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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kaia Foods' BBQ Kale Chips: Sunny Green Delights from Oakland

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM

TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
Oakland's Kaia Foods makes kale chips in regular and BBQ varieties, the latter pumped up with flavorings that include sun-dried tomatoes, agave nectar, apple cider vinegar, wheat-free tamari, and chile/onion/garlic powders. We're not sure how these came to be labeled "BBQ" ― that's not exactly what they evoked on our palate. We got more of a sunny, almost a Tuscan vibe, not down-home Southern. Delicate crispness made the chips a standout (no hint of the raw-snacks toughness we were expecting), and they're gluten free. Would we ever choose kale chips over potato chips? Oh hell no. Theoretically.

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