In April of 2016, respected entrepreneur Livio Bisterzo and Green Park Holdings launched a savory, crunchy new snack called Hippeas. Partnered with Starbucks, they have been an innovative addition to the menu, offering a new healthy treat alternative for everyone. Not only are they a delicious, airy morsel that pack in a serious crunch, they are extremely health conscious! These new amazing puffs are organic, gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, Kosher, and non-GMO, as well as filled with tons of fiber and protein for one crunchy, healthy, tasty puff!
As of now, their partnership with Starbucks only offers two of their six available flavors, Vegan White Cheddar and Far Out Fajita. The other four are still available on the Hippeas website, and they include awesome flavors such as: Pepper Power, Happenin’ Hickory, Maple Haze, and Sriracha Sunshine! If Hippeas continue to increase in popularity, hopefully all flavors will be available at the coffee chain, as well as more tasty flavor additions in the future!
Before Hippeas and becoming the CEO of Green Park Holdings, Bisterzo invested and grew a start- up business called “Little Miracles”, a company based off of organic blends of juices and teas. The brand went on to win several awards, and is now sold in nearly 20 countries. Shortly after, Livio Bisterzo ventured and founded Green Park Holdings in 2015, who’s focus is to create natural, healthy products while promoting and encouraging social change for the better of mankind.
The Hippeas brand mantra, ‘Peas Love & Giving Back’, shines through with all that Green Park Holdings tries to accomplish for those less-fortunate across the world. In addition to their Starbucks partnership, they are also partnered with Farm Africa. This partnership helps people living in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Farm Africa aids to help farmers in rural and poverty- stricken areas thrive and work towards building a better future for their families and their communities. For every package of Hippeas that is bought, Green Park Holdings will donate a portion of the sales to help support eastern African chickpea farmers through Farm Africa.
Green Park Holdings and Livio Bisterzo have had quite a successful year, and it looks like business will only continue to thrive for this innovative, health conscious corporation. Hippeas are an amazing first stepping stone for their brands focused on positive change. Between their partnerships, business model, and of course, healthy savory Hippeas, Green Park Holdings and Bisterzo should look forward to a prospering future of giving back, one pea at a time!