We are proud to announce that our new Duck Fat Cooking Oil was the recipient of a prestigious New Hope NEXTY Award at the Natural Products Expo West & Engredea in Anaheim, California. Selected by the editors at New Hope Natural Media, the NEXTY Award highlights the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry.
Made from 100% cage-free duck, EPIC’s Duck Fat Cooking Oil is part of the brand’s new line of chef-choice, time trusted animal based oils, also available in Pork Lard and Beef Tallow. Our Duck Fat Cooking Oil is a versatile and flavorful cooking fat that is stable at high temperatures and rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats. These products were developed as part of EPIC’s Whole Animal Project, a “nose to tail” effort to more fully utilize and honor all aspects of the animals we source, thus minimizing waste.
"We are thrilled to be recognized among the many incredible products showcased at this year’s Natural Products Expo West," said Taylor Collins, Co-Founder and Chief at EPIC Provisions. "One of our primary missions for 2016 is to better utilize the whole animal, which has challenged us to expand into new categories like oils, broths and organ meat. These new product innovations are allowing consumers to fully enjoy the wholesome spectrum of majestic animals that create nourishing food.”
To determine the winners, New Hope's content and standards team narrowed the field of more than 500 submissions down to three finalists each in 19 categories. Next, seven esteemed industry judges were brought in to select the winning product in each category, which was revealed with a grand musical fanfare on March 12 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. The Duck Fat Cooking Oil, launched earlier this year, was selected as a finalist and ultimately a victor in the Best New Condiment category. EPIC’s new Turkey Cranberry Sage Bone Broth was also nominated for a NEXTY Award in the Best New Special Diet Food category.
"Its a little amusing to think that a traditional cooking oil rendered from animal fats is deemed 'Whats NEXT.' Our grandparents and great-grandparents used animal oils as a staple in their kitchens. Although there is nothing new about the concept, we are stoked to provide consumers with a unique cooking oil that was seemingly forgotten about," said Katie Forrest, Co-Founder and President at EPIC Provisions. "At the core of EPIC we are inspired by reconnecting people to REAL food! This NEXTY Award is a big deal for us and we are very grateful."
Head over to our web store and try the "best new condiment of 2016"... you will not be disappointed!