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Friday, 9 June 2017

Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs Review*

Last month I got the chance to try out a range of organic chickpea puffs from the lovely people at Hippeas, and I have actually become a little bit addicted to them! I am such a huge lover of crisps and could actually eat them all day, but they're not that good for me, so I'm always on the lookout for alternatives which taste just as good and don't make me feel like I'm missing out, this is where Hippeas come in and save the day.
Hippeas are essentially puffed chickpeas that contain no MSG or TransFats, they are vegan and gluten free, high in fibre and a source of protein. They are similar shaped to wotsits, are full of flavour like 'normal' crisps and there are a variety to choose from. They are also less than 100 calories per bag which I think is pretty amazing.

I was sent 4 different flavours to try, Sweet & Smokin, Far Out Fajita, In Herbs We Trust and Cheese & Love. Okay first of all I love the names of all of these! I've seen at least one other flavour online too so I definitely need to try and find those at some point!

The first flavour I tried was Cheese & Love, which unsurprisingly I did love. These were just full of flavour and the only way I can describe them is just like healthier wotsits! They were nice and crunchy and definitely fixed that crisp craving I always get. There was a really good amount of chickpea puffs in each pack, a lot of the time with crisps, the bag is mainly just full of air but I was pleasantly surprised at how many you do get in each bag. Over the weekend that these arrived I ended up trying each flavour, and just like the cheese ones, I loved every pack. I think the Far Out Fajita are my favourite, each chickpea puff is bursting with flavour and super strong, and as I just love fajitas, anything that tastes a bit like them is a winner for me. Before trying these I was a bit sceptical about what they would be like and if I would be able to really tell that they were actually quite healthy but I really didn't need to worry. As each pack is full of flavour, you really don't think when you're eating them that it's actually just chickpeas. I think out of all 4 flavours, my least favourite was probably Sweet & Smokin but thats not to say they are bad at all, I would definitely have them again, just out of the 4 I preferred the others. Sweet & Smoky wouldn't necessarily be a flavour I'd choose with other crisps aswell so it's definitely not a reflection on Hippeas.

I'm sure you can tell by now that I've become a big fan of Hippeas but it's not just me. My partner George also loved these, and I hope he doesn't mind me saying he can be a bit fussy sometimes so the fact he also had no complaints about these and would happily pick up a bag of them now, is amazing and definitely shows how good they are. Also the weekend these arrived, Georges brothers were also here and they actually both really enjoyed them too, and again this shows how good Hippeas are because I doubt very much these are something they would go for normally. One of them actually got through several packs that weekend, just like me, so Hippeas are definitely something for the whole family!
I'm just so impressed and want to tell everyone about these! I thought I would like them but I had no idea just how much. They are such a brilliant alternative to other crisps, definitely healthier, but just as tasty and filling. As they are made with organic and high quality ingredients, and are gluten free, they are also brilliant for people with any food allergies or intolerances. A perfect healthy snack for everybody. 

I'll definitely be looking out for these again in future and wouldn't hesitiate to buy a few packs if I spotted them in stores. If you are wanting to try any for yourself they are available in a wide range of stores including Boots, Waitrose, Whole Foods, Superdrug, WHSmith, a full list can be found on their website here. Be sure to check out their website if you would like to know anymore information about Hippeas or want to see what other flavours are available! I love them.

*Thanks so much to Hippeas for sending me a selection of packs to review, as always I only work with brands relevant to me and my blog.

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