What are Hippeas?
As the title tells you, I think Hippeas are essentially vegan wotsits. Pretty cool, right? Made from chickpeas and other ingredients, Hippeas are organic, high in fibre, gluten-free and vegan. In addition to that, they’re a good source of protein, free of additives or preservatives, and packed with good vibes!
Their mission is all about ‘peas, love & giving back’
They support Farm Africa, a charity that helps farmers become more climate-smart and productive. The thought behind this is that they can enable them to ‘grow their own way out of poverty’. Hippeas’ website also states that chickpeas are good for the planet too. Chickpea plants naturally release nitrogen back into the Earth as they grow!
What flavours do they do?
Out of five different flavours, they were kind enough to let me try four: cheese & love, in herbs we trust, far out fajita as well as sweet & smokin’. Each packet is unique in their own way and I’m not sure I could pick a favourite!
Cheese & love
Considering Hippeas are vegan, I was pleased to see how cheesy this flavour was. I’m still discovering different cheese alternatives all the time and always surprised!
In Herbs We Trust
Out of the four, I would say these tasted the strongest. Containing rosemary, oregano and thyme, you’ve definitely got to be in the mood for them.
Far Out Fajita
These are described as a ‘fiery stash of chilli, paprika and cumin puff’. They’re not as spicy as I anticipated!
Sweet & Smokin’
I think if I had to pick a favourite it would be between these and the herb ones. With paprika spice and smoked sea salt, these are definitely the ones I’d go for again.
Much like other vegan food products I’ve reviewed, Hippeas seem like a great company. Their product is good, their packaging is neat and they’re doing things behind the scenes as well. The only negative thing I have to say is I wish there were more in the packets! For £2.29 I expect more. Other than that, I can’t fault them. We were sent a big box and I know they’re going to go down well at our all vegan BBQ we’re hosting this weekend!
Hippeas can be found at Waitrose, Boots, Wholefoods, WHSmiths, Superdrug and more.
This post contains PR samples, but all opinions are my own.