Costco Hippeas Chickpea Puff Snacks Review

If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free, plant-based snack you may want to check out the Costco Hippeas Chickpea Puffs. The ingredients list may be impressive but how about the cost and taste? Find out below!

Image of the Costco Hippeas Chickpea Puff Snacks bag sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Hippeas Chickpea Puff Snacks.

Other crunchy snacks from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Corn Chip Dippers, Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, Tropical Fields Crispy Coconut Rolls, 4505 Chicharrones Fried Pork Rinds, Moon Cheese, Asiago Pepper Jack Cheese Crisps and the innofoods Garden Crisp Crackers.

Location in Store

I found these in the snack section at Costco near the front of the store in Hawaii and at home in Alberta. The item number is 1745348.

Top down image of a metal bowl with puff snacks poured into it.
Ready to try!


I don’t love these as much as I hoped I would! The texture is very, very light and crunchy. The puffs basically dissolve in your mouth. They’re powdery and leave a bit of residue on your fingers but nothing like the bright orange fingers you get from Cheetos.

Sideview closeup image of a hand holding one puff close to the camera with a bowl of puffs in the background.
Light and crispy.

The puffs have a strong nacho flavor that’s oddly a bit sweet. The sweetness is what turns me off, I don’t know where it’s coming from but I like a purely savory nacho flavor. Although they aren’t vegan, I prefer the Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Puffs over these.


This 510 gram bag of puffs costs $8.99 Canadian which isn’t bad for a snack that’s marketed as gluten-free and vegan.


These are a perfect snack for anyone who’s following a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan diet. The best before date is about nine months from when I purchased them. Unfortunatrly the bag doesn’t reseal you can either use an elastic on the bag or clothespin to keep the puffs fresh.

Sideview closeup image of a hand holding one puff with a bite taken out of it so you can see the middle close to the camera with a bowl of puffs in the background
The puffs basically dissolve in your mouth.

I thought my toddler would love these because she loves the Angie’s puffs so much but she wouldn’t even try them after smelling them.



34 puffs contain 220 calories, eight grams of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates, five grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, seven grams of protein and 370 milligrams of sodium.


The ingredients list isn’t very long with chickpea flour being the first ingredient. I don’t really see any ingredients that are absolutely terrible but I wouldn’t say these are nutritious.

Image of the ingredients for the puffs from the back of the bag.

The Hippeas puffs are gluten-free, kosher, vegan, nut free and have plant based protein from the chickpea flour.

Image of the back of the bag of puffs showing ingredients, nutrition facts and health facts about the puffs.
Gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and Non GMO certified.


Taste: 6.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 5/10


Give it a try!

If you’re on a gluten-free, vegan diet your snack options are limited so you might find these enjoyable. I personally think there are much better snack options at Costco.

Have you tried the Hippeas Chickpea Puff Snacks? What did you think of them?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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