Monday, February 25, 2013

Alive & Radiant Foods :: Delicious Kale Krunch & Veggie Krunch Raw Snacks! {Giveaway Ends 3/10}

Alive & Radiant Foods are the makers of raw, gluten-free snacks that feature organic vegetables, superfoods, and organic spices together for perfectly nutritious, guilt-free snacks. They are a brand that is part of Kaia Foods, where you can also find healthy granola and sprouted seeds too. If you're looking for nutrient-dense, flavorful and satisfying snacks, look no further! Alive and Radiant Foods has what you need to fuel your body without all the junk in other snacks.

Kale Krunch and Veggie Krunch are the two snacks I received for review. Ingredients are sprouted, mixed, and low-temperature dehydrated to preserve the wonderful superfood nutrients in Kale and other organic ingredients used. I could eat this stuff ALL DAY. I'm not kidding. These snacks are deliciously raw, flavorful, crunchy and so hard to resist! Even my anti-veggie hubby (he'll pretty much only drink green juice), LOVES the Kale Krunch and can't keep his hands off it. He'll consume a whole bag in one sitting! The bags do feature a zip-closure just in case they last longer than that (don't count on it!).
Kale Krunch is made using made using raw and organic veggies, fruits and nuts. Kale is of course the main ingredient in Kale Krunch flavors, and are covered in other organic ingredients to create their 7 flavors. They are light textured, crispy kale chips at their absolute highest quality. Each flavor is raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and full of flavor and fresh crunchy texture. Each bag is 2.2 ounces and all but two flavors carry the USDA Organic seal (the Quite Cheesy and Cheezy Chipotle do not). Cashews, chia seeds and sesame seeds make their way into many of the flavors. Some flavors are nut-free, while some are not, so be sure to inspect each ingredient panel before you buy to meet your specific dietary needs. Here's an example of the wholesome, healthful ingredients used by Alive & Radiant:

Kale Krunch (Perfectly Plain) Ingredient List: Organic Kale, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Himalayan Crystal Salt.

If you've never tried kale chips before, you're in for a real treat! The ruffled kale leaves covered in delicious spices create a brittle crunch that is truly unique. They're definitely addictive! Here are my thoughts on each flavor I received (I received all flavors except for Tarragon Dijon).

Southwest Ranch - This is the first flavor I grabbed to try. I have a thing for ranch flavors and this one does not disappoint! It has a little kick of spiciness as the bag suggests, but without being too overwhelming (I can barely handle mild salsa...). It's almost like eating a salad with ranch dressing.

Perfectly Plain - Actually more tasty than you might think! I wasn't expecting the rich, salty flavor of this one. I know it's a stretch to say this, but the taste reminds me of sourdough bread, which I miss so much since going gluten-free! 

Quite Cheezy - A creamy, cheesy flavor that's probably the most subtle flavor of them all. Probably the best choice for young kids, and especially for those that are dairy-free and craving some cheesiness!
Cheezy Chipotle - Deliciously cheesy with a smoky undertone that richens the overall flavor. Not really spicy (in case you're wondering), but still a yummy and satisfying.

Chockalet Chip - A lightly sweet, chocolatey flavor. The crunch is a little more strong since the chocolate coating is thicker than other flavors. The cacao isn't super rich, but more subtle to satisfy most sweet palates.

Hibiscus & Pink Peppercorn - Definitely the most interesting flavor, this one has a floral aroma and flavor undertones with a touch of pepper. I like it more than I thought I would but there are others I like more. The pinky purple color from the hibiscus flower is really neat though!
Veggie Crunch is also made using raw and organic veggies, fruits and nuts. They are the new snack line from Alive & Radiant Foods that are also gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan. I received the Sweet Onion and Teriyaki Greens flavors, but they also make an Arugula Cabbage flavor, and a Roots Confetti flavor. Each bag is just 2 ounces, and all four flavors are USDA Organic. 

Veggie Krunch offers the same benefits of being raw, and also the same awesome all-important crunch factor as the Kale Krunch. But the crunch lasts a little longer with these since the two I sampled seem to have chunkier ingredients involved other than just Kale (actually, there's no kale in the Sweet Onion flavor at all!). Because of this I feel like Veggie Krunch is a little more satisfying in my tummy, but both are equally flavorful and amazingly delicious.
Teriyaki Greens - Features kale, collard greens, ginger, coconut, carrots, tamari and other organic ingredients. It's a little reminiscent of my favorite teriyaki asian flavors that I'm very fond of. The ginger really stands out with just a hint of coconut in there adding a bit of sweetness.

Sweet Onion - Features onions, sesame seeds, tamari sauce, olive oil and other organic ingredients. You might be shocked by the intense onion flavor of this one! Simply incredible. I like onions, but never imagined I'd enjoy eating them as the main ingredient.

We have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing for Alive & Radiant Foods and will be replacing our love for potato chips with raw snacks like Kale Krunch and Veggie Krunch a lot more often!

Price: Kale Krunch - $5.99, Veggie Krunch - $5.99

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One winner will receive one bag of Quite Cheezy Kale Krunch and three bags of Veggie Krunch (one of each flavor)!

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


deb c said...

The Dates & Spice Buckwheat Granola sounds good.

jill24295 said...

I'd actually try the perfectly plain first.

Brittney Minor said...

I would love to try the Chili Lime kale chips! yum!

shirley said...

Quite Cheezy Kale Krunch for me.

Carly Dunavant said...

i would like to try Sweet Curry Sprouted Sunflower Seeds

Darlene said...

I would love to try Quite Chezzy Snack Pack

aperry said...

Quite Cheezy Kale Krunch 3.0 oz

Gigi said...

I would love to the Cocoa Bliss Granola

Ray said...

Chockalet Chip sounds awesome!

renata said...

The Quite Cheezy Kale sounds delicious as well as their Dates & Spice Buckwheat Granola! Thank you!

eclairre said...

I'd actually try the perfectly plain first.

G said...

I'd like to try the original Perfectly Plain to see how it tastes on its own! :)

GILLIAN said...

I love their products, and am so intrigued by the pink peppercorn and hibiscus flavor!

Anonymous said...

would love to try the Cocoa Bliss Sprouted Buckwheat Granola 12 oz

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Diana Cote said...

I would love to try Chockalet Chip Kale Krunch. Sounds yummy and a great alternative for those sweet tooth days. :D

latanya t said...

Quite Cheezy Kale Krunch

Kara said...

Love love love Kale chips!!

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Everything in the prize sounds fabulous - and we love kale chips - and just about any/everything KALE.

I know my Hubby would also LOVE the:

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger