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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Good Bean...Giveaway!

How many of you have made eating healthier your New Years resolution this year? We’re carrying our healthy decisions resolution of 2012 into 2013. Part of that means making the right food choices. As many of you may know, I’m a constant snacker. Instead of trying to fight this, we’ve been replacing our unhealthy snacks with healthy ones. Our latest healthy snack review—The Good Bean chickpea snacks! 

When I hear chickpea, I automatically think hummus. Not so with The Good Bean products. They’ve taken the Desi chickpea and created four flavorful roasted snacks with major benefits. They are low-fat, gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low in carbs, low glycemic index, and contain protein, anti-oxidants and fiber equal to two cups of broccoli!  This translates to a healthy heart and more energy. With a list like this, you’re probably wondering how they taste…

Smoky Chili & Lime- at first taste we noticed a strong lime flavor, but soon after the smoky chili flavor hits you. It’s got a Spanish paprika and a Mexican chipotle mix which gives it quite a kick. My husband likes these the best.

Sea Salt- I’ve said it before, I love all things sea salt. Warning, these are really salty! I took them to work to share with my coworkers. Sea salt lovers ate them in scoopfuls, while others found they could only eat a few before they were satisfied. The texture and taste of chickpeas really stands out in this flavor. 

Sweet Cinnamon- Sumatra cinnamon and a hint of vanilla are used in this flavor. I absolutely love the sweet cinnamon chickpeas because they taste like dessert without all of the calories. I took The Good Bean’s suggestion and mixed them in with my yogurt—delicious! My husband used them as a topping to his ice cream and found them to be just as good. 

Cracked Pepper-Seasoned with black pepper, white pepper, and a sprinkle of sea salt, the cracked pepper flavor is intense. My family likes them as a stand-alone snack, but they were a bit much for me, so I sprinkled them over our dinner salads. It added a really nice twist to an otherwise basic salad.
The Good Bean also offers Fruit and No-Nut Bars which are gluten-free, hexan-free, and are non GMO. I was surprised that they taste so sweet, considering they are made primarily of chickpeas. Here’s what they offer:
Apricot and Coconut Bar- made with roasted chickpeas, tart pieces of unsulphured apricot, toastedcoconut and white chocolate, it’s very sweet and filling. It’s a great source of fiber and protein and kept me from snacking throughout the work day.
Chocolate Berry- My favorite, I highly recommend it! It’s made of chickpeas, dark chocolate, cranberries, cherries,and blueberries. The tartness and sweetness balance each other out well.
Fruit and Seeds Trail Mix-made with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, roasted chickpeas, sweetened with pineapple juice to cut the tartness, and a little orange zest. It’s high in fiber and you can tell because it is very filling.
If you live near Sprouts Farmers Market, a natural food grocer in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX and UT, you can look for The Good Bean products there. For the rest of us, use this store locator ( to find a retailer nearby.

The people of Th Good Bean have generously offered to allow one lucky Sassy Reader to win The Good Bean Snacks to try for themselves! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
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Disclaimer: As always our reviews are our own, honest opinions and may differ from yours. No monetary compensation has been given to review these products.


  1. I'd like to try the cracked pepper flavor.

  2. I would most like to try the apricot and coconut bar!
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  3. Chocolate berry!!! I love chickpeas, I'll have to tries these.

  4. I would most like to try the fruit and seeds trail mix.

  5. I'd love to try the Sweet Cinnamon. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  6. I agree,apricot and coconut sounds good.

  7. I would most like to try Chocolate Berry

  8. I'd like to try the Smokey Chili & Lime.

  9. I would love to try some of their bars.

  10. I want to try the apricot and coconut!

  11. Thanks to everyone who has read our post so far! Good luck :)

  12. The sea salt chickpeas! The trail mix sounds great too.