Oh, NUTS! It looks like EPIC has entered the world of fruit and nut protein bars. Excitement is high for this long-overdue new deliciousness. Sink your teeth into this tender protein bar with nothing but real ingredients. It's like eating a soft lemon cookie but with a toothy chew and impeccable nutrition. How's this for starters: dates, almonds, egg whites, sea salt, and lemon oil? That's IT! All you need is a few of these in your gym bag for those post-workout fueling needs and your paleo friendly life is good to go. Not only paleo-friendly, but holy moly these are Whole30 friendly as well.
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
EPIC steps up their bar game yet again: get ready for the world's first fruit and nut and protein paleo bars with ONLY cage-free egg white protein. BING! BING!
The lemon flavor is utterly delectable: just the basics like dates and almonds and a burst of lemon oil for brightness and flair. Add to that a whopping 12 grams of protein bolstered by cage-free egg whites and you have enough satiation to last for hours and hours of meetings or play dates or just being stuck at your desk.
EPIC bars are the thing that can save you from swinging through a grocery store to pick up "a few snacks" that might turn out to be not-so-healthy but darn tasty on impulse. Keep one on hand at all times and it all but guarantees that no candy bars or mass-produced protein slabs will make it into your shopping cart.
Why Lemon Epic Performance Bar is so good for you
It seems so easy to make a good bar, right? You just grind up some fruit, some nuts, maybe a little salt, and you're all set. Actually, it's not so easy. To get that wonderful chewiness and not have each and every bar fall apart into a crumbled mess there is some serious horsepower required in the "grind" part of the process. But, EPIC knows what they are doing and they have put together a shockingly innovative flavor with their Lemon Performance Bar. You think of EPIC as the "meat bar" company, am I right? But they are so much more. Really what they are is a sustainable food company, from nuts to meats to eggs to fruit. And this is exactly why this bar is needed: it is the first fruit and nut based protein bar to use only cage-free eggs as the protein source. That's right: cage-free.
Bite into a bar, enjoy the sweet yet tart lemon flavor, and crunch down on the almond chunks, and you'll understand why this bar is perfect. For your life, for your gym bag, for your car, for ... wherever!
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Epic Bars:
Cage-Free Egg Whites
Sustainable and humane animal protein is important. The nutrients are higher when the animals are raised in ways that translates their health into yours. This is why EPIC has chosen to only use the best egg white protein in these bars. Nothing conventional about these eggs. Enjoy!
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.
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 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 ethical animal proteins 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 all those other brands 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 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.
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 bars paleo?
Yes! As a matter of fact, EPIC produces the most Paleo-friendly protein bar available in the market! Whole30 approved and oh-so-nutritious.