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      15.11.2013 21:17
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      A very well priced product, that is super tasty.

      Asda Smart Price Baked Beans & Sausages

      ****The Purchase****

      It seems lately that I have been systematically going through what seems to be the entire range of products in the Asda Smart Price range. The first and most blatant reason is the price; for their smart price beans and sausages comes in at 39p for a 405gram tin - I have found it is a fact that it is the cheapest tin of beans and sausages they stock in store.

      ****Packaging****

      The packaging is the standard uniform of white tin with green band emblazoned with a very large font Smart Price screaming out at the top - trust me you can't miss this on the shelf. Recently I have noticed they have upped their marketing and added an actual photo of the said product right at the front.

      ****The Taste Test****

      I must say on the taste test, this product does not lack in quality. The tomato juice, which encases the bean, is incredibly thick and there is an abundance of good quality beans in the tin I would go as far to say as packed. In fact if I compared it to Heinz the Heinz tomato juice in their beans and sausages that is so much thinner to the consistency of this one.
      The sausages are of a very good quality and on eating these, I have surprised that how good they taste. Better than other brands, although not as tasty I have to say as the Heinz ones. But they do not lag far behind on the taste front. The texture of them is smooth but meaty.

      Now I would go on to talk about the nutrition value of these, firstly the tin contains no hydrated fat, something they are obviously proud of as they are even advertising this fact on the front.

      I addition there are no artificial colours or flavours; again for some reason this surprised me. As from previous purchases of food on the ahem 'cheaper' end of the market I found a high proportion of these packed with artificial flavourings and colours, so certainly I thought was a big plus in their favour. Of note though, the natural flavourings in the juice contain garlic oil - I have never actually tasted any strong garlic flavour though.

      I have enjoyed these on their own, heated in the microwave quickly is the ultimate fast food. Also on toast, jacket potatoes, as a side to a main meat dish and they have always been deliciously satisfying and filling.

      I should add that half a can of these contains 242 calories which makes it nearly 500 calories for a can. But having said that it does fill you up nicely without the need to want lots of snacks in between meals.


      ****Conclusion****

      These have become a staple in my house, whenever I go to Asda I always stock up as they are cheap, tasty, quick and easy to heat up and useful for lunches and with a main meal in the evening.

      The taste and quality has not been compromised in the preparation purely due to price and for that fact alone I have to give these beans and sausages a 5***** score.

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        05.02.2011 21:15
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        Only 29p a bargain

        Now for a quick lunch time fix I don't think you can beat baked beans on toast especially in this horrid cold weather we are having and one thing that makes baked beans on toast even tastier is a few sausages. So today after my daily walk into Town I had a dig about in the cupboard and found myself a can of baked beans and sausage to have for lunch.

        For 29p you get a 420g tin of Smart Price beans which are the Asda cheapo range for those of you who don't know. Now I will admit that you can taste the difference between Heinz and other beans in my opinion but I am not sure it is always a bad thing and especially with baked beans and sausage because you get a meater taste to the sauce anyway.

        To heat these baked beans and sausage up you can either tip a can into a saucepan and heat until they are warm enough for you or you can be lazy like me and tip them into a bowl and blast them in the microwave for around 2 minutes the same time it takes to make a nice piece of toast to go with them. The rsults being lunch is made within 5 minutes which is great if you are really hungry or in a rush.

        To taste these beans taste like beans the sauce is suprisingly thick and tasty for a cheap option and you get aroud 6 or 7 sausages in a can which remind of mini hot dog sausages which are also a favourite of mine. For 29p I can not complain and this quick lunch keeps me full until tea time.

        The beans do contain gluten & wheat so they are no good for you if you have an intollerance to them. they do not however contain colours or preservatives, artificial flavourings or hydrogenated fat.

        Ingreidients for the beans for those of you with allergies are as follows: Beans (35%), Water, Sausages (17%) (Pork (60%), Water, Rusk [wheat Flour, Salt], Pork Fat, Potato Starch, Dextrose, Salt, Stabiliser (Diphosphates), Spice Extracts, Herb Extracts, Yeast Extract), Tomato Puree (16%), Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Paprika, Onion Powder, Flavouring.

        Each 1/2 can of bans will set you back 240 calories add this to 2 pieces of toast and you are looking at a lunch of around 450 calories which isn't bad for something that will keep you full until lunch.

        I give these beans 5 stars I will buy them again.

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          02.02.2010 23:02
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          a must try if your on a budget or not.

          Another of asdas low cost smart price offerings, it comes in its usual white packaging with green band and writing, as we are all trying to watch the pennies at the moment i try to drop down a brand where possible so have tried lots of the value ranges across the supermarkets some work some dont, this is definetely one that does.

          These are priced at 29p a tin at present but prices do go up and down only by the odd penny though, they are the full 420g size tins so a true bargain they are 240 kcals and contain 0.67g of salt per half tin which is ample really so no better or worse than other brands. Considering some brands are near enough a pound a can now these really are worth a try.

          If you asked my son who is 3 what he wants for dinner at 3.00 am he would say beans and sausage on toast hes a terror for them and he gets his love of them from his dad, who also approves of them he says the sauce is slightly thinner but there again its less salty and that he prefers them for that reason alone, as with all smart price items you have to try them to see if you like them but these i can highly recommend, and have done to all my family and friends. And the can itself can be recycled as an added bonus.

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          22.01.2010 23:25
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          Another great product from Asda!

          I bought these and kept them in the cupboard as my other half is a big fan of these on toast and also in bean and sausage pie.

          Originally they were the only reasons to buy them but once when I had forgotten to prepare something for my 15 month old toddler I grabbed these out the cupboard and he loved them and I've never looked back since.

          I have tried a variety of brands but to me the sauce is too rich and the sausages taste really salty. In the smartprice brand the sauce is much thinner making them on toast much better.

          The tins are 420g and 26p (yes really!). As do all smartprice products they are simply packaged with a green and white logo, a picture of the product and Asda smartprice. On the back is the nutritional value, the ingredients etc.

          Inside the tin are around 8 sausages which I find is more than the higher priced brands. They are around the size of a pinky finger and reasonably thick. Then of course there are the beans and the tomato sauce to accompany them.

          The beans are pretty much the same as any other beans but with a thinner sauce.

          The tin can be used as 1 for a main meal or 2 as a snack on toast. I find it does my little boy 3 servings as the tin is so big.

          For the price I don't think you can complain. I like to save wherever I can and if that means using smartprice which everyone enjoys better then so be it!

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          09.11.2009 22:15
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          how i have discovered that sometimes you dont have to pay through the nose for quality.

          You know how the smell of a certain food can spark a memory or a certain time in your life. Well every time I smell baked beans and sausages it takes me straight back to my childhood. We used to go camping every year when I was young.For quite a lot of the time we would have beans and sausages, as they were quick and easy to make on the gas burner. I can still remember now how delicious the sausages were but being shared between a couple of us, it was always a treat to find a sausage in amongst the beans.
          I'm older now and have two children of my own. Unyet funnily one of their favourite quickie snacks is baked beans and sausages on toast. I offer them the choice of other more expensive food but they always choose the beans and sausage option and I can guarantee that there is always empty plates.
          I do most of my grocery shopping in asda and some time ago I came across a tin of smart price beans and sausages. At 20p a tin I decided that I had to give them a try.
          The packaging
          The produce is in a tin with the smart price label wrapped around its centre. Smart price food is not renowned for its impressive packaging. It certainly does not stand out on the shelf as the most appetising option. But the price outweighs this factor and at the end of the day the tin is going to end up in the recycling. Although the packaging is plain, it is important to note that it does include all the vital information you may need to know before consumption. It has clearly stated nutritional values as well as allergy advice. Also what I found quite impressive was that they had easy cooking instructions for even the most hopeless of cooks.

          The taste and quality.

          When opening the product, the first thing that struck me was how many sausages were in the tin. I have bought higher price branded sausage and beans before and not had nearly as many sausages included. For every 420g tin there are approx six dumpy little sausages that taste so comforting. The tomato sauce they are in tastes really good it is not to strong in flavour or synthetic. You may be tempted to think that there may be too much tomato sauce as this is such a low price item however you will be pleasantly surprised as the amount of sauce is just right and does not substitute the amount of beans or sausages in the tin. The beans themselves were really good. Infact my children commented on how delicious they were and they love beans so I would class them as experts. The beans were nice and firm, enough to hold their shape but not too hard , they also didnt leave you with that awful powdery aftertaste that you get with some makes of beans. Also when cooking the beans they managed to hold their own and not congregate into a congealed, mushy mess.
          The colour of the produce was not so bright in orange colour. It made them look more natural and not overly packed with colourings.

          I would advise people who enjoy their beans to give them a try, They are of a high quality and a very low price. Although I dont mind paying for produce that tastes good. I do not see the point of paying good money for more expensive beans just because they may look more impressive when I open my kitchen cupboard. Taste wise in my opinion these beans and sausage are up there with the best. And never fail to take me back to the halcyon days of my childhood camping holidays.

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          23.05.2009 21:57
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          A great snack or meal that's quick & easy and available for a bargain price.

          I like to have snacks in the cupboard for the days when I have neither the time nor the inclination to cook something nutritious and healthy and this is definitely one of those products.

          This 420g can is available for 27p from Asda stores or www.asda.co.uk which I think is a fantastically reasonable price for something that could easily fill my up at dinnertime when coupled with some toast or feed two people with toast or bread as part of a snack.

          The beans & sausages are in tomato sauce and this is inside an aluminium can (without a ringpull, saves costs!) and it has a paper label on it with a Smartprice logo and the familiar green & white Asda Smartprice packaging. Everything about this can says that it is a basic product but this is fine as it's such a reasonable price.

          The sausages are mini hot dog sausages and they are very tasty, the beans are provided in a nice tomato sauce and are pretty nice baked beans. The sauce thickens when being cooked either on the hob or in the microwave for a few minutes and the hot dogs are thoroughly warmed throughout. I do think that this doesn't smell very appetising when it's being heated up but once I pour it over some freshly buttered toast. This is a very filling meal for me and one I really do enjoy. The whole meal is very simple but with a little bit of pepper and some cheese it really tastes lovely.

          There are 480 calories and 16.0g of fat per 420g can so these should be enjoyed in moderation but I don't care that they might not be the healthiest option available and I have mine with 3 bits of wholemeal toast smothered in butter. It's a delicious meal for me at a bargain price & I would thoroughly recommend these to anyone. The only downside to this product is the smell when it's being cooked & if you don't like hot dog sausages it's not really clear from the front of the can that these are just mini hot dogs! I am rating this can 4/5 and will buy it again as although it's cheap it's about the same, taste wise, as more expensive products.

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          30.01.2009 08:59
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          Not great, but not crap either - nicely in the middle

          When I was little my mam would occasionally give us tinned beans and sausages with our meal, and when stocking up on tinned food recently, I decided to try a tin of the ASDA smart price version, for old times sake! I went for these over other brands simply because they were cheapest, and like many people I am trying to save money on my food shopping right now.

          The product is basically a tin of baked beans which includes eight little pork sausages in a tomato sauce.

          The beans and sausages come in a standard 420g tin, which is very plain - simply green and white, with a picture of the product in a bowl.

          On opening the tin, the contents looked fine. The sausages were at the top, and they did look a little bit pale, but from what I remembered of having these as a child, that's how they're supposed to look.

          The beans and sausages were easily cooked - you can simply heat them on the hob for 4-5 minutes, or alternatively put in the microwave for two minutes, before stirring and microwaving for a further minute. I used the traditional hob method, and they were fine, but I'd recommend keeping a fairly low heat or the sauce will start to boil.

          I knew I wouldn't be able to eat a full tin myself, so had the first half on toast, and the second half with chips because I couldn't think of anything more imaginative!

          I have tried economy baked beans before and found they often tend to be hard and tasteless, so I wasn't expecting too much from these. In fact, I found that the beans were soft with a nice texture, and they were a decent size too. The sausages aren't really like any sausages you've had before. They were just how I remembered them from being a child - unlike normal sausages which would be crispy on the outside, these are very pale looking and totally soft. Despite this, I found them to taste pleasant enough, and although obviously not the nicest sausages I've ever had, they were how I was expecting and I wouldn't be against eating them again.

          I suppose you do have to take into consideration that there is a low level of meat in them, and you don't really know what you're getting, but I suppose at less than 30p a tin, beggars can't be choosers.

          I felt the thing that let everything down was the sauce. It looked quite thick, but taste wise it was very bland. There was a hint of tomato there, but overall it was pretty tasteless. I think really what I should have done was stir in a bit of tomato puree or tomato ketchup whilst it was cooking to give it a bit more flavour, but I didn't think of that at the time!

          Each half can contains:
          240 calories
          11.8g protein
          31.5g carbohydrate
          7.4g fat

          A 420g can costs just 27p from ASDA. This is incredibly cheap, and I do think for that price the quality is actually quite reasonable.

          In conclusion, I would buy these again, but they probably would not be my first choice. Since trying these, I actually bought a tin of beans and sausages from Lidl, which I think cost around 45p but it was a slightly bigger tin, and the taste of the sauce was much superior. These are not the worst thing I've ever tasted and as I said, for 27p the quality is OK, just don't expect too much!

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