Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars

Twelve 1.5 oz bars

Retail Price: $37.80

Our Price: $25.99 (Save 31%)

Twelve 1.5 oz bars

Why You’ll Love It

This is not a typical snack bar. EPIC Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars combine two savory meats and tart, juicy cranberries for a flavor profile that will surprise and delight the tastebuds. Made from natural buffalo and humanely raised uncured bacon, these high-protein bars are completely gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and also dairy-free.
SKU: 858284002285

About This Brand

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...
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Bison, Uncured Bacon- No Nitrites or Nitrates Added* (Pork, Water, Brown Sugar, Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder, Sea Salt), Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate), Lactic Acid**, Celery Powder, Sea Salt.

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Serving Size 1 bar (43g) Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 110

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 30mg 9%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 6%

May contain pieces of nut or fragments of nut shells.

Reviews For Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars

Based on 88 Reviews

Great for AIP Snack!

I am on AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) and am limited on what I can have for snacks. These great little bars pack a bunch of protein in a great tasting snack which I eat along with a piece of fruit to keep my blood sugar in check. They are great snack to bring along for traveling.

- Susan S.

Great snack

Just right to fill fix a snacking need. Love the taste!

- Heather

Best of all flavors

I have tried all the Epic bars and this is my favorite. The uncured pork and bacon bar comes in a close second though.

- Clark

Love these

Super delicious and super satisfying. Not to mention AIP compliant.

- Elen

Not a fan

I like the texture of the bar, but it is just a bit too greasy and strange-tasting. I wish there was a variety pack available so I could try all the varieties without having to buy a whole case. I do like the other type of Epic bar I've tried (Chicken Sriracha).

- Emily

Best of the lot

Of all the Epic bars this is far and away the best tasting and texture. We load up on these for hikes, camping and snacks at work, school and play. Also, this is a better deal than any of the health food stores in our area by a couple of bucks per box.

- Cameron

Protein bar with real meat? And bacon? #winning

These bars are a great alternative to the typical, heavy, dense protein bars you'd buy at the supplement store. I keep a few in my car in case I end up skipping or delaying a meal. And they taste great too.

- Roger

Better than Jerky

I was a bit skeptical when I looked at the bar. It was moist and smelled like bacon. One bite and I was hooked. It has all the qualities you want in a processed product and none of the bad stuff. You can taste the bison, bacon and soft chewy cranberries. I am a fan for life.

- Sharon

Amazing Natural Snack!

Really, really good paleo snack. Delicious, juicy, and tastes great!

- Ellen

Terrible Texture

I'm probably the only one, but I have a hard time eating these bars. I was hoping for drier, chewier texture. Instead it's kind of slimy. I will eat them all because I hate waste but I will not be reordering.

- Deborah

LOVE these - my favorite epic bar

Perfect combination of sweet and savory. I've tried them all, and this is definitely my favorite!

- Tracy

Love these!!!

These are my favorite bars. I'm not a big meat eater either but the flavor from the bacon and cranberry make this bar an awesome snack/meal. Great source of protein!

- Karri

Really good

These bars are great. Unfortunately, this is the only edible product in the Epic line. But I love what the company stands for, and the bars are great.

- Ron

Nutritious and Portable.

I use meat bars for protein as I forget to eat. Epic Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars are okay. I've been eating the Beef bars for sometime and I thought I would try something new, but the leaner Bison seems to give these bars a sawdusty feel on the tongue.


Very nice flavors

I have tried 3 different Epic bars and this one is the BEST!

- D

Husband's Favorite

My husband loves this and uses it as a mid morning breakfast bar.

- Nikki

Better than Beef!

Delicious and great on the golf course!

- John Longeway

Epically epic

Love these bars. I try to keep some in my purse just In case I am caught somewhere without viable food options

- Jessica


I love the taste!

- T

Very tasty.

I am moving from vegetarian to paleo. After not eating meat for a year, a lot of meat is gross. These are very not gross. Salty & sweet with the cranberries. Yum. And based on what they say, I like this brand's food philosophy. Will be buying more from them in the future.

- Christina

Great portable protein

Tasty, satisfying, and much easier to eat than jerky. These nutritious bars have just enough sweet/sour flavor from the cranberries to be interesting, and of course they have bacon. They don't have the preservatives of other portable meats, and they are one of the few pre-packaged, non-refrigerated meat products free from nightshades like paprika. They're also tasty when lightly browned over a campfire!

- Jill

Great meat bar, not like spam at all.

I'm almost 58 years old and have had more than my fair share of spam. I totally disagree with other reviewers that it has a texture likened to spam. IF you have had spam and try this, you'll agree with me that others are exaggerating this claim. I will agree, however, that at a quick glance, it looks spam'ish. But when you bite into this little beauty, it has zero spam qualities and is very much like a thick piece of jerky.

- Diana

Love these!!

I am not a big meat eater but I love these bars as a snack or a great pick me up when I'm on the go! I was surprised at how great they taste because of the bacon in cranberry...YUM!!

- Karri

Bison bacon cranberrybar

So very good sharing with everyone!!

- Laddie

Amazing bar!!

Probably the most delicious snack I have ever consumed!! Bravo!

- Sherri


Love the taste and texture....great stuff!

- Christopher

Pretty darn good.

These sounded good but I had tried the pork bites and those were like doggie treats to me so I was weary. We came across them at 7-11 of all places and decided to try them out. Very very tasty and interesting. They are inexpensive if you need a high protein meal replacement on the go.

- Jennifer


So after reading the reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. It tasted a lot like a slim jim but different. It had the smell of a dog treat and the consistency of a dog treat, but it really does taste pretty okay if you can get through the first two bites. A little greasy but not that bad.

Would make a good hiking bar.

- Katlyn

Surprisingly delicious!

These bars sound like they might be weird, but I was pleasantly surprised! The cranberries add a sweet and tangy flavor to the meat that enhances the overall taste. My only complaint is that they are a little greasy from the bacon, but if you eat them carefully and hold them using the wrapper to protect your hands, no problem!

- Sarah


Finally, Epic makes a bar that tastes good and doesn't feel like greasy food-on-a-dare. These bison bacon bars are fantastic - pick up a box!

- Ron S


The idea of a meat snack bar took a little getting used to, but this one has good flavor.

- Jean


I wanted a meal replacement or good on-the-go protein punch for my husband and myself. He's active duty and I'm a nursing mom. He recently took these into the field for training and loved them! He shared with a colleague who loves them, too. I think they're perfect as a nursing station snack or for the diaper bag. Will definitely order again.

- George

Damn Fine!

Bison, Check, Bacon, Check, Amazing, CHECK! From the first bite, I was addicted. When you want a snack, what do you want? Chips? Candy? Or are you like me, Meat! Satisfies all cravings and is Paleo. AND Made in the USA!

- Daniel


I enjoyed these bars and they seem to be a lot healthier option than a lot of other jerky's out there. The only downside is every bar I have yet to eat (about 4) has had quite a few chunks of gristly meat that is hard and not chew-able. I could play that off as me being a non-primale being who is sensitive to the true nature of meat. There will be a few gristle pieces that can't be avoided, and perhaps it's even good for me?

- Kimberly


Our whole family loves these! I have to hide them so they don't go to quick! Excellent snack to have in your purse for low blood sugar!

- sarah

Love these

These are the best deal for a well-rounded snack or meal replacement (with some veggies on the side, of course) when you're on-the-go. I never leave home without one of these, especially when traveling. If you don't love gamey-types of meat or the idea of jerky generally, you won't love these, but if you eat Paleo or Primal these are worth having around for sure (goes for all EPIC bars).

- Cara

Full of goodness

Very tasty and nutritious bars

- Brendan

Epic Bars

The cranberry bison bars are DELICIOUS! They are an excellent snack to keep for times when it's tough to get a healthy meal in. They fill me up and give me great energy and keep me full.

- Amber

Love them


- Christina

Love these!

I have been eating these since they came on the market. I love them! Great Paleo option for me while at work or traveling!

- Brandi

Great Flavor

I really like these bars even though they are a tad bit sweet for my liking (I don't eat much sugar of any type), but the balance of sweet and savory is just about right.

- Cindy

Delicious and Filling!

I am a huge fan of the EPIC bars; no surprise that I love this flavor as well! It tastes delicious, is filling, and so convenient while remaining a healthier alternative! (Not to mention an amazing price here on the market)

- Karlee


It's the perfect marriage of sweet and savory.

- Brandi


My partner loves these! By far one of his favorite jerky snacks. They have whole cranberries in them (which I don't particularly fancy. I prefer solid meat jerky). But we can't wait to try out their other flavors!

- Shane

Convenient, healthy protein

These are a very convenient, on the go source of protein. They aren't chewy and dry like most jerky, very tender and pretty tasty.

- Karin

Love these

This is my favorite flavor so far. Awesome!!

- Kara Lifka

Very good

I liked the Bison Bacon Cranberry Bar. It had a good balance of savory meaty goodness with a little sweet sour cranberry tang.

- Beverly


The bacon cranberry bison bars are delicious. (I prefer them to the beef habanero cherry which was not spicy at all and kind of bland.) Somewhere between jerky and a burger, the consistency is chewy but firm. Great flavor. Meaty, not too sweet, and the bacon gives good smoky flavor. Buying from Thrivemarket is significantly cheaper than my grocery store.

- Tricia

Awesome protein bar!

Great concept of on the go nutrition. Packs a substantial amount of protein and it's full of omegas!

My first impression was that the texture would be like jerky. However, it was more dry and less chewy. Was not a fan of that. Nonetheless, the combination of salty and sweet gave off a balanced taste.

The dryness will take some getting use to but will definitely be buying more in a variety of flavors.

- Emma Miles

Tasty and Convenient

I do a lot of backpacking and I have to say, these bars are such a treat when you're on the trail. These little meat bars are thick and hearty, more satisfying than jerky (although their jerky is delicious too). I eat one of these at our midday stops to add a protein boost before we hike on for the second half of the day. They're also perfect for when I'm at home and haven't planned my meals for the day. I munch on one of these to tide me over while I make something healthy instead of getting some fast food or settling for some sugary snack. They have no preservatives and are very filling. The way they can be so satisfying while being smaller than most bars is because it's made from pure, nutritious ingredients instead of just fillers. These nourish your body so that you don't just feel full but your body has what it needs and what it's been craving. These are chock full of protein and omega 3s that keep me full and focused throughout whatever I'm doing. I crave these hardcore when I'm on my period and they're almost as satisfying as dark chocolate.

- Annette

Best Bison Bar!

I live in the middle of no where so being able to buy food like this online is awesome! I am not a fan of chalky protein bars and was very happy when I saw these. I can't eat gluten or dairy so these are the bars for me.

The taste is great and the sat well in my stomach. The sweetness and texture just push this product over the top. The spice is right and the chewiness is right. Biggest downside is that they get stuck in my teeth. I would buy these again!

- C. Cohen

Real Food!

These bars are real food and not packed with fillers! I love the flavor and texture. My grandsons and friends think like me too!
I'm reordering for myself and a nurse friend is ordering also.
One reason I tried them is because I'm allergic to many ingredients in regular energy bars ( seeds, soy, peanuts, flax).
Finding these bars solved my nutrition on the go problem.
Will be an asset traveling by plane!

- Bonnie

Great grab-n-go bar!

These are great bars for just about everything whether its post-workout, camping, or just a snack around the house. I highly recommend. They are very similar to jerky but not as tough or chewy. These bars are full of omegas, gluten-free, and grass-fed! All around awesome bars.

- Lester

Amazing meat

A soft moist texture and a perfect mix between salt/sweet and meat makes this our perfect snack for post bicycle riding, or anytime really =)

Unlike some meat based bars, this one is soft and retains some moisture. It's a love/hate thing from what I see, but I love it =)

- Elizabeth


So good!

- Lisa

Love these!

Once I got past the different texture, I really enjoyed these. They are a great and tasty snack that I keep at work for when I accidentally miss lunch or just need a pick me up. I just wish they didn't have brown sugar in the bacon. But seriously, that is my only complaint. I can't wait to try other flavored

- Stephanie

kinda gross

It's wet. it's pink meat. it's kind of sweet. Not sure about the flavor i had, but it's a nice bit of nutrition to go. Wouldn't buy again.

- rommel


Winner, winner, winner.....delicious. Already a big fan of Bison meat...clean, tasty and wholesome. Sending a box back to college with both kids. Great snack on the go to stop rumbling tummies.

- Susie Rpsen

Great to Go!

I love Epic bars. The bison cranberry and beef habanero are my favorite. If you have not had them before they are not like jerky as they are moist. I keep one of these in my purse and in my desk at all times.

- Claire


So first of all, Bison is my favorite meat

Now that we have that out of the way, Epic Bar put together a great combo - way better than a regular protein bar hands down

- Björn


These were a great option for our road trip to be able to get some protein in the morning, when we didn't want to have a full meal before driving all day. The taste was nice and I will keep a couple of these in my desk, at work, for the days where lunch isn't an option. We tried another flavor from another brand and these were so much better!!!

- Cary


I am just wondering how you put these under Paleo when they contain brown sugar.

- Thrive User

More like salami than jerky

I expected these to be a little drier, like jerky, but they are have a consistency more like salami, soft and moist, and quite sweet.

- Jessica


I have a strict AIP diet because of multiple severe food allergens, and this meets the criteria. Simple, quality ingredients, sustains for a long period of time and boosts energy. I bring them with me everywhere on the go, especially biking and hiking. My husband and I were on a road trip and had not eaten in a while after emptying our cooler, I gave him a bison bar and it held him over several more hours, I was amazed. I only hope that Epic makes more allergen friendly bars as this is the only one that Thrive offers that is; the rest have peppers and spices and so forth. Great find, will continue to purchase!

- Breann

Something different and quite special

I've never tried anything quite like these, but i am so happy i went for it and bought the box.
I shared one with my 6 year old son today, and later in the evening he specifically asked for one in his school lunch :)

- Lee


These are super yummy. The cranberries are a little heavy, but they aren't bad! Think of this as a healthy slin Jim

- Karen

Surprisingly Delish!

I tried this product with great hesitation because it didn't sound appealing but the flavor was great! Even the kiddos love taking these as their snacks.

- Rikie

So good!

Super yummy, just wish the bacon didn't have brown sugar.

- Katie


I love these, sooooo tasty! I have one right after a sprint or a hike and it's like a treat! Never upsets my stomach, good balance of fruit to meat.

- Jessica

Love these

I love these bars. It's great quick protien for when I am in need at work. I like that it's not your typical protien bar or food bar. A little bit jerky like in smell but soft in texture. I like this flavor best.

- Thrive User

Love these

What a great price and a great treat - i would buy a couple now and again, but now with this price i bought a whole box. Delicious.

- Karen

Who knew!

I was pleasantly surprised! I got a box of these, and they make a tasty meal in a pinch!

- Tonja

Quick PALEO on the go!

These tasted pretty good! I wouldn't consider them a meal replacement, of course, but they are an excellent way to get some healthy food into your body when you are short on time or energy.

- Kristin Camper

Dry and Gamey

Tanka Bars are a little more expensive but way tastier. These are very dry and somewhat odd in flavor. Never completely happy to be biting into one of these unless I am really hungry.

- Sean

I prefer Tanka bars

The flavor is very metallic with a bit too much coriander, and the texture is gritty (the nuts would be better either coarser--sliced, maybe--or finer. They aren't as meaty or as tasty as Tanka bars. I won't buy them again.

- Philip

Not quite jerky

These are an interesting thing and I thought they were weird the first time I tried them. They are not quite jerky, not quite energy bar.

I didn't hate them and I will definitely have them again. I like bacon, I like cranberry and I like bison, but I am still getting used to eating them together.

- Crissy Show

Super protein snack

This is one of my favorite protein packed snacks. I have tried many of the Epic bars and this is one of the best. I love the feeling you get after eating them and they taste great.

I have so much energy, and these keep me going after long workouts!

- Sunshine

Best meat

These bars are magnificent. Protein packed. They only use the best meat possible. If you need energy you need one of these.

I like the blend of bacon and cranberry together. What a creative taste. These are surely a must have for anyone that needs an energy bar.

- Silas Arrow

Hard to wrap my head around it

I've eaten jerky for years, but I'd never ventured into the meat bar world and couldn't fathom how it worked.

It was strange eating a bar of meat that wasn't dry or chewy, but moist and easy to swallow. The bison has a strong flavor, which is a bit much for me. The bacon worked, and I liked the way the cranberries kind of undercut the meat. It wasn't bad, but my head just can't from jerky to meat bar overnight, so we'll see.

- Konrad

Eat like a caveman!

It's kind of cliche now to say that you've gone paleo, but I have and I need food that meets the requirements.

EPIC meat bars are perfect. No wheat, no sugar, no soy. Just grass fed bison, organic cranberries and uncured bacon. The meat bars are packed with flavor, and trust me, one is enough to set you up for a few hours.

- Kaya Aleem

Athlete's power food

I play rugby on weekends, and it's a sport where you need lots of energy. Before a game, I eat one of the EPIC bison bars to load up on protein.

I like the rich bison taste, and the uncured bacon is a great touch. I could take or leave the cranberries, I've always found them to be sour, but it does add sweetness to a meat bar that could be too savory.

- Kadeer

Bacon wrapped goodness

It really is true that just about anything can be improved with some bacon.

EPIC has found a way to put bacon around bison meat with cranberries for good measure. It's a combination that shouldn't work, but does, thanks to the way the meat, bacon and fruit all complement rather than overwhelm each other.

- K. Adora

Big meaty taste

I've tried the EPIC turkey bar before, and liked it a lot. So the bison/bacon combo was next.

I've never tried bison, and I have to admit it's different. It's got a strong flavor, stronger than beef, but nicely cut by the cranberry sweetness and tartness. This a big, outdoor kind of meat bar.

- Kent Alvarez

Grab-And-Go Paleo

These bison bars had me ready for greatness. Epic? What a neat product name. They live up to their reputation too. I needed a paleo protein bar, and I was having problems finding one until this. It has a meaty taste with a delicious hint of spice. It kinda tastes like some of my favorite spiced fresh meats. I love that it has 13 grams of protein because it makes it easy to have a simple snack that's still paleo. I don't have to worry about running out of food when I'm out and about. Definitely useful.

- Tom


These are pretty interesting bars. They taste good, and they pack a lot of energy.

I don't usually like cranberries, but they taste really good with the bison and bacon mix.

Pretty much anything with bacon is better, so this healthy snack is a good one to keep around.

I only use them when I am hiking. It's a great protein snack that works well to replenish energy during and after a long hike.

- Isaac Spurrier

Interesting flavor

I wasn't too sure about these bars, but since my husband loves wild game we thought we would give them a try. It was interesting, to say the least. He isn't a fan, since he doesn't like cranberry that much. He did like the meat flavors and said he'd eat them again if there were some in the house.

Although I generally like bison, it was a little overwhelming this time. I did, however, like the way the meat flavors meshed with the cranberry. I am looking forward to trying some other Epic bars in the future.

- Mrs. Ryland

Best Bison Bacon Bar Ever!

This is the best bison bacon bar I've ever tried, and I've tried many. These are a delicious snack with a combination of bacon, bison, and cranberries. As a personal trainer, I'm always looking for energy packed snacks I can throw in my bag and go. I recommend them to all my clients.
The fact that these snacks are from humanely treated animals and 100% organic, grass-fed buffalo, I feel better about eating them.

- Natalie Crawford


I love Epic bars, particularly the turkey cranberry. I saw these and decided to mix things up a bit. I had had bison in Colorado a few years ago, and I know it's very lean. The gamey bison and cranberry go very well together. It's a delicious bar, and my new 2nd favorite Epic bar. I'm buying more of these and the turkey to keep on hand for quick and filling snacks.

- Clay Bishop

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