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).
Tasting Notes for Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas
We sampled three flavors of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas:
Simply scrumptious! This one is lightly spicy, but more flavorful than hot, and rich with paprika, onion, and pepper.
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.
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.
The Facts on Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas
Certifications: Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas are Certified Gluten-Free.
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.