Alisa Fleming ~ It was nothing short of a miracle when I saw my husband reach into a bowl filled with sweet snacks and pull out the crunchy chickpeas to nosh. He then proceeded to power them back like an indulgent bag of potato chips. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised, Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas really are delicious. But still, Tony willingly snacking on chickpeas?
Overall these crunchy chickpeas are cooked up to a perfect chip-like crisp, and each variety is packed with flavor. I think I’ve already established that they are addictive, but it isn’t very often that a guilty pleasure is this darn wholesome. Made with organic chickpeas, each serving offers a good dose of protein (6g) without a lot of fat (4g) or sugars (2g – flavor dependent) and they are relatively low calorie (120 calories; 6 servings per bag).
We sampled three flavors of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas:
Bombay Spice – Simply scrumptious! This one is lightly spicy, but more flavorful than hot, and rich with paprika, onion, and pepper.
Wasabi – Way less spicy than expected! The wasabi is delicious, but we found them to be almost sweet-savory with a kick. This isn’t an “in your face” wasabi snack, but there is just enough to let you know it’s there.
Falafel – These crunchy chickpeas really do almost taste like a falafel! They had an excellent savory flavor with a surprising little dose of spice.
At first I though the Bombay Spice was my favorite, but by day two, I simply couldn’t decide. Each flavor hits a different craving mood.
I love that they are so shelf-stable, and seem to retain their crisp even after a few days of being open. While they lasted, these flavorful crunchy chickpeas were our go-to for snacking and for protein-packed “croutons” atop lunch salads.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these chickpeas are Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Tree Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Peanut-Free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Saffron Road website at www.saffronroadfood.com.