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One of the more popular products we sell are the Inspiral Kale Chips. Currently, Inspiral produce these little tubs of goodness in four flavours - Cheesie Purple Corn, Baobab & Onion, Wasabi & Wheatgrass and Cacao & Cinnamon. They also have a new flavour on the way, Raspberry & Maca, and some more in the pipeline.
Inspiral are currently on a mission to get kale chips, as Inspiral's founder Dom, says, "out of the health food stores and into the high streets." To do this they need to raise money for a very fancy bit of equipment which means they can produce the kale chips on an industrial scale and get them out across the nation. They also want to get them into 100% compostable packaging.
As snack foods go, these are undoubtedly one of the healthiest and most delicious. Kale chips have that uniquely yummy quality to them that makes you feel like you're doing something naughty by eating them even when you're not. With Kale chips it's easy to eat your way through the equivalent of a bag of kale without batting an eyelid.
As Emma attested in her Kale Chip review here they're not something you can just put down and walk away from and my advice is, if you want to share them, buy double.
These new kale chips are from London's own InSpiral Foods and come in three flavours, Cheesie Purple Corn, Apple Cider Vinegar & Baobab, and Wheatgrass & Wasabi. I tried the latter, and was intrigued to see how the flavours would work together. I was never a fan of the extra pungent wasabi sauce that came with Japanese food but I do enjoy the gentler flavour of dehydrated wasabi cashews so I thought these might be similar.
Simply put, they are utterly delicious. The wasabi is not overpowering at all and just leaves your mouth with a slight warmth, the perfect snack for this time of year when we all need extra minerals (which kale is full of) as well as a bit of warmth in our food. Wasabi is made with horseradish which has long been used as an important source of warming winter medicine as it helps to dry congestion and boost circulation and of course wheatgrass is also packed with green goodness.
I think I'll be getting a few packets of these to take to relatives houses over Christmas as it will ensure I've got plenty of delicious snacks whilst everyone else is tucking into the pringles! I might even introduce them to my friends and family... if I can bear to share them that is!
I admit it, I'm a kale crisp addict. A kalecrispaholic if you will. I defy anybody to try kale crisps and not instantly become hooked on the crunchy moreish kaley crispy flavoursome gorgeous snack. In fact, when I make these myself, they never make it off the dehydrator tray! I just keep going back for more and more and more even before they're properly dehydrated. You get the picture, I'm a complete addict!
Now for the embarrasing part. Whenever I blog or review items I always, always have photos. Here is my photo of the kale crisps I tried:
That area of kale crisp crumbs you can see at the top of the packet, that's where I tipped the last of the crisps in to my mouth straight from the bag. I'm laughing through the shame of this picture. The truth is, these are SO DAMN GOOD I couldn't physically put the bag down to go get my camera to take a picture of them! How's that for a bonefide kale crisp addiction? :)
The Kale Crisps come in 2 flavours, Ranchier and Cheesy. These were the cheesy ones and boy they were they cheesy! Really crispy too and just utterly delicious. There isn't much more I can say really - I think the picture tells the story :) Again, handy sized pack to take on travels with you but I defy you not to have them eaten before you pack your suitcase!
A must for any kale crisp addict!
Editors note: Kale Crisp addicts can get help here.