Kiss My Keto is a bone broth that is full of filler ingredients, gums, natural flavors and yeast extract. Is it real bone broth? Read on to find out.
Is bone broth powder becoming a commodity? Much like collagen, there are so many brands on the market today that it’s difficult to know which bone broth powders are legit and which are junk.
Here is my Kiss My Keto Bone Broth review.
*Disclaimer: I make and sell bone broth. So naturally, I am a bit biased. But fear not! I keep my reviews as unbiased as possible by focusing on three objective criteria:
- Nutrition facts
- Ingredients list
- Unbiased reviews
The facts don’t lie when it comes to bone broth, as you’re about to see.
What is Kiss My Keto?
Kiss My Keto is a large keto food brand based in Los Angeles, California. They sell a massive lineup of keto foods including bread, chocolate, gummies, bars, cookies, collagen, granola, noodles and ketones.
Oh yea, they also sell bone broth.
Should you trust a food company that decided to make a bone broth product? Do they have the same expertise as a company that only makes bone broth? Let’s find out.
Kiss My Keto Bone Broth Powders
Kiss My Keto offers two different bone broth powders: Beef Chili and Salt and Pepper Chicken.
Kiss My Keto Bone Broth comes in single serve sachets in a box of 15. You can also buy a variety pack of their bone broth.
Ingredient Analysis of Kiss My Keto
Kiss My Keto Beef Bone Broth
Beef Bone Broth, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural Flavors, Salt, Inulin, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Chili Pepper, Sodium Caseinate, Sunflower Lecithin, And No More Than 2%
Silicon Dioxide Added To Prevent Caking.
Where do I begin?
Scroll down for my famous list of red flag ingredients. Spoiler alert: it is long for Kiss My Keto.
Right off the bat there are issues because there are different ingredient lists on Amazon compared to the Kiss My Keto website.
This usually means that the brand is hiding something. They can easily control the ingredients they publish on their website. However, Amazon is more stringent on this. For this reason, I used the ingredient list from Amazon.
Kiss My Keto Chicken Bone Broth
Chicken Bone Broth, Natural Flavors, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Salt, Yeast Extract, Gum Acacia, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Silicon Dioxide.
Red Flag Ingredients in Kiss My Keto Bone Broth
Now let’s talk about why you might consider researching these red flag ingredients.
Natural flavors are a general term used in many processed food products. Not only are they processed using chemicals which are not listed other than ‘natural flavors,’ they also contain artificial emulsifiers, solvents and preservatives.
Read this quote from scientists at the Environmental Working Group (EWG):
When you see the word “flavor” on a food label, you have almost no clue what chemicals may have been added to the food. They include “Incidental additives,” which means the manufacturer does not have to disclose their presence on food labels. Flavoring mixtures added to food are complex and can contain more than 100 distinct substances. The non-flavor chemicals that have other functional properties often make up 80 to 90 percent of the mixture.
Inulin is a common additive in keto products due to its fiber content and ability to sweeten foods without adding sugar.
It is made by soaking chicory roots in hot water. While it’s not necessarily an awful ingredient, it is almost never found in bone broth. Only in heavily processed products labeled as bone broth.
Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum
Guar and Xanthan are used in bone broth powder as thickening agents to help with mixability. Guar is made from the husks of guar beans which are processed into a powder.
Large amounts of guar gum can cause swelling and obstruction of your bowel and esophagus.
While it is safe in small amounts, guar is clearly used to mask an issue with the actual bone broth. My guess is that the bone broth does not mix properly without adding guar and xanthan gum.
Yeast extract is a massive red flag in any bone broth. It is the secret weapon for all large companies trying to make bone broth powder. Why?
Because it is a cheap, highly processed additive that gives food that savory, umami taste that you can only find in meat products.
Yeast extract does not belong in bone broth. It is used to make up for a flavor deficiency in the actual bone broth powder.
Sunflower lecithin is an emulsifier that is used to make liquids and oils combine and mix properly. It’s made from dehydrating a sunflower kernel and separating the oil from gum and solids.
You’ll find it in many vegan milks and baked goods. It is far from the worst ingredient in this bone broth powder. I suspect it is used to help the powder mix properly.
Sodium caseinate is an isolated diary salt made from casein protein. This dairy protein is used to thicken and stabilize food products. According to the FAO, it can also improve shelf life and improve the taste and smell of processed foods (3).
Silicon dioxide is yet another highly processed preservative in Kiss My Keto Bone Broth. It’s used in spices and coffee creamers as an anti-caking agent. Like many of the other gums above, it helps fine powders mix properly into water.
The EU has major issues with silicon dioxide in food products and even had to reclassify it’s use (4).
Another emulsifier, thickener and agent used to help poorly made bone broth powders mix into water.
It’s difficult to see how a bone broth (or any food product) needs 5 emulsifiers in one product just to make it mix into water.
Sounds harmless right? Wrong. Spices can be a lot of different things. Usually they are yeast-derived flavor enhancers. Read more about yeast extracts above.
Nutrition Facts Analysis
Kiss My Keto Chicken Bone Broth Nutrition Facts
Kiss my keto chicken is packaged in individual sachets with 15 g per serving. Here is the nutrition breakdown per 15 g.
Protein: 10 g
Carbs: 1 g
Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 480 mg
Potassium: 32 mg
Kiss My Keto Beef Bone Broth Nutrition Facts
Kiss my keto beef has 17 g per sachet.
Protein: 10 g
Carbs: 2 g
Fat: 2.5 g
Sodium: 480 mg
Potassium: 104 mg
Both products have a decent amount of protein, but they are on the lower end compared to other bone broth powders.
There is fat and carbs in both beef and chicken bone broth. These calories will add up if you are not careful.
Both of these bone broth flavors are sodium bombs. At 480 mg per serving, this represents 21% of your daily average intake.
Lastly, there is a lack of hydration in Kiss My Keto bone broth. Traditionally made chicken bone broth has 250-400 mg of potassium per 13 g serving. There is 32 mg in their chicken bone broth.
Kiss My Keto Packaging
Kiss My Keto is packaged in single serve sachets inside a master case of 15. You get 15 sachets for $27.99 on Amazon.
This type of packaging would be classified as single use plastics, since they are not recyclable.
Unbiased Kiss My Keto Reviews
One of the last decent sources of objective reviews on the internet is Amazon. Sure, brands can mess with Amazon reviews by paying reviewers…
But you can usually spot these reviews and focus on the real ones.
Here are three top reviews at the time of publishing this article.
When you poor the powder in your cup, you have to take a utensil and poke at it to break up any ball clumps. While your posting the hot water, STIR! Keep stirring for about 20 seconds after and it will completely dissolve. I got very sick and this was the only thing that kept protein in my body when I was completely malnourished!! I need you to replenish your stock of salt and pepper chicken. I can’t have the spicy beef because it is RED. GERD + RED = hell fire throat
Horrible Taste. The taste for the Thia Chicken is ok but the other flavors are vile!
One is too many stars for this product. This is an awful product. It tastes so bad- no matter the flavor- they’re all terrible. They have such a bad aftertaste I nearly threw up. Don’t waste your money on this garbage.
It looks like there is some taste and consistency issues with Kiss My Keto bone broth according to Amazon reviewers.
Take these reviews with a grain of salt. Negative Amazon reviewers tend to be very harsh.
Bottom Line: Is Kiss My Keto For You?
Here’s what we like about Kiss My Keto Bone Broth:
- Decent nutrition profile for a bone broth
- Solid looking packaging
Here’s what we don’t like:
- 5 gums or anti-caking agents to help it mix properly
- Even still it does not seem to mix well according to reviewers
- ‘Natural Flavors’ and ‘Yeast Extract’ are suspect ingredients in any bone broth.
Kiss My Keto vs. Other Bone Broth Powders
There are many bone broth powders on the market. Here is a chart comparing Kiss My Keto to Bluebird Provisions, a popular bone broth on Amazon.
In my (slightly biased) opinion, consider trying a traditionally made bone broth from a reputable source.