Thursday, April 19, 2012

Product Review and a Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Hope you are all well. I'm very excited that tomorrow is Friday. Last night was a bit rough for me, I couldn't fall asleep at all! I finally fell asleep at 4 am and woke up before 7. Surprisingly I had more energy today than I anticipated I would.

Last night I got home from my long day at work and was greeted by another very happy surprise!! Let me show you ;)


A box full of Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips!  I was contacted by the company and asked to sample their chips. I was pretty stoked and said that I would be happy to and they sent me this huge box with bags and bags of chips! Right before my pantry challenge, ha!

Beanfields products boast some pretty cool nutrition facts! First, they are made entirely of rice and beans, therefore the are gluten free (and also corn free). Also, if you recall I've mentioned a few times that rice and beans combine to form a complete protein (one of the reasons it is one of my favorite foods!) and one serving of these chips provide 4 grams of complete protein as well as 4 grams of fiber.  If all of that wasn't a good enough reason to try these chips, VegNews named them Best in Show for Best New Vegan Snack Product. Sold!


I believe the Nacho flavor is the most popular and the one that was mentioned to me when I was asked to sample and review this product but they were kind enough to send me a variety of flavors. I received large bags of the Nacho, Sea Salt and Pico de Gallo flavors, and snack sized bags of the Nacho and Pico de Gallo flavor. I was pretty amped about the nacho flavor (think vegan doritos!) but I really wanted to tear into the Pico de Gallo chips so that's what I did. 


Isn't it purdy? I needed a small snack anyway so I ate the snack sized bag of Pico de Gallo chips. Let me tell you, these chips pack a ton of flavor! If you like Bar B Que chips you will LOVE these! You get a smoky flavor right off the bat and sure enough there is natural smoke flavor in the ingredients. These chips were really tasty and indeed filling. I'm really looking forward to trying the other flavors!

This is where YOU come in! I requested some extra bags so I could do a giveaway and they were nice enough to oblige! Not pictured are two large bags of nacho flavored chips! Two of you will get a bag of these chips to try, which I thought was pretty cool of them. If you want to try them please just comment below with what your favorite snack food is! I'll take entries through Monday, April 23 and will select the two winners Tuesday morning. I will also post my review of the Nacho flavor on Tuesday so the lucky winners know what is coming to them :)

Thanks again Beanfields for your generous snack delivery! Can't wait to taste the rest of the flavors and share what I think with all of you!

Oh, before I go I've been meaning to ask if anyone watches the show Impractical Jokers on TruTV? I've been watching it for a while it is one of my favorite shows! It is so hilarious!! If you can check it out I definitely recommend it, and that is what I'll be watching tonight.

Hope you all have a great night! Yay for Friday!

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

26 comments:

  1. Favorite snack? Twizzlers, of course! No nutritional value in those, though. :( I love the idea of vegan Doritos. These chips sound yummy.

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    1. How did I know you were going to say Twizzlers? ;) No nutritional value but they are SO GOOD! I'm right there with you... I used to love using them as a straw :X

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  2. I'm addicted to trail mix snack! :) Now I'm even making my own (cranberries, raisins, shaved almonds, pecans, walnuts, and a pinch of shaved coconut Yum!)It's the perfect healthy pre-workout snack with protein, carbs, fat and a nice bunch of antioxidants.

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    1. Hi Nicole! Yes trail mix is awesome and I also like making my own! That way you don't have to pick around the stuff you don't like ;)

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  3. Dolmades :) or nuts..or fruit! grapes or maybe banana and almonds/cashews or with nut butter and coconut... mmm ok hungry now.
    These look great!

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    1. Ha! You know how I feel about stuffed grape leaves ;)

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  4. Seeing as not long ago, I won your greatest giveaway ever - I'll keep my name out of the hat! But, I still want to comment :)

    What a great way to end a busy day! I've seen these in the store, but not tried them - good to know they're tasty!

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    1. Aww I'm so glad you liked it :) They are def good, give em a try!

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  5. Favorite snack food? That's an easy one! Roasted seaweed! I love that stuff so much..

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    1. YEEEEEEEEEEEEES! I've recently become addicted to roasted seaweed! So good!

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  6. My store carries those chips but I haven't tried them yet. They look great! My favorite snack these days is still mini carrots with tahini sauce. I've been on that kick for quite a while now :)

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    1. Mmmm, I'm a carrot freak. I always crunch on them at work, I think it annoys everyone but I don't care!

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  7. Hmm favourite snack food....probably larabars :) Or homemade versions of them. Those chips look awesome!

    Gabby @ the veggie nook

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    1. Homemade larabars are the best. I have that on my agenda for Sunday ;)

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  8. My boyfriend and I always seem to catch Impractical Jokers RIGHT before bed - so of course we stay up and watch it and go to bed later than we had originally hoped. But it's SO hilarious. Speaking of that show, I need to see if it's on Demand..

    My favorite snack food is roasted and lightly salted pistachios - can't get enough of those things.

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    1. OMG last night's episode was so hilarious! WHen they had to eat the food off of everyone's plate? So funny!

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  9. These sound soo tasty! My favourite snack is tortilla chips with some sort of dip like nooch, refried beans, guacamole, 7 layer dip etc. Mmm. There is a soft spot in my heart for tortilla chips!

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    1. Tortilla chips are awesome. I usually make my own but these are great!

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  10. My favorite snack are pickles... or cheese! Great giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Manda! I love half sour pickles...yum!

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  11. My favorite snack is dry-roasted edamame! It's so addictive!

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  12. um sign me up! My favorite snack is homemade vegan kale chips

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. Ooh what an exciting package to get!

    I need to get some of those seaweed snacks. I forgot to look for them the last time I was at Trader Joe's. Speaking of Trader Joe's, my current favorite snack food is their Crunchy Curls lentil and potato snacks. I think they're gluten free too. Happy give-away-ing!

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  14. i love roasted chickpeas. so easy and cheap and healthy!

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  15. hummus and parsnips is my latest favorite. cheers!

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  16. My favorite snack is definitely tortilla chips. It's a bit dangerous actually!

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