Posted by: suzan | May 25, 2012

Alive & Radiant – Products Worth Reviewing

If you’ve ever fallen in love with a certain food, then you’ll know how hard it can be to resist eating it. That’s exactly what happened when we tried Alive & Radiant’s Tarragon Dijon Kale Chips. I can honestly say, that I’ve never had kale chips as delicious and enticing as Alive & Radiant’s Kale chips. Between my son and I, we devoured the entire bag in one sitting – and still had some crumbles left in the bag that I poured out and gloriously polished them off. Yes, they were that good! I’m not much of a kale eater, but I do eat them once in awhile in a salad or in soups but as kale chips, they are delightfully unique and satisfying.

The vegetable Kale itself is considered a power food. Why? Because kale contains various nutritional benefits including Vitamins A,C, and K; minerals such as Calcium, Iron, and Manganese; certain amounts of Omega’s; and because of it’s cruciferous family, Kale has been studied to prevent certain types of cancer. Kale itself hasn’t been very popular throughout the years mainly because most people don’t know what to do with it. The best way of getting its full nutritional potential is eating it raw ofcourse, but that can be very difficult because of it’s slightly bitter and chewy texture. So several ways of eating it and still getting the nutritional benefits are boiling it slightly and eating it as a salad, stir-frying it with other veggies, and of  course, eating it as raw kale chips. At Alive & Radiant, they dehydrate their Kale chips at low temperatures to keep it in it’s “raw” form so that they still retain their nutritional content. But if you’re thinking raw chips sounds strange, well, you haven’t tried Alive & Radiant Kale chips then.

 

Alive & Radiant Kale chips are so incredibly unique and delicious that you’ll wonder why you even bother eating anything else. Their Kale chips contain very little ingredients, but its what those ingredients are that really makes these Kale chips stand out. At Alive & Radiant, they use cashews and sesame seeds for that unique and delicate crunch and with each flavor profile, you get a distinctive flavor and texture. Our favorite is the Tarragon Dijon flavor as well as the Southwest Ranch flavor. Both of them are slightly tangy with a hint of sweetness. We were able to try all of their flavors and we could see how much love and inspiration were put into the flavors of each variety. Currently, Alive & Radiant’s Kale Chips come in the following flavors: Cheezy Chipotle (which has quite a kick to it), Tarragon Dijon, Quite Cheezy, Southwest Ranch, Spirulina Orange Creamsicle (this one is definitely different from all others), and Chockalet Chip. Yes, chocolate flavored kale chips! You wouldn’t believe the extraordinary taste to this flavor – very chocolately but not overwhelmingly sweet. My son said it was strange to have chocolate kale chips, but he found it quite delightful in that the kale chips were both sweet and a bit savory.

 

Alive & Radiant is a division of Kaia Foods who also produces natural sprouted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, “raw” cookies which are moist and chewy, and buckwheat granolas. At Kaia Foods and Alive & Radiant, they believe that providing good nutrition in the most natural way is a healthier way of living. Therefore, their foods are made from scratch using the finest organic ingredients, dehydrated, and no artificial anything. With their simple, “sprout, mix, and dehydrate” system, their foods maintain their natural nutritional value and with their Kale chips, the flavors are enticingly addicting. We honestly couldn’t stop eating the Kale chips and with them being so much healthier than regular fried potato chips, there weren’t too much guilt after polishing off an entire bag. I think Alive & Radiant Kale chips are great for people of any age and their super crunchy texture makes it fun to eat as well. We even sprinkled some on top of our salads as well as placed them inside our sandwiches. I think the Kale chips are great eaten as is, but with such intense and unique flavors, you can probably find other uses for them as well. Alive & Radiant Kale chips are also gluten-free and perfect for Vegans and if you’re looking for a new Raw diet, you won’t be disappointed with Alive & Radiant’s Kale chips.

The lovely folks at Alive & Radiant had generously sent me all of their six flavors to try and review. Since we started enjoying the taste and benefits of Kale several months ago, we were really delighted that Alive & Radiant’s Kale chips offered a different way of eating raw kale. For those of you who want to venture out of the potato chips era, try giving Alive & Radiant’s Kale chips a chance – you won’t be disappointed. Currently you can find Alive & Radiant products at natural grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market. For more info about Alive & Radiant, please visit their website: http://blessingsaliveandradiantfoods.com/ and their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AliveRadiantFoods.

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products. 

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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Responses

  1. My daughter and I love Kale, this would be great to try! I never heard of it before this review.


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