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Ramadan Hack Soil Style: The (Healthy) Muchies

When it comes to snacks we all love chips and our recent bundle of joy from Soil Store contained both sweet and savory kinds; Muncherie Kale Chips, Emily Fruit Crisps and Soil Store’s very own Coconut Chips. The kale chips came in a red pepper and chili flavor, and a cheese and onion flavor; while Emily Fruit Crisps came in crunchy apple and pineapple, as well as, baked coconut chips in Original. The baked coconut chips are a Soil Store original product that was researched and developed by the founder. We reviewed the crisps in a taste test and these were our overall results:

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Muncherie Kale Chips:

I started with the red pepper flavor, I’m actually not a huge fan of capsicums but I always make a point to try new things and these were certainly worth it. The slight sweetness of the pepper and perfect balance of the spice created a great flavor palette. I also liked that the kale felt heavier than other brands, perhaps because it’s slowly dehydrated instead of being baked, yet surprisingly it withheld it’s crunchiness. As I opened the second cheesy flavor I noticed three notes on the pack which highly impressed me; firstly all the kale is grown in the UAE, making this a regional product. Second, it’s all organic and finally it’s also vegan; the dairy cheese is replaced but a substitute. Now these points to one side… Even if they hadn’t been organically, regionally produced and vegan, they were spectacular! A real winner and highly, highly recommended.

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Emily Fruit Crisps:

I moved onto the fruit crisps, a brand I’ve seen many times yet never picked up as, quite frankly, I find most fruit chips to be chewy and not at all crispy. But I was in for another pleasant surprise; the crunch was right on point and even the sweetness was well balanced. My primary thought was of how great these would taste in our granola recipe!

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Soil Store’s own Coconut Chips:

I’m hit and miss with coconut, sometimes I like it and sometimes I don’t, but after meeting the founder of Soil Store late in 2015 and hearing her story into producing a high quality coconut chip that isn’t covered in preservatives I’d been dying to try them. So now I finally had my hands on them and they were exactly what I’d been looking forward to. Crunchy and slightly sweet, a deep coconut flavor ebbing through making this taste test an all round success.

Order the kale chips, Emily Fruit Crisps and Coconut chips through Soil Store’s online site. 




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