Nothing says tasty turkey like a hearty sleep-inducing Thanksgiving dinner with all your besties. Nothing, that is, until EPIC came along and gave us these snack strips of turkey, cranberry, and sage. All the tenderness of sustainably-raised birds, with just a hint of flair from tart cranberries and fragrant herbs. Slim, sustaining, and savory, each strip will fit in a pocket until ready for your snacking hour. They're so portable you could eat one while skateboarding and texting at the same time. Not that you would want to do that. But if you do . . . #eatepic and #barefootprovisions ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
I think turkey is my favorite bird. Chicken's alright, I suppose. Duck is crazy delicious but so rich that its better as an occasional celebration (can you say, 'confit'?). So I celebrate turkey in the bounty of paleo-friendly turkey snacks out in the world now. EPIC has taken their own perfected moist bar and made it into a toothsome yet tender jerky strip, wrapped up for portability and ease. Each bite yields into mouth-friendly morsels. These wonderful turkey flavors are portable and easy to chomp whenever the urge strikes.
This flavor blends free-range turkey with mellow spices like sage and paprika and punchy sweetness of dried cranberries. Each bite is hearty and satisfying, with the right balance of salt and sweet and savory meat. This strip will be gone before you can say, "ahhhhh, turkey", but it sticks with you longer than that grande-half-caf-skinny will.
EPIC Strips are better for you, snacks that fit into a category of their own. With similarities to jerky instead of meat bars, EPIC Strips are created by combining whole animal muscle meat with flavor forward spice combinations. Every recipe then leaps to the next level by adding superfood seeds and fruit. These savory energy bombs are a perfect option for those looking for high quality animal protein on the go. EPIC Strips are rich in protein, low in sugar, gluten free, grain free, and absent of both soy and dairy. Eat how you live, wild & free!
Why Turkey Cranberry Sage Epic Strips are so good for you
Free-range turkey, cranberries, spices, a sprinkling of salt, and non-dairy-based cultures are what keep the dainty bites perfectly moist, perfectly tender, and oh-so-satisfying. Nothing weird is ever added: no sweeteners, no preservatives, no colors. You'll be able to enjoy a savory-sweet snack without any worry about factory farming and with happy thoughts about supporting an independent company made up of paleo super-fans, just like you.
EPIC Strips were created to conveniently feed our inner hunter while staying true to the fundamental principles of consuming clean food. Our bites are inspired by the evolutionary diets of our ancestors and consistent with our own deep-rooted genetic makeup. By harvesting the primal power of animal based protein, EPIC Strips are guaranteed to fuel your most EPIC adventures.
Our Turkey with Cranberry & Sage Strips are a refreshing and portable snack you will feel good about eating. Our simple yet highly powerful ingredient label hits the palate with semisweet notes of dried cranberries and further develops into a savory Thanksgiving flashback. This artfully crafted EPIC snack is tailored to the foodie carnivore who refuses to settle. As with all EPIC products, our Strips are inspired by the founding principle of our company: “Feed others as you wish to be fed.”
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Epic Strips:
Turkey meat is nutritionally quite impressive. It’s loaded with protein, low in fat, rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy omega fats. Here are some of the most awesome things about turkey:
Turkey is an exceptionally dense source of nutrient-rich protein, which has recently been shown to fall into a group of high-protein foods that can help keep post-meal insulin levels within a desirable range
In terms of minerals, turkey particularly rich in selenium, and also contains high levels of zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Turkey is richer in calcium than any other meat.
All B vitamins are present in turkey meat, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin, and choline. Turkey (together with chicken) has emerged as a food associated with decreased pancreatic cancer risk
Cranberries are a native North American berry packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C, and manganese, not to mention lots of other great nutrients in moderate amounts. They're tart and delicious!
How to enjoy Epic Strips:
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.
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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.
"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 strips?
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.