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We've teamed up with Bold Bean Co to offer our classic carlin peas in jars, cooked to perfection and ready to use.

One of Britain's best-kept secrets, Carlin Peas are a much-loved traditional food in the North of England and make a great alternative to chickpeas, with excellent flavour and texture.

Bold Bean sent our classic British-grown Black Badger Carlin Peas to their expert Spanish preservers, who have perfectly cooked and jarred them in their salty stock.

Also know as Black or Grey Peas, Carlin Peas are traditionally eaten as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and served with vinegar and salt. With their firm texture and delicious nutty flavour, Carlin Peas make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.

We also sell dried Organic Black Badger Carlin PeasRed Fox Carlin Peas (a lighter coloured red-brown variety) and our canned Organic Carlin Peas in Water.

📸 Photo courtesy Milly Fletcher

Complete Product Details

  • Carlin Peas have a superb nutty flavour and firm texture, making a great alternative to chickpeas. They're great in soups, stews, curries and salad, pairing well with roast vegetables.

    Cooking instructions

    Drain and rinse or use complete with their salty liquor. The peas are ready to use, hot or cold. Add to stews, curries, salads or use to make hummus. To heat, add to cooked dish and heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Carlin Peas, Water, Salt

    Allergy information

    No Allergens

  • Typical values Per 100g
    Energy 364kJ (86kcal)
    Fat 0.7g
    of which saturates 0.13g
    Carbohydrate 12g
    of which sugars 0.4g
    Fibre 3.4g
    Protein 6.4g
    Salt 0.8g
  • Grown in the Britain for at least 500 years, Carlin Peas are also know as Black Badgers or Maple Peas. In Lancashire they're traditionally served "parched" - boiled and roast or soaked in vinegar - on Bonfire Night. They're celebrated in parts of Yorkshire on Carlin Sunday, the fifth Sunday in Lent, and know as Grey Peas in the Black Country, where they're often served with bacon.

    Carlin Peas are also popular with pigeons (and carp!) and occasionally known as Pigeon Peas but they're not to be confused with the entirely different tropical species Cajanus cajan, also popularly known as the Pigeon Pea.

    Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.