Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Hippeas Pepper Power Chickpea Puffs Review
Healthier foods really are the "hip" thing at the moment, unfortunately though peas have never been that hip...but it looks like one company wants to change that...so they've called their new chickpea based snacks Hippeas. Genius! The credentials for these Chickpea Puffs are very impressive indeed: they're organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, contain no MSG and are high in fibre and protein to boot. As well as that they're on a social mission to give back for every bag of Hippeas sold.
I found this particular variety "Pepper Power" in Wh Smiths...there's other flavours but this one appealed to me the most. It contains 90 calories per bag, 4g fat, 10.9g carbohydrates, 1.6g fibre and 2.8g protein. They're made with a blend of chickpeas, whole rice, sunflower oil and pepper seasoning.
Opening the pack revealed some Wotsit-shaped puffs...they certainly had a nice peppery aroma.
And they tasted great! They were crunchy, light and moreish, with a good dose of peppery flavouring. Pepper doesn't always work with crisp style snacks, but here it does perfectly. They felt very satisfying to eat, they're more robust and filling than regular crisps, and don't taste too salty or over-seasoned.
Overall, if you're looking for a healthier snacking option that has actual nutritional benefits, you can't go wrong with these! Look out for them in the likes of WH Smiths, Boots etc.
8.5 out of 10.