Snackity Snack Heaven: Seapoint Farms Dry-Roasted Edamame

I’m always looking for new snacks, for both my kiddos and my self. So when Seapoint Farms offered up its dry-roasted edamame to try, I couldn’t say no. The versions, from Lightly Salted to Spicy Wasabi to Sea Salt and Goji Blend all had something different to offer. But there was one absolute standout. The above picture might be a hint.

So the nutrition on these puppies is pretty stellar, superfood-worthy in fact. The Lightly Salted version, for example, boasts a whopping 8 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein in a 130-calorie, 1/4 cup serving. Talk about a nutrient-dense snack! But I find 1/4 cup of these to be a lot to eat. The nuttiness reminded me a little of sunflower seeds, and I found myself satisfied with a small handful rather than a full serving. Spicy Wasabi was not my fave; wasabi has a way of hitting you right in the nose, and while I love spicy, these were just a little too powerful for me to snack on on their own. Thrown in as a spicy crunch on a salad? I can make a case for that. As far as the Goji Blend went, they were like the Lightly Salted version with dried goji berries thrown in. Who knew? Goji berries just aren’t my jam.

However. The Sea Salt version? I’d died and gone to edamame heaven. Not quite as nutritionally stellar — 140 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein — they are still a really good snack option and dear goodness, they’re something special. They’re black edamame, which I didn’t even know existed, and they’re coated in “crunchy goodness,” which I’m assuming is the sea salt. They’re a slightly sweet and salty mix that had my kids and I all digging in for more.

I had to carefully watch the kiddos while eating these because they’re small, but I practically had to keep slapping their little hands away lest they eat all of them. We all loved them. While all of the other versions, to me at least, were best in small doses or on top of a salad for crunch, these I could eat straight up as an everyday snack. I’ve already gone looking for them in my grocery store.

Have you tried dry roasted edamame as a snack? Do you enjoy that wasabi kick in the nose? —Erin

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