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!