Okay, listen. I'm all for fresh and I'm all for local and I'm all for the slow food movement. But when you're having the kind of night where you're moments away from calling for pizza anyway, these Leafy Greens are a great alternative. Put on a pot of rice, open a can of beans, simmer these greens for 10 minutes, and you have a fiber-riffic dinner prepped for pennies. I adore collards, kale and mustard greens, but the prep of all of those is time consuming, and if you buy a bunch on Sunday and can't deal with it till Thursday, you're going to have some ugly wilty-ness on your hands. I love that for $1.99 these suckers are cleaned, prepped and ready to provide you with two or three side dishes any old time (including 2 weeks from now if need be). The flavor is fantastic, as is the texture. You'd have to cook fresh kale near to death to give it the silkiness this mix provides in a ten minute simmer. Win, win, win.
In an ideal world, I'd live in a Parisian fashion and walk to a farm stall 'round dinner every night to pluck fresh greens from an artisan purveyor. In my real world, I appreciate good quality shortcuts when they come my way. Whole Foods, I'm not ashamed to proclaim my love for you.