Have you ever heard of chips that are made out of beans and rice? Neither had I until I tried Beanfields! I have to admit, as an avid chip eater/lover, I was a little skeptical as to how these would go over, not only with me, but my family as well. We are so used to eating potato, tortilla, and corn chips, I just wan’t sure what to expect.
In order to help you understand whether these chips get the “approved” status or not, I have to tell you about my kids’ reaction first. You see, whenever I get boxes in the mail (which is quite often), my kids are very eager to help me open the box and see what might be inside. When we opened this box, they were so excited to see that it was chips, they were literally begging for me to open one up right away so they could have some. This is where I started to get a little nervous, because I wasn’t sure if they were going to like the flavor or not. I figured, what the heck, I won’t even tell them what kind of chips they are (my kids are 2 and 5), I’ll just let them try them and get their reaction. Well my son loved them, he kept eating them until I told him he couldn’t have any more until after dinner. Then, later that night he asked if he could have more! My daughter, who is 2 and doesn’t really care one way or the other about food usually, didn’t seem to mind eating them either. Apparently these were a hit after all, and the fact that they tasted a little bit different than normal potato chips didn’t really bother them.
The thing I really like about Beanfields, is that they actually have some nutrients in them! According to Beanfields: “Beanfields chips give you important nutrition your body needs. A one-ounce serving has 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber—twice as much as most other tortilla chips, corn chips, or potato chips. Beanfields are tasty snacks you can feel good about giving your family!
All of our Crispylicious Corn Free Bean & Rice Tortilla Chips are verified to be free of any genetically-modified organisms (non-GMO) and have received the prestigious Non-GMO Verification awarded by the Non-GMO Project!”
Their bags also claim to be gluten free, so any of you out there with celiac disease might want to check these out!
Now for my own personal take:
The Pico de Gallo flavor was the one the kids originally got out of the box and wanted to try (which was another reason I was skeptical, as I didn’t know if it would be spicy or not–it wasn’t). I think this was actually my favorite flavor of all the varieties we tried. The chips don’t have a ton of flavoring on them, and occasionally you can definitely get the hint of beans, but overall they are tasty and crispy. Just what you want in a good chip.
The Nacho flavor was really good as well. As a matter of fact, I think all of the chips were decent in the flavor category, and they all were very crispy. I think at times the bean flavor did get a little overwhelming, but for the most part, the chips were great for a mid-day snack at work, or an evening snack while watching our favorite shows.
The other flavors I tried were:
Naturally Unsalted Sea Salt and Sea Salt and Pepper
If you want to find out more about these, and any other flavors Beanfields has to offer, or where you can purchase the chips, visit the website here.
Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch received free samples of the products listed above, however, any opinions are strictly our own.