Kale Chips. My unguilty pleasure. Three years ago, I had no idea that they existed, and now, they are a weekly part of my life. Their crunchy deliciousness really astounds me every time I buy or make them. They reign supreme over all snack foods in my household. Even the lurid temptresses, Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips, are paled by comparison. However, can you imagine salt and vinegar kale chips? (Woah, I need a moment. My two loves combined.) Regardless of S&V's tangy temptation, kale chips win out every time in my cart and in my pantry.
While I have a general love of kale chips, Rhythm Superfoods has produced a rather enjoyable snack. In fact, so enjoyable that they rarely make it all the way home from the grocery store. They make excellent on the drive home snack. Well, if you don't mind some green crumbs sprinkled on your chin, shirt, and seat. But don't worry, a quick shake off when you arrive to your destination will absolve you from any evidence.
The Zesty Nacho flavor, one of Rhythm Superfood's many, does a decent job of nailing the "cheesiness" of traditional nacho chips. All without the aid of nutritional yeast, a traditional cheese flavor substitute in vegan cooking. While they are not going to fool any non-vegans in a blind taste test, they are yummy. However, these are not the best kale chips that I have eaten. Of course, nothing beats fresh out of the oven. But, even from the store, I have had better. These can taste a little bit bitter and flat. You can tell that they were not dehydrated yesterday. On the other hand, I have never had a bag last more than 5 minutes, so in total, they are both zesty and flavorful.
In regards to size, when you first open the bag, you get a few glorious crunchy enormous pieces. As you get closer to the bottom of the bag, the pieces get smaller. But the average one is slightly bigger than a quarter, which is nicely bite sized. However, I wish there were more large ones. I am not sure why, but finding them is like finding a trunkful of gold amongst gold doubloons. So, when you give these a try, cherish the few trunkfuls of nachoy kale.
Another plus about this brand is their quality for price. They are raw, gluten-free, non gmo, and organic. For all of these qualities, I only spent 5 dollars. Which for a 3 minute drive home inhale, is pricey. BUT, compared to their competitors, they are 2-3 dollars less expensive. so, if you are looking for a "budget friendly" indulgence, then Rhythm Superfoods is a great product.
These chips are made with very clean whole foods. Their ingredients include: Kale, Sunflower Seeds, Tahini, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Carrot, Sea Salt, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Chipotle Powder.
These chips make a wonderful snack, and if my tummy insists on a kale chip quick fix, but my wallet is feeling light, they are a nice compromise. My dog, Winkle, even was hoping to partake!