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Retro sighting: Heinz Baked Beans with Pork Sausages/ Hoops 'n Hotdogs etc
Posted: 21:05 Thu 29-May-2008. Location: "At the back of Blackpool hoteliers' pantries".
"Mark Boulton" reports: When Heinz began to launch their "diddy keystone" labels with the lower-case Heinz logo, I started to take steps to archive the remaining examples of the more "classic" style - which of course has returned to the Soup range, Mean Beanz and any newly launched products. I guess it was as much of a mistake as replacing the copperplate lettering on the standard Beans with some flimsy looking font sometime in the early '90s (and early '80s IIRC). Here's a comparison of the old [above] and almost-new [below]. Note this was after the rebrand but with the CORRECT spelling of the word "Beans"!!!
...Something of a specialist sighting this week, even by our standards - just leave a comment if you'd like me to post the hi-res scans of Heinz Ravioli, Spaghetti, or Macaroni Cheese cans that "Mark" also thoughtfully provided. In other unbelievable heatables: neither Burger King's Angus 6-Pack Meal nor KFC's latest attempt at offering a non-chicken based breakfast appear to be the hoaxes I originally assumed; sorry it's a bit late to link to the eBay Harrods' Posh Pot Noodle sent in by "George Thompson"; and "I hadn't noticed the previous posting about them," admitted "Zeddy" regarding the McCoy's Limited Edition Takeaway 6-pack he paid £1.53 for in Somerfield, Larkhall, concluding: "The Sweet and Sour are indeed with a taste of Chinese Five spice in them. A good edition to the range, limited or otherwise."
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Posted: 12:21 Fri 30-May-2008 by "robertster"
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Comment: I'd like to see the hi-res scans. I bloody love that sort of stuff. I got very excited to find a pre-Nectar Card Salisbury's bag the other day.
Also, I had a BK 6-pack this week. The wrapper for the buns seems to suggest they've come in from Holland, which seemed odd.
Also odd were the burgers themselves. The 'plain' was the nicest by far, with gherkins and sauce, the cheeseburger had no sauce so the more bready bun made everything too dry while the bacon and cheese has BK's horrible BBQ sauce which ruined things as normal. So generally a bit inedible, sadly.
Posted: 17:56 Sun 22-Jun-2008 by "Chubworth"
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Comment: Chicken ravioli - the redoubtable Mr Chubworth, a man graced with guts of pure titanium, has his one and only experience of vomiting (yes, I know, he is superhuman) when he decided to let his inherited tendency to "waste not want not" get the better of him with an out of date tin of said recovered-meat-stuffed pillows. He was off work for a week and has now adopted my wasteful attitude of "once you buy it, it's going to turn into poo or garbage anyway so what the heck" and has refrained from vomiting ever since. My hero!
Posted: 10:13 Mon 15-Mar-2010 by "harry"
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Comment: i like beans
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