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  • Like most people, I guess I like it because it has that curious and very tasty sweetness, yet it is a savoury dish
  • I love it, because it has a satisfying taste and it fills you up
  • Added, layer to layer, these flavours suffuse the beans, complimenting the sweetness that already lies in the beans and making a dish, which, allowed to start to caramelize, is amazing

    • by Andrew Gray
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      I should imagine that this is one of the most reviewed items on anyone food agenda. Beloved of both adults and children, it has been around as long as I can remember and it is still the world’s leading brand of baked bean. Heinz is the manufacturer, of course. Others try to produce baked beans to compete with theirs, but, frankly, they don’t succeed. In some cases, it is because they use completely the wrong type of bean. Having bought baked beans in France, I was surprised to find that the bean used looked like a normal baked bean, but it tasted more like a butter bean. Not the right thing at all.

      There have been recent press reports about the relative quantities


      of beans in Heinz tins on either side of the Atlantic, but the essential fact is that the beans are the same and so is the tomato sauce, an essential component. Wherever you go, the most popular dish to accompany any manner of dishes will be the ubiquitous baked bean. Whether it is with fish and chips in the UK, or a ‘barbie’ in Australia, it is the simplest thing to open a tin, pour the contents into a pan or microwave dish and have it piping hot in a matter or two or three minutes.

      Like most people, I guess I like it because it has that curious and very tasty sweetness, yet it is a savoury dish. It is uncomplicated and ...


      • can be stuck in a rucksack and never mind the consequences. You can take it wherever you want, whether it is up a mountain in the snow and ice, or on the back of a camel and into the desert. It offends no racial or religious group, being a vegetable and containing nothing too controversial (unless you are a diabetic, of course). It has a rich flavour which results from the combination of a bean with a bland flavour which is enhanced by the addition of a concentrated sauce which is composed of a reduced tomato with a high concentration of sugar. I love it, because it has a satisfying taste and it fills you up. The fact that it’s cheap too,
        simply adds to its appeal.

        To many people, the addition of sugar must seem strange, but if you try some baked beans now and linger on the taste, the sweetness will become readily apparent. Indeed, it is one reason why a particular Cajun dish is so good with beans, since it combines the baked beans with demarara sugar and cooked and smoked, chopped up bacon. Added, layer to layer, these flavours suffuse the beans, complimenting the sweetness that already lies in the beans and making a dish, which, allowed to start to caramelize, is amazing. Any other type of bean in such a dish would be a failure. As a dish for everyone, Heinz Baked Beans have a universal hit on their hands.




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    ian p says :

    re : Like most people, I guess I like it because it has that curious and very tasty sweetness, yet it is a savoury dish
    ARE THE CANADIAN VERSION THE WORST?
    Sauce so thin it does not coat the bean, customer service just give platitudes.

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    Andrew Gray says :

    I don’t know as I have never eaten them. I must ask my Canadian cousins. They seem to vary from country to country, although I would have expected Heinz to be consistent.

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