Say hello to the newest craze in healthy snacks: the chickpea puff. Hippeas are good for you, allergy friendly, and, most of all, delicious! These delightful snacks come in tons of fun flavors like “Far Out Fajita,” “Sweet and Smokin’,” “In Herbs We Trust,” “Vegan White Cheddar,” and “Pepper Power.” Unlike many snacks you can grab on the run, Hippeas are gluten-free, vegan, organic, non-GMO, and kosher. They do not additives, preservatives, or MSG, so you can feel good about eating Hippeas over other snack foods. Plus they contain just 100 calories per package but have 3 grams of protein and lots of fiber!
Not only are Hippeas good for your body, they also support positive change in the world. The brand supports a charity called Farm Africa. This cause helps chickpea farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa learn to use more productive and pioneering farming practices to get themselves and their communities out of poverty. Chickpea plants also naturally release nitrogen into the soil as the grow, enriching the earth for other plants. This snack tastes great and does good for the environment and the world.
Livio Bisterzo, founder and CEO of Green Park Brands, is an entrepreneur with a passion for food. After seven years in the health food industry, he created Hippeas as the perfect healthy snack: it looks and tastes like other snacks on the store shelves but is much better for you and for the environment. It is designed “for the health and socially conscious consumer.” Livio Bisterzo says that he wanted a snack that was “culturally relevant” and that after testing and reading thousands of comments from customers, he knew Hippeas was what the people wanted. Though Hippeas are free of many common allergens and fit with most dietary restrictions, Bisterzo says that he wanted to create a simply delicious snack and that meeting health needs is just a bonus.
Single-serving bags of Hippeas are available on their website as well as the websites of many natural and health food retailers. You can also pick up the “Vegan White Cheddar” and “Far Out Fajita” flavors alongside other grab and go snacks at your local Starbucks store.