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Paleo Snack Bars – Epic Bars

Louise | June 4
Paleo Snack reviews - epic bars

What is an Epic Bar?

Think protein bar crossed with soft, tender jerky and dried fruits. Instead of using extracted protein powder to create a protein bar, Epic bars are the real thing! Real protein from real meat made into a paleo snack bar!


How are Epic Bars different from jerky?

Unlike jerky, Epic bars are super tender – it’s almost like biting into a Cliff bar! There’s no crunch, no chewiness – just pure deliciousness. There’s the perfect amount of meat and dried fruit for a nutritious and satisfying salty sweet snack.

What are the flavors for these Epic Bars?

These Paleo snack bars currently have 10 flavors – here are the flavors and their ingredients (which are basically meat, dried fruit, nuts, lactic acid (not from dairy), celery powder, sea salt, and some spices):

BISON BACON CRANBERRY (Ingredients are: 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. *Except those naturally occurring in celery powder & sea salt. **Not from milk)
TURKEY ALMOND CRANBERRY (Ingredients are: turkey, almonds, dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate), lactic acid*, seasoning (coriander, cumin, nutmeg, red pepper, dehydrated garlic, paprika, dehydrated onion), salt, celery powder. *Not from dairy)
BEEF HABANERO CHERRY (Ingredients are: organic beef, walnuts, dried cherries, lactic acid*, salt, celery powder, fine black pepper, crushed habanero. *Not from dairy)
LAMB CURRANT MINT (Ingredients are: organic lamb, organic currants, sea salt, lactic acid*, celery powder, spices (basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, red pepper, black pepper), sesame seeds, dehydrated spearmint leaves, dehydrated lemon peel. *Not from milk)
BACON (Ingredients are: uncured bacon (pork, water, sea salt, vinegar, celery powder), natural pork, lactic acid)
CHICKEN SESAME BBQ (Ingredients are: natural chicken, organic golden raisins, sea salt, lactic acid, hemp seeds, garlic, onion, sesame seeds, celery powder, sesame oil, ginger, black pepper, red pepper flakes, red pepper)
BEEF APPLE BACON (Ingredients are: grass fed beef, uncured bacon (pork, water, sea salt, vinegar, celery powder), organic apples, lactic acid, celery powder)
CHICKEN SRIRACHA (Ingredients are: natural chicken, sea salt, red pepper flake, lactic acid, organic chia seeds, garlic, paprika, onion, celery powder, red pepper, black pepper, cumin, oregano)
PULLED PORK PINEAPPLE (Ingredients are: natural pork, dried pineapple, garlic, lactic acid, sea salt, celery powder, paprika, cumin, onion, black pepper, cilantro, oregano)
BEEF LIVER (Ingredients are: grass fed beef, grass fed liver, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lactic acid*, celery powder *Not from milk)

UPDATE: new packaging

Epic bars have new packaging – here are some photos of how they look now:
review of epic bar bison flavor

epic bar bison flavor

Paleo Snack reviews - epic bars

Where can I buy these Paleo Snack Bars?

You can buy them online.

How much do they cost?

It’s around $30 for a case of 12.

I recall buying a whole case of Epic bars at PaleoFX one year for a slight discount, but I generally pay $3.59 per bar at a New York City store (so it’s way cheaper to buy them in bulk online). These are so delicious, I’m willing to pay for them when I see them in a store (and no one asked me to write this review – I just like these bars that much!).

You can also find Epic Bars in many Whole Foods for around $2-3 each.

UPDATE – new EPIC Bites

epic bites

I found these EPIC Bites packages in Whole Foods the other day – they come in slightly different flavors to the EPIC bars. But they are just as moist and just as delicious! I tried the new Bison Bacon Chia flavor, and it was scrumptious. (I wrote a review of them here.)

Best of all, they’re in a resealable bag so you don’t have to finish the whole thing all at once, and it doesn’t get so messy. These are perfect as a delicious Paleo snack.

You can try all the flavors with the sampler pack they sell on their website.

Also, they came out with delicious Mixes (with beef jerky, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits). I review them here.

Joyce - June 4

These are tasty. I didn’t try the beef (stock up if you can find them, they go quickly). Personally, I didn’t care for the lamb, but I don’t like lamb + mint anyway. Turkey was my fave. I agree with you about the texture. I’m not a fan of jerky and was hesitant to try these, but am glad I did. They are in my arsenal for travel food when I don’t have time to prep my own. (I prefer my own, but … well… reality)

Have you tried Exo or Chapul? I can’t quite bring myself to do it…..

joanna - June 22

I tried the lamb one last week but noticed there is a film in my mouth after every bite. It gets stuck on my teeth and the roof of my mouth. Does that happen to you? I had to drink water between bites and brush my teeth afterward because it was making my mouth slimy. Not sure I will buy them again since it wasn’t a pleasant eating experience.

    Louise - June 23

    That’s odd 🙁 I haven’t tried the lamb one unfortunately. I generally stick to the bison one.

    Damon - August 12

    Yes! I’m eating a lamb bar now, and Googled it along with “tongue coating” to see if it was a common experience. Your note, here, and an Amazon review both mention it. I’ve had the beef and the bison bars, and neither of them coated my mouth like this. Not sure I can finish it… although I’m at least encouraged to believe that, if others are noting this, maybe it’s less likely to be some kind of industrial teflon leakage accident?

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