Deer hunting runs in my family; they're from the midwest so it's only natural. But these Venison Sea Salt Pepper Bites from EPIC are the best way to taste that wildness without ever needing to trudge through the woods or lean on a well-stocked relative after the hunt. This sack of EPIC bites is the perfect size for a substantial snack or a tiny nosh throughout the day. Either way, you'll find the chewy bites a perfect gateway to putting a spring in your step and a paleo-friendly smile on your face. Enjoy! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Ever have venison? If yes, you're probably already on board with this savory and delicious sack of bites from Epic. If not, you are lucky! You get to taste a truly local and traditional food, made sustainable and portable through the magic of spices, salt, and grass-fed venison meat. Your first bite ever of venison will put a smile on your face and a look of envy on anyone else's face in your vicinity.
Seasoned with only salt, pepper, onion and garlic, the venison is allowed to roam free on your tastebuds without the addition of sweeteners or smoke flavor or even extra ingredients. Each bite is all venison, all the time. All you need to do is tear the package open and free those bodacious bites of beauty.
It's salty like a good meaty bar should be, but not too salty. The pepper adds a little bit of bite, and the garlic and onion play second fiddle to the meat itself. This is the kind of meat we are meant to eat: wild, abundant, and brimming with nutrients.
Why Wild Venison Epic Bites are so good for you
Nothing weird is added: no sweeteners, no preservatives, no colors. This is as close to eating that summer sausage from my dad's bounty as you'll ever get.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Epic Bites:
Compared to beef, venison is a jam packed nutritional powerhouse. Not that there's anything wrong with beef, especially grass-fed and organic. But venison has higher niacin and iron than beef, while still containing all the usual goodies found in red meats: zinc, selenium, B12, B6, Thiamin, and a bunch more.
How to enjoy Epic Bites:
Hold bag in your eager hands. Enjoy the delicate artistry depicting a deer on the front. 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.
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'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 sustainably-raised meats with seasonings, 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 bites?
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.
Are these EPIC bites paleo?
Yes! As a matter of fact, EPIC produces the most Paleo-friendly meat bars and sticks and snacks on the planet!