EPIC - Chicken Bar Sriracha - 1.5 oz. (43g)
EPIC Chicken Bar Sriracha was created in response to the success of EPIC’s first chicken based protein bar, they quickly responded with their brand new spicy sriracha flavored bar! The Chicken Bar Sriracha starts with a stunning 15g of savory whole muscle meat protein. EPIC then adds a custom sriracha spice blend to harmonize notes of mild tartness and warm heat. The dominant sriracha flavor is complimented with the nutty taste of organic chia seeds and guaranteed to inspire your next EPIC adventure! Chicken is an omnipresent food of our generation, crossing every international boundary, and influential in the development of culture around the globe. Its innate mild taste and homogenous texture act as a blank canvas for cooks everywhere. This protein dense meat lends itself to the inspired foodie that passionately creates master-crafted spice blends and paints masterpieces on consumers’ palates..
- 15g Protein Per Serving
- 100% Natural Chicken
- Tryptophan, Phosphorous, Selenium, Niacin, Folic Acid, & Vitamin B6
- Gluten, Soy, Grain & Dairy Free
- Paleo Friendly & Made in the USA
They call the company EPIC in honor of the great tasting products they make. The flavors are diverse and based on the unique taste of EPIC's animals. Each product is further complemented by adding dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and creative spice blends. The end result is flavor-forward, delicious, meat based protein snacks that taste EPIC.
EPIC products are inspired by the simple yet powerful diets of our ancestors and consistent with our unique evolutionary biology. Throughout the majority of history, our species has evolved living active lifestyles and consuming a Hunter and Gatherer diet rich in high quality meat, wholesome vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. On the contrary, modern day diets of processed foods and excessive sugar, combined with sedentary lifestyles have pushed our physiologies dangerously far from their adapted environments. By looking to the diets and lifestyles of our ancestors, EPIC believes that evolution has much to teach us about human optimization and healthful living. EPIC products are an expression of our evolutionary biology, and allow modern day omnivores to thrive consuming a wide array of nature's bounties; just as mother nature intended.
EPIC foods begin with a living animal. EPIC believes that all ruminants should consume diets they were biologically intended to eat and roam freely outdoors. As a result, EPIC's beef, venison, wild boar, lamb, and bison are raised on open pasture just how nature intended. They continuously strive to convert ranchers to this pasture based livestock model, and through their products, create financial incentives to help change American agriculture. Through EPIC's sourcing, they support organizations devoted to improving animal welfare standards. Their key allies are The Savory Institute, The Global Animal Partnership, The Certified Humane Project, and The Marine Stewardship Council.
Through EPIC's partnership with The Savory Institute, they are committed to global large-scale grassland restoration efforts. EPIC believes that ranchers who operate within a holistic context are positioned to create incredibly positive impacts on their local ecosystems as well as the world at large. When managed appropriately, animals can enrich the earth by aerating the ground, fertilizing the soil, and positively shaping landscapes. Through these biodynamic ranching practices, we are learning that healthy lands create wonderful habitats for native and migratory animals, effectively hold ground water, build topsoil, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere!
Redefining Healthy Snacks
What if the foods you ate could regenerate the land? Wouldn't that be EPIC? EPIC is committed to redefining what constitutes a "healthy snack" by sourcing meat from the finest purveyors possible. While "grass fed" and "organic" is generally synonymous with healthy and humanely raised animals, the EPIC team believes that these standards are only the beginning to a greater and more encompassing system that can create value and restore the land.
In their efforts to provide consumers with the healthiest snacks possible, EPIC strives to source meat from ranchers that they deem EPIC. In particular, they get most excited about producers committed to holistic land management practices, such as those advocated by the Savory Institute and Joel Salatin.
One element of holistic land management includes rotational grazing in which ranchers carefully monitor the amount of time herds of livestock access plots of pasture. The alarming effects of overgrazing are a driving force in desertification and loss of nutrient dense topsoil. When the soil is depleted of nutrients, ranchers become dependent on routinely fertilizing the land with harsh and dangerous chemicals. These fertilizers do not add health to the soil and only further wreak havoc on all surrounding ecosystems.
Amazingly, when abused land is managed properly, the addition of livestock alone can reverse the effects of desertification and return grass to the barren landscape! It's amazing to observe fence lines between holistically managed land and neighboring lands to see the difference. The only thing separating the properties are a barbed wire fence, however they often look like different planets. The Savory Institute sponsors many large scale restorative projects and some of the results have been nothing short of extraordinary.
When land and livestock are holistically managed, pastures convert into brilliant ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity and create habitats for native and migratory animals. A simple way to evaluate the health of a ranch is by looking for biodiversity. If you notice monoculture grass and no birds, you have to ask yourself, would the livestock choose to be here if there were no fences? The answer is probably no. The EPIC bison ranch is an amazing place teeming with snakes, insects, coyotes, elk, hawks, and thousands of other organisms. EPIC's bison are contained by mere 5' fences that they could easily leap over (bison can jump over 6 vertical feet from a standstill!), but they choose to stay because they have abundant water, healthy grass, and a thriving ecosystem.
EPIC ambassadors are bound by a strong passion for activity, adventure, training, and optimal nutrition. EPIC's ambassadors are full of life and fueled by EPIC for their most Epic adventures. Together, they strive to leave a net positive impact on the earth and feed others as they wish to be fed.
A Personal Quest - An EPIC Story
"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."
EPIC is Born
"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!" ~Taylor & Katie, Founders/Owners
"Feed others as you wish to be fed"