save your relationship with your coworkers: pick up a Wild Caught Salmon Bar from EPIC and nosh your way to serious Omega-3s, no muss, no mess, no stink. This eats like deliciously soft jerky, but tastes like the salmon you know and love, with a good dose of simple seasonings (onion, garlic, pepper) to punch up the flavor without distracting from the fish. Each bar is portable, satisfying, and even substitutes for that canned stuff: just chop it up and sprinkle on your salad. Done.
Office workers know the dilemma well: the canned fish destined to make your diet healthy and your coworkers annoyed. The fish can't help it: cooked to within an inch of its life and stuffed in a can with salt and fluid . . . it's messy to eat and dispose the evidence without odor. Sure, it's nice to make tuna or salmon salad rather than opting for takeout or yet another smoothie from down the street, but what about when you are truly on the move? That canned stuff just doesn't travel so well, All the juices and oils and water . . . and those pouches are only a hair better, honestly.
Along comes EPIC to the rescue (this seems to happen a lot, no?) with a new meat bar destined for greatness: Wild Caught Salmon. Seasoned with only salt, pepper, celery, onion and garlic, the crazy-healthy fish is allowed to swim upstream on your tastebuds without the addition of sweeteners or smoke flavor or even extra ingredients. This bar is all salmon, all the time.
Nothing weird is added: no sweeteners, no preservatives, no colors. Only wild-caught salmon makes the cut and the barest of seasonings. There isn't even any fruit or nuts to distract from the main attraction: super-delicious fish.
Many of us love salmon of many varieties: chinook, king, coho, sockeye, pink, silver . . . the list goes on. And many of us eat farm-raised salmon, which is nutritionally pretty good, but environmentally can be problematic. Wild-caught salmon is both a healthier choice for nutrition but also for a lessened impact on native habitats. Wild-caught are sought after at their source, rather than grown in a single location. This means they've lived a more "normal" life and reap the benefits of that normal activity.
Wild-caught salmon has impressive amounts of: Omega-3 fatty acids (both DHA and EPA), easily assimilated protein, Vitamin D, bioactive peptides that assist in bone and connective tissue formation, B12, Selenium, B3, Phosphorus, B6, and Iodine.
Notice that perfectly formed packaging around the bar? How no air gets in and the bar is nice and super-tender? That's honestly pure brilliance - no need for one of those little pro-shelf-life packets, no chance of the bar drying out like old-fashioned jerky. This is a delicious meat bar, through and through. Tear open the package and enjoy. That's it.
"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.
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."
"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.
EPIC's commitment to planetary health
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 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.
Yes! As a matter of fact, EPIC produces the most Paleo-friendly protein bar available in the market!