Posted by Tara
Here is how they got started:
When entrepreneurs David Levi and Darren Shlisky reheated leftovers a few years ago, they had no idea that one small cooking misstep would result in a different career path for both of them. Levi and Shlisky, both lifelong fans of Mediterranean food, had some leftover chickpeas from a dinner out the night before, and they accidently left them in the oven a smidge too long. The result was a crunchy (albeit slightly burned) and very tasty chickpea—and after a year of refining and perfecting the recipe, Chic-a-peas was born as a new snack foods company in 2013.“We love food and we love being healthy. It’s really that simple. We’ve always questioned the ingredients in ‘healthy snacks’ that contain a bunch of ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Ultimately that’s why we created this truly delicious and healthy snack,” said Levi.
Chic-a-peas come in two flavors, Sea Salt and Falafel. Sold in 3 oz., resealable pouches, the Sea Salt flavor is made from simply chickpeas, a touch of oil and sea salt. Falafel flavored Chic-a-peas contain chickpeas, a dash of oil, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and other spices.
Chic-a-peas are high in fiber and protein, containing 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per 110 calorie serving.
I decided to top my salad for lunch with some Chic-a-peas and I loved the crunch and the flavor it added. What a great option for replacing croutons and cutting those calories.
If I had to choose flavors, my favorite was the Flalafel. It was delish on my salad and I even caught myself eating handfuls throughout the day. While working on my computer or cleaning up my kitchen. I love that a little bit goes a long way, I feel full with a handful or two.
Today we thought we would share some Chic-a-Peas with one of our followers! Comment below, and we will choose 1 lucky winner to receive a bag of each flavor pictured above to try out! Giveaway ends Friday, October 24th, 2014. Good Luck!