Review EPIC Bar Turkey Almond Cranberry

June 14, 2018






Happy Friday everyone! We're halfway into June and summer is pretty much here. The days are long and here in Atlanta there's still a glimmer of sunlight at 9:30 pm. It's amazing. I've been trying to eat better, which to me means cutting out sugar. I have a sweet tooth and it's the hardest thing for me to kick. I get hungry around 11 am and around 3:30 pm. As the receptionist, there's a huge candy bowl about three feet away from me filled with Kit Kats, Snickers, peanut M&Ms and more. The kind of candy that you wanted when you went trick or treating as a child. So around that time my eye always wanders over to this giant candy bowl. Half the time I can talk my way out of grabbing something out of the bowl. But I want to be better about it! 

The other day I was at Whole Foods and saw EPIC Bars were on sale. Two for $4. I decided to pick up the turkey almond cranberry bar and uncured bacon bar. Today's review is for the turkey almond cranberry bar.


Let's check out the nutrition facts. 130 calories per serving. One serving is one bar. Fat calories are 50. Total fat is 6 grams. Saturated fat 1 gram. Sodium is 190mg. Carbs are 10 grams. Sugars are 6 grams. Protein 11 grams. Overall, it's not bad. 

To give you a little bit of background, I normally love pork jerky but I find it to have a lot of sugar and a lot of salt. I don't have it too often. This EPIC bar definitely piqued my interest because of the low sugar and salt content. 


Looking at the list of ingredients, I can actually pronounce everything on it. That's a good sign! Interesting thing is it contains cranberries and almonds. I've never had any kind of jerky with fruit or nuts in it. I realize that not everyone likes sweet with savory and I am one of those people that do not mind it. 


The bar is about half an inch thick. It's not very big. About four inches long and two inches wide. I was worried it would be tough to chew but I was able to break a piece off really easily. You can actually see the almonds and cranberries embedded in the turkey. The taste is a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. There's a hint of turkey flavor, but not much. My first reaction was wow, this isn't bad... but it's not fantastic. However, I do think it can keep me away from the sugar bowl. I may have to buy some more the next time I'm at Whole Foods. I also only ate half the bar at 10:30 and saved the second half for the afternoon munchies. 


Do you have a favorite snack? I would love to hear what others snack on at the office. Please leave me a comment, and if you're having problems shoot me an email. I changed the restrictions to allow anyone to comment but for those who have been around for a while you may need to refresh your browser if it doesn't allow you to.

That's it for me, hope you all have a great weekend! 




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  1. I’m a carb junkie with a sweet tooth and I find if I don’t just eat whatever I’m craving, I’ll eat a bunch of “healthy” snacks before finally just eating what I wanted to begin with. So now I just skip to the goodies and save myself the extra 2-400 calories worth of pre-snacking lol

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    1. I hear ya, sometimes I just gotta let me have those fries. LOL! I wish I loved to drink plain water. I just find it so boring. I've tried lemon and I'll do it for a little bit but then I'll just stop after a while. I need to find something that gives it a little bit of a taste that isn't sour.

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