Forget the cardboard-tasting heritage of the old school energy bar. Today’s trail-centric nutrition now covers the gamut, from kid-friendly gummy fish to chocolate-infused treats to wine made for climbers. Now enters Epic, a new protein source that creates its bars from 100 percent grass-fed animals. Their philosophy reads like the back menu of a farm-to-table, hoof-to-mouth restaurant, which is kind of an admirable feat. But the bars themselves are the better story. Each of the four flavors (bacon cranberry bison, habanero cherry beef, almond cranberry turkey, and currant mint lamb) deliver a hearty, gluten- and sugar-free dose of what you need while on the trail, including omega-3, iron, B12, and niacin. And did you notice that the bison option has bacon?!