- Heinz Beans in Tomato Sauce is filled with fiber
- Contains essential vitamins and minerals
- Reduced salt content
- Imported from Britain
Beans, a musical fruit
Beans, beans, a musical fruit.
The more you eat the more you toot.
The more you toot the better you feel,
So eat your beans every meal.
Gotta love ’em.
NOT the real deal
beans are good… dented cans suck
Good Quality Product – – but SWEET
First I must say, the beans, the sauce and the canning are of VERY HIGH quality.
However I do not like sweet candy like vegetables. Maybe it is part of my heritage but Italians typically make vegetables with oil and garlic, or oil and lemon. Never sweet.
To salvage this product I added it to two cans of white cannellini beans and added some cayanne pepper and two spoons of olive oil. Not bad!!!
I am giving it 5 stars based on quality and not on my taste preference.
Badly Packed and Dented Cans
I will still love the other 7 undented cans.
every single can arrived dented – twice.
The first batch came, and even though the box they were packed in was undamaged, every single can was dented. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and waited for the second batch, as I really love these beans. Unfortunately, it was a repeat and I have now cancelled my subscription. A big disappointment.
I suspect they are selling cans that can’t be placed on shelves in the stores and using this as a means to clear their damaged stock.
Edit: March 2010. A friend convinced me to retry this purchase, and me being the fan of baked beans that I am I did. Very pleased to report that the packaging issues have been resolved. I’m now a regular subscriber and cans arrive in shop shelf condition. Upgrading my original 1 star to a 4.
The real deal… just dented.
Great Taste! Poor Shipping!
Beans are Great – Packaging Non-Exsistant!
Brit in the USA
American beans too sweet
THEN THIS WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU
IT TAKES ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF PROPER ENGLISH BREAKFAST
No problems at all, more convenient than the grocery store and cheaper too.
ZERO STARS – punctured cans
An English essential
Tasty British Baked Beans
A distinctly richer, cleaner taste
NOTE: Although I won’t take away any stars for it (because a product review is supposed to be for THE PRODUCT), Amazon’s shipping of this item does leave a lot to be desired: a much larger box than necessary, padded with standard pillow packing that was all popped by the time the shipment reached me. About half of the cans were dented, some quite badly.
Beanz Meanz Heinz
Iconic tin, I have a label pinned to my cubicle wall.
Personally, my all time favourite is Baked beans with pork sausages, but it’s impossible to get in the US so I have to wait for people to smuggle them into the country in their luggage.
Here’s how I cook them – my comfort food:
1. in a pot, add a splash of milk and a small knob of butter.
2. add some form of hot pepper to taste – three shakes of ‘Mr Tapatio’ works well for me.
3. Cook well, stirring continually until the beans lose any ‘crunch’.
4. I like it to have more sauce than normal which is why I add the milk – it also gives the sauce a nice creamy taste.
5. Eat with good break – two or three slices, plain, no butter – use to dip.
Proper Tasting Beans!
However the shipping was timely and free, and the beans are the proper tasting Heinz Beans that I miss so much from Britain.
They are wonderful with just buttered toast, or with the toast and a fried egg or two for breakfast. Yum!
Cheapest way to get beanz I know
Now, if Amazon starts selling English pork sausages and black pudding I’ll be in hogs heaven.
All cans badly dented crushed
I believe in a supreme bean
There are many species of baked bean in tomato sauce but the undisputed supreme bean is the Heinz, as manufactured in the UK. Here in the US, we have plenty of canned “Pork and Beans”, but they are different. They have pork fat added, for flavor, and are heavily sweetened, often with high-fructose corn syrup and/or molasses. These Heinz beans do have some sugar but they do not have that distinctly sweet taste that their American cousins have. Also, they are free of artificial additives. And they certainly have no pork fat. They are thus a healthier choice. If you are used to the pork and excessive sweeteners, then these beans may taste somewhat bland at first but, if you persist, you will soon come to prefer the cleaner, lighter taste and will not want to go back.
As they are imported from the UK, they tend to be more expensive than the native US canned beans. In fact, some specialist stores stock them here, sometimes at prices slightly lower than Amazon is offering, although Super Saver Shipping and Subscribe & Save make them very competitive, and of course you have the convenience of home delivery.
A bigger problem is packaging. At the time of writing, Amazon has still not quite mastered the art of shipping canned goods. They are packed too loosely and tend to knock together. As a result, 3 of the 12 cans in my consignment had dents in them. Small dents, to be sure, but I know that some people are reluctant to eat food from even slightly dented cans. Hopefully, Amazon will solve this problem soon.
Only a few cans dented
When I opened the plastic I found that in spite of even this, some of the cans were still dented, only NOT as badly as some of the other british things I’ve ordered from amazon, such as the Heinz Soup, Potato and Leek, 14.1-Ounce Can (Pack of 8) soup, which has every time I’ve orderd it arrived dented so badly that it looked like kids had been playing kick the can with them. (On the up side, a call to Amazon customer support has resulted in them either refunding me, or sending me another shipment — which genearlly arrived almost as badly dented as the first; I just can’t seem to convince Amazon that you can’t just toss canned goods that are not bound together in some way into a box with a little bubble wrap and think that the cans won’t slam into each other and dent each other during shipment.
I would say of the 12 cans of the baked beans, 5 were dented enough that I put them to the side for quicker consumption (dented cans can result in botulism — a deadly toxin, the same stuff they make botox out of, only in this case it’ll kill you, not make you look younger —growing inside the can over time, and must be eaten quickly)
The rest of the cans however were just fine.
Edit: April ’09, I just noticed a NEW feature on Amazon’s page where you check the status of your shipments. There is now a specific link for complaining about bad packing that resulted in a damaged product. YAY! They’re listening!
Delicious product and shipped well
I was a little nervous about ordering them as I read the reviews with shipping issues, however, as I cannot purchase them nearby anymore I took the risk. These cans were shrinkwrapped together in a set of twelve with a box around the bottom. Then they had the air-filled plastic packaging around them and were placed in a second box. All of my cans arrived in perfect condition – no dents, no spilling, no rattling around in the box. They also arrived within 48 hours (under normal shipping), although I imagine that I was just lucky!! In all, I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase.
The BEST baked beans!
I love Amazon! Where else can you find items like this online?
What can I say?! SImply the best!
So glad that Amazon sells them as it sure saves alot on the shipping. Makes them a economical “essential.”