Epic Bison Bars

Beef, bacon, cranberry power bars.

BisonBarOn my recent hiking trip to Sedona, Arizona, I found a novel new protein bar featuring grassfed bison, bacon and cranberry. The Epic Bar is a modern take on the native American pemmican, a mix of meat protein (usually bison, but also moose, elk or deer) and fruit.

One bar packs in 12grams of fat and 11 grams of protein, so this ain’t for an afternoon snack. Instead, they’re mean for athletes and hikers needing a healthy energy boost.

Other flavors include beef-habanero-cherry and turkey-almond-cranberry. Look for lamb, currant and mint in the spring. Want to get your hands on some? They’re available at Oliver’s Markets beginning this week.