Chickpeas are great on salads, as we all know. They have a meaty, substantial quality that fills a person up in exactly the right way. But have you considered them as a snack, beyond this obvious choice? Hippeas, a company that makes vegan and organic chickpea snacks, is looking to show you different ways of eating this special food. Soon, the Starbucks shopper will be able to buy Hippeas chickpea snacks with their morning coffee. The protein fills you up for ages, and they are tasty too.
Livio Bisterzo, the CEO of Hippeas, brainstormed with his team in order to develop these snacks which are puffed chickpeas with only 100 calories and a lot of fiber and protein. Bizterzo has been in the food industry for several years, creating unique products that are healthy and tasty. Hippeas’ flavors include Far Out Fajita and Vegan White Cheddar and taste as good as they sound.
Bisterzo wanted to create a product that was the right amount of creative and familiar. With chickpeas as the chosen ingredient, his team set out to create a snack that was healthy and had special flavors but wasn’t too far out. Their baby is Hippeas, which has been quite popular with consumers. So popular, that Starbucks is bringing them to their locations. With 7,500 Starbucks on the bandwagon so far, it won’t be too long before these snacks become a household name.
Bisterzo listened to customers, who wanted a snack that fit most dietary needs. The result is a vegan, organic and gluten free snack that almost anyone can become hooked on. Bisterzo is aware that he is on a train to success with these snacks that have seduced many in the country.
“The recognition the brand is getting, the opportunities coming our way and the ability to give back are incredible. I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” he said.
Hippeas is right on trend, with a unique product appealing to many people in the modern world, including those with gluten sensitivities or issues with GMOs in their food. The product is relatively new but is fast becoming a much-loved snack for millions of Americans with the desire for a healthy alternative to the regular potato chips habit. Hopefully for the brand, this is only the beginning of a beautiful friendship with the most popular coffee chain in the United States.