Product Review: Chic Nuts & Fav-Va Beans

Updated: Sep 17

Flavours Available:

Lightly Salted

Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar (Fav-Va Beans only)

Tomato, Onion & Basil (Fav-Va Beans only)

Where to Buy:

Coles, Woolworths, IGA, and other selected health food stores

Ingredients:

Chic Nuts – Split Chickpeas (83%), canola oil, sea salt, onion and garlic powder

Fav-Va Nuts – Broad Beans (82%), canola oil, sea salt, onion and garlic powder

Nutrition Information:

Chic Nuts Fav-Va Beans

Product Claims:

100% gluten free

100% nut free

High in protein

High fibre

Low in saturated fat

Free from artificial flavours and additives

Low GI (~33)


Pros:

Portion controlled serves (if individual 25g packets are purchased)

Easily transported and can be eaten on the run – no preparation needed

Great savoury snack alternative to other high fat, high salt discretionary foods, such as chips

Affordable – Less than $1 per 25g serve

Great source of fibre, low in saturated fat and sugar and nothing artificial


Cons:

Technically no nutritional cons. The only downfall with this product is that it is loved by so many people that it can be difficult to get your hands on a box, so you might have to shop around a bit or order online.

For sports people, this product may not contain sufficient amounts of protein to refuel post-workout.


Final word:

Chic Nuts or Fav-Va Beans are very close to the perfect snack. They are nutritious offering a source of protein and fibre whilst being low in fat and sugars. They contain nothing artificial and taste great! Conveniently packed and quite affordable they are a seriously smart snack option. For the athlete, combined with a glass of milk or tub of yoghurt, Chic Nuts or Fav-Va Beans make a great post workout recovery snack.


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