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Monday, February 1, 2016

Beanfield's Bean and Rice chips

Beanfields Bean and Rice chips

Beanfields was started with a big idea - to help change the way Americans eat. Our primary goal is to help improve the global food supply by creating delicious, plant based, Non-GMO snacks, with beans as the primary ingredient.

At Beanfields, we’re all about beans; one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world. When you buy Beanfields chips you’re participating in a lot of goodness. Good taste is only the beginning. All Beanfields chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan-friendly, and certified gluten-free.
Our house loves to snack. We know junk food isn't the best for us, but we still love it.

But potato and/or tortilla chips can become 'blah' after a while, even with different flavors. And if you're following a gluten free diet, potato/tortilla chips are usually NOT gluten free, unless you buy a specially made brand.

This is where Beanfields is changing the snacking game. By using beans and rice instead of corn or potatoes, They are making snacking healthier, by eliminating the starch, carbs and gluten.

I was lucky enough to be sent 14 full sized bags of Beanfields chips for review; 2 in each flavor. Let's take a look.

^^The 7 varieties^^

I didn’t really taste too much barbecue flavor on these. It was there, but it wasn’t overpowering. Some brands of potato chips have a stronger barbecue flavor. Even Mama Melissa, who HATES barbecue flavor liked these.
TASTE: 8/10

These tasted very similar to Nacho Cheese Doritos, just not as hard on the teeth. The nacho flavor shined through, but they also did not give you ‘Dorito Fingers.’ One of the favorites of the package.
TASTE: 9.5/10

Pico de Gallo is another name for salsa fresca, which roughly translates to ‘fresh salsa.’ And the flavor on these chips is spot on. I really tasted the tomatoes AND the spices. There was a good balance of both. It was almost like dipping a plain bean chip into a bowl of salsa.
TASTE: 9/10

Better than Cool Ranch Doritos. The ranch flavor was similar to Ranch Pringles or using Ranch dip or dressing on these chips. Not as salty either.
TASTE: 9/10

Reminded me a lot of the fries from Burger King, which I love. A bit too heavy on the salt flavor and not enough on the pepper. I would have liked more of a balance between the two flavors. Still had a good taste though.
TASTE: 8/10

To me, these tasted a lot like ‘plain’ Doritos or plain corn chips. A bit overpowering with the salt flavor. I liked them, but the salt made my mouth VERY dry. While that’s normally a good thing for me, it wasn’t a very good thing to be drinking liquids more than snacking!
TASTE: 7.5/10

These didn’t go over well in our household, sadly. We have two people with varying health issues that need to avoid/limit their salt intake. I thought these chips would be PERFECT for them. They HATED them. Figuring these people were over exaggerating, as they have a habit of doing, I tried a few. I’ve ate plain saltine crackers and they had a better taste to them.
That being said, these are PERFECT for dipping into dips and dressings, without adding extra salt to the condiments. We ended up taking melted cheese and taco toppings (salsa, olives, sour cream, etc) and making ‘beanchos’ with these chips. They were actually pretty good that way.
TASTE: 3/10 if plain, 8.5/10 with toppings/dips or made into ‘beanchos’

Only problems I see disabled people having is chewing. Depending on their ability to chew will affect how well they can eat these chips. As I’ve made mention MANY times before, I have some ongoing dental issues, and sometimes chips will poke me in the gums, causing soreness and inflammation. I had NO trouble with these chips, as my saliva softened them quickly and made them easier to chew.

These are available from your local health food/Natural Food store. Please visit Beanfield's store locator to find a store near you. These chips are also available from Amazon.

Very delicious flavors that are good for you as well. A winning combination

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

1 comment:

  1. I love these chips, the nacho flavor sounds great.