For some endeavors, it might take a village.
But to create some deliriously delectable beans? It simply takes A Dozen Cousins.
This new Berkeley company has launched a line of gourmet, ready-to-eat beans with global flavors that will win you over from the first taste.
Ibraheem Basir, a former marketing manager at General Mills who worked on natural foods brands such as Annie’s Homegrown, named the company after his daughter and her 11 cousins.
Made with avocado oil, the beans are non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. They come in 10-ounce BPA-free, microwaveable pouches that serve two (about 1/2 cup each). They boast 6 to 8 grams of protein per serving and 7 grams of fiber.
They are available in three flavors: Mexican Cowboy Beans, Cuban Black Beans, and Trini Chickpea Curry.