Next you want to add your flavouring, colouring and any additives such as Corn Steep Liquor or Betaine. You will also notice some white granules in the photo, these granules are Potassium Sorbate and will allow you to keep the Chickpea’s unfrozen for at least 4 month’s.
Once you have soaked them boil them for 30 minutes giving them an occasional stir, one warning about this they stink so if your wife/partner is around it may be best to boil these outside on a gas stove.
Just to emphasise how important it is to correctly prepare particles the one on the left is a normal unprepared chickpea and on the right you have a correctly prepared chickpea. Hopefully you can see the danger of a fish splitting it’s stomach if too many unprepared were to be eaten and then expand within the fish.