Pacific Northwest Kale Chips | Review

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I have a confession to make.  I have never eaten a kale chip before.  That is, before this week.  This may be a bit of a surprise to my regular followers, seeing as I love kale very much.  But there were two reasons I had never tried the snack.  Number one- price.  Just about every time I'm in Whole Foods, I glance up from gathering my apples to peruse the raw snacks shelf.  I always think, "Maybe this week, kale chips will be on sale.."  Unfortunately, their price tag comes in at around $8 a container, and that's a little heavy on my pocket book.  The second reason that I've never tried kale chips is because I refuse to make them for myself.  Why?  Because I don't have a dehydrator, and I have a firm belief that when I make kale chips I want them to be raw.

So when Vegan Cuts asked me to do a review of Pacific Northwest Kale Chips, I jumped at the chance.  I'm a huge fan of Vegan Cuts, having purchased my two beloved Christy Robinson necklaces from them.  And F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. I would get to try kale chips.  I received three flavors to test- Cheezy Crunch, Stumptown Original, and Glacier Peak Greens.  I was not disappointed.  When I first looked at the ingredients, I was very pleased to see that the chips only contained vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, and nutritional yeast, with no added oil.  This made their texture very light while still being flavorful.  Add to the fact that they are gluten-free, vegan, and raw, these are the ultimate health food snack.  This really comes in handy since they're so addictive- you won't feel guilty an entire bag in one sitting!

Vegan Cuts is currently holding a sale on Pacific Northwest Kale Chips!  You get all three flavors  for the amazing price of $16.00.  You can't beat that when it comes to purchasing pre-packaged kale chips.


The first kale chips I tried were the Cheezy Crunch.  The flavor is very mild, as I expected them to have a stronger cheezy taste.  But, they are quite addictive, and I could see myself eating an entire container in one sitting.

Ingredients: organic kale, organic cashews, organic yellow bell pepper, organic onion, organic lemon juice, organic turmeric, nutritional yeast, salt.


The second flavor I tried was the Stumptown Original.  These were my favorite.  They have an amazing spicy kick to them and are highly addictive.  The flavor is very dynamic, and I would eat an entire bag for a meal in a heartbeat.

Ingredients: organic kale, organic hazelnuts, organic red bell pepper, organic onion, organic garlic, organic lemon juice, organic cayenne, organic turmeric, nutritional yeast, salt.


The last flavor I tried was Glacier Peak Greens.  I also really love these chips, as they have a heat to them that isn't immediately detectable.  I love the combination of cilantro, lime, and jalapeno, which make the flavor very savory.

Ingredients: organic kale, organic cashews, organic yellow bell pepper, organic onion, organic cilantro, organic jalapeno, organic lime juice, nutritional yeast, salt.

Purchase your Pacific Northwest Kale Chips on Vegan Cuts here.  You can use the coupon code BLOGFRIEND and save an additional 10% on your order(not including shipping), expiring 10/31!  Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I was given this product to review, but all of the thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.

24 comments:

  1. I have never heard of kale chips before, but these seem very yummy! I like that they are actually healthy snacks, whithout a lot of additives. I will have to tell my brother in law. He eats really healthy, and is a big fan of kale. It sounds like a must try!

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    1. they're very healthy- NO additives! matt would probably love them!

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  2. wowza.. these are from Pacific northwest and i havent tried them yet!:))
    i love that there is no oil in them and i love all the flavors! give me a spicy kale chip any day!
    i should pick these up for sure. i can feel the crunch!
    maybe i need to review some too ;)

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    1. go get yourself some spicy kale chips, ladyfriend!! you'll love them!

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  3. I am obsessed with kale chips. That was actually a huge part of the reason I wanted a dehydrator - the pre-made chips are crazy expensive and baking them just isn't the same. I literally buy several pounds of kale at a time now (the cashiers at WF think I'm a little insane) and make one massive batch of chips for the week. It takes some time, but they are so freaking good!

    The Pacific Northwest flavors sound awesome. I love that they're oil-free too!

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    1. yeah..i need a dehydrator asap. that's awesome that you buy several pounds of kale and are committed to making a huge batch every week!

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  4. I haven't tried kale chips yet - but now you've inspired me! maybe i'll have to look for some. :)

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    1. you need to try them! get them while they're on sale on vegan cuts ;)

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  5. I LOVE kale chips! I do have a dehydrator, but I don't make them often enough. I need to remedy that.

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    1. i'm totally jealous of you owning a dehydrator, fyi ;) i hope you make some delicious kale chips and other raw deliciousness very soon ;)

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  6. Mmm those kale chips look amazing! I've never bought any at the store, but if I had those around nearby, I'd be all over them.

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    1. yeah, i totally am all over them right now!

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  7. These are made very close to where I live and I've never tried them, mostly due to the same reason: $$$. But they look awesome. I usually dehydrate my own but haven't made any in a while. The cilantro, jalapeno, and lime ones sound really good.

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    1. yeah, kale chips are so expensive! i hope you get around to making some in your dehydrator soon ;)

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  8. Hi Caitlin! I'm your newest follower. I knew I had to be when I saw this post about kale chips.

    I bought a different brand of kale chips once as a gift to my boyfriend and they were awesome (Southwest Ranch!). Not cheap, though! Your post has reminded me that I've got kale in my crisper that needs to be finished up. I might have to make some kale chips...though mine won't be raw since I don't have a dehydrator. Someday maybe. Anyways, I look forward to your next post.

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    1. welcome and thank you for commenting!! southwest ranch sounds delicious! i'll definitely have to look into them ;)

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  9. These look so good! Baked kale chips just don't compare to raw, and I'm like you- I just can't be spending $8-$10 for a bag of kale chips. I tried making my own kale chips several months ago, but was kind of bummed that my entire bunch of kale made just a few chips. That I ate in about 20 minutes. $16 for 3 bags sounds great! And I love Vegan Cuts so it makes me happy knowing my money will be supporting a good vegan business. :-)

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    1. i hope you get them from vegan cuts, kristy! it's always great to support a vegan company ;) and they're raw and SO GOOD!

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  10. I Love Kale Chips too but have a hard time spenfing the Money too - I am in the same boat as you, I became obessesed with Brads Raw Kale Chips Nacho Cheeze - SO GOOD, but expensive.

    I am going to have to give this brand a shot - thanks for reviewing and sharing!

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    1. brad's raw chips are so good! i just tried them at whole foods over the weekend! i hope you get some of these kale chips on vegan cuts ;)

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  11. I couldn't believe you never tried Kale chips before this post! hehe The Stumptown Original looks good. Thanks for sharing this online deal!

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    1. stumptown original was my FAVORITE. i devoured it immediately ;) i hope you are able to take advantage of the vegan cuts deal ;)

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  12. I LOVE Kale Chips! I tried them on my last trip to NYC. We don't get them (OR KALE!!!) in Switzerland, so I always send friends who go to the US to get me some! :D

    I also would like a dehydrator. Then I need to plant some kale in my garden

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    1. no kale in switzerland?! that's awful! you're lucky you have friends from out of the country that bring it to you ;)

      and i'm with you on both those desires ;)

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