Biena Snacks in the Press (2019)


Chickpeas, covered in chocolate!? It might seem crazy, until you eat the whole bag! Try Biena's chocolate-covered chickpeas for a guilt-free dessert, Vice-approved!

Protein, fiber, and chickpeas: the answer to staying full, longer! Munch away on better-for-you snacks like Biena's Roasted Chickpeas.

It's finally Girl Scout Season again, and there's a way to get your fix with more than just cookies. Biena's Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® Chickpea Snacks are an unexpected take on a timeless classic and are available at Whole Foods nationwide.

What to eat after a workout? Dietitians recommend Biena Snacks roasted chickpeas with the perfect carb to protein ratio, keeping you energized post-workout and ready to take on the day.

Rock your gluten-free diet with Biena's Roasted Chickpeas in 9 different allergy-friendly flavors. Going gluten-free never tasted so good!

Walmart has it all, including Nutritionist-approved items. Next time you're at the store, grab a bag of Biena Snacks for a gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free favorite

Trying the Mediterranean Diet and need a snack that fits the guidelines? Garbanzo beans are a non-brainer. For an easy, on-the-go snack, try Biena Snacks Roasted Chickpeas in Sea Salt, Rockin' Ranch, Barbecue, or Honey Roasted.   

Looking for more plant-based snacks that also taste delicious? This Spring, Biena's Baked Chickpea Puffs will be hitting shelves nationwide and with a whole new look! 

Hello puffed snacks category, there's a new plant-based option on the block! This April, Biena's Baked Chickpea Puffs will be available nationwide and in three crave-worthy flavors.

What's not to love about the chickpea? With high fiber, a good source of potassium, and a versatile profile, Biena Snacks has taken this pulse to new levels. CEO and Founder, Poorvi Patodia, shares how the brand came to be. 

Ever forgotten your work lunch or needed some additional fuel to get through your day? Employees across the nation are creating meals out of free work snacks like Biena's Roasted Chickpeas and yogurt. Check out this New York Times article!

Where to buy a quick, packable snack? Biena's Grab & Go Roasted Chickpeas are available on 

An emerging hot trend: elevated lunchbox favorites. Biena is pioneering the reinvented cheese puff movement with Baked Chickpea Puffs. 

Can you say, female power? Poorvi Patodia, Biena's CEO and Founder was celebrated as one of the top female leaders making moves in the Northeast. From mom to successful brand owner, she's a woman to watch this International Women's Day! 

Whole Foods lovers, rejoice! Keep your eye out for cult-favorite Biena Chickpea Snacks next time you're scanning the snack aisle for a crunchy treat

Biena celebrates innovation and ingenuity, including lunches! Get creative and turn your snacking staples into a satisfying meal.

Biena gets a shout-out for wowing attendees at this year's Natural Products Expo West with the newest addition to its line of crunchy snacks: Chickpea Puffs.

Girl Scout cookie season hitting you with a sugar overload? Biena's Girl Scouts Thin Mints Dark Chocolate Crunchy Chickpea Snacks are here to deliver a lighter version of the beloved minty treat. 

Chickpeas are taking over the world, and Biena CEO and Founder Poorvi Patodia was at the forefront of this major legume boom!

It can be tough to get kids on board with nutritious eating habits. With Biena Chickpea Puffs, it doesn't have to be! The puffs are packed with 7g protein, and Biena CEO and Founder Poorvi Patodia says her kids love the new snack.

Chemotherapy can be incredibly difficult, but preparing with the right products can make your trip to the doc better. Biena's Roasted Chickpea snacks are high in protein, iron, vitamins, and fiber to provide a nutritious way to keep your energy up.

Spring brings new life, and new snacks, too! Biena's Chickpea Puffs landed on shelves this April and created quite the buzz in this month's round-up.

"Healthy road-trip snacks" is the oxymoron of the season as travelers jump in their cars to explore the post-winter landscape. Biena Roasted Chickpea Snacks make it a reality with a satisfying crunch that's big on flavor., according to The Oprah Magazine.

Looking for a way to get more fiber without sacrificing on flavor? Biena Roasted Chickpea Snacks provide more than 20 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake.

Biena CEO and Founder Poorvi Patodia is helping other small business owners follow in her footsteps with her new position on the SEC's Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, designed to help the SEC prioritize the needs of small businesses across the country.

Forget expensive or unhealthy airport snacks! Biena offers TSA-friendly bites that won't break the bank or weigh you down. 

Gone are the days when snack puffs were riddled with unhealthy ingredients and artificial additives. Biena Chickpea Puffs bring dangerously delicious flavors to the table--or the pantry, if you don't make it that far! 

Cheesy-puffs, who? Update the indulgent snacking staple for everyday munching with plant-based protein in Biena's Chickpea Puffs. 

Shakin' up snacking isn't always easy, but Biena CEO and Founder Poorvi Patodia knows how to make an impact with innovation.

Whole Foods knows healthy snacking like no place else, and Biena tops this list of must-try munchies on their shelves. 

Sweets AND snacks?! The Sweet & Snacks Expo has our two favorite things covered. Biena is gearing up to show the snack industry what we're made of (hint: it's chickpeas).

Gluten-free diets and comfort foods can be hard to mix. That is, until now--Biena's new Chickpea Puffs make snacking taste indulgent and feel great. 

What do collard greens, raspberries, edamame, and Biena Roasted Chickpea Snacks have in common? They all have more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal. I know, we're psyched too. Get your snack on and your fiber in with Biena! 

Save your vacation money for the actual vacation by packing portable healthy snacks in your carry-on. Biena Roasted Chickpea Snacks keep you full and energized all the way to your final destination, without breaking the bank. 

Biena changes the game with crispy, crunchy snacks in a variety of sweet and savory flavors. Thought you didn't like chickpeas? Think again.

Summer is the perfect time to switch up your snacking regime with fun flavors and healthy ingredients. Biena gives you both with its new Chickpea Puffs.

Ward off jet-lag with health-focused travel snacks like Biena's Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Mini snacks packs make for a TSA-approved treat!

Looking for a way to lighten up tailgate snacks? Biena Roasted Chickpea snacks come in binge-worthy flavors like Rockin' Ranch and Barbecue that will keep the party going.

Summer calls for road trips, and road trips call for snacks! With Biena Chickpea Snacks, you don't have to settle for unhealthy, unsustainable munchies. Stay satisfied and energized with our protein-filled, gluten-free treats.

Do you ever have those workdays where you barely have time to breathe, let alone get away from your desk for lunch? Well, Biena's health-focused snack options beat an office vending machine any day! 

The healthy snack game is heating up in more ways than one. The next big trend is here, and it's hot. Spicy foods are on the rise, and Biena's Blazin' Hot Chickpea Puffs are no exception. With just the right amount of heat, you won't be able to put the bag down!

That afternoon slump is real, and we've got ways to fight it. Chickpeas pack protein, fiber, and vitamin B-9 in for all-day energy that keeps you focused through those afternoon meetings. 

Having trouble getting your kids to eat chickpeas? Good news. Biena's Chocolate Covered and Puffs lines have flavors kids love to eat with ingredients moms love to serve.

Gluten-free goodness is in the palm of your hand with Biena Chickpea Puffs. Grain-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO means snacking that keeps everyone satisfied.

Sweet-tooth cravings don't have to throw you off track. Our Salted Caramel-Covered Chickpeas offer a salty-sweet bite that satisfies while keeping you feeling your best!

Being vegan doesn't have to be hard. In the age of healthy snacking, there are more options than ever. Biena's Roasted Chickpeas are vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free, meaning everyone can enjoy.

Keto may be the health food world's latest obsession, but it doesn't mean you need to give up food that tastes good in search of protein. Biena's Chickpea Puffs deliver 7g protein with each deliciously savory serving.

It can be hard to sift through the multitudes of healthy snacking options that hit grocery store shelves each year. Biena's protein-filled, flavor-packed Chickpea Puffs are the better-for-you snack that makes that choice easy.

Vegan snack lovers, rejoice! Following a plant-based diet doesn't mean the end of the munchies. Satisfy cravings with Biena's crunchy, savory chickpea snacks.

Airport fast food and unhealthy packaged snacks can take a toll while traveling. Biena's chickpea snacks use better-for-you ingredients that won't weigh you down, meaning you stay ready to tackle whatever the trip brings you next!



Snacking doesn't have to sidetrack your weight loss goals. With important nutrients like protein and fiber, Biena's chickpea snacks keep you full and energized until your next meal.

We all know kiddos love chocolate, but not all parents love feeding them sugar. Biena's Thin Mint Roasted Chickpeas are the best of both worlds-- an iconically delicious flavor and nutritious ingredients.

On-the-go snacking doesn't have to weigh you down. Better-for-you options, like Biena's single-serve Roasted Chickpeas, are perfect for tossing in your bag and munching on throughout the day-- no work necessary. 

Amazon Prime Day may have people thinking about electronics and home decor, but some of the best deals are in the grocery section. Between the nutritionist stamp of approval and a sweet discount, there's never been a better time to stock up on Biena.

Salads: they're always great in restaurants, but impossible to recreate at home. Well, turns out there's a formula for the perfect at-home greens, and the secret is in the toppings. Biena's chickpea snacks give any salad a satisfying and nutritious bite.

Enjoying dessert doesn't have to undermine your healthy eating goals. Thanks to online grocers like Amazon, it's easy to find treats that are nutritious and delicious

Back-to-school season means preparing for another year of helping with homework, chaperoning field trips, and of course, packing lunches. It can be tough to make sure kids are getting all the nutrients they need to power through the day-- and that's where Biena comes in. Biena's Chickpea Puffs have ingredients moms love and flavors kids can't get enough of (and they come in a single-serve bag perfect for tossing in a lunchbox)!

As we gear up for the end of summer, why not make the most of the beautiful outdoors with activities like hiking? On any active vacation, it's important to pack balanced and nutritious foods to stay geared up for your next adventure-- so protein-filled snacks like Biena's roasted chickpeas make the perfect inclusion to your backpacking fare. 

Biena has long established itself as a leader in the growing chickpea snacks industry. To support this growth, they recently closed a second round of fundraising that brought in $8 million to help the brand evolve in new ways.

When most people think of healthy eating, they picture fruits and vegetables that require cooking, cutting, and don't always taste great as-is. Nutritionist Beth Stark says this doesn't have to be your only option-- the grocery store has some great packaged options that can help you reach health goals just as easily. Biena's single-serve Roasted Chickpea packets made portion control easy while delivering first-class ingredients!

Dietitians know best when it comes to healthy, nutritious eating. Theresa Shank, RD loves Biena's Chickpea Puffs because they're keto-friendly, gluten-free, and a lower fat choice than other protein-packed snacks such as nuts. Her hot tip? Try the fiber-filled puffs on a salad in place of croutons!

Healthy chips have been blowing up on the better-for-you snacking scene lately. With all the choices out there, it's hard to know what's worth a taste test and what you should pass on. Biena's new Puffs are perfectly poppable bites with ingredients you'll love just as much as the taste! 

As a mom, it can be hard to satisfy both your desire for healthy ingredients and your kid's likes, especially when looking for easy, school-friendly snacks. Biena's new Chickpea Puffs have a taste kids love and are an easy way for moms to make sure kids on the go get the nutrition they need.

Biena's CEO and Founder, Poorvi Patodia, is excited about the company's financial future. The Boston-based entrepreneur joined other Boston business leaders in a conversation about the city's economy-- and thanks to Biena's consistent growth and recent successful fundraising, the team is feeling confident! 

It can be hard to find vegan goodies that live up to the hype. Biena's Roasted Chickpeas deliver a satisfyingly crunchy bite in both sweet and savory flavors, perfect for a light snack on the go. Vegans, rejoice!

Eating healthy on the go isn't always easy, but Biena's single-serving packs make it convenient and delicious to make better-for-you choices. Nutritionists love their ideal mix of healthy ingredients for those busy days!

Add some gluten-free goodness to your kiddo’s lunch box with Biena's Roasted Chickpeas. They're protein-packed and so delicious, the kids won't even realize they're a healthy alternative!

Back-to-school season means busy schedules, hectic mornings, and hungry kids. Beat the burnout with Biena, whose healthy snacks come in kid-friendly single-serving packs perfect for tossing in your kiddo's lunch box. Clean ingredients and lots of protein mean they stay full and energized throughout the day!

Biena is proud to be a Boston-born company, and we love being recognized along with our city's other amazing start-up companies. Our recent fundraiser was one of the most successful of August for Boston businesses! 

The best part of Biena's Roasted Chickpea snacks? With flavors from Ranch to Habanero to Honey Roasted, you'll never get bored of eating healthy. Check out all of our fun flavors for a protein-packed snack that never gets old!

Spice up your regular salad by using Biena's Roasted Chickpea snacks as croutons! Their delicious flavors can be mixed and matched for the perfect flavor pairing, making them ideal for any salad. Plus, the added protein gives your meal a healthy boost!

Biena Snacks CEO and Founder Poorvi Patodia strives to live the message that Biena speaks to its consumers: health and happiness are important. As an emerging business owner, Poorvi has learned some great lessons about balance. In this article, she speaks with Thrive Global about how her priorities have shaped her life and business.

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