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As a cheap food Connoisseur (poor person) I eat a lot of this basics range/ smart price stuff and unsurprisingly a lot of it is awful. What is a surprise is that these beans are pretty good. No one's going to say 'wow what amazing beans!' after eating them but people who think 'wow what amazing beans!' is something worth saying are best avoided anyway.
The beans taste pretty good, even if you microwave them (and if you do that the whole 'meal' takes four minutes at most to prepare). The sausages are perfectly edible, though considering what decrepit ingredients are in most expensive 'quality' sausages, you should probably do yourself a favour and not enquire as to what the specific ingredients of these are. If that makes you feel a little queasy you can just buy the beans by themselves, but don't you want some variety in your meals? Even if that variety is 'I wonder how much of this pig we can put in something, without going to prison'? I'll let you make your own minds up there.
33p is a more than reasonable price and the beans even come in a metal can ideal for storage. They can be stacked, put in a cupboard, raced down a hill, used to demonstrate to simpletons how a cylinder works, traced around to help draw circles, bashed with another object to make a slight noise, become the origins of an over rated Andy Warhol painting... the possibilities easily exceed the price.
As someone who's had to live off some slightly lacking meals of late, these beans and sausages were a refreshing surprise, and an indication that I may someday learn how to taste things again. Not a bad purchase. At 33p, you could do a lot worse. Although if you're buying 33p beans, you're probably not doing too great already.
well what can i say , asda smart price sausage and beans in a tin , i came across this while obvously shopping in asda, i looked at the tin and shuddered , surely this cant be edible for such little pennies, i walked away from the tin but found myself drawn back, sod it i only live once lets give this scary looking tin a whirl !!!
As with all smart price range products the tin has the basic label green and white with a picture of a bowl full of sausages and beans (like you would ever just eat it in a bowl like that lol).
i love sausages and beans on jacket potato so in goes my spud in the oven and about three quarters of an hour later i open my scary looking tin !, i empty it in the saucepan looks like nice thick sauce, with about 7 sausages, but the sausages have a some what strange look about them, greyness springs to mind and the sauce has a nucular tingey colour to it , but i brave it and heat the pan, ready in about 4 to 5 mins i pour the cheapo stuff over my jacket and sit down bracing myself to gag at any moment !.
Well im glad i brought them the sauce is lovely and thick perfect on a jacket potato and it tastes actually quite amazing lol SERIOUSLY, yeah the sausages look bland and they aint as firm as other leading brands of the same product but i proper enjoyed it, i enjoyed it that much that asda smart price beans and sausages in a tin have become my dirty little secret that i enjoy quite often, although i only admit that to close family lol,
All in all i would recommend this product as a cheap meal, yeah maybe its not that good for you and the salt might be high but hey ! what is good for us these days , as processed foods go i rate this big time !
Im always on the hunt for a bargain and i saw a tin of normal asda beans and sausages priced at 65p and then looked along abit to find smart price asda baked beans and sausages priced at just 26p for a 420g tin.
Very basic white and green packaging with a bowl of tasty looking baked beans and sausages in a orange sauce.
On the packaging it claims to have no artificial flavours and no colours,preservatives or hydrogenated fats.
Haricot beans (37%), water,sausages (17%),pork(56%), water, pork fat,rusk(wheatflour,salt),salt, sugar, mustard, ginger, pepper, coriander, nutmeg, sage, tomatoe puree(16%), sugar, modified maze starch, salt, paprika, rapeseed oil, clove extract, cinnamon extract and garlic oil.
I have to be in the mood for baked beans but my daughter loves them for lunch on there own or with toast in fact overall you can have beans with pretty much anything!!
I opened the tin to see a sea of orange sauce no beans i mite add, i delved into the tin to find those hidden sausages and beans to find very pale looking long and thin sausages and the very small beans followed, i found the beans to be very small and there werent enough of them.
I poured half a can into a bowl and cooked in the microwave as directed and to my amazement the beans and shells all stayed together which is 1 plus! The sausages appear to look very rubbery and they seem to taste like a salty mulshy fake sausage that i wouldnt even feed a dog!!
The beans were pretty tasty but i found there was more sauce than beans so for me i wouldnt buy these again, i think i will stick to heinz or the next time try the next asda ones up!!
For a budget there good there filling and do the job!!
I brought this tin of beans and sausages in Asda last week because I love them on toast and wanted to see what the Smart Price version are like because I quite like their beans.
The 420g tin I brought cost 26p and that's a proper bargain compared to the Heinz version because that is getting mega expensive at the minute. I wasn't mad keen on them though and I think they tasted very low quality, I could tell from the sticky look of the beans that it wasn't going to be very nice.
There are about 8 sausages in the tin mixed up with the beans and they are a bit longer and thinner than in other brands of these. They are proper pale looking and I wasn't very impressed with the look of them. The beans have got a majorly thick sauce and even though I didn't heat them for very long the sauce all disappeared so that the beans looked like they had been stuck together. They poured out of the pan in a loose lump, they tasted very mushy too and the sauce had a weird sweet but salty taste.
The sausages didn't taste meaty at all and have got a funny firm but squishy texture. They taste a bit smokey and have got a bit of a hot dog sausage flavour, not too much though and I thought they tasted mega bland.
For the price they make a quick meal if your not too picky about food like this. What I always think about is that this sort of stuff is not the healthiest anyway and this cheapo one from Asda has got to be even worse for me than the rest of them because it tastes and feels revolting. The beans get very salty as you're eating and they are not very nice to eat at all.
I had mine on toast and because the sauce is so thick and sticky it didn't help to make the toast go wet or anything. That might be a good point for you but I love my toast soggy with bean juice and that doesn't happen when you use these!
Beans and Sausages from a tin isn't something I eat often. My hubby quite likes this with Toast, but again we normally stuck to the brand named Heinz ones, as it's what you know. Then again priced at nearly £1 for the large tin it is kinda pricey. These cost a bargain 21p for the same sized tin, so was worth the try for the price alone.
The tin isn't that exciting looking. It is a 420g can which has a white label on it with the Asda Smart Price branding in the familiar green colouring. Smart Price is the budget brand of Asda and some of the things are pretty decent. There is no ring pull on the can, which is a little annoying, but I would expect that for the price of the item. There is a nice looking picture on the front of a bowlful of the Beans with some nice looking Sausages poking through the top.
You can cook this in the Micro, but I find that sometimes the Beans explode a bit when cooked this way. Much easier to empty this into a pan and that way you can time your Toast a bit easier as well for to cook this.
Per tin this has 480 calories and 14.8g fat, so team this with 2 bits of Toast and you have quite a few calories.
When I plopped this into the pan I saw that the Sauce was really runny and a medium orange colour. There was a lot of Beans. and 5 skinny small Sausages. When this was cooked the Sauce thickened up a bit, but was still quite runny. It doesn't bother me if the Sauce is runny, as I like this to soak into the Toast, but I still want the Beans to have a Tomato Sauce coating, which it did, but not much of a coating.
The taste of this is alright. It is Tomato-y, but not a rich tangy taste. The Sausages taste a bit cheap and processed, which I would imagine they are. and the Beans are quite small and hard.
I wouldn't seek out to buy this again, as it just wasn't quite good for me, but if you are on a budget and eat this kind of canned food then it is always worth the try - you never know you may like it!
I often buy tins of baked beans and sausages because I find them to be a hearty and filling snack when eaten on toast or poured over a jacket potato. It took me years to start eating them as although I have long since served them for my own daughters and now my granddaughters, the sausages have always appeared extremely synthetic and unappealing.
I started off buying the Heinz version but at over £1.30 a tin in my local shop it quickly became so expensive that it would have worked out cheaper to buy the excellent quality sausages from my friendly butcher, thereby defeating the object of buying them somewhat.
I was browsing the Smart Price range in Asda recently when I noticed their Beans & Sausages were just 20p for a 420g tin, although I wasn't completely trusting as at the time they had their Heinz ones on offer at 2 tins for £1 so I grabbed a few of those as well!
I'd already planned a jacket potato for my dinner so tried these out the very same day, pouring the contents into a saucepan and heating them on the hob. Well, I say pouring but what I really mean is that I slopped the beans into the pan as they came out in one loose lump similar to how dog food looks when it comes out of the tin. Obviously the sauce makes these wetter than dog food so they didn't actually assume the shape of the tin in the saucepan, but it was an extremely unappealing sight.
The beans look very mushy, the sausages are pale and very insipid in appearance and the tomato sauce is practically neon in colour! There is very little aroma to them, all I can really smell is the saltiness of the product and I found the lack of real tomato flavour to be rather worrisome.
Shall I tell you a little about the taste of them? Well, all you really need to know is that I ate three forkfuls of beans and one and a half sausages before tipping the whole thing (including my jacket potato) into the bin. These are absolutely foul. While heating the beans have turned extremely mushy in both texture and flavour, some of them look almost furry due to the way the outsides have fluffed up and stuck to one another. They are far too soft and Asda have obviously boiled the haricot beans to destruction before stirring in the equally appalling sauce, either that or they've used beans which are past their best in terms of quality.
The sauce is sticky and tasteless. That's actually not strictly true as it does have a flavour, and that flavour is salt. This is the saltiness tin of beans and sausages I've ever eaten, no wonder the meal seems so flavourless - it's because the salt has leeched out every morsel of flavour in the sauce and as it's the sauce which is holding the meal together this just serves to spoil the whole thing. If such a foodstuff can in fact be spoilt.
The sausages are not good either. As is usual for these tins, the sausages are very similar to tinned hot dog sausages in texture only these are completely lacking in flavour and have a horrible almost slimy consistency. They taste as far removed from pork as is possible and don't even manage to taste like poor quality tinned sausage, they're just 'there' with a slightly smoky flavour to add interest to an appalling tin of beans in my opinion.
I didn't expect a Raymond Blanc eating experience for 20p, but I did expect something edible. This awful Smart Price product is of the lowest quality possible and I shall never buy it again, of course tinned beans and sausages are not going to be a high quality meal but we buy them because they are a tasty change from cooking a meal from scratch. I personally would rather spend two hours sweating in the kitchen than try to cut corners with this particular product again.
If after reading this you still want to try these Smart Price Beans & Sausages the following nutritional information may change your mind. ½ a tin (including four small sausages) contains 240 calories and 7.4g of fat, which doesn't sound too bad until you think that if you were serving this as part of a main meal over a jacket potato then you'd probably pick out all eight sausages even if you couldn't manage the entire tin of beans and that would bump up the calories tremendously!
Not for me anyway, I'd rather be conned by the ever-increasing price of Heinz products that buy these again.
I really do love beans and sausages on toast for a quick meal so when I came across these ones priced at a mere 20p a can opposed to my usual paying out on Heinz for the same size can (usually priced around 94p) it seemed a very good deal and worth a punt in my eyes!
420g can with a white and green label around it. On the front there is a photograph of the beans and sausages in a dish and I'm told they are Asda 'Smart Price' Baked Beans & Sausages In Tomato Sauce and that they contain no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or hydrogenated fat. On the back of the can a full nutritional rundown chart is show, ingredients and allergy advice is given along with storage advice, cooking instructions, size being stated, contact details for Asda being given and finally there is a bar-code in there. Yes it is a basic enough looking can but it really isn't grim and it is informative enough.
Empty the contents into a saucepan and heat gently for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Me And The Beans:
So I popped some bread in my toaster and opened these up. I was met with what looked like beans in a rather runny looking orangy sauce and in the mix was 8 anemic looking floppy sausages. Never mind I thought as I looked at the rather wet mix and bunged it in the microwave without any hope of enjoying this soppy looking offering!
They cooked in the three minutes (in the microwave) as advised on the can. I went to empty the whole of the heated beans and sausages on my toast till I thought better of it. There was far to much orange sauce so I held some back as I didn't want to have to teach my toast to swim!
These were actually ok but economy in every respect. The beans were smaller than I'm used to seeing but of course the can was packed full of them. They were slightly mushy and bland and that wasn't helped by the really runny sauce. The sauce was thin and was more salty than tomatoey. I mean to me it just didn't taste of all that much...but still I still had the sausages to look forward to eh?!
Hmmmm well the sausages were slimy and rubbery and although tasted a little meaty were also rather lardy and smooth and again.... very bland. Yes this is a 20p filling can of baked beans and sausages but I doubt anyone could ever say 'yeah these are the best I've ever tasted'. They are not vile. They are too bland to be described as that! Ok if you really are skint they offer good value for your money though you only get what you pay for and no more than that but if your really on a tight budget then by all means give them a whirl!
Contains gluten, wheat and mustard.
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can:
of which sugars: 8.6g
of which saturates: 2.5g
equivalent as salt: 1.7g
Only available in Asda stores.
Like many people, I'm having to adjust to the rising price of food by dropping a brand, going from supermarkets own brand to the very cheap economy versions . Perhaps unlike many other people, I also have a fridge/freezer that broke, and haven't yet replaced it .
This means, in a nutshell, that if I want fresh food, such as a nice steak or some sausages, I have to make an individual trip each day to get them . Now, I have a corner shop, and in the tradition of corner shops it's overpriced and sells utterly rubbish food .
So, I've taken to stocking up my cupboards with tins as much as I can, particularly things I can just whack on toast or mash to make a decent meal.
Baked beans are brilliant . Beans in general are an amazing food low in fat, and stuffed full ogf protein and fibre. Thay also contain iron, folic acid, zinc and pottassium, all essential for healthy growth. And baked beans in particular are dirt cheap .
Of course, beans alone aren't much a meal - but when you factor in sausages , then thats a meal . And when a can includes sausages, well, that saves a lot of cooking time!
These come with the standard smartprice green and white label, and a picture of a bowl of hot beans and sausages. Personally, I think you need a little more added to make a meal - perhaps some mash or healthy green veg, but the illustration at least lets you know what the contents of the can look like .
Opening up the can, which costs a mere 20 pence for 420g, a huge whiff of sweet tomato sauce hits your nose . Spooning it out into a microwave container, I notice that there is actually a good amount of beans in this (some budget brands economise by upping the sauce levels and reducing the bean count) and nine little sausages . Thats pretty decent for a budget brand , and gives my daughter four sausages and me five . The can was just the right size for us, but if you can't use a whole tin, the packaging does state you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for two days .
You can cook these either on the hob or in the microwave . Me being a fan of speed, into the microwave they went, for 2 minutes, before being stirred, nuked for another minute, and then left to cool slightly . If you choose to go with the hob method, heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring often, and make sure not to boil them.
When they were cooked, the tomato fragrance was the strongest . Eating them, the sauce was sweet, but not overly so. The beans were still fairly firm, and hadn't dissolved to mush, and actually had a pretty nice sweet tomato flavour to them, whilst also retaining their bean-ness.
The sausages were incredibly soft, very smooth, and lacked texture . They also, sadly, lacked flavour, which is surprising as the ingredients for the sausages alone listed Pork,Salt, Sugar, Mustard, Ginger, Pepper, Coriander, Nutmeg , and Sage as ingredients . I could not pick up on any of these flavours- they just tasted of some horribly smooth non specific meat - the best comparison I can give is a very poor quality polony sausage .
Nutrional info on the can is listed both per 100g and per half can, which I like, as I imagine half a can is a standard portion size . Per half can there are 240 calories, with 8.6g of sugar and 7.4 of ft . Nothing too terrifying there at all really .
Would I recommend these ? Well, they are only 20p, and for that, I really can't expect a premium quality sausage . My daughter adores these on toast, or thrown over a pile of mash. She loves the sausages, perhaps because they are so bland - she really isn't too keen on my 'real' sausages .
Personally, while I didn't rate the sausages, the beans were actually rather nice , and I would definitely eat them again. I will buy these again, but will probably give my daughter more of the sausages as she likes them .
I'm going to award this product four stars - for what you pay, it really is excellent value, especially at a time when I am really having to budget, not just to survive the credit crunch but also to save for a new fridge freezer! However, I do think the sausages could use a lot more flavour in them .