Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Brief Note On Kale: Is It Even Food?

I tried some Kale "chips" today at Longos.  They were awful, as though somebody had cut up a black garbage bag, battered and then deep-fried it.  Like spinach, in other words, but with spinach's one or two nice flavor notes removed and drops of "this-taste-like-such-shit-the-hippies-will-think-its-good-for- them" juice slathered over.  And it made me wonder: is this some kind of conspiracy to fool health conscious progressives into eating garbage, or has years of talking on cell-phones caused people's tongues to mutate until they're actually able to consume and enjoy industrial waste?  I mean this crap can't really be healthy, can it?

PS.  Longos also had free pizza today, which was quite good.

5 comments:

Omar said...

I don't often eat at McDonald's, but when I do it's for the kale and feta breakfast wrap! Mmmm..

deb Scott said...

its soylent green

jrkrideau said...

I have my suspicions that it really is food but it's popular in Northern Germany apparently. There are kale parties or tours "Kohifahrten", and kale festivals. The mind boggles.

http://www.germanfoodguide.com/gruenkohl.cfm

jrkrideau said...

Omar's joking is he not? There cannot be a kale and feta breakfast wrap even at MacDonalds.

Omar said...

In Nova Scotia there is and it's rather good! It's a little light on the Kale, but for $5 I won't complain.