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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Heinz Baked Beanz with HP Sauce Confirmed sighting: Heinz Baked Beanz with HP Sauce
Posted: 23:17 Thu 02-Aug-2007. Price: 49p. Location: Tesco Silverburn, Glasgow. Nutritional unusualness: 6% HP Sauce.
Sidestepping the naysayers, "Stephen Craig" reports: Yes, Snackspot, you're right. They've done it. They've actually done it. Ignoring the potentially calamitous consequences, Heinz have thrown caution to the wind and produced this newest Brown Sauce Bean variant to add to their recent experiments. The only difference from the original prediction is they've stuck the branding on the Heinz beans rather than HP. You'd think the latter would be something of an obvious tie-up, but then, what do I know about marketing, eh?

Nevertheless, despite it sounding odd, this concoction was approached with an open mind. I've always been a fan of a good brown sauce and was prepared to give these disconcertingly brown-coloured, Frankenstein-style beans a chance to work their way into my affections. Sadly, they've taken the same half-hearted approach to these as they've done with the Lea and Perrins beans - and the result is similarly anaemic. The - at first apparently generous - 6% of HP Sauce is engulfed by the 26% of tomatoes, resulting once again in a product that tastes only vaguely of the guest condiment. I still remain to be convinced that these would work as a genuine standalone flavour, but for now - unless Heinz actually up the percentage - you'd once again be better off chucking a load of sauce into the pan yourself and finding out. They'd really better not do Salad Cream Beans next. I don't think even I'd have the stomach for that.


Posted: 09:28 Fri 03-Aug-2007 by "Spoffoth" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been an amateur beans customiser for a while now. How would you rate these as a base for a barbecue style customisation? I'm thinking the tang, slight as it may be will work well.
Posted: 09:49 Fri 03-Aug-2007 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: When did Heinz Baked Beans become Heinz Baked Beanz? I'm pretty sure I haven't noticed this before on the standard tins.

How did I miss this?

Posted: 18:19 Fri 03-Aug-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: some time ago, robertster: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1263480,00.html
Posted: 19:11 Fri 03-Aug-2007 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: These were definitely out under a different label a few years back. They tasted better then but were inclined to make your arse "jump" for hours afterwards.
Posted: 19:22 Sat 04-Aug-2007 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: I can't believe I've not noticed. I think it looks rubbish.
Posted: 14:35 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "henry-heavy hp user" # permalink comment
Comment: i love hp sauce and beans. when i eat baked beans i always cover the beans with a 'lattice' of hp. this is a gorgeous combination and i would recommend it. really this pre-prepared hp/bean tin should not be purchased. think fresh, and you can add as much hp as you like that way. makes sense to me anyway.ps i can imagine that if purchased the disappointment would be similar to that i experienced as a child when i asked my mum to get me a heinz bean pizza, remember those..probably not.
Posted: 16:14 Sat 08-Dec-2007 by "TalkShowHost" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember them! They were horrible, but as a kid I would convince myself that they were nice (what's not to like about two kiddie favourites being combined).

There was a sausage one as well, where the sausage tasted like burnt sandwich ham. Making your own baked bean pizza is the best anyway.

Posted: 18:10 Sun 09-Dec-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the heinz baked bean pizzas were fantastic! the 24 hour spar always stocked them when i was a student, greatly appreciated.
Posted: 11:47 Wed 16-Jan-2008 by "beanboy" # permalink comment
Comment: It's wrong, so very very wrong. Mind you, I said the same about the Lee & Perrins and I quite liked them.
Posted: 14:49 Mon 06-Oct-2008 by "brown sauce"
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Comment: when is this comin out ???
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