The Good Bean - All Natural Chickpea Snack Sea Salt - 2.5 oz. (70g)
The Good Bean All Natural Chickpea Snack Sea Salt is where it all started for them. The concept for The Good Bean was inspired by street vendors in Indian cities, who roast chickpeas in salt (yes, really), making those hard little beans nutty, crispy, buttery morsels of deliciousness. Fast forward to today. They don’t roast their chickpeas in salt, but they sure do love how the hint of sea salt brings out the natural deliciousness of the chickpea itself. The Good Bean Sea Salt flavor is all about the bean, just the bean, and nothing but the bean… except it’s a little bit better. Sea Salt contains 7g of protein, 6g of fiber, is low fat, and gluten-free. The next time you want to enjoy simple pleasures, won’t you try Sea Salt?
40% Less Fat than Nuts
All Natural Whole Food
Theor chickpeas are so darn crispy, crunchy and flavor packed that you might think they’re junk food. Not to worry, one serving has as much protein as almonds, as much fiber as two cups of broccoli and as much folate as three cups of spinach!
Gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low fat, low in carbohydrates, nothing over-engineered, nothing artificial.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Good Bean contain any oil?
Unlike other healthy snacks like nuts, The Good Bean is low in fat, has no saturated fat, and is completely cholesterol-free. However, there is a small amount of oil used to help their spices stay on their chickpeas for maximum deliciousness!
Many Americans are choosing to avoid the potential dangers of GMOs. Wherever possible The Good Bean uses only non-GMO ingredients in their bars and snacks. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals in which the DNA has been altered, merging genetic material from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, bacterial, animal, and viral genes that do not exist in nature or through time-tested traditional crossbreeding practices. The biotech industry has made claims about increased yield, superior nutrition and drought tolerance offered by GMOs. But a growing body of research and on-the-ground reports indicate that GMOs fail to live up to these claims. GMO crops can be allergenic, less nutritious, or even toxic. GMOs can disrupt ecosystems by damaging delicate wild plant and animal populations and negatively impact biodiversity. Further, they can increase the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides and can deliver yields that are no better than conventional crops. The majority of developed nations have determined GMOs to be unsafe. In almost 50 countries globally – including Japan, Australia, and the entire European Union – the production and sale of GMOs are either heavily restricted or completely banned. The United States government has continued to approve GMOs, their approval based on studies conducted by the very corporations that manufactured the GMOs (rather than a third-party). Such data coming from those who would ultimately profit from sales can’t help but prompt consumers to raise questions of Conflict of interest. Many Americans are choosing to avoid the potential dangers of GMOs. Wherever possible The Good Bean uses only non-GMO ingredients in their bars and snacks.
Fair Trade is a global movement to alleviate poverty in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The central goal of Fair Trade is for farmers to enjoy a well-deserved higher standard of living, thus encouraging thriving communities and sustainable farming practices. Fair trade guidelines cover many facets of socio-agricultural issues including fair prices for farmers and workers – with guaranteed minimums, and premiums for certified organic products; fair labor conditions – living wages, safe working conditions, freedoms of association, and the prohibition of child labor. Fair Trade is also about environmental sustainability and employing safe methods of farming that are good for the environment, vulnerable eco-systems, and the workers’ health. Fair Trade calls for restrictions of pesticides, and prohibition of GMOs; and it calls for democratic decision-making for the investment of earned premiums and investment in community programs from business development workshops, social empowerment training, to organic certification. Fairtrade International sets the international standards for Fair Trade, and FLO-CERT gives out certifications after independent auditors determine whether the standards are being met.
GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices)
Food allergy is now recognized as an important food safety issue and the food industry must take the greatest care to assist those who suffer allergies to select a suitable diet with confidence. “Good Manufacturing Practices” or “GMPs” are practices and systems required in quality control, covering the manufacture and testing of foods. GMPs are enforced in the United States by the US FDA, under Section 501(B) of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21USC351). The regulations use the phrase “current good manufacturing practices” (cGMP) to describe these guidelines. The Good Bean brand follows the guidelines and principles of Good Manufacturing Practices. In practical terms, GMPs means precautions are taken to prevent cross-contact of materials during storage, handling and processing of foods, especially where shared production equipment is used. They make sure the equipment is cleaned and tested with the utmost care for food allergens before production of their snacks. Their bars and snacks are currently produced in facilities that also process, soy, wheat, dairy, tree nuts, and peanuts, so They cannot and do not claim absolute clinical elimination of common allergens. If you are highly sensitive and are ever in doubt, remember to make Safety First your credo.
About The Good Bean
The Good Bean launched in September 2010 with a line of first-to-market All-Natural Roasted Chickpea Snacks in 4 flavors. They’re an excellent alternative to standard snacks such as chips, nuts, pretzels and popcorn – gluten-free, nut-free, high protein, high fiber, and low fat. In February 2012 They launched a second product line, The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar, a line of wholesome snack bars for the extremely popular fruit & nut bar category. They replaced the nuts with high-fiber, high-protein chickpeas for a bar that has 40-60% less fat than the competition. Like their chickpea snacks, their bars are a unique alternative in the category due to their health benefits, and also contain Fair-Trade and clean-processed ingredients.
The Food Business Bean
Sarah Wallace is a veteran marketer in the natural products industry where she has worked with companies such as Clif Bar (where she launched Luna Bar), Kashi, Bear Naked, Think Products, and PopChips. Sarah brings her passion for making healthy food and her experience creating strong natural brands to The Good Bean organization.
The Design Bean
Prior to forming The Good Bean, Suzanne Slatcher worked at Pixar Animation Studios on such films as Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo and Up (she made the flying house). Before that, Suzanne was an animation director in London, working on feature films and commercials. Suzanne brings her love of playful storytelling to The Good Bean brand image and marketing.