Chickpeas pop up in pasta, snacks, coffee and more.
Mars, Inc.’s Seeds of Change brand is launching a line of U.S.D.A. certified organic, ready-to-heat beans retailing for $3.49 per 8.5-oz pouch.
The Indian Spiced Style Lentils & Chickpeas combines red lentils and garbanzo beans with garlic, cumin and a blend of traditional Indian spices in a savory tomato curry. Each ½-cup serving contains 100 calories and 4 grams of protein.
The Vegetarian Baked Beans are made with white beans cooked in a rich tomato sauce with brown sugar. Each ½-cup serving contains 130 calories and 5 grams of protein.
The Savory Mexican Style Black Beans blends black beans with onions, corn, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, chili peppers and jalapenos. Each ½-cup serving contains 120 calories and 6 grams of protein.
The Hearty 3 Bean Chili features kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, corn, red and green bell peppers, tomato and chipotle peppers. Each ½-cup serving contains 110 calories and 5 grams of protein.
Hippeas, maker of organic chickpea snacks, is expanding outside the puffed snack category with the launch of Hippeas Tortilla Chips. Made with chickpea flour, corn flour, sunflower oil, pea fiber and sea salt, the chickpea chips provide 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 150 to 160 calories per 1-oz serving. The chips are certified gluten-free, vegan and U.S.D.A. certified organic. Varieties include Straight Up Sea Salt, Rockin’ Ranch and Jalapeño Vegan Cheddar, the latter two of which also contain rice flour. Hippeas Tortilla Chips will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
Starbucks Corp. and Nestle S.A. have joined forces to add a new variety to the Starbucks brand retail coffee creamer line: Starbucks Toffeenut Creamer. Inspired by the Toffeenut Latte at Starbucks cafes, the creamer “is crafted with delicious layers of buttery richness and flavors of toasted nuts for a sweet roasty sip,” Starbucks said. The creamer will roll out nationwide in January 2020.
Sweet Earth Foods, a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., is offering a new portable, plant-based snack. PoGo (Power On the Go) wraps contain prebiotic fiber and probiotics and provide 13 grams of protein.
The Chai PoGo features sun nut butter, cocoa and chai in a cocoa whole wheat pastry wrap topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. The wrap contains 290 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 8 grams of sugar.
The Blackberry PoGo features blackberry and chia filling wrapped in a chia and sweet potato crust topped with chia seeds. The wrap contains 230 calories, 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of sugar.
Mars, Inc. is bringing its Uncle Ben’s brand into the beans category with new Uncle Ben’s Beans. The ready-to-heat beans come in 9.2-oz packages and retail for $2.69.
Uncle Ben’s New Orleans Style beans include red beans with peppers, slow-simmered in a blend of creole spices. Each ½-cup serving contains 100 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Uncle Ben’s Southern Chili Beans feature pinto and kidney beans with peppers in a smooth tomato base. Each ½-cup serving contains 90 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Uncle Ben’s Sweet & Smoky Beans are baked beans simmered in brown sugar with bacon and onion. Each ½-cup serving contains 140 calories and 8 grams of protein.
Uncle Ben’s Zesty Mexican Style Beans feature black beans with corn, peppers, garlic, green chilies and cilantro. Each ½-cup serving contains 90 calories and 7 grams of protein.
New Classic Cooking, L.L.C. is expanding its lineup of Veggies Made Great Veggie Cakes with three new varieties.
The Quinoa Veggie Cakes blend kale, quinoa and carrots, contain 90 calories and are gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free.
The Butternut Squash Veggie Cakes are made with butternut squash, carrots and a hint of brown sugar. The gluten-free cakes contain 90 calories apiece.
The Harvest Root Veggie Cakes combine beets, carrots and sweet potatoes. Each gluten-free cake contains 100 calories.
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