A Crunchy New Snack You’ll Love

April 10, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

saffron road crunchy chickpea snack

Move over, wasabi peas—I’ve found something even better. I recently sampled Saffron Road’s crunchy chickpeas in three different flavors—Bombay Spice, Falafel, and yes, Wasabi. The Wasabi definitely packs a big punch of heat (I was pleasantly surprised), Bombay Spice boasts a tongue-tingling blend of paprika, garlic, onion, and turmeric, and Falafel—my favorite—has a nice balance of heat along with traditional Middle Eastern spices. Best of all, they’re made with organic chickpeas, don’t contain any GMO ingredients, and include 6 grams of protein per serving.

What I especially like about these snacks is the philosophy behind Saffron Road products; besides the crunchy chickpeas, the company also offers frozen meals and ready-made sauces, all with an international spin (think Moroccan, Indian, and Thai). They use meats that are antibiotic-free and certified humane, they’re committed to sustainable farming, and they support local and family-owned farms. It’s great to see a company providing a solution for quick, easy meals and snacks that supports sustainability, animal welfare, and diversity, too. I’ll feel a little less guilty reaching for one of Saffron Road’s products when I can’t eat something fresh.

You can buy Saffron Road’s crunchy chickpeas here; they’re $4.70 for a 6-ounce package.


  1. Gail Nowaski

    sorry they just lost me as a potential customer. I looked at the webpage to see where they are distributed and saw the information on their meat based products. As is widely known, halal prepared food (or kosher) involves traditional killing methods which I don’t consider humane or appropriate in this day and age- see their webpage for statements on how their lamb is ‘prepared’. As informed consumers, we should all be ‘mindful’ that free range or pasture-bred is not the only descriptor that is ethically or morally important/relevant in our food based choices if we are meat eaters.

    April 11, 2013 at 1:55 am
  2. Steve Jackson

    I have tried some of the dinners before but had not seen these snacks. I love chickpeas so I will have to try them out. Thanks!

    April 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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