Sunday, October 24, 2010

Snap, Crackle, Crunch!


I recently tried three kinds of Blue Mountain Organics' Earth Chips - and I'm in love. These are some of the very best kale chips I've ever tried (and I've sampled a lot of different ones).

If you have a salty, crunchy, chip fetish, and want a healthy raw vegan option, these are for you. While sugar has always been my thing more than salt, I've always enjoyed a good kale chip now and then so I thoroughly enjoyed savoring these goodies!
While there were large pieces/chunks of the chips in each bag, there were a lot of broken pieces, I enjoyed being able to use the "crumbs" as flavorful salad toppings - which works especially well with these chips because there are seeds on the chips.


The Earth Chips come in five flavors: Coconut Curry Kale, Cheezy Spicy Kale, Chocolate Kale, Nutty Cheezy Kale, and Cheezy Kale.

I tried three kinds:

Cheezy Kale - These are perfectly crunchy, cheezy (without the cheese!), and flavorful. The kale is bathed in a red pepper cashew, sauce. I like the addition of extra seeds on the outside which add to the crunch factor.


Spicy Cheezy Kale - While I can't handle much spice, these chips delivered just the right about of oomph, and left me wanting more. The kale is coated in a red pepper, seed, cashew, and chipotle sauce.


Chocolate Kale - Since I'm off cacao for now, I gave this bag to my mom to try. She's a chocolate lover and thoroughly enjoyed these. I teased myself by smelling them - it was like chocolate heaven. The kale is coated in a cacao, coconut, cashew mixture. Here's what she had to say about them: "A delicious snack with an unusual combo and texture. Each bite brings a burst of chocolate along with the crunch of dried kale."


If you're looking for a great snack, unique chocolate dessert, or a new kale chip, give these a try!

8 comments:

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Wow, chocolate kale chips - who knew?? Thanks for the review, always good to have an opinion on these things!

HiHoRosie said...

I love kale chips and never ever thought to mix cacao with kale. awesome!

Anonymous said...

Heather, I know of these chips that can be bought thru Raw Food World too. They are really addicting! Going to buy the chocolate and coconut ones next!!

Kat said...

i love kale, and kale chips, and even though I usually make my own, I've bought them a few times -- I have noticed though, the ones I buy always seem really crunchy. when i make them, they are crunchy when they are first done, but the leftovers (when there are any, haha) don't stay crunchy. any tips for that?

Mjuuugly said...

Kate: You might try to put the kale chips in a tin. After I went over to a box in tin and now my chips are always crispy.
:)

Ela said...

Those sound so good. Probably pretty easy to make oneself also?

The cacao one sure sounds intriguing (tho' like you, I'm not supposed to have cacao) - that would be a different kind of dessert indeed!

thanks for sharing!
love
Ela

Ravenous Rowie said...

Oooh, those chips look SO good! I have tried making some at home before, but they are sure not perfected! It would be nice to try the real thing! Delicious sounds flavors!

Mandy said...

I've tried these for a long time and have been addicted to it ever since. Kale chips are simply the best alternative when you're craving for sweet chocolate chip cookies.