Friday, August 31, 2018

HIPPEAS // Giving (chick)Peas a Chance

Hippeas are delicious, USDA organic chickpea puff snacks
Chickpeas also known as Garbanzo beans, happen to be an excellent vegan and gluten free source of protein and fiber. They're packed with vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, selenium and exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. In some parts of the world even the chickpea leaves are cooked and eaten. They have a significantly higher mineral content than other cooked greens like cabbage and spinach. This powerful plant provides important dietary nutrients around the world especially those in malnourished populations. While the list of health-benefits go on and on for us, mother earth loves these little peas too. Chickpea plants naturally release nitrogen back into the earths soil as they grow. So they’re good for the planet, simply by being themselves.
Chickpeas are a great source of vegan protein, Hippeas are perfect for after a work out!
Hippeas is an organic chick pea puff company based in sunny Santa Monica, California.  It was founded by Livio Bisterzo in 2016. With Livio's years of experience working in the natural food space and his passion for living a healthy lifestyle, he created Green Park Brands. His goal was to produce healthy options for consumers that also had a positive social impact in the world. Hippeas was his first star product and with high profile investors like Leonardo DiCaprio,  it has quickly become one of the fastest growing natural snack brands in the world. They are on a global mission to bring the world peas!

The founder of Hippeas, Livio Bisterzo at the Santa Monica Office 
This delicious crispy snack was made for the modern hippy, the people who care about mind, body and the soil. Hippeas are USDA organic, certified gluten free, nut free, soy free, vegan, non-gmo, kosher and baked never fried. They currently carry 5 flavors, Far out Fajita, Sriracha Sunshine, Vegan White Cheddar, Pepper Power, and Bohemian Barbecue. I am head over heels for the Vegan White Cheddar, its far out weighs any and ALL other cheese puffs I've had in my lifetime. The Pepper Power had me drooling too. Honestly they were all good in their own ways, exploding flavors, the perfect crunch, and texture unlike anything I've had before.


Doing good is at the heart and roots of Hippeas. Thats why a portion of their profits goes to Farm Africa to support chickpea farmers in developing nations, helping them grow their way out of poverty. They've also embarked on a 5 year project to invest in and develop a fully sustainable supply chain in Ethiopia. Livio says Hippeas will buy land and invest in technology for local farmers. They will create a fair-trade co-op that will become their main supply of chickpeas and close the cycle. Livio is so proud of the journey ahead, and I can't wait to see where he goes next!

You can find these incredible crunchy snacks at Starbucks, WholeFoods, or Online!
Dive into to this brilliant brand at Hippeas.com and be sure to follow them on instagram @Hippeas

Until next time!
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo