The Good Bean, a maker of chickpea snacks, has launched a new line of whole-bean snacks, Chocolate Covered Chickpeas. The new line adds to The Good Bean’s portfolio of whole-bean snacks with its three varieties: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Mocha Chocolate.
This expansion into confection is a first for The Good Bean, based in Berkeley, California. Indulgent, but with strong health benefits, The Good Bean Chocolate Covered Chickpeas start with a lightly roasted and crunchy whole chickpea, enrobed in chocolate and finished with a crispy candy shell. Similar to a malted-milk ball, the experience is rich, chocolatey and satisfyingly crunchy.
“I am truly excited about diving into the confection arena with our chocolate covered chickpeas. At The Good Bean, I believe in sourcing the best possible ingredients and living mindfully, but I also believe in decadent indulgence,” said Sarah Wallace, founder and CEO. “I knew if I was going to take on the challenge of launching a chocolate chickpea confection, it couldn’t be mediocre; it needed to hold up against premium candy and confections in terms of taste, and this really does. I think people will be surprised and delighted at how incredibly delicious and unforgettable this product is.”
All varieties of the new line have 3g of protein and 130 calories per serving. Made in small batches with Fair Trade chocolate and chickpeas grown in the U.S., The Good Bean remains committed to sourcing the most minimally processed ingredients available. All products from The Good Bean are Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten Free.
The Good Bean Chocolate Covered Chickpeas have an SRP of $4.50 per bag and will be rolling out in major national retailers in the coming months.
The Good Bean family also includes the Beanitos brand, creating the largest legume-based snacking portfolio in the U.S. As a female founder-led brand, The Good Bean has historically supported women-led businesses as well as domestic small farms, sourcing more than 5 million pounds of legumes from U.S. farms annually. All products in The Good Bean family can be found at grocery stores, natural retailers, mass and club stores across the U.S and Canada as well as online.