Ranch Seasoned Crispy Chickpeas

July 21, 2017 in Category: What's New

The humble chickpea, or garbanzo bean, comes with an impressive scientific name, Cicer arientinum, and can be traced, in its wild form, as far back as 8,000 years; the beans have been cultivated since at least the late Neolithic period.

In the English language, “chickpea” has a history dating back to the 18th century. “Garbanzo” comes to English directly from Spanish, and is a more recent entry in the lexicon. Trader Joe’s Ranch Seasoned Crispy Chickpeas are an even more recent entry in the historical record of snacks – as in, right now –and are set to make their mark in the legumes-as-snacks category.

The beans (garbanzo beans grown right here in the U.S. of A., as a matter of fact) are fried in canola and/or safflower oil, then seasoned with a tangy ranch dressing that’s made with buttermilk and buttermilk powder, parsley, onion, tomato, and a tongue-tingling variety of spices. In addiiton to this sublime seasoning, each quarter-cup serving provides an impressive six grams of protein and three grams of fiber.

Sprinkle these crispy, crunchy, and crave-able Chickpeas on salads or soup, combine them with pretzels and nuts to make a snack mix, or grab a handful as a snack. One taste and you'll understand why they were voted "Most Likely to Make You Want Another Handful" in a recent (decidedly unscientific) poll.

We’re selling Ranch Seasoned Crispy Chickpeas in a resealable six-ounce pouch for $2.99, every day. You’ll find them in our snack section.


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Ingredients

FRIED CHICKPEAS (CHICKPEAS, CANOLA OIL AND/OR SAFFLOWER OIL), RANCH SEASONING (CULTURED BUTTERMILK, SALT, CULTURED BUTTERMILK POWDER [SKIM MILK, LACTIC ACID, CULTURE], ONION POWDER, YEAST EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, TOMATO POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORS, CREAM SOLIDS, GARLIC POWDER, CANE SUGAR, LACTIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, SPICES [INCLUDING CELERY SEED], VINEGAR, DEHYDRATED PARSLEY, MALIC ACID, TURMERIC EXTRACT [COLOR], PAPRIKA EXTRACT [COLOR]), VEGETABLE OIL (CANOLA OIL AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL).
CONTAINS MILK.
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF EGG, SOY, WHEAT, PEANUT, TREE NUTS.

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