We know there are lots of crunchy snack lovers out there—which is why we’re extra excited about Crunchsters, a new food brand cooking up recipes made with sprouted mung beans. Mung beans offer a range of nutritional benefits including potassium, vitamin A, folate, and phosphorus, which means these bags make a great alternative to classic potato chips.
The History of Crunchsters
Mung beans are having a moment, thanks to Crunchsters founders Frank and Gina Lambert, who wanted to use superfoods to change the way you snack. Based in Boulder, Colo., this wholesome snack brand is elevating protein, superfoods, and other nutrients with its crave-worthy flavors that offer an alternative to potato chips.
Crunchsters Company Mission
Crunchsters is a snack company that focuses on one thing: sprouted protein snacks. With nutritious mung beans as the base ingredient, you’re guaranteed a variety of nutritional benefits in every bite. Crunchsters’ snacks are also versatile. Of course, you can eat them straight out of the bag, but these morsels also shine as toppings on salads, soups, hummus, or avocado toast.
Benefits of Crunchsters
Sprouted mung beans are the star of every Crunchsters recipe, and because they’re sprouted, these mung beans are even easier to digest. Mung beans, better known as bean sprouts in the U.S., are popular in Southeast Asia, India, and China. Here are a few other reasons to get aboard the Crunchsters train.
- Plant-based protein source
- Can be eaten by the handful, or added to salads, soups, toasts, or hummus
- Gluten-free, vegan, and free from common allergens
- Minerals such as potassium, magnesium, folate, and manganese
- Made with non-GMO ingredients
Top Crunchsters Products
It’s hard to pick a favorite, so try them all!
Crunchsters Sea Salt
This four-ounce bag is perfect for sharing. Every bite is gluten-free and vegan, and features 5g of dietary fiber per serving. “They have a satisfying crunch that rivals most chips out there. I like to eat these out of the bag, but they’re also a good topping for salad,” shares Thrive Market member Jessica from Pennsylvania.
Crunchsters Sprouted Protein Snack, BBQ
If BBQ potato chips are your weakness, swap them for this protein-packed snack from Crunchsters featuring 7g of protein per serving. Smoked paprika, maple syrup, and garlic add the smoky flavor you crave.
Crunchsters Sprouted Protein Snack, Beyond Bacon
Yes, there might be bacon in the name, but this crunchy snack is definitely vegan. Made with sprouted mung beans, maple sugar, and smoked salt, it hits all the right flavor notes while being a plant-based option.
Crunchsters Smoky Balsamic
A little bit of savory smoke and a little bit of sweet balsamic is the perfect pairing for this sophisticated snack that offers 7g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber per serving. Member Morgan from Mississippi admits to eating them by the spoonful!
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