You know buffalo have made it in America when two former vegans are selling bison and bacon bars down in Austin, Patagonia launches its own line of buffalo jerky, a chef in Colorado is serving grass-fed bison tartar to celebrate the meat’s “preciousness,” and Whole Foods is hawking the stuff at $25.99 per pound (for strip steaks).

Of course, bison already had it made in America back when they roamed the country’s open plains by the millions, happily eating, pooping, and procreating, while — perhaps not so happily — also serving as nourishment for Native Americans. But then European settlers showed up and, together with bovine disease, pushed the population to near extinction.

Anyway, why dwell on the past when there are 100 percent natural buffalo cranberry sticks in the present?