Raise your hand if you've heard the name "Kobe Beef". Yup, yup, I see you all. How about Wagyu? Okay, less, but still a lot. And we all agree that both kinds of beef are super amazing as well as crazy expensive. But now, you hold this snack stick in your hand: the first paleo-friendly Wagyu beef snack stick! Friendly to your taste buds and easy on your wallet, you can be packing the world's best beef right in your pocket for casual snacking. Just like that, dine with the discerning by pulling this hearty and tender package out from pocket or purse, and tear right in, you sophisticated animal, you.
Epic has reached their groove with healthy and sustainable meat snacks. NOW, just in time for your harried schedule and oh-so-hangry mood, you have their newest way to feed your hunger: Snack Strips. Just a simple package with a simple strip of meat, seasoned well and made to fit into your life.
What makes THIS snack, this Wagyu Beef Snack Strip, so utterly wonderful? Well, a lot of things. First, the meat. From the breed of cattle known as Wagyu, the meat is marbled, tender, and delicate in flavor. These cattle are grass-fed, retaining nutrients like CLA and Omega-3s to keep you healthy and happy.
But then, there's a subtle sweetness that plays perfectly against the salt and the savory. You're not imagining it; there's a hint of wildflower honey in these strips. Each bite will practically make your eyelids flutter and a soft relaxing of your mood from head to toes. This is no ordinary "meat strip". It must be experienced.
EPIC's Beef Snack Strips begin with thoughtful sourcing and highlighting the delicious flavor of 100% Grass Fed Wagyu Beef. These animals are known worldwide for superior flavor and texture due a genetically optimized ability to produce rich fat marbling throughout their meat. Regarded as a true delicacy, this is the first shelf stable Wagyu Beef snack to be widely available for foodie carnivores who demand the finest.
EPIC Strips were created to conveniently feed our inner hunter while staying true to the fundamental principles of consuming clean food. These strips 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.
Grass fed beef is important. The nutrients are higher, the animals are raised in ways that translates their health into yours. The Global Animal Partnership 5-step Animal Welfare Program has rated EPIC's cattle a Step 4. This ensures that every EPIC cow has had continuous and unconfined access to pasture throughout its life cycle. Additionally, the beef is USDA Certified 100% Organic. Sweet.
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. 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 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.