I've been really into assorted snack foods lately, particularly salty things like chips. In an attempt to be healthier, I decided to try out a new brand of kale chips. I really liked kale chips in the past, particularly a few years ago when I used to make them myself and season them with all sorts of things, but I don't recall what brand I used to get when I did get store bought ones. I tried Brad's Raw Foods because the flavors sounded good. The kale chips themselves impressed me every time, but I didn't like the flavors of them. I haven't found any that I'd purchase again.
|Natural Nacho Kale Chips.|
- Natural Nacho: "Coated with sunflower seeds, red bell pepper, agave nectar, chickpea miso, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion, Bragg Aminos, and Himalayan sea salt". I wanted to like these. The kale chips themselves were nicely done, big chunks. They were well coated in seasoning. But I did not like the nacho cheese flavor at all. Personal preference perhaps?
- Nasty Hot Kale Chips: "Smothered with red bell pepper, cashews, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, chickpea miso, Himalayan sea salt, and cayenne pepper". These were better than the nacho ones, but I still didn't like them. Again, the kale was nice and crispy, in big chunks. The coating was spot on. But I just really didn't like the flavor, they had a strange bitterness to them. I liked the spicy though. I tried these several times, to make sure my first failure wasn't just due to the mood I was in, but I never liked them. The crunch was good, the chunks were good, but they just didn't come together for me. Another friend said they tasted too much like grass.
- Vampire Killer: "Coated with red bell pepper, cashews, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, scallions, chickpea miso, garlic, and Himalayan sea salt". These I actually liked. The kale chips were again nice big chunks, and the seasoning on these was enjoyable. Although, they did leave me with some serious garlic breath.