Harvest Snaps is a line of healthy, crunchy, salty snacks from Calbee International – a Japanese snack brand that aims to create snacks from natural, wholesome ingredients. While they have many products available across the world, Harvest Snaps were introduced in 2012 in the United States and Canada and have been a hit since as consumers look for healthier snack options.
Harvest Snaps are a snack that the whole family can enjoy – vegan or not – child or adult. The peas, beans, and lentils used in all of the snacks are non-GMO and whole food first based. If you aren’t familiar with Harvest Snaps, I’ll be reviewing the Black Pepper flavor below or know that you can find Harvest Snaps in the produce section of the grocery store or available online at Amazon HERE.
Before we get into the review today, I want to warn you that not all Harvest Snap flavors are vegan. Harvest Snaps come in nine flavors including Barbecue, Lightly Salted, Black Pepper, Tomato Basil, Parmesan Garlic, Mango Chili Lime, Cesar, Wasabi Ranch, and White Cheddar. I’m sure that just from reading the list of available flavors, you can tell that they are not all vegan. The vegan Harvest Snap flavors include: Lightly Salted, Black Pepper, Barbecue, Tomato Basil, and Mango Chili Lime – so 5 out of 9 – which is actually pretty high in the snacking world where most snacks have milk and/or dairy!!
Harvest Snaps smell like a salty crisp snack at first opening and they look like puffed green peas – which I suppose makes sense since the first ingredient is indeed green peas. Harvest Snaps Black Pepper are slightly crunchy and remind me of a vegan snack that’s air popped, not heavy and fried. And while they are crispy, they won’t break a tooth or anything crazy like that – they are just crisp enough.
The green pea based snack is slightly salty and slightly dashed with black pepper – not to the point that you will sneeze when you first smell or taste the Harvest Snaps but there’s enough of a pop of black pepper that it has some flavor. If you like black pepper tofu in Chinese restaurants, the Harvest Snaps Black Pepper are similar but in a crunchy green bean form instead of tofu!
All in all, Harvest Snaps Black Pepper are a lightly salted, crunchy vegan snack that would be delicious on any snack table. Find Harvest Snaps in all nine varieties HERE.
Harvest Snaps Black Pepper Vegan Snacks have 130 calories per 1 oz serving (about 22 pieces) with only 4.5 grams of total fat and no saturated fat. That makes Harvest Snaps a heart healthy, lower fat option than many chips, crackers, and other crunchy salty snack foods.
Because Harvest Snaps are green pea plant-based, they are naturally cholesterol free. There is only 75mg of sodium per serving – which is about half the amount of sodium as many other chips, crackers, and other snack foods – vegan or not.
With equally 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein, Harvest Snaps are a well balanced snack to help keep you satisfied and full from whole food plant-based foods. Many snack foods do not have fiber or protein and are simply empty calories without much nutrition – not in Harvest Snaps. These gems are packed with fiber, protein, and even calcium and iron! Elevate your snacking with lower fat, high fiber Harvest Snaps in Black Pepper.
Harvest Snaps Black Pepper are slightly salty, slightly crunchy snack that is great mid-afternoon in your vegan day with four grams of fiber and four grams of plant-based protein. The Harvest Snaps come in 9 flavors, 5 of which are vegan, and they are all healthier options than traditional chips, crackers, or other salty snacks. Not only are they made from wholesome foods like green peas but they contain adequate fiber and protein to help keep you full while elevating your snacking by providing micronutrients like iron and calcium. Check out Harvest Snaps in Black Pepper today – I particularly love to eat them with a hummus and veggie wrap!