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Item # EBR0001

Make your day epic

Not everyone likes to eat sweets during epic rides or long days of exploring. The Epic Bar was created for the meat-eater with a pension for savory taste and rich nuances of flavor without the dryness of a smoked meat snack.

Epic Bars are created with one of four "base" ingredients: Turkey, Bison, Beef, or Lamb. The animals used are grass-fed and never treated with hormones. To this end, they have higher levels of Omega-3 which are better for cardiovascular health and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Each bar is infused with nuts, berries, and spices to create flavor profiles that you won't tire of. More importantly, each bar provides all the nutrients you need to keep you going all day: protein, carbohydrates, sodium, and essential fats. If you think that a meat-based bar would be dry, you'll be pleasantly surprised by Epic Bars, they are not your typical smoked jerky meats.

The Epic Bars come in boxes of 12. They are available in four delicious flavors: Lamb currant mint, Turkey, almond cranberry, Beef habanero cherry, and Bison bacon cranberry.

  • Five different "base" ingredients: beef, bison, turkey, chicken, pork, or lamb
  • Contains Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and E, as well as conjugated linoleic acid
  • Sourced with grass-fed animals (for beef, bison, and lamb)

Tech Specs

Calories:
[Turkey] 150, [Pulled Pork] 130, [Lamb] 140, [Chicken] 100, [Chicken] 120, [Bison] 200, [Beef] 190
Servings Per Container:
[single bar] 1, [12 pack] 12
Recommended Use:
cycling, mountain biking, running, fitness

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Gross

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought the Chicken flavor and thought it was disgusting. Super dry and super salty. Forget about eating this without a drink. Add that it's only 120 calories and $3, you have a real loser here.

In a pinch, it's edible

    I gave the Lamb Currant Mint a try for a 7 day hiking-fly fishing trip in Idaho. As we all know, it only takes a day or two in the backcountry for anything to taste amazing. I'm not a picky eater in the least bit - I've had worse than crow (yeah, seriously I've even eaten crow). But this stuff is far from good. After 3 bars, I passed out the remaining ones I brought to my buddies to see if they liked em - to no avail. And for the price, it's hard to justify spending around $3 for 1.5 oz bars.

    YUM!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are pretty awesome. The nutrition alone is enough to buy them. Add in all of the awesome flavor you get a winning bar. I like to eat these as snacks at work. They are a salty meat treat with out all of carbohydrates.

    Could you be more delicious?!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Every version of the Epic Bar product I’ve tried has been a delightful surprise. Whether it’s the bars, bites, or hunt and harvest mixes, every bite is chewy and flavorful, with unique hints of each ingredient. (I love the bison bacon cranberry!) One almost feels guilty munching this on the trail. Every chomp is more reminiscent of a good meal, rather than workout fuel.



    Although, flavor does tend to mean nothing in the backcountry without some punch behind it, and Epic Bar certainly packs it in. I’ve eaten these as meals replacements and while I wouldn’t make a habit of it, I was mostly satisfied for hours, even forgetting I hadn’t eaten a real meal yet.



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    Could you be more delicious?!

    blazing the trail on meal bars

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These things are pretty cool because they replace your nutritional clif bar or power bar with basically fancy beef jerky. I got the turkey flavor, its slightly dry but i am impressed that it actually comes with real pieces of nut's and fruit.

    I'm going to use these for quick protein when i need an easily accessible source of food. I'm often on the go, so it can be hard to eat a well rounded meal, especially when i'm training. Having a natural meat source of protein can help with my recovery time.

    Update: I bought the lamb mint flavor, in my opinion its not as good as the turkey.

    Truly Epic

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    First and foremost I'm by no means Paleo, but I saw these at my local shop and decided to give it a try. I was definitely skeptical of these at first. Usually if I pack any sort of meat product its Salami coupled with Cheddar.

    The bars are fairly small in size so they are highly packable. At 200 calories its a fairly calorie dense food if space is of concern. Having no idea what to expect I ripped one of these open after a big day touring and 5 miles left to bootpack out on melted out fire roads. I expected a beef jerky type taste. How pleasantly surprised I was. There is a lot going on flavor wise with the bar, but I think thats what I liked most. Its soft in texture and the bison coupled with bacon is tender and savory. The cranberries sweeten things up nicely. A really nice departure from the usual. I would buy it again.

    Meat bars!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    When we got the Epic Bars in stock we were all a little skeptical to start. I have only tried the Lamb flavor and it is pretty awesome. They are so much tastier than beef jerky and you definitely get the currant and lamb flavor. I am a fan of this flavor, not sure about the others but I will give them a try.

    Rockin food ready for adventure

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I like to eat something of substance on long runs or hikes here in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains, as gels and such have never really done it for me, and drinks like Perpetuum don't always leave me feeling all that great- plus I don't like to take the time to mix them fresh on runs in warm weather. These give me the energy and nutrition I need to knock out a 15 mile run in the mountains with no trouble at all- aside from the fact that I have to spend some extra time chewing due to their compact but substantial nature. I just hike some of the uphills and use the slower pace to drink and eat a bit.



    As for the flavors, the turkey, almond and cranberry bar is the highest in protein (14g), and probably my favorite even though its texture is the dryest- takes some extra chewing and extra drinking to get the whole thing down, but nothing says I have to finish it all at once- and being dryer than the others, I can just pull the wrapper back up and stick it in my pocket without any worries of getting my gear greasy.



    Lamb currant mint is fast becoming my second-favorite. I thought it tasted funny when I first tasted it- I still do, actually- but it's quite satisfying without feeling heavy or greasy.



    Bison bacon cranberry is pretty good, and I like it enough, but it reminds me of a paleo snickers- I think snickers and most other candy bars just have too much stuff in them, and are too rich-tasting for me. This is the same way, between the bison and the bacon (and the little bit of sweetness that the cranberry adds).



    Beef habanero cherry is nice when you want a little extra flavor to things, and it's sort of a happy medium between the turkey and bison bars' textures. A little sweet, a little spicy, so decent enough. I thought that this was my least favorite, but since it's less heavy than the bison flavor, it's moving up in the rankings.



    Bottom line- real food, conveniently packaged, ready for adventure, and doesn't cause me any gastro-intestinal distress.

    Let me just add that while I love Hammer Nutrition's products, and their gels and Perpetuum tablets will probably stay in my fuelling toolkit, Epic bars have revolutionized my fuelling strategy in training for ultramarathons.

    Real food. Lamb Currant

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a big fan of bringing real food on hikes and into the backcountry. Why eat something outdoors you won't eat at home?

    This is said after eating waaaay too many clif bars and trying every kind of protein\energy\granola\flavored cardboard bar I can get my hands on. These are more of a "meal replacement" than an energy bar. A perfectly sealed and portioned snack rather than a electrolyte chew. Like others have said and as logic would dictate, if you're skimo racing, endurance running or on you time trials bike these aren't what you're looking for. But for long days in the outdoors these fill a void.

    I love the flavor! Its rich and juicy. Its actually complex and has a hint of mint right at the end.

    I cook for a living and I'm a fan of what Epic is doing!

    NICE Reid!

    Glad to hear you liked them! Have you ever tried Pro Bars?

    That's my favorite for more active, sweaty endeavors.

    These are definitely more suited to all-day hauls vs. aerobic, sweaty days!

    Avg. ride time: 2h 38m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    First ingredient is key

    Some important info about the bar: ingredients and some nutritional facts.

    The first ingredients are Lamb and Currants. And while the whole list isn't pictured, I'm not seeing maltodextrine, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sucralose, nitrates, or nitrites.
    The last two are the scary ones!

    First ingredient is key
    Avg. ride time: 2h 38m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Keeping me in focus

    Snack stop on the Wilderness Trail, Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire.

    Keeping me in focus
    Avg. ride time: 2h 38m per week
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    Next-gen performance food goes...retro?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Like wool is to performance wear, meat is to performance food. Why not? We're carnivores. There's not that much processing in these. OK, that's a lie. They're hardly a hunk of raw meat sawed off a carcass. But they don't have too many fillers, nasty preservatives, etc. And they are low in sugar. The fat and protein gives you a slow burn that stays with hungry muscles for much longer than a sucrose surge.



    They don't all taste perfect. I am not a huge fan of the turkey, though i am not going to hesitate to work my way through the box. It's just not the worlds best flavor combo.

    I LOVE the lamb. Well constructed. It breaks down nicely and it tastes great.

    I like the beef, though i wish it had more of a kick. I could probably carry some hot sauce to spike it up a bit.

    I haven't tried the Buffalo yet, but will eventually.

    You can definitely beat this meat.

      It smells good. I usually eat too fast and don't drink enough water. That is not going to be the case eating these. I got the Turkey and it is really hard to get down. The bitterness is weird and overwhelming. While you are chewing it you can tell there are nuts in it. The chewing just goes on and on while trying finish the bite you just took. It is hard to eat one. I need liquids to help wash it down. The lingering smokey flavor isn't that bad and it almost entices you to take another bite, where if you do you get to relive the first bad experience.



      I would definitely tell someone to buy a single bar and try the different ones before committing to a whole box.



      Are they gross? They sure as hell aren't delicious. They do have a Jerky flavor quality and a overpowering weird bitterness/tartness. I think they still have some serious tweeking to do with their recipes.



      I gave one to my Indian neighbor ( Not a Casino Indian. An India Indian.) He gave me a look and his head shot back.. "What the hell is this? That is weird and gross.." I think they have sort of a curry flavor to them. Needless to say.. He didn't like them.

      Did you only have the turkey? I had the same problem with the turkey...in fact, I ate half of one and don't think I will ever eat another. But...if you get any with bacon/pork/buffalo/beef/lamb it's night and day in difference. The fattier meat makes the bar really moist, and those combinations feature cranberries/cherries/currents instead of almonds, with add to the flavor and moisture content. Plus they are twice the calories per bar when compared to Turkey, which is nice if you are looking to cut down on weight.

      Anyways, just had to add my 2 cents, because I totally hear you about the Turkey being awful and dry and flavorless. The other ones though are amazing.

      Tracy I appreciate the input. I will try the other flavors if I ever see them for sale.
      I was kinda scratching my head reading the reviews and thinking I was the only one who thought this was as close as you could get to eating your own barf after barfing in your mouth and then swallowing it back down.
      Could I ask you which one is your favorite?

      MEAT. IT'S WHATS FOR SNACKS!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I randomly stumbled upon these while surfing the backcountry and was immediately intrigued. I LOVE meat, like... a LOT.



      So this could be the next best thing since PRO-Bar! (For culinary reference I HATE...I mean loathe cliff bars, I have a problem with both the texture and the way they freeze when I go skiing and I find the flavor flat and boring).



      I wasn't, however, ready to commit to 12 EPIC bars and wanted to try each bar in its natural habitat prior to investing in a 12-pack. I was also really curious about what they would look like?

      Here are my findings.



      Beef : SMOKEY, couldn't really taste much of the spice but the cherries added a nice balancing flavor with a pleasant aftertaste.



      Bison: I would say this one was my least favorite as I didn't love the aftertaste. Couldn't really separate the taste of bacon or cranberries and found the smoky taste a little overwhelming. I found this one a bit too salty for my liking. Probably wouldn't buy a 12 pack, but lean meat bison lovers may feel a little differently.



      Lamb: 10/10! I bought a 12-pack, if that tells you anything! This was my favorite flava-flav. Really loved the savory taste of the mint and immediately wanted a bigger portion after devouring the bar while fly fishing on the Weber river.



      Turkey: 2nd fav. Such a great aftertaste that I immediately wished I had more.. This will be the 2nd box I buy.



      NOTE: In my findings, MEAT bars should not be consumed for very active endeavors such as mountain biking or running. It's really a much better slow-sport kind of meal replacement. I developed my own MEAT SWEAT rule continuum. If you are sweating, as in wiping moisture from your brow, it's probably not best to consume a meat bar. I don't like meat sweats, so...



      ...It worked best when I was paddleboarding, hiking or fly fishing. My boyfriend was able to gobble a lamb bar at the top of our bike ascent, but I declined as it would most likely give me meat burps...

      ...which I really don't enjoy while biking.



      For slower activities where you plan to be out all day, this is a FANTASTIC option. A good amount of protein with delicious taste will keep you outside for longer while avoiding the dreaded state of hanger



      (sorry - exceeded character limit).

      Thanks for the awesome review.

      A case of Lamb and currant just showed up. Soo good

      It's a bar. Of meat.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have to admit, when I first saw these I was a bit hesitant. I mean....it's a meat shaped square, wrapped up and ready to go. But after a few hours on the trail I crave salty protein--I can down a bag of good jerky pretty quickly, so I thought these would be a good way to mix it up. While they aren't the most appetizing to look at (remember, bar.of.meat.) they remind me a lot of smoked salmon and are a great snack. My favorite is the Bison--a little bit of sweet, a little bit of heat--it hit the spot after a long scramble up a mountain. I don't know that I would use these for a long run--a little heavy--but for taking it slow these are great to have in your pack. My kids loved them too, and I am impressed with Epic Bar's sustainable practices--you can read about them on Epicbar.com. Great, unique product!