The Rise of Habanero Flavored Snacks


Habanero is Coming for the Jalapeno

Habanero flavored snacks are quickly becoming a popular on-the-go treat. For years, people have enjoyed adding habanero hot sauce to their dinner for a little extra kick. Habanero peppers are for people who are ready to move past the universally popular jalapeno. Not that jalapeno peppers aren’t great – they are! But sometimes you need something new, something exciting, something that’ll make you “wow” when you eat it. And that’s why Biena Snacks created our Habanero Roasted Chickpeas!

But How Hot is a Habanero Pepper?

Good question. Habanero peppers get hotter as they ripen from their initial green to their final bright orange or red color. Once they are ripe, the peppers are very hot, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.

But don’t worry. Our crunchy habanero chickpeas are medium-spice. You’ll get a burst of flavor with just the right amount of spice! Our Habanero Chickpea Snacks are such a great balance of flavor and spice it has become our most award-winning flavor! The editors Shape Magazine and Cooking Light Magazine chose them as one of the best tasting healthy snacks on the market! You can check out the snacks HERE.

Are There Benefits to Eating Habaneros?

Another great question. According to, consuming habanero peppers can help fight against prostate cancer and obesity while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Obviously eating our habanero flavored chickpeas isn’t the same as eating a habanero. But our healthy snack does offer a delicious crunch with 6 grams of protein and fiber! Plus, our crispy chickpeas are low-fat, registering only 3 grams per serving. So, you can enjoy all of the spicy goodness with none of the guilt.

Source: Wikipedia, Habanero Madness


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