February 2, 2015—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
We've Contemplated Inner Peas for a number of years. Following whatever logic you can gather from that, it should come as no surprise, then, that we would eventually advise you to Embrace Your Inner Bean. That time has come. Embrace Your Inner Bean, friends - you'll find it in a bag in the snack section at Trader Joe's.
What is your Inner Bean? Well, we can only speak of our Inner Bean, a crispy, crunchy snack, closely related to our Inner Peas, but with a definitive black bean flavor profile. These bean-pod-shaped snacks are made exclusively for Trader Joe's, using whole black beans from Canada - black beans make up a little more than 60% of what's in the bag. The beans are milled, blended with rice flour and sunflower oil, baked to a super crunchy finish, and then lightly salted (each serving has only 105mg of sodium). Many snack foods are at least a little guilt inducing. Not these. Each serving (about 22 pieces) delivers five grams of protein and five grams of fiber, with a mere 130 calories. Heck, you could enjoy the whole bag for a little less than 400 calories - not that we're saying you should, just that you could.
We're offering you the opportunity to Embrace Your Inner Bean in a three ounce bag for the everyday price of $1.49. Enlightenment? Maybe. Value? Always.