These are very good. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This was my first experience starting with dry chickpeas. I used the package instructions for a quick soak: place chickpeas in a pot and cover with water, bring to a boil, boil 3 min, add a pinch of baking soda, remove from heat, soak 1 hour. I used my blender to make them. They smell great while frying because of the onion. If I make them again I will use cilantro in place of the parsley. My Mother said these are better than any restaurant falafel she's had.