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Our Story

Poorvi Patodia, Founder & CEO

Hi there! This is Poorvi, the Founder of Biena. Mom of two and a bonafide snack food junkie. I created Biena because of the lack of healthy options to support my snacking obsession, all while hustling from meetings to my kids' soccer practices.

I had a vision of the nutrient-packed chickpeas of my childhood becoming a staple snack in the pantries of Americans. So I rolled up my sleeves and started experimenting with roasted chickpeas in my own kitchen. I fine-tuned the roasting process to make them light and crispy, all while still maintaining the protein, fiber, and nutrients of a whole chickpea.

In 2012, I officially launched our line of Roasted Chickpea Snacks, at a time when the trend around plant-protein snacks was still in its infancy. Biena and its team has grown since then. From our roots in a single store outside of Boston to today, available in 15,000 retail locations nationwide.

And now in 2021, we have taken the mighty chickpea to the next level with our Baked Puffs.

As a team of snack fanatics, we prioritized recreating the addicting flavor of our favorite snacks with the best of plant-based nutrition.

Choosing Biena Snacks means you get the crunch and taste you crave in a healthier way. Because no one should have to compromise taste in order to fuel their body with the good stuff. Snackers rejoice!

Find our snacks here and tell us what you think - we’d love to hear from you!