9 August 2017
Hippeas Sweet & Smokin’ (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK
These Hippeas organic chickpea puffs sound like an ideal healthy alternative snack to crisps and nuts. They are high in fibre and a good source of protein, at the same time as being vegan friendly. Besides Sweet & Smokin' flavour sounds right up my street. I know that NLi10 has tried Hippeas 'far out fajita' flavour and also the 'in herbs we trust' flavour, so I thought I'd give these a bash!
On opening the packet there was a lightly smoked smell to the paprika covered chickpea puffs inside. There was also sweetness at the back of the smell, implying Smokin' and Sweet, rather than the other way around. The puffs were shaped a little like monkey nuts! On crunchy taste there was sweetness to start with switching back the flavour's title to Sweet & Smokin', which quickly merged into a salty lightly smoked flavour with a touch of onions in the aftertaste. Not smoked like sniffing my grandma's ashtray, just a hint of smokiness to whet the whistle. These Hippeas Sweet & Smokin' are a sweet and salty smoked alternative healthy snack. Worth a good crunch any day… ;-)
Information on the packet;
The 22g packet has 91 calories, 4g of fat, 0.8g of sugar, and 0.4g of salt. No trans fats and gluten free, see photograph for ingredients.