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A Better-for-You Crunch

Products formulated using pulses and beans, upcycled ingredients, and meat and dairy protein are among the trending alternative savory snack options.

By Carolyn Schierhorn
Dried vegetables chips from carrot, beet, parsnip and other vegetables

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It has been nearly eight years since the Hippeas brand of organic chickpea puffs launched in 2016 to great fanfare. Since then, there has been an explosion in packaged better-for-you savory snacks, with both startups and large corporations developing new products in this space. Hippeas’ parent company, Green Park Brands, continues to expand and experiment, introducing Hippeas Chickpea Tortilla Chips in 2019 and reintroducing the line with a new crunchier recipe in 2022. That same year saw the de…

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Carolyn Schierhorn is a writer and editor whose areas of focus include the food and beverage industry ([email protected]).