February 25, 2008

Whole Foods Veggie Beans snack

OK, this product is just weird. Freeze dried green beans, somehow processed with canola oil, dextrin & salt to become a crunchy snack. I get it -- a salty crunchy snack with a low glycemic index and lots of fiber. But i tried a few just now, from the box that I got from my parents for Christmas, and they're just somehow *wrong*.

They do taste identifiably, if faintly, like green beans, which is nice, but with a faintly unpleasant sweet taste, and a few hard bits mixed in with the crunch, like when you get Corn Nuts that are a little over-cooked and you think you're going to break your teeth. (I don't eat Corn Nuts anymore either, so maybe I have a thing.) I had to put the lid back on the box and stop after like 4 beans, and i still have a little icky feeling on my tongue which i might have to drown with a few Utz Cheez Balls.

Posted by foodnerd at February 25, 2008 03:52 PM

Yes, there is an odd sweet taste to them that I haven't been able to figure out. I manage to remind myself of that every time I walk by the display, just before I snag a box and put it in my basket.

Posted by: Pam at February 25, 2008 04:12 PM

I LOVE Veggie Beans by Whole Foods.... and the carrots! It is sweet and salty and crunchy

Posted by: shalisha at May 16, 2008 08:09 PM
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