I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
Eating empty calories is something that I try very hard to limit or eliminate, but it’s not easy when snacks and desserts taste so good. Salty chips and crackers, sweet cookies and ice cream. They’re hard to resist, but something’s got to give. We shouldn’t have to get rid of snacks completely, but we shouldn’t be made to feel guilty about them either.
When I was asked to review Beanfields snack chips, I was excited to see if they were the great compromise that they appeared to be. Compared to standard potato chips, Beanfields snack chips contain 6 grams of fiber to 1 gram in potato chips. Beanfields also has 5 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of fat compared to potato chips with 2 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat. Beanfields snack chips even have more protein and fiber than an egg. But do they taste good?
We received a case of Beanfields snack chips for review in the following flavors: nacho, pico de gallo, sea salt, barbecue, and ranch. I tried a pico de gallo chip and thought it was quite tasty. It reminded me of a popular commercial whole grain chip that you may have seen in your local grocery store. However, I am not a chip eater so this review is based on my husband and kids’ opinions since they are the chip eaters in this house.
Instead of potatoes or flour as their main ingredient, Beanfields snack chips are made primarily of beans. They are vegan, gluten-free, and are free of GMOs. On the surface they look like regular chips, shaped similar to a commercial nacho cheese chip or tortilla chip. Texturally they are also similar to both kinds of chips instead of thin like a potato chip.
The consensus in our house is that overall, Beanfields are a reasonable chip alternative if you are looking to get rid of more unhealthy snacks from your diet. They aren’t a replacement for potato chips if you’re a chip addict, but they’re a good snack if you’re looking for something different with some crunch.
Pico de gallo was my husband’s definite favorite with sea salt coming in second. The nacho cheese and ranch flavors were also good, but my husband said if he were to buy them in the store, he would buy the pico de gallo and sea salt varieties. Barbecue left a bit to desired in my husband’s opinion though Dub seemed to like them. In fact, he seemed to like all of them. There wasn’t a flavor that Dub turned down.
About half of the case is gone now and that’s saying something in this house of potato chip fans. If you would like to try Beanfields snack chips for yourself, print this coupon for 50 cents off a bag. Check the store locator for a retailer near you.
Or you could win a case by entering the giveaway below. Open to residents of the US, 18+