THE CHICKPEA COMPANY
organic roasted chickpeas
SNACK BETTER, NOT LESS
MEET MARLENE & JULIUS
“Our mission is to make healthy snacking easy and delicious, one chickpea at a time.”
Our story started when we were backpacking through Japan before moving to Copenhagen. Julius was always afraid of starving during bus journeys. This is why we spent more time in supermarkets looking at weird snacks than visiting the country´s attractions.
However, we could never find a convenient snack that was both tasty and good-for-you. After months of experimenting, we found our hero in chickpeas.
They are super healthy (high in protein and fiber, 88% less fat than almonds) & good for the planet (naturally improve soil fertility, replace industrial fertilizers, consume 70% less water than peanuts).
Fun fact: the chickpea is one of the first plants ever cultivated by humans more than 10.000 years ago in what is today Syria.
Founding the chickpea company gives us the amazing opportunity to combine our passion for delicious and healthy food. When Marlene takes one of her rare breaks from being our business brain, you can find her in dance classes or browsing the fleamarkets of Copenhagen. Julius, our recipe wizard, continues his love for cooking also in his free time creating overflowing rice bowls to recover from handstand practice. 😉
We received the best smiley concerning the inspection report of our production at the certified kitchen in Copenhagen.