BIJOU-REVIEW: the GOOD bean CHIPS – Jalapeño Cheddar

Rating: ©©©© chips  (lip-smacking)

The Good Bean - Jalapeno CheddarThese were surprising chips to say the least!  As most of you may know, we are not usually the biggest fans of bean chips.  More often than not the bean chip texture is just too brittle and crumbly, and worst of all, amazingly mouth drying!!

However, true to their name, these are really good BEAN chips.  It must be due to their unique chip recipe, which according to the back of the bag includes: chickpeas, navy beans, red lentils, pea protein, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and quinoa!!

Triangular in shape, with a really firm texture and crunch.  We would definitely refer to these chips as crunchy, and not crispy.  SOLID – that’s a good word to describe them.

But, MOST IMPORTANTLY, these beans are not excruciatingly moisture absorbing!

The seasoning is true to its name – we taste both cheddar cheese and jalapeño chiles.  Unlike most cheese flavored chips The Good Bean Chips’ cheese seasoning tastes more like real cheese than it does salty cheese powder.  The white dusting is practically creamy when it touches the moisture on the tongue.  The jalapeños give off an undeniable vegetal aroma and taste, as well as, the expected (somewhat) spicy burn.

We were quite impressed with these chips, and not only because we did not have any expectations due to their bean-ness, but because they are also a respectable addition to the chip market!

Chips discovered at World Market; Oak Brook, Illinois

The Good Bean Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

© – return to sender

©© – tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

©©©©© – “A” list

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