Thursday, August 30, 2012

Support Local. We Do: KW Collards

As many of you know, we are big fans of KW Collards, how can we not be? They're delicious! We are also very fond of Patricia and Kizito Wademi, the husband and wife team behind these "Slammin' Good Greens," which are made here in Charlotte, NC! In 2006, Kizito found himself a newly divorced bachelor, once again cooking for himself every night. He created the KW Collards recipe not with the intention of selling them, just with the intention of eating them the way he liked them. Fast forward several years to Patricia's first taste and an idea begins to form when she declares "These are better than my mother's!" After rave reviews by everyone at their rehearsal dinner, Patricia and Kizito hatched a plan on their honeymoon to bring his greens to market! The surprising part for many when first tasting KW Collards is that they are vegan, but still packed full of flavor. For people who have grown up in the South, collards are typically cooked with pork. In Kenya, where Kizito is from, they are typically vegetarian and often served as a main dish over rice with cornbread and not just relegated to side dish status. KW Collards are one hundred percent free of any animal fat, byproducts, trans-fat, artificial ingredients and artificial preservatives! You can catch Kizito or Patricia sampling out these delicious greens at most all of our store events and other random afternoons. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, we will let you know when they're here! And of course, we always have them available for purchase at all locations in pint and quart sized jars. But, don't let the size of the jar fool you! You will be surprised at the amount of collards packed into each one! check out the video below to see what other HHM customers and employees have to say about them!

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