Any kale I have had is kind of tough for a leafy green and not sweet at all. Potentially borderline bitter although I haven't experienced that yet (I have no tolerance for bitter). It's working out really well in my greens smoothies. I make the smoothies at work (with a NutriBullet). The more prep I can do ahead of time the better. So weekends I pick up a bunch of kale, swiss chard and spinach. I remove spines and stems and then chop really small [and mix it with a lot of other stuff]. I don't like plain kale but I might be willing to eat it finely chopped in a salad that includes other major ingredients.