Growing up, lupini beans were my favorite snack when I visited my family in Italy. I would eat them daily with my Nonna.
It wasn't until a trip to Italy with my wife, Alenna, where I rediscovered lupini beans and an idea formed. We found lupini in a convenience store and we ate the entire bag in just a few minutes.
Alenna said, “How have I never heard of lupini beans before? They’re everything I’m looking for in a snack…. It’s like a Mediterranean edamame.”
I paused. I never considered them as Mediterranean edamame.
“What if there were flavors?” Alenna said.
And that’s when my head exploded. There weren’t any ready-to-eat flavored lupini beans.