Yes, Peas! was born in 2015 out of a need for more healthy, delicious tasting, high protein, high fiber, allergy-friendly snacks for the whole family to enjoy.
Yes, Peas! was founded by Shannon Halberstadt, who is the company's CEO. Shannon is a Toronto based nutritionist, best-selling author, and public speaker. In 2021, Yes, Peas! underwent a re-brand, and not only are the recipes new and improved, there is a new face in the mix too! Sheri Moldaver is Yes, Peas!'s new co-owner and Chief Operating Officer. She is a healthy food lover who is passionate about sharing delicious, nutritious foods with the world! Shannon and Sheri are lifelong friends, who are both on a mission to provide truly wholesome, clean, simple, delicious, and allergy-friendly foods for all to enjoy!
Many of the trail mixes and bite sized snacks on the market contain nuts, and since Shannon's allergy diagnoses in 2006, she has replaced all of the nuts in her diet with chickpeas. She found that chickpeas were not only a replacement for nuts, but also a filling, energizing, wholesome food for everyone to enjoy. They are incredibly versatile, provide substance, crunch, protein, fiber and a whack load of beneficial nutrients.
We loved having the opportunity to pitch on Dragons' Den and receive a deal from two of the Dragons - Jim Treliving and Joe Mimran. The experience was surreal and taught us so much about business and what we truly want to acheive. Although we ultimately decided to decline the offer, we had a great experience that we will never forget.
We are also so grateful to have been selected as the winners of the Notable Ford Fusion Start Up Competition as the best new start up business in Toronto. We were chosen out of hundreds of applicants, and competed in a face-to-face competition in a number of business themed challenges. In the end, we were selected as the winners of the $10,000 grand prize to use towards growing Yes, Peas!
We are grateful, excited, and eager to continue sharing our snacks with you for many years to come!
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
Made by hand in small batches in Toronto
REAL INGREDIENTS. GUNK FREE.
All of our products are:
Organic and all natural (Our butters are not organic, but they are all natural!)
Peanut and tree nut free
Rich in protein and fiber
Free from cholesterol
Kosher (our butters are not Kosher just yet!)
Low in sodium
Good source of iron
No artificial colours/flavours
Our TRAIL MIXES are a blend of crunchy roasted chickpeas, seeds, dried fruit, and superfoods, made without added sugar or sulphites. Our chickpeas are roasted with a hint of oil and sea salt, and are combined with the highest quality ingredients to create energizing, satisfying, and mouth watering mixes that are perfect for snacking on any time of the day!
Our CHICKPEA BITES are the perfect pop-able snack, full of nutritious ingredients that make it acceptable to eat the whole bag in one sitting (don't worry, we do it too!). They are made with delicious roasted chickpeas to create the perfect combination of crunchiness and chewiness in every bite.
Our CHICKPEA POWDER AND CRUMBS are the perfect addition to any meal. They can be used as breadcrumbs, as flour in baking, in smoothies, oatmeal, and yogurt for added crunch and nutrition, in salads, to thicken soups and stews, and more! Our roasted chickpea powder and crumbs are made with only 1 ingredient - organic roasted chickpeas! Add fiber, protein, and nutrition to any meal with our roasted chickpea powder and crumbs!
Our CHICKPEA BUTTERS are made with ROASTED CHICKPEAS and BARU SEEDS! - Chickpeas are not just for hummus. Our chickpea butter tastes just like peanut butter, made without any nuts. Baru seeds are a nutrient-dense legume that are 100% peanut and tree nut free (though they taste like a mix between an almond and a peanut). They are packed with plant-based protein, fiber, omega 3’s, magnesium, iron, and zinc. They have more digestible protein compared to most nuts, and they’re loaded with beneficial nutrients.
Our snacks are PERFECT for:
snack time; anytime
before or after a workout
part of a healthy breakfast
on a hike or picnic
topping on yogurt or oatmeal
We love chickpeas for their flavour, versatility, and ability to keep us feeling full and energized for longer. They have fewer calories and less fat than most nuts, and are higher in fiber. Our snacks are delicious, and they just so happen to be good for you, too. We’re proud to provide you with 100% natural, high protein, nutrient-packed snack that we know you’ll love.
Clean, energizing, wholesome foods just taste better, and we want the best for you. Enjoy!
Shannon Halberstadt and Sheri Moldaver
Co-Owners of Yes, Peas!