Beans. You’re well aware that they’re the musical fruit — especially after that black bean and queso dip debacle.
But the legume is singing a new tune: that of a scrumptious snack, as in the locally made line of nibbles called The Good Bean.
Co-founders Suzanne Slatcher and Sarah Wallace took a page from the latter’s childhood in India and transformed a typical street food into your new on-the-go best friend by roasting garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) in flavors such as sea salt, cracked pepper, smoky chile and lime (a great bar alternative for peanuts), and cinnamon (for the kids).
They pack a punch with gluten-free, heart-healthy fiber and protein. They are also low in fat. So when you tear through a bag on your commute home, you won’t hate yourself by the time you get to your door.
Toot if you love that.
Available at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, 1745 Folsom Street, at 13th Street (415-863-0620 or rainbow.coop); Berkeley Bowl, 2020 Oregon Street, at Adeline Street, Berkeley (510-843-6929 or berkeleybowl.com); online at thegoodbean.com. The first 50 DailyCandy readers to enter code DAILYCANDY11 at checkout get the twelve-bag multipack (three of each flavor) for $25 (regularly $30) online at thegoodbean.com/multipack.
Photo: Courtesy of The Good Bean