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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Branston Bloomin Big Baked Beans Confirmed sighting: Branston Bloomin Big Baked Beans
Posted: 19:00 Tue 01-May-2007. Price: 46p. Location: Morrisons Supermarket, Cleveleys, Lancashire. Nutritional unusualness: 16.1g carbs (5.9g sugar), 0.4g fat, 5.5g fibre, 0.3g sodium (all per 100g).
"BarryM" reports: Just bought some today, easy to spot. Branded 'Limited Edition' with a silver label all round. Marked with a bubble stating "50% bigger than ordinary beans". Don't know if they're any good yet though.

..."BarryM" doesn't add much to the great Branston debate here, while "Terry" was similarly quick off the mark regarding the Heinz Big Eats which he "Found on Sainsbury's online website, they have an introductory price of 99p for a 350g pot. Haven't actually bought any so I can't comment on how they taste, but they sound nice enough. There are no pictures on either Sainsbury's or, strangely enough, Heinz's sites, so we'll have to wait awhile for when they get those in." Fortunately, both of the various flavours I've tried so far have been appropriately "Heinz-y" (and less than 5g sugar/100g) - if only the tubs were as entertainingly decorated as the USA's much-discussed Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs, product of "the very same [factory] that makes food for humans".


Posted: 09:54 Wed 02-May-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't think it's a good idea to have really big beans in a bigger tin, THERE'S TOO MUCH! Anyway, the're nice, but there's too much in the tin.
Posted: 18:40 Wed 02-May-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: how do they make them bigger? are they force fed as in foie gras production? or genetically engineered? hm...
Posted: 12:04 Thu 03-May-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: Er, I just think think that whatever makes beans, they put a little more of that in to make it bigger so the equity of the beans and the axis go together over the perimeter of the square area, in this case, it's bean shaped, or oval if you persist. The beans are altered with a special machine called a P.A.T.S.Y 2000. It stands for Phot0- Anphags- Tolephotographic, Stonktophobruoc- Yectofralicastilousentron. These make them bigger in an axis of 0.005.86 degrees.The tins also use a similar method, but they put in a Y.A.S, meaning Yectotron- Ang- Sentron, which increases the tin in order to fit the new, Big Beans. Hope that helped!
Posted: 17:23 Thu 10-May-2007 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: There's a dish you can buy in the La Forcetta chain of cheap Italian restaurants in London that resembles a plate of giant baked beans. I can't remember what it is (polenta possibly?), but it's the one that isn't steak, pasta or pizza. While interesting - the stodgy "beans" in the tomato sauce are the size of plums - it is practically inedible. I was so fascinated by it though I've tried it twice.
Posted: 20:34 Fri 07-Dec-2007 by "Meepy" # permalink comment
Comment: I personally don't find these beans 'bloomin' big!'!! I was rather disappointed at the size of them :(
Posted: 12:57 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "TalkShowHost" # permalink comment
Comment: I must agree with you Meepy, they are just a little bit bigger than the standard baked beans that I have been having for years. The good thing about them is that they have slightly less sauce, making them ideal for beans on toast without tons of mess on your plate (Heinz beanz normally make the plate look as if you have poured a can of tomato soup all over it).

Most supermarkets seem to be selling them at a lower price than the standard Branston beans (both cans are 420g too) so they are definitely worth a try next time you have beans on toast. I also read on a nutrition website that the variety of beans used to make them are actually better for you than standard baked beans, so everybody wins.

Posted: 14:32 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: TSH - "so everybody wins." Do you think your partner agrees with that? Beanz Meanz Fartz
Posted: 14:40 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: TSH - "so everybody wins." Do you think your partner agrees with that? Beanz Meanz Fartz
Posted: 16:09 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "TalkShowHost" # permalink comment
Comment: To be honest, I have never had a problem with beans making me break wind. The only thing that my stomach cannot cope with is Chinese food of any description. I think it's something to do with the soy sauce.

What do others think about beans causing excessive wind?

Posted: 12:14 Mon 25-Feb-2008 by "Quantum Reflex" # permalink comment
Comment: I made a Video about thease delicious beans, Please leave a comment!


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