Show Someone You Care with a Kale Bouquet

Fresh Green Kale on plate. Healthy eating concept

Fresh Green Kale on plate. Healthy eating concept

Nothing says “I dig you” like flowers, except maybe … kale?

The idea of kale bouquets is sparking our collective leafy green imagination, generating attention on social media and in the media.

Not long ago a Twitter user from Houston captured attention for a post in which she shared a picture of her ruefully smiling boyfriend juxtaposed with a pretty purple kale bouquet he had brought her.

“My boyfriend brought me this thinking it was a flower but it’s lettuce,” Jailyn Hernandez wrote in May. That post has since been retweeted almost 41,000 times, generated nearly 157,000 likes and sparked hundreds of comments — and lots and lots of news coverage.

“To be fair that’s some really pretty lettuce,” one commenter noted.

“That lettuce definitely giving a few roses a run for their money,” another wrote.

“I wish somebody would give me lettuce,” sighed yet another.

One person volunteered to be the “lettuce girl” at their wedding. Another confessed something similar had happened to her. Most people just thought the whole thing was completely adorbs.

Cut to a couple weeks ago, when a vegan Redditor shared another kale bouquet dating story — this one a little less slapstick.

“I went on a first date the other day, and it came up that I was vegan. On the second date he brought me a couple bunches of kale from his garden,” the Redditor wrote.

The post received its own attention in the media and generated lots of comments. Among them: “It’s like getting flowers, but you can eat them!”

So true. And guess what? Kale bouquets are actually not a totally new thing. People have been using them in non-traditional bridal bouquets for at least the past few years.

Who knew?

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