Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Puffs

Imagine our surprise and delight to find these Vegan White Cheddar Hippeas at Costco, of all places.

We will basically try anything with the words “vegan” and “white cheddar” on it, so naturally we bought this gigantic bag of organic chickpea puffs, having no idea what to expect. (However, having enjoyed Vegan Rob’s cauliflower puffs, we were quite optimistic.)

And we were not disappointed! These chickpea puffs are thick, crunchy (and substantially so, not airy like so many puffed products), and savory. They don’t really taste anything like white cheddar, but the flavor is lovely and salty.

The only problem might be that it’s far too easy to keep eating from this gigantic bag … but if you check out the nutrition label, you’ll see that it could be worse.

It looks as though Hippeas has many more flavors, which aren’t labeled vegan but appear to be, and if so we’ll look forward to trying them. In the meantime, this variety will keep us happy and busy.

About Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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