What you eat each morning has the power to make or break the rest of the day. It can set you up for success or for struggle. Epic created these bars as a delicious morning option that leaves you feeling energized. By incorporating egg yolks, these bars are also a natural evolution of our Whole Animal Project, which aims to utilize as much as possible of every animal product. You deserve to feel good. Start your morning and let that momentum carry you through an EPIC day.
You can now take the classic morning favorite on-the-go! This bar pays homage to our founders who used to cook bacon to keep in their cycling kits on long rides. We've come a long way since then, and you no longer have to worry about grease stains or spoilage. Uncured bacon and egg yolks, a classic way to kick off your day.
Clearly, the star of the show here is the organic egg yolks, so you might be asking...why?
Besides being nutrient-dense and delicious (they add a rich savory flavor), Epic also feels that supporting free-range and pastured egg supply chains help create a more ecologically viable food system. Outdoor egg-laying hens add valuable nutrients back into the soil through their manure, which helps with grassland restoration. Their foraging also helps manage bugs, especially helpful for multi-species operations where nutritious food for chickens can become parasites for ruminant animals.
Moreover, eggs provide this incredible nutrient and protein profile while requiring less resources than the production of many other foods. They are less water-intensive than tubers, dairy, farmed fish, and conventional beef.
Now that the misconception that dietary saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease has been debunked, more people are seeking out high-quality and responsibly sourced animal-based superfoods more than ever before. Epic recognizes egg yolks as one of these superfoods and is thrilled to incorporate them into their new Rise & Grind Bars so that you can stay properly fueled wherever life takes you!
Ingredients: uncured smoked bacon - no nitrates or nitrites added* (pork, water, salt, vinegar, celery powder), pork, organic dried egg yolk, maple sugar, encapsulated lactic acid**, sea salt, cultured celery powder
Contains Egg Ingredients: *Except for those naturally occurring in celery powder and sea salt. **Not from milk
* This product is sensitive to heat. During summer months, please consider purchasing our Insulated Shipping Containers with Ice Packs to avoid possible melting. Also consider upgrading to USPS Priority shipping or 2-day Air as the cooler only guarantees 48 hours of protection. Unfortunately, BariatricPal cannot control weather conditions which could affect products once an order has left our warehouse. We promptly ship all orders from our climate-controlled warehouse, but extreme temperature fluctuations during transit are out of our control. No returns, exchanges or credits on products that might have been affected by melting.
Simple Solution to a Sticky Situation: If you encounter product melting issues, place boxes of bars or unopened items in the refrigerator for about an hour. For best results, minimize handling of individually wrapped products as much as possible. Although appearance may be slightly altered, items will re-harden with no loss of nutrition or taste.