Chickpeas are a kind of giant bean that gets eaten mostly in India. There are a few varieties, some of which differ greatly in color. It is unknown why they bear such a silly name.
Chickpeas usually taste good. They have enjoyed fairly wide experimentation in their preparation including blending (see hummus), roasting, and frying. Chickpeas look like small rocks.
Chickpeas became an official snack on July 19th 2012.