Small list of ingredients; huge punch of flavor.

Karla Walsh
June 12, 2020
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While frothing up whipped coffee and stress-baking banana bread may be among the most popular social media moments of the year, we're beginning to think pickle might just be the flavor of 2020.

Spotted by @aldiforpresident for $2.29, each 3 ½-ounce bag of Simply Nature Kale Chips offers three and a half servings of vegan, gluten-free, dill-flavored goodness. The kale chips are also available in Sea Salt and Lemon & Olive Oil varieties, but why would you opt for one of those when you could pick pickle?

This veggie-infused snack is part of Aldi's Simply Nature line, which features all organic products that are free of more than 125 common food additives—including high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) and antibiotics—as well as all artificial ingredients, preservatives and colors.

According to Fooducate, each 23-chip serving has 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbs and 1 gram of protein. Unlike some produce pretenders that tout how they're "plant-based" but only include a tiny bit of the fruit or veggie promoted, the most prominent ingredient in these kale chips is—you guessed it—kale! Potato flour and starch, sunflower and safflower oil, sea salt, rice flour, white vinegar powder, cane sugar, garlic and a few acids (for tang) round out the ingredient list.

We look forward to snagging a bag or two on our next Aldi run to enjoy alongside our lunch sandwiches and dunk in all the dips. Yes, that includes dill pickle hummus, because we're firm believers that you can pretty much never overdose on dill.