Beanfields started with a big idea – to help change the way people eat by creating delicious and nutritious snacks with mainstream appeal, and using non-GMO ingredients, with beans as the primary ingredient.
Reed Glidden, Beanfields’ founder, is a thirty-year veteran of the Natural Food Industry who founded Choice Sales and Marketing in 1989. As a longtime vegan, Reed wanted a chip made from one of his favorite meals: beans and rice. Liza Braude-Glidden, Reed’s wife, made the company’s very first bean and rice chip in their kitchen. The result was, in one word, epic. Not only did the chips taste great, but the bean and rice combination gave the chips more fiber, protein, and nutrition than typical corn and potato chips.
The couple imagined selling their chips at farmers’ markets and local stores, but quickly discovered the urgent need in the marketplace for a better chip. They knew they had a winning product, so Reed asked his brother, Roy Glidden, to co-found Beanfields. As a seasoned natural foods professional, Roy collaborated with Reed and Liza to create the initial product line. Then he built the sales team and broker/dealer network that brought Beanfields to market in record time. They wanted great-tasting chips that appealed to health-conscious snackers. The chips needed to taste just as good, if not better, than traditional tortilla chips. Additionally, the chips had to be vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly and made with Non-GMO ingredients.
black beans, navy beans, long grain rice, high oleic safllower or sunflower oil. Flavour: salt, gum Arabic, tapoica maltodextrin, onion*, tomato*, spices, mustard, natural flavours (vegan), lactic acid (vegan), garlic, parsley, malic acid, yeast extract, citric acid, stevia leaf extract *=powder