Baked beans: food of the gods

Miss Thrifty6 September 4, 2008


Apparently baked beans are on the rise, as the credit crunch continues to bite (ouch! dreadful pun) here in the UK. Sales of the tinned beans are 12 per cent up on last year.

Before I went and lived in America, I had no idea that baked beans were not bought and consumed with gusto all over the world. Then I discovered cowboy beans! Nom nom. They put our cheapy-cheap beans, in their gloopy, sugary tomato sauce, to shame. (But don’t tell anyone here that I said that, because I’ll get into trouble.)

Sadly, this is one item that is difficult to scrimp on. It’s no good buying an economy tin: you open it up only to find that they are filled to the brim with watery tomato sauce, with one or beans floating forlornly on the top. I usually go for the supermarket’s own brand.

My husband will eat them cold out of the tin – yeuch! My favourite beans on toast recipe is here.

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6 Responses to “Baked beans: food of the gods

Sharon rose says:

Hi there-the one brand I’ve found comparable to Heinz is Aldis-is not watery and great taste!!

September 5, 2008 at 8:10 am

I love them, especially the heinz ones with lea & perrins!

I bought a tiny tin today in fact :0)

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September 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm

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