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Beanfields Review & AMAZING Giveaway!

This contest is now closed, and the randomly chosen winner is… Noelle, otherwise know as An Opera Singer in the Kitchen! (I sing in my kitchen too, but it’s really not the same thing :)) Congrats, Noelle! Tweet or email me with your address and what kinds of chips you’d like in your case! Thank you to everyone who entered… and if you didn’t win, rest assured I have my next giveaway in the works!

You’ve probably read at least one review of Beanfields by now, but this review is special. Why, you ask? Well, firstly because it’s MY review, and secondly (and most importantly) it’s accompanied by a truly amazing giveaway! But first, the review*.

That Was Vegan Beanfields

My Two Favorite Flavors!

I had heard there was a vegan nacho-flavored chip set to hit the market, but I knew next to nothing about it. Honestly, I had kind of forgotten about it… until an email from the kind folks at Beanfields landed in my inbox! They asked if I’d be interested in trying and reviewing their vegan chips; I responded with a “Heck yah… and can you throw in a few for my readers as well?

Seriously, am I always looking out for you guys or what!?

The first bag I opened was, of course, the Nacho flavored. My first reaction was how different these looked from that other nacho chip we all used to eat before we smartened up. Right off the bat I could see that these were less processed, less artificial, less.. scientifically engineered. Then I took a bite. THEN I inhaled the entire bag. Don’t judge me- it was one of the single-serving bags, I promise!

The first bite was a little disconcerting to my taste-buds… I suppose I was expecting something more doritos-like, and although these taste very nacho-y, they taste nothing like doritos. The texture was also different from what I was expecting. They’re crispy, but in a different way from corn-based chips that have been fried. This isn’t a bad thing, they’re just different. And different is good! I’ll admit that I plowed through these pretty fast. I had every intention of saving a bag to share with my friend Lauren, but I didn’t. I ate them all. Sorry, Lauren πŸ™‚

The sea salt flavor (not pictured) was the 2nd that I tried. Other bloggers have already mentioned this, and I have to agree- there wasn’t nearly enough salt on those puppies. They weren’t bad, but they didn’t pop for me at all. We ended up using those for dipping, and later on for schmearing Daiya Havarti on. They were perfecto for that! Of the 3 flavors though, those are the ones I don’t think I’d go out and buy for myself.

Last, but certainly not least… the Pico De Gallo! These were actually my favorite of the flavors, a fact which may surprise you. Actually, it surprised me… I was prepared to fall madly in love with the Nacho flavor. The flavor was just so robust with just a hint of spiciness- and no dip needed. And just like with the other flavors, you could just tell these were less processed and much healthier than other chips on the market. These (and the Nacho flavor) I would spend money to buy again!

You should also check out their nutrition facts: For example, each serving has as much complete protein as a 4 oz glass of milk, and as much fiber as a 1/2 cup serving of raisin bran! There’s a lot more, those were just two of my favorite highlights. Clearly this is a company dedicated to providing healthier snack options. Their chips are also free of all the major food allergens, and they’re verified Non-GMO.

Now, on to the important stuff…

The Giveaway

One lucky reader, to be chosen from the comments below, is going to win AN ENTIRE CASE of Beanfields chips! You read that right, an entire case! That’s 12 bags of bean and rice-chippy goodness, yo! As an added bonus, you get to choose how you want your case put together: All Nacho? OK! 9 Nacho, 1 Sea Salt and 2 Pico De Gallo? Sure! To quote the great Roy Orbison: Anything you want, you got it!

The contest is open until Midnight (Mountain time), Tuesday 5/15. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following day

To Enter: All you gotta do is leave a comment below telling us how you love to eat chips. You know… straight out of the bag… lying on the couch in your pajamas… crumbled up over your favorite tofu scramble… sticking one corner of the chip in your mouth and letting your dog nibble on it (What? I’ve never done that!)…Β Β 

Want more than one chance to win? Go ahead and do any or all of the following, and leave a separate comment for each, letting me know you did it. (Multiples grouped into one comment will only count once!)

  • Follow TWV? on Twitter
  • Tweet about the giveaway (make sure you tag me!)
  • Like TWV? on FB
  • Share the giveaway on your FB status

Good luck!!

*Beanfields provided me with free product to review, but the opinions are 100% mine!

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  • Jordan Dunne (@j_mosh) May 9, 2012, 4:50 am

    I love eating chips with salsa. My favorite are the broken bits haha


  • Jordan Dunne (@j_mosh) May 9, 2012, 5:01 am

    I follow on twitter!

  • Carolyn Lucarelli May 9, 2012, 5:54 am

    My favorite way to eat chips is dipped in hummus. But I’ve also crumbled some into lentil or split pea soup and they make a delicious crouton-like accompaniment!

  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen) May 9, 2012, 5:59 am

    I like eating chips with guac or straight out of the bag when I soooo hungry! πŸ™‚

  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen) May 9, 2012, 6:00 am
  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen) May 9, 2012, 6:00 am

    I follow you on Twitter already @singerinkitchen

  • Carolyn Lucarelli May 9, 2012, 6:02 am

    I already “like” you on FB!!

  • iatelunch May 9, 2012, 6:05 am

    I love eating tortilla chips with salad, almost like deconstructed nachos…those sea salt ones sound perfect for that.

  • furmomof6 May 9, 2012, 6:09 am

    I love eating chips with salsa, hummus, guac (I don’t discriminate ;)) either on the side with a veggie sandwich, or by themselves when I crave a snack!

  • iatelunch May 9, 2012, 6:09 am

    I liked you on facebook!!

  • Georgiana May 9, 2012, 6:21 am

    I actually like to eat chips with my lunch salad or sandwich and also crumble a few inside the salad/sandwich for extra crouton crunch!

  • Georgiana May 9, 2012, 6:22 am

    I like you on Facebook

  • Georgiana May 9, 2012, 6:23 am

    Shared your link on Facebook too -thanks so much!

  • Laurie May 9, 2012, 6:44 am

    Straight out of the bag for me, unless it’s on the side of a delicious sandwich!

  • Laura F May 9, 2012, 6:56 am

    I love having a side of chips while I sip a green smoothie. The slight sweetness from the smoothie contrasts the salt and flavor from the chips πŸ™‚

  • Cadry May 9, 2012, 6:58 am

    My favorite way to eat chips is with a bowl of guacamole. I love spicy, crunchy, and cool all coming together in one satisfying bite!

  • Cadry May 9, 2012, 6:59 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • Cadry May 9, 2012, 7:00 am

    I re-Tweeted you!

  • Bobbie {thevegancrew} May 9, 2012, 7:59 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to try these! My favorite way to eat chips is usually straight out of the bag–usually while I’m making dinner πŸ˜‰

  • Bobbie {thevegancrew} May 9, 2012, 8:05 am

    I just tweeted the giveaway, too!

  • frugalveganmom May 9, 2012, 8:36 am

    I like to make a salad with beans, corn, avocado and salsa, and top with pieces of chips!

  • I follow you on Twitter

  • I just started following you on FB (veronica rice mccray – can’t get your page to show up for my page to like – boo!)

  • I retwetted your giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Heather May 9, 2012, 9:11 am

    Thanks for the intro to these chips, they sound so good!

    I love my chips straight up, with a nit of hummus or pineapple salsa or crushed over some spicy soup!

  • Anna May 9, 2012, 9:26 am

    I like chips for road trips- they’re something I can grab and munch easily without having to fumble with a solid container that has inevitably fallen onto the floor and is impossible to reach around the car seat.

  • Alessandrina @ CucinaLibera May 9, 2012, 10:39 am

    Chips with guacamole or sprouted hummus. YUM!

  • Alessandrina @ CucinaLibera May 9, 2012, 10:40 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  • Alessandrina @ CucinaLibera May 9, 2012, 10:41 am

    I follow you on FB!

  • Yvonne May 9, 2012, 10:46 am

    I love to eat chips blogging!

  • Kim May 9, 2012, 12:15 pm

    I love chips any way I can get them but my favorite way is with a good book and my 2 year old granddaughter. She’s a chip lover herself.

  • catherine May 9, 2012, 2:20 pm

    i love chips so much i swear i could eat them all day!

  • Rusty M. May 9, 2012, 3:37 pm

    I love chips but have to eat them quietly as my parrots start yelling when they hear the bags open!
    I follow you on Twitter. Knitdoglover.

  • Rusty M. May 9, 2012, 3:37 pm

    Also tweeted about the contest!

  • Rusty M. May 9, 2012, 3:38 pm

    Already liked you on FB.

  • Rusty M. May 9, 2012, 3:38 pm

    FInal comment ( I know…thanks for that…teehee.) I shared the contest on FB.

  • An Unrefined Vegan May 9, 2012, 3:42 pm

    I’m in! Mostly I’m a straight outta the bag kind of girl, but using them to scoop up a huge hunk of guac works really well, too!

  • Amanda May 9, 2012, 4:32 pm

    I love chips and salsa! I have to restrain myself, because I could it chips and salsa 3 meals a day. Love it!

  • Aimee Douglass May 9, 2012, 5:54 pm

    I love to eat chips with salsa, guacamole, hummus, black bean dip, or vegan queso. I’m salivating at all the possibilities that an entire case could contain :).

  • Renata May 9, 2012, 6:27 pm

    Chips right out of the bag is what I prefer!

  • Renata May 9, 2012, 6:28 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Renata May 9, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Just retweeted your giveaway link too!

  • Renata May 9, 2012, 6:29 pm

    I like you on FB

  • Renata May 9, 2012, 6:30 pm

    And shared your link on FB too – thanks for a fun fabulous giveaway!

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook May 9, 2012, 6:34 pm

    I like to eat my chips with salsa or guacamole- I eat a few at a time and let the powder collect on my fingers then lick them clean and start the process over again! Over-share? Maybe. Delicious. Certainly!

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook May 9, 2012, 6:34 pm

    I follow you already πŸ™‚

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook May 9, 2012, 6:35 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  • justaudrey May 9, 2012, 6:51 pm

    I love eating vegan nachos!

  • justaudrey May 9, 2012, 6:51 pm

    I like you on Facebook

  • justaudrey May 9, 2012, 6:52 pm

    I tweeted (I’m just_audrey)

  • justaudrey May 9, 2012, 6:52 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  • thecrueltyfreereview May 9, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Definitely straight out of the bag with a sandwich. I used to put them in my pb&j sammies when I was younger because I wanted to pretend I had crunchy lettuce in there πŸ™‚

  • thecrueltyfreereview May 9, 2012, 7:37 pm

    I like you on Fecebook!

  • mgonyeo May 9, 2012, 7:39 pm

    I love chips with dip (salsa, guac, hummus, or vegan cheese dip)

  • mgonyeo May 9, 2012, 7:40 pm

    I follow TWV on twitter (@mgonyeo)

  • mgonyeo May 9, 2012, 7:41 pm

    I Like TWV on facebook.

  • Rebecca May 10, 2012, 5:06 am

    I love to eat chips Straight out of the bag! Reminds me of childhood Friday nights in front of the TV with the family

  • Pietzi May 10, 2012, 7:56 am

    Uhm… I love to dip mine in chocolate milkshake >.< My friends give me awkward looks whenever I do that but that salty-sweet flavour is the greatest ever πŸ˜€

  • Pietzi May 10, 2012, 7:58 am

    and liked you on FB

  • Corye D. May 10, 2012, 8:08 am

    I like to eat chips right of the bag and sometimes I put them on the plate with my sandwich.

  • Hannah (BitterSweet) May 10, 2012, 6:03 pm

    Chips and hummus for the win! Basically, anything with hummus for the win, really. But I’ve wanted to try these chips ever since hearing all the hype, and still haven’t been able to find them in stores, so I would love to finally get a taste.

  • Ray May 10, 2012, 7:14 pm

    I eat chips straight out the bag until they’re gone!

  • Ray May 10, 2012, 7:15 pm

    Like you on Facebook

  • Ray May 10, 2012, 7:16 pm

    Shared the giveaway on Facebook too thanks so much!

  • AvocadoPesto May 11, 2012, 5:49 am

    I love eat the wavy lays chips by taking a bite for every curve in the chip – this is the only way to eat them slowly instead of inhaling the entire chip!

  • Corye D. May 11, 2012, 9:45 am

    I already like you on Facebook!

  • katherine d. May 11, 2012, 12:16 pm

    chips with vegan queso dip

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • ammauceri May 11, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Amazing giveaway! I like chips right out of the bag πŸ™‚

  • Ashley May 11, 2012, 12:24 pm

    I like to eat them right out of the bag…thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley May 11, 2012, 12:25 pm

    I follow you on twitter

  • Ashley May 11, 2012, 12:31 pm

    I tweeted!

  • Ashley May 11, 2012, 12:32 pm

    I like you on FB

  • moonsword May 12, 2012, 6:25 am

    I like ’em with homemade salsa or hummus. πŸ™‚

  • Katie May 12, 2012, 9:46 am

    Hey! Out of the bag is always a preference, but when I have the patience, I like to crush ’em up a bit and incorporate them into a crust, like for a quiche. So many choices!

  • Andrea May 12, 2012, 2:34 pm

    Sharing with my dog out of the corner of my mouth, so what? Also we are actually making nachos with black beans and Daiya for dinner right now!

  • Robin Patalon May 12, 2012, 4:14 pm

    I love chips with salsa and/or guacamole!

  • 40 Fit In The Mitt May 12, 2012, 6:10 pm

    nacho’s are my go-to snack

  • 40 Fit In The Mitt May 12, 2012, 6:11 pm

    following you on Twitter

  • Meryl May 12, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Straight out of the bag.

  • Louis May 12, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Straight or with salsa.

  • Shanna (@CinnamonSass) May 13, 2012, 1:55 pm

    I’ve liked you via my Twitter account, @CinnamonSass

  • Shanna-Marie Farmer May 13, 2012, 1:56 pm

    I’ve liked you on Facebook

  • Shanna-Marie Farmer May 13, 2012, 2:22 pm

    I love to dig out half an avocado, mash it up, mix it with some diced tomato and minced onion, and use chips to scoop it up! YUM.

  • Shanna-Marie Farmer May 13, 2012, 2:23 pm
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  • Heather May 14, 2012, 7:50 am

    I like you on fb

  • Britny May 14, 2012, 8:13 am

    I already like TWV on FB!

  • Britny May 14, 2012, 8:15 am

    I love eating chips with salsa!

  • Danielle May 14, 2012, 12:31 pm

    I’m a big fan of putting chips directly on my sandwiches.

  • Corye D. May 14, 2012, 1:21 pm

    I shared this on Facebook

  • Stacy May 15, 2012, 12:13 am

    My favorite way to eat my chips is on top of my chili!!

  • Stacy May 15, 2012, 12:13 am

    I liked you on FB

  • Stacy May 15, 2012, 12:14 am

    I posted the give away in my FB status πŸ™‚

  • Jen May 15, 2012, 8:01 am

    I follow TWV on Twitter

  • Jen May 15, 2012, 8:02 am

    Chips and salsa could go with every meal!

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