Why is it every so often I bite into a rough piece in my EPIC bar?
At EPIC we purchase whole animal muscle meat to use in our bars. All animal muscle meat is enveloped within a thin tendinous sheath (connective tissue) that is removed prior to cooking. We cut excess tendon by hand to ensure a lean and clean bite. Occasionally, a small piece of tendon might sneak past us. Once cooked, this tissue can turn into a hard or chewy piece inside your bar. The texture is similar to a chewy strip of beef jerky.