BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Kalettes Review

BCFresh Chef's Reserve Kalettes

BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Kalettes

A unique vegetable I’d never tried! 

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I’ve been trying to buy more local/Canadian products recently and most of the produce in the produce room at Costco is from the USA. I’ve seen the “kalettes” at Costco for quite some time but always passed them by because I had no idea what they actually were or what they tasted like. I figured they might be a good review item to try! I’ve had kale before but never “kalettes”.  Today I’m reviewing the Costco BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Kalettes, these are produced in Canada so I felt good about buying them!

Cost

I paid $4.49 Canadian for the 300 gram bag of kalettes which is pretty reasonable for a unique produce item and is cheaper than grocery store brussels sprouts!

BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Roasted Kalettes Instructions

Convenience

Unlike most bagged and sealed produce, you have to wash these! So make sure you wash them before you eat them or cook them. To cook them you simply just toss them in some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them in your oven at 475 degrees for about 10 minutes. These are great as a side or you can throw them in a salad. To make them extra delicious you can consider combining them with some crispy bacon bits.

BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Kalettes

Nutrition

These are NON-GMO and kale is known as being one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Kale is a great source of vitamin C and K and also is known to help lower cholesterol. Without any added oil or salt these are extremely low in calories and fat. If you add some oil and salt the sodium content will increase as well as calories and fat but they’re still a healthy option!

BCFresh Chef’s Reserve Kalettes

Taste

These are tasty, cute and colorful! I will note that I tried these roasted, using salt and olive oil and doubt these would taste nearly as good without the extra added salt and oil. If you like brussels sprouts you’ll enjoy these because they really taste similar to a brussel sprout. They’re like a kale/brussels sprout hybrid. They’re softer than a brussels sprout because they have green and purple fluffy kale leaves that get super nice and crunchy when roasted. These are absolutely delicious roasted, the leaves become slightly golden brown and they’re very flavorful. The salt and olive oil gently accentuates the nutty flavor. I could definitely eat a bunch of these alone as a snack. You could eat these raw but they’re pretty cruciferous so I suggest frying or roasting them.

I would definitely buy these again, they’re a nice change from brussels sprouts and can be used in various ways! I think they’d make an awesome side for Christmas turkey!

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 10/10

Taste: 8.5/10

What’s your favorite vegetable to roast?

 

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