EPIC products don’t just focus on good taste—they also want their foods to nourish the body and mind, while also being conscious of the land and of the animals that contribute to their line of products. The story behind the EPIC brand EPIC was founded by Taylor Collins and Katie Forrest after they both became vegetarians, oddly enough. They both assumed that a healthy diet was entirely plant-based and that the best sources of protein came from soy or other highly processed options. They ate a lot of carbs and very few fats, just like nutritional experts in the media advised, and they also tried going vegan and doing a raw food diet. It didn’t exactly work as hoped since their diets only made them sick with gastrointestinal distress and other inflammatory ailments. Taylor and Katie didn’t know how to maximize their wellness, so they looked for answers in the whole foods diets that our human ancestors consumed. This is also known as the Paleo diet, which focuses on foods that would have been available hundreds of years ago—healthy fats, grass fed protein, and leafy vegetables. As a result, their bodies and minds felt nourished and fulfilled simply through modifying the foods they ate. They also discovered they had leaner bodies than ever before. After adopting the Paleo diet, they quickly discovered how easy it was to prepare healthy meals at home. Although, what was difficult was finding conveniently packaged, nutrient-dense animal protein when they were on the go. Whether it was for traveling, exercise, or work, they simply couldn’t find any options. The result—creating one on their own. Together, Taylor and Katie developed the world’s first 100% grass fed meat, fruit, and nut bar. The name “EPIC” was chosen because that’s just what it is. The bar (and now their entire product line) has the power to improve the lives of animals, regenerate the body, and heal the land. It’s the perfect brand for filling a life with epic adventure and epic health without compromising on amazing taste. The nutrition facts worth knowing about EPIC EPIC strives to set the highest industry standards and source their meats from kind ranchers who treat their animals humanely. All products come from a variety of animals such as bison, chicken, pig, and lamb. It’s easy to feel good knowing that food has been purchased from a company, like EPIC, that treats its livestock with care and allows the animals to roam freely. When livestock has this ability to graze in an open pasture like this, it provides them with a nutrient rich, diverse diet, which has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals. EPIC foods are packed with good fats and protein Although EPIC products have a high fat content, don’t let that scare you off because these are good fats! Contrary to popular belief, fats are another vital part of optimal health. The fats that are present in EPIC bars are dense in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are by far some of the most nutritious foods in existence. EPIC products are also packed with protein—and let’s face it—for all your adventures you really do need to fuel up. Protein energizes and fills the body, helping reduce appetite and cravings. The body needs fat and protein as an energy source for long-haul activities, which is why EPIC belongs in every adventurer’s backpack. About The Savory Institute As if all of this weren’t enough—healthy, wholesome foods from humanely treated animals—EPIC is also committed to a global large-scale grassland restoration effort through a partnership with The Savory Institute. The team at EPIC isn’t just concerned about organic or grass-fed meat; instead, they highly value ranchers who use holistic land management practices. These ranchers can make such a positive impact on a local ecosystem and the world at large. Animals given the space to roam can enrich the earth by aerating it, fertilizing the soil, and helping to positively shape the landscapes. Biodynamic ranching practices like this lead to healthy habits for native and migratory birds, effectively hold groundwater, improve topsoil depletion, and it help keep carbon out of the atmosphere.