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View Poll Results: Which brand of beans would you buy?

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  • Branston

    52 35.86%
  • Crosse & Blackwell

    3 2.07%
  • Heinz

    69 47.59%
  • Other (please specify)

    21 14.48%
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Thread: Baked beans: which brand?

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    Baked beans: which brand?

    If you had the choice, which would you choose of these?
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Heinz, is there another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdog View Post
    Heinz, is there another?
    No, never.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    I used to love Heinz but the taste has changed, more artificial, and I now only eat Crosse & Blackwell. Sure, I could add a bit of salt and sugar but I really can't be bothered. C&B hit the nail on the head.

    Doh, I've just realised Crosse & Blackwell make the Branston beans...
    Last edited by Foxy100; 22nd March 2020 at 22:08.
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    Branston are the Grand Seiko of the bean world. Heinz have become the Invicta.
    Just look at the prices on Beanfinder, or look at the views on Beanuseek. The serious beanists have deserted Heinz in their droves
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    The sauce in Heinz has lost a lot of flavour and is too thin. Shame really.

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    Beanz meanz Heinz.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Simple - just fill in the blank: "Beanz Meanz ............."

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    Not much choice right now.

    We’ve got Tesco (std + reduced salt), Lidl, Branston and Heinz in cupboard. I’ll compare them!

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    Heinz is just some weird, thin orange liquid now. Awful.

    Branston, all day long.

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    Baked beans: which brand?

    Branston, all day long

    ^^^whoops, didn’t mean to do the weird copying thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Not much choice right now.

    We’ve got Tesco (std + reduced salt), Lidl, Branston and Heinz in cupboard. I’ll compare them!
    Stockpiling!
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    Does cassoulet count ? :)

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    Aldi - much nicer than the famous brands

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    Agree that Heinz is mostly liquid these days. Tesco mixed beans for me.

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    Always Heinz, however in the past year only Waitrose essential as they have a really thick tomato sauce with large beans and far better than any thing I have tasted.

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    Branston as just beans,also own brand 5 beans and curry version from supermarkets.

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    The sausages are the deciding factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puntsdog View Post
    The sauce in Heinz has lost a lot of flavour and is too thin. Shame really.
    Yes I may have jumped the gun with my vote for Heinz as I have found the sauce disappointing also, don’t eat beans too often as I think they are very working class.

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    Branston every time. Unless you go cassoulet, as mentioned above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Stockpiling!
    Of course only one of each.

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    1) Buy a tin of beans.
    2) Pour into pan and place on hob.
    3) Add desert spoon of English mustard.
    4) Heat thoroughly.
    5) Enjoy.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Anyone else like curried beans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    1) Buy a tin of beans.
    2) Pour into pan and place on hob.
    3) Add desert spoon of English mustard.
    4) Heat thoroughly.
    5) Enjoy.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Mate you should try to broaden your horizons
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Mate you should try to broaden your horizons
    Mustard in Baked Beans?

    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    No preference for me, as I always pour out the surplus sauce and add a squirt of ketchup and usually a dab of chili powder for extra zip

    Don't get me started on the toast etiquette!

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    Branston, then I’d rather any supermarket home brand and last on my list would be Heinz.

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    Tomatoes are the food of the devil, a plate combined with the haricot bean is like looking a painting by Hieronymus Bosch to me...
    Can’t stand them...
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 22nd March 2020 at 21:32.

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    In the absence of haricot, cannellini or similar beans in the store cupboard, Mrs K has recently taken to starting with a tin of baked beans, rinsing and making her own sauce using tinned tomatoes, garlic etc. Decent enough but a lot of work when it's already a meal in a tin.

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    Bransons here.

    I don’t think they still sell Crosse and Blackwell Beans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Anyone else like curried beans?
    Food-of-the-gods.

    Though for "vanilla" BBs prefer Branston or Waitrose own-brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Bransons here.

    I don’t think they still sell Crosse and Blackwell Beans?
    I think Branston's Beans are Crosse and Blackwell these days.

    It's a fiendish marketing trick to confuse us.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    I used to love Heinz but the taste has changed, more artificial, and I now only eat Crosse & Blackwell. Sure, I could add a bit of salt and sugar but I really can't be bothered. C&B hit the nail on the head.
    You've lost your sense of taste and smell.....what do you know?

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    Heinz have gone downhill and I baulk at the price these days. C&B are ok but there is something missing. Waitrose own are pretty good, Sainsbury's own are dreadful with small, hard beans. However a recent discovery and my new favourite are Asda's, good plump tender beans and a good flavoured sauce. And less than a quid for four cans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Bransons here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    I don’t think they still sell Crosse and Blackwell Beans?
    Are they not one-and-the-same-thing now?

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    All I can guess is that some of us must have superior palates as Heinz definitely went through a change some years ago and just isn't what it used to be
    Branston is the closest we've found to what Heinz used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Mustard in Baked Beans?

    Brilliant giff, but just give it a go.
    Last edited by number2; 23rd March 2020 at 12:42.
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    We were a Heinz family for 30 years and for some reason got Branston and realised how better they were. However, Heinz were given a second chance and my family agreed to never buy Heinz beans again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .olli. View Post
    Does cassoulet count ? :)
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    Asda with a dash of Worcester both cheap and satisfying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Mustard in Baked Beans?

    No.
    You should have it on the plate and spread on each piece of well buttered toast just as you put it on the fork, just before adding the beans.
    It’s illegal otherwise.
    Cuidich 'n Righ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Aldi - much nicer than the famous brands
    I think same, blind tasting comes very high.

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    Any modern baked bean isn't a patch on Armour baked beans from years ago, long gone as far as I know. Branston are the best of the pretenders.

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    Any brand with a good dash of Tabasco and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
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    Wouldn’t allow Heinz beans into the house. Watery thin “sauce” devoid of any taste.

    Branston all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    Wouldn’t allow Heinz beans into the house. Watery thin “sauce” devoid of any taste.

    Branston all day long.
    Agree 100%

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    Looks like I need to do a taste test then, as Heinz aren’t fairing well in this thread.

    Perhaps I have been missing out...
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I think Branston's Beans are Crosse and Blackwell these days.

    It's a fiendish marketing trick to confuse us.

    Crosse and Blackwell are Branson’s are different companies. As if it’s important

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Crosse and Blackwell are Branson’s are different companies. As if it’s important
    Branston, as if it’s important, though not always true.


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