Chickpeas are believed to be roughly 7,500 years old, making them one of the oldest cultivated legumes. Their ancient history originates in the Middle East, where domesticated chickpeas have been found in Turkey. By the Bronze Age, chickpeas were a popular staple in Italy and Greece, where they were enjoyed in stews, as a dessert, or roasted as a snack. That brings us to Lebby Snacks, a healthy food brand blending modern flavors (hello, sesame honey) with ancient cooking techniques. As a plant-based and gluten-free protein source, chickpeas can be part of a healthy diet, since they offer roughly 7g of protein and 8g of dietary fiber per ¼ cup serving.
The History of Lebby Snacks
Lebby Snacks brings modern flavors to the time-honored tradition of roasting chickpeas (the Mediterranean recipe actually dates back 500 years). Before they’re bagged and ready to enjoy, the chickpeas go through a long process to achieve crisp perfection. First, fresh chickpeas are fire-roasted, then left to rest for 10 days in burlap sacks. The process is repeated two more times until the chickpeas are ready to dry in open air. After soaking, the chickpeas are placed in burlap sacks to rest again before being heated in large tin containers the following day. (This is the part of the process when a rustic wooden knob separates the outer shell from the chickpeas.) Finally, chickpeas are dusted with a flavorful coating (like dark chocolate, sesame, and honey) and packaged up.
Lebby Snacks Company Mission
With authentic flavor and homespun texture, you can’t help but love Lebby’s chickpeas. The legumes are dry roasted (translation: no oil, salt, or additives) and roasted following a classic recipe that’s hundreds of years old. The result is an addictive snack to enjoy anytime.
Benefits of Lebby Snacks
There are lots of healthy perks to noshing on nutritious legumes from Lebby Snacks.
- Delivers protein, fiber, and some vitamins
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Bite into a new kind of afternoon snack the whole family will love.
Chickpea Snacks, Dark Chocolate
In Lebby’s equation, protein plus chocolate equals a craveable, gluten-free snack. These crunchy bites are dry roasted and coated in a thin layer of rich dark chocolate, and provide 3g of protein per serving. Thrive Market member Scott from Indiana likes that the flavor isn’t too dark or bitter, and his kids love them. “We have chickpea snacks in our house at all times.”
Chickpea Snacks, Sesame Honey
You’ll be sweet on this sesame and honey version of Lebby’s chickpea snacks. In addition to 5g of protein, you’ll also get 3g of dietary fiber. It’s an impossible-to-resist kind of snack—take it from member Rosaria in New York: “I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered these snacks but I was extremely surprised—they’re absolutely delicious! Don’t take my word for it. You have to try them for yourself.”
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