Frequently Asked Questions
Chickpeas are high in fiber, a good source of protein, and low in fat. This makes them a great snack for anyone who wants a tasty, filling snack that gives them energy and good nutrition.
Chickpeas are also naturally gluten-free and a great alternative to gluten-free starchy foods like rice.
Unlike other healthy snacks like nuts, The Good Bean is low in fat, has no saturated fat, and is completely cholesterol-free. However, there is a small amount of oil used to help our spices stay on our chickpeas for maximum deliciousness!
There are about 75 chickpeas in a one ounce serving. Happy counting!
Allergens & Dietary Restrictions
Yes, all of our snacks are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).
All of our chickpea snacks are certified gluten-free. Our manufacturing facility is NOT gluten-free, but gluten is never processed on our line, and all of our snacks are tested for any traces of gluten before they leave the facility. Because our snacks are certified gluten-free, they cannot be released without testing.
Our Classic Hummus roasted chickpeas do not contain tahini or sesame seeds.
Our products are 100% nut and seed free, but are manufactured in facilities that also process tree nuts. Good manufacturing practices are in place to segregate our products from these allergens.
The Good Bean's roasted bean snacks are 100% dairy free.
The Good Bean is an artisanal product. The spices are sprinkled and then hand-tossed into the chickpeas. That’s why each chickpea looks a little bit different.
Costco carries our snacks on a rotational basis, so unfortunately, they aren’t available all the time. We’re trying our hardest to get on the shelves permanently, and you can help! Just share how much you love TGB snacks with Costco store managers, and this could help bring us in on a more permanent basis!
All our snacks are corn-free!
If you are one of the 24 million people in America that suffers from Diabetes, The Good Bean is the snack for you!
Diabetes is a condition where there is too much sugar in the bloodstream, because of the body’s inability to properly process sugars. This can result in a variety of health issues, like heart-disease, eye problems, kidney problems and so on.
Here’s the good news. Diabetes is a manageable condition. With the right foods, exercise, and constant monitoring of blood sugar levels, people with Diabetes can lead active, healthy, and happy lives.
And here’s the rub. A lot of foods, particularly starchy snack foods, cause spikes in blood sugar, and are an absolute no-no for Diabetics. The food industry tries to address this with a variety of over-engineered nutrition bars and snack foods that are filled with artificial ingredients and less-than-tasty sugar substitutes.
Diabetics, fret no more! The Good Bean is the perfect food for people with Diabetes. The secret to The Good Bean’s success is its amazingly low Glycemic Index (GI).
What’s that, you ask? Here’s a quick primer: Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how much a food causes your blood sugar to spike. Remember, the greater the spike, the more dangerous the food is for Diabetics. The GI of chickpeas is 14, while the GI of sugar is 60! Chickpeas can attribute their low GI score to the substantial amount of slow-digesting fiber they naturally contain.
So Diabetics, welcome to the world of The Good Bean. A simple, wholesome, real-food snack that just happens to be good for you!
If you are one out of every 130 people in America who have Celiac Disease or are gluten-intolerant, you know how hard it can be to live gluten-free. People who have decided to live gluten-free are faced with a world that is just not geared to them. Every restaurant, snack food, and party becomes a mine-field.
Sure, snack food companies have tried to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon. But have you noticed how starchy and full of empty calories everything is? Rice here, nuts there. You’re faced with a sea of options that give you as many carbohydrates as possible with as little nutrition. It seems that gluten-free foods are all about taking the flavor and fun out of food, not to mention real nutrition!
The Good Bean is here to change all that. The fact is, The Good Bean is certified gluten-free! Chickpeas contain less than 5ppm (particles per million) of gluten, making them officially, unequivocally, free of that troublemaking toxin! But what’s more important is that The Good Bean is a naturally delicious, high-protein, low fat snack full of good nutrition, so living gluten-free doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your health, taste buds, or your waistline.
Join us in yummy gluten-free living!
Chickpeas are very good for the heart, and it’s all because of a few choice F-words – fiber, and folate.
According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, high-fiber food like chickpeas help prevent heart disease.
Almost 10,000 Americans participated in this study. People eating the most fiber per day had 12% less coronary heart disease and 11% less cardiovascular disease compared to those eating the least. And people eating soluble fiber had a 15% reduction in heart disease!
Folate has been identified as having a direct impact on reducing the risk of heart disease, and a serving of chickpeas contain 70% of the required daily serving of folate. You do the math.
Chickpeas contain a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to act as a “sponge” to help clean up bile, which contains bad cholesterol.
If you’re on a heart-healthy diet, or simply think it’s nice to have a healthy heart, enjoy The Good Bean. Your body will thank you!
There’s no silver bullet solution for weight loss or weight management. It just involves using common sense and making smart choices all day, every day. Yikes. That sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? Good thing The Good Bean is here for you.
The nice thing about the roasted chickpeas in The Good Bean is that they are high in two key fat-fighters – protein and fiber. Protein gives you energy and helps build muscle, and fiber is a weight-management all-star! The Good Bean is an excellent source of soluble fiber, that breaks down slowly in your bloodstream so you get a steady dose of sustained energy, and also keeps you full and satisfied.
The added advantage of a high-fiber snack like The Good Bean is that it reduces the amount of total carbohydrates your body absorbs from the snack. So, lower carbs, higher fiber, and higher protein – you see how all this could add up to weight loss or weight management? You do the math.
Smart snackers know that they can eat Beanitos chips and feed their body with 5g of complete protein and 4g of fiber per serving, plus gain antioxidants from polyphenols. Protein is needed to build muscle and can help in weight management. Fiber is needed for good gut health and helps with feelings of fullness. Beanitos chips also have a low glycemic index, which may help your energy levels stay consistent throughout the day and prevent sudden changes in blood sugar which can lead to overeating.
Tapioca Starch or Tapioca Flour comes from the Cassava plant native to South America. It is gluten free and an excellent flour alternative. It is a common ingredient in Paleo and Keto diets as well as in traditional Asian and Latin American cooking. When we moved to our new whole bean cooking process, which delivered 5 grams of protein and a good source of fiber, we discovered that adding a sprinkle of tapioca gave our chips the perfect crispy texture.
Allergens & Dietary Restrictions
All of our products are suitable for vegetarians and are gluten free, corn free, nut free and egg free.The following chip flavors are suitable for vegans: Hint of Lime chips, Pinto Sea Salt chips, Restaurant style chips, Original OMG Sea Salt.
All Beanitos are egg free, corn free, gluten free and nut free. There is no egg, wheat, tree nuts or peanuts manufactured in our facilities, and while corn is, we follow extensive sanitation practices to prevent any cross contamination.
Shipping & Returns
Orders $45+ receive free shipping!
At this time, we do not ship internationally.
The Good Bean and Beanitos made their way to Canada! If we aren’t in a store near you yet, you can also find our snacks at Vitacost.com and Well.ca.
For special delivery requests, email email@example.com and we'll try to accommodate.
We won’t lie, dreaming up delicious bean foods is a hoot! But we’re pretty serious about doing our part to help reduce the effects of climate change. We’re lucky, beans are naturally great for the soil, infusing it with nutrients just by growing! Beans are also much less thirsty - needing half the amount of water to grow than corn! (source). At The Good Bean, we made a commitment pretty early to work only with American small farms, collaborating with them to put more beans in the ground, and supporting them with our sales plans so they could be assured of an income.
As our company has grown, our farm-partners network has grown too, and we’re excited to keep working to promote regenerative farming practices, fair and living wages for farmers, and leaving as little of an impact on the planet as possible. It’s an ongoing journey, but we’re all in it together to make positive change, right?
Sustainable crops are grown as part of an integrated system of farming where the crops help regenerate the soil for future cultivation. Beans can be considered a superfood for our soil as they lock nutrients into the soil as they grow.
In addition to providing us with a healthful carbohydrates, fiber, and minerals, beans are also a source of plant-based protein. Plant based protein is more sustainable than meat sourced protein because no methane is produced, less water is used per acre and more nutrients are produced per acre.
Our products are proudly sourced from local US farms!