Q: Why eat BUFF?
A: Thanks to BUFF's portability, nutrition and great taste, they are a fantastic source of energy for athletes, active families and foodies. We at BUFF strive to create the best tasting, responsibly sourced, all natural, Bison based snack stick available in the Canadian market.
Q: What type of casing is BUFF made with?
A: It is a bovine collagen casing - thanks for asking!
Q: Is BUFF specialty diet friendly?
A: Absolutely! A lot of our customers have special diet restrictions. BUFF is perfect for Diabetic diets, Its great for Paleo, keto and primal diets. Its made in a peanut free facility and the question we get asked the most yes, BUFF is GLUTEN FREE!
Q: If I am following Paleo or Primal diets can I eat bison?
A: Paleo is a diet and lifestyle that uses what humans have eaten for millions of years as a guide. So on top of being delicious, bison is most certainly on the Paleo and Primal diets, considering Bison is the original red meat. Our BUFF sticks included. Using all natural ingredients with no fillers makes them a tasty diet conscious snack.
Q: Why does the charge display as Alternate Route on my credit card statement?
A: Great question. Rest assured that your order is coming directly from BUFF. Alternate Route is our operating company. When BUFF started our lives were on much different paths and when we look the leap and created BUFF and Big Rock Bison we decided we were taking an “alternate route” and it stuck.
Q: Why are bison products so much more expensive that normal off the shelf meat snacks?
A: The true cost of food is complicated. It has taken us years to truly understand. Let me give you a very quick breakdown. Its easy to look at the package and just see expensive, but if you really break down what’s in it and factor in: that we chose all natural ingredient, and sourced everything from our meat and maple syrup to bags and packaging supplies 100% Canadian it keeps out “footprint” smaller and jobs and industry dollars where we need it - at home! We believe that unhealthy food makes unhealthy people so creating a healthy and delicious alternative will have the opposite effect. When all factors are considered, it becomes clear that, the cost of eating moderate portions of delicious, healthy, sustainable meat is fairly inexpensive. And you are worth it!
Q: Is the meat in the BUFF sticks from Big Rock Bison?
A: We wish we could say yes, but at this point we have created a product with a demand that outweighs the supply available. We work closely with the most well established and top notch bison supplier in Saskatchewan to supply the bison used in BUFF as well as an Ontario Beef farm that supplies the beef used. When bison herds in Ontario get to sustainable point where we can use 100% grass fed bison exclusively we will. Until then we seek to use the absolute best ingredients possible to create the nutritional power house that is BUFF.
Q: Can i order your Big Rock Bison online?
A: At this point no. We are happy to sell our BUFF sticks and BUFF Rustic Salami here on the website. But shipping frozen meat from the farm is not our expertise. So we have partnered up with NIKU Farms - www.nikufarms.com to ship our frozen meat across Ontario.
We also are happy to sell farm direct by appointment – every farm purchase gets a 10min bison tour! And from our select retailers. In Bruce Peninsula and Lake Huron cottage country at Lamblicious in Wiarton, North Sauble Meats and More in Sauble Beach and Southampton Meat Market in Southampton ON.
Q: Is Bison “Gamey” tasting?
A: Animal meat is flavored by whatever the animal eats during its life. So wild animals have a more “earthy” taste as they eat what is most natural – wild grasses, and legumes. The bison and beef used in our BUFF sticks are from reputable, upstanding farming operations that allow the animals to graze naturally but they may see a grain ration in their lifetime, so we cannot say that they are 100% grass fed – but we are certain that they are raised and harvested in the way which aligns with our farm practices.