BeanFields - Bean & Rice Chips Ranch - 5.5 oz. (156 g)
Welcome to BeanFields Bean & Rice Chips Ranch, where they've created torilla chips with an award winning taste. BeanFields Bean & Rice Chips Ranch are made from a blend of black & navy beans and long-grain rice, and are free of the 8 most common food allergens.
- 29% less fat and twice the protein & fiver as most tortilla chips
- Non-Gmo Project Verified
- No Gluten or Corn
- No Peanuts or Seeds
- No Dairy (Vegan)
- 4 grams of complete protein
BeanFields Bean & Rice Chips Ranch is a family owned, values based company and are all about beans. They believe beans are good for our families, good for our farmers and good for our planet.
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.
Reed Glidden, Persistent Entreprenuer, President and Founder of Beanfields.
My career in food started when I was 13 on a Tasty Freeze truck. My father, John Glidden, bought the truck while he was still on active duty as a career enlisted man in the US Air Force. I did everything on that truck from making banana splits, handling the cash, to servicing equipment. My dad hired someone to drive it. It wasn’t exactly the Natural Food industry, yet on that truck I started my lifelong habit of learning by doing and jumping in to the deep end.
My mother, Norma Glidden, brought me up on Adele Davis recipes. With that good start I’ve now been a natural foods vegetarian all my adult life, right in the middle of hard-working America. Before my career in Natural Foods I drove trucks including an eighteen-wheeler in the Utah salt mines. Later, I founded a union construction company in Fairbanks, Alaska. Throughout all the hard work, my mentor, the pioneering herbalist Neva Jensen, helped me survive and thrive in chemically dangerous work environments such as industrial construction work on the Alaskan pipeline. Neva Jensen also introduced me to yoga. I practiced yoga for decades and I still live by its core principles. I also became a best in class weight lifter in Alaska in the early eighties.
I was also privileged to served a union steward and later as the owner and founder of a union construction company. At thirty-seven, I was ready to leave the rough and tumble world of big construction. It was time to find right livelihood. I was bound and determined to create a business I loved that also helped people. So I moved from Alaska to work with a small Natural Foods brokerage in a sunnier, warmer city, a regular hot spot compared to Fairbanks: Chicago, Illinois.
When I got there the Natural Foods industry was about the size the cat food industry is now. No one had heard of a Natural Food brokerage. I was barely making $900 a month in commissions, but I was persistent. Once again I was in the deep end, learning by doing. Every scrap of time, money and energy went into the business. Within five months, I owned it. To my joy and good luck my brother Roy was willing to leave his career as an industrial electrician and mill rite to join me. As the company grew he moved to Florida and opened up a South East Region. Within two years I had five employees selling into an eleven-state area the size of Europe. I’m lucky to have a stellar collaborator and partner in my brother, Roy!
Ten years later my Food brokerage, Choice Marketing, had eighty employees operating in thirty-eight states. Eventually I sold parts of the company gave ownership in the remaining regions to my best manager (Kathy Murry), and tried to retire.
Early retirement was great for the gardener and musician in me. It was hell on the entrepreneur and food advocate. I had the itch. There was no cure. I was going to start up another business and of course it had to be in Natural Foods. This time I wanted to start a brand not just sell brands for other entrepreneurs. It had to be something I believed in. As I searched for ideas I began to notice that many snack companies had begun using beans as an ingredient. Well, beans and rice are my favorite meal. So, the process began. During the start up phase my wife and co-founder Liza Braude-Glidden got tired of hearing me talking about and researching how to improve tortilla chips by using beans and rice instead of corn, so she whipped up a batch. They tasted great. Those first home-cooked chips were pretty darn close to the chips that are now being sold around the country as Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips!
There’s a plaque about the Glidden clan in downtown San Antonio and another one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Gliddens have been inventers and founders, including venerable ancestors who invented water-based paint, barbed wire and the typewriter. I guess we’ve always got to be doing something. Since there’s no cure for stopping an entrepreneur, I'm happy I ended up in the Natural Foods industry helping people appreciate my favorite foods, beans and rice. I love promoting beans, one of the most sustainable and water-efficient protein sources on the planet. Another important place of fulfillment for me is creating good Americans jobs. Doing well by doing good and finding better ways to snack is way more fun for me than being retired. I hope you have as much fun eating Beanfields chips as I’m having making them!
Roy Glidden, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of Sales , Beanfields , LLC. Grassroots Sales Professional and Social Activist. I grew up in a natural foods eating family, and at the age of 25 I began my Natural Foods career. It was 1989 when I teamed up with my older brother Reed to start Choice Sales and Marketing in Chicago. I started as a Sales Representative and later served as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Later, I moved to Florida to open the Southeast Region for Choice Marketing. I served as the Southeast Regional President of Choice Sales and Marketing for 10 years. After Choice sold its Southeast division, I joined Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. and served as the Director of Natural Sales for 7 years. With Galaxy Foods I gained a deep understanding of how to develop, market and sell all-natural dairy-free/vegan products in natural, specialty and conventional grocery markets
In January of 2011 I re-joined my brother Reed along with his wife (my sister-in-law) Liza Braude-Glidden to start Beanfields. From day one with Beanfields I helped with product and brand development and mapped out a sales and marketing strategy..
I have the challenging and enjoyable job of directing and overseeing Beanfields’ fast-growing sales presence as snack fans and premium retailers all over the US and beyond show more and more enthusiasm for Beanfields Chips. While my home is in Everett Washington, I travel wherever I am needed, but you’ll often find me at Beanfields Headquarters in sunny Los Angeles California brainstorming with our dynamic team.
As a kid grocery shopping with my mother was one of my favorite activities. I’ve always loved shopping for food. I’m probably the most All- American person on the Beanfields executive team. I grew up in Fairbanks Alaska, played high school football, college and semi-pro baseball, and I love animals especially my 17 pound terrier Honey Bear . I’m also a big music fan. I used to manage and helped produce my nephew Aron Glidden’s Seattle-based band, 20 Riverside. I’m passionate about social justice and at Beanfields, being an activist for GMO labeling and kinder business practices through groups like the Non-GMO Project and B Corp is a part of the Job I enjoy the most.
My brother Reed and I are also great friends, adventure partners and have a natural “Mutt and Jeff” type routine we’ve been doing for decades. We enjoy visiting natural foods stores, seeing what’s new, talking to people, and finding out what they’re thinking. We make friends with management, staff and customers. Our “Mutt and Jeff” routine has grown into a hands-on, in-store approach to sales. I’ve helped create one of the most engaged and extensive consumer events and in-store demo program of any healthier snack company. Reed and I saw early on that as soon as people taste our chips and hear the story, they want to buy them and many become devoted fans. I head up the team that greets you at the Natural Products Expos and many other national events throughout the year and I look forward to seeing you there!
Good food and the natural food industry are now a life-long passion, that I feel privileged to be a part of. It’s my goal to continue to innovate and make improvements to snacks and to have a lot of fun doing so, thanks for putting up with me.
Liza Braude-Glidden, MA, Executive Vice President of Culture and Sustainability and Co-Founder, Beanfields LLC . A Mystic in the Marketplace. I’m a fourth generation natural products consumer. My great grandparents frequented Battle Creek, Michigan. They traveled from Chicago with my grandparents and parents in tow to learn about better health practices.
Now, I have a passion for nutrition based on years as a yoga teacher. I was the first to roll out a rough-draft recipe for our bean and rice tortilla chips. I’m fully engaged in the daily life of Beanfields. If you call us, you’ll sometimes get me on the line. We try to have an actual human answering our phones directing you to the best person available to take your call. We love to connect and Beanfields Bean and Rice chips make it a fun experience for everyone.
My educational background is in the arts and spirituality. Most of my previous work was in community nonprofits, arts organizations, and community small businesses. I also worked as a writer of poetry and nonfiction, a creative writing teacher, and a group leader, helping people find a spiritual approach to community and intimacy.
My mom and dad were social scientists from the University of Chicago who moved out to Los Angeles in 1953 and became well-loved social activists. My dad, Hon. Marvin Braude, was a Los Angeles City Councilman for 32 years. Marvin is still remembered here in the 11th district as a national influencer in environmentalism and slow growth. My mom, Dr. Marjorie Braude, MD, was an activist in medical politics who helped my dad put in place a pioneering program to help the LADP and others respond skillfully to domestic violence. Beanfields central is still located in the Braude Family home here in West Los Angeles. Our family has been here since 1953. Beanfields is a part of a proud legacy of environmentalism that was so dear to my parent’s hearts. The beach bike path here in LA is named for my dad as are a number of parks in the Santa Monica Mountains that my mom and dad fought so hard to preserve.
My nickname is a mystic in the market place. In that role, I also serve as a scholar, master teacher and board member in a new nonprofit called The Center for Integral Wisdom, which is helping evolve a global ethic for an emerging global civilization. So I am all about thinking big and helping Beanfields to be a more and more vibrant contributor to the emerging global story of the future of snacking and food.
I do this by making friends and telling good stories about people, food, and America’s superfood, Beans. It’s easy to tell good stories when you’re sharing yummy Beanfields Tortilla Chips with millions of fans all over the US, and now in Canada, Australia, and beyond. One of the ways I make friends is by helping our company participate in networks like The Non GMO Project, The B Lab, Gluten Free Certification Organization, Hub LA, Social Venture Network, Conscious Capitalism and others.
Amrit Khalsa, Chief Financial Officer
Everyone thought I was crazy. Especially my parents. I was graduating from the best university in the world (MIT was ranked #1 in the world by topuniversities.com), with a PhD in one of their strongest areas (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering). Instead of going to work for Boeing or NASA or General Electric, I was going to work for a food company.
The day after defending my thesis (“Endwall Blockage in Axial Compressors” if you really want to know), I got in my car and drove across the country to Eugene, Oregon to be the IT manager for Golden Temple Natural Products (the manufacturer of Yogi Tea herbal teas, Peace Cereals, Golden Temple granolas, Sweet Home Farm cereals, Wha Guru Chews, and Sunshine oils).
Throughout my last year at MIT I knew that I didn’t want to stay in engineering, and I had been searching for something else. I considered making big bucks as a quant on Wall Street, but that thought just left me cold and uninspired. I was feeling the first stirrings of what was to become a lifelong driving motivation – the need to contribute something useful to the world with my business efforts. Working just to make a living held no appeal to me. What could be more boring than waking up each day just to make a paycheck?
About 9 months prior to graduating I had an opportunity to work with Golden Temple Natural Products, which I jumped at - getting into the Natural Food industry.
After 11 years with Golden Temple Natural Products and its parent company, I was looking for my next career move. I contemplated and pursued some other socially responsible business opportunities, but felt called to stay in Natural Foods. So I moved to LA and was the CEO of Essential Living Foods for 3 years, before coming to Beanfields. When I met the Beanfields team, I saw that they shared my passion for making a difference.
As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I also train yoga teachers on weekends. Being part of a flexible collaborative team at Beanfields helps me raise my kids and pursue my passions while making a good living and doing good. Sometimes my son or my daughter comes to work with me, so I appreciate the family style of the Beanfields team. These things keep me interested. I love to eat natural and organic foods, and I love applying my time, energy and expertise to making the world a better place – one chip at a time. My seven-year-old son eats almost a whole six-ounce bag of Beanfields Chips every day, so I'm glad they are so much better for you than regular chips!