I've only had kale once in my life. My sister-in-law's brother's wife made it for us. She sautéed it with garlic and I think a little splash of vinegar. I can't remember. It was good. But then, she's a great cook. She probably could have sautéed shoelaces and they would have been delicious.
Then Ed and I went to breakfast and saw a Kale Tonic on the menu. Kale Tonic?? It had Kale, Fuji Apple, English Cucumber, and Lemon. Fujis are my favorite apple, and I like cuke and lemon. And it's a cold drink. We thought it might be refreshing. We decided to get one and both sample it.
I have to say that the color was a little off-putting. I've never had a green drink. I'm not a juicer. Shocker, right?
And no, I've never even had green beer on St. Patty's Day. Not my thing.
We sipped. I didn't taste any kale and neither did Ed. Although how could I know? I'm pretty sure I don't even know what kale tastes like. I did detect apple, but no cucumber flavor. Cucumbers are so mild anyway, do they even have a flavor? And no lemon. I love almost anything with a citrus zing and I wasn't getting that flavor. Ed didn't get either.
So it was mostly a mild apple juice served up in liquid the color of antifreeze. I probably wouldn't order this again.
I've decided I'm definitely in the #NeverKale camp.
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