For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Why have a bite (or a bar) when you can have a BIT? That's the reason for Epic's new Maple Bacon Bits, the most amazing thing for your salad or omelet since, well, making your own darn bacon bits. It is telling that Epic's own writeup of their new porkalicious bag o' bits concludes with the tag "#baconlust". The flavor is called Uncured Maple Bacon Bits and this, my friends, is a treat made for those who like their bacon and like it a lot. Each bit is salty and delectable with all the flavor of great bacon but the slight sweetness of real maple. Easy to add to your meal of choice, by the spoonful or in vast quantities. Just re-seal and keep in the fridge when the urge strikes.
Previously, EPIC has created bar flavors that incorporate bacon as a back-beat of flavor, adding richness and salt to the mix. Then, they branched out into "Bites", snackable pieces of yummy pork. And now, we have gone one size smaller with Bits.
EPIC Bits are better for you than pretty much any "bacon bit" you can buy in the store, period. They're shareable toppings that fit into a category of their own. Epic Bits are rich in protein, low in sugar, gluten free, grain free, and absent of both soy and dairy. Eat how you live, wild & free! Make your Cobb salad sing the praises of its wonderful components from egg to tomato to pure bacony goodness.
Why Uncured Maple Bacon Epic Bits are so good for you
All natural bacon, heritage pork, a sprinkling of salt, and real maple sugar are what keep the bits perfectly tender and perfectly satisfying. Nothing weird is added: no fillers, no preservatives, no colors. You'll be able to enjoy a savory salad topping without any worry about factory farming and with happy thoughts about supporting an independent company made up of paleo super-fans, just like you.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Epic Bits:
Natural Bacon and Pork
When choosing your meat, pork is one animal that we can all make a difference by choosing natural, organic, and sustainably-raised. The animal has a better life and the nutrition after processing is better for humans. It's just better all around. Per Epic, "Our pigs are certified by the Humane Farm Animal Care Program standards. This ensures they are raised with shelter, resting areas, and sufficient space to engage in natural behaviors! We buy our bacon from fellow Texans (and good friends) at Pederson's Natural Farms."
How to enjoy Epic Bits:
"Make your meals EPIC with our flavor boosting Maple Bacon Bits. EPIC Maple Bacon toppers enhance the foods they come into contact with by allowing you to enter pork belly bliss at all times of the day.
A staple food around the EPIC World HQ, bacon is used like currency. We exchange it as gifts, bribes, and rewards for monumental achievement. In efforts to make this world a better place, we worked to create wholesome, delicious, portable Maple Bacon Bits that can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime."
Each little itty bitty morsel is surrounded by hundreds of buddies in a portable sack of savory topping. Notice how you can seal it back up oh-so-easily? That's, honestly, pure brilliance. Keep them in the fridge after opened, but with how good this tastes, there is little chance of the bits drying out or getting "old" in any sense of the word. This is a deliciousness, through and through. Tear open the package and add it to anything that strikes your fancy. That's it.
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EPIC's story, in their own words
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 featuring the folks from Epic's choice in pork and bacon: Pederson Farms.
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's commitment to happy healthy animals
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!
EPIC's commitment to human health
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.
EPIC's commitment to deliciousness
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's answers to all your questions
Who should eat these bits?
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 meats 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.
Are these bits paleo?
Yes! As a matter of fact, EPIC produces the most Paleo-friendly protein bars, bites, and bits available in the market!