Product Type: Heinz Spices & Seasoning
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A tasty snack with unfortunate side effects!
Heinz Baked Beans
Member Name: SusanLesley
Heinz Baked Beans
Advantages: Tasty, cheap and easy to prepare
Disadvantages: Leave you a little windy
After all the rich food of Christmas I thought I would do a review about one of the more simple foods of life - but one that has the same eventual effect as your Christmas sprouts if you catch my drift!
I always buy the original Heinz Baked Beans as opposed to the Weight Watchers variety as the calorie values aren't that different and the original beans taste so much nicer, and they come in a range of sizes too.
I usually purchase the 200g size as I tend to eat them when I am cooking just for myself. This size currently retails in Tesco's for 41p or £1.21 fro a pack of three of this size. The beans also come in 150g cans for 34p, 415g cans for 53p and four packs of 415g cans for £1.90. You can even buy a 415g can of Organic Heinz Baked Beans for 51p. Tesco's now also stock a four pack of 415g tins which have reduced sugar and salt for £1.86. I must say that it is a nice change for the healthier version to be slightly cheaper!
The tins are easy to spot on the shelf. The label is still the bright turquoise that it has been for some time now with the black label with Heinz Baked Beans written in white. It's a simple, clear, classic design which is easy to recognise.
As you must already know baked beans are simplicity itself to cook. You can either pop the contents of the can into a saucepan and heat on the top of the stove or you can put the beans in a suitable container and microwave for a couple of minutes. Now that's not going to over stretch your culinary talents is it?
Whilst my beans are warming on the top of the stove I toast a couple of slices of bread and spread thinly with low fat spread. I have been known to use low fat spread cheese instead for a change and that's nice too.
I then pour the hot beans onto the top of the toast and there you are - a tasty, nourishing meal in minutes. Sometimes I then also grate some cheddar cheese over the top too which is absolutely delicious.
I also like baked beans as a filling for jacket potato either with or without the addition of grated cheese.
I have tried cheaper varieties of baked beans but really there's no comparison to the lovely rich taste of Heinz so it is worth the extra few pennies.
Heinz beans do not contain any artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives or any genetically modified ingredients. They are suitable for vegetarians and those people on a gluten free diet.
The nutritional information for 100g of baked beans is as follows:
Calories - 75
Protein - 4.7g
Carbohydrate - 13.6g of which 6g is sugar
Fat - 0.2g
Fibre - 3.7g
Sodium - 0.5g
So the beans are high in fibre (too help keep you regular) and low in fat but are also fairly high in sugar, so I will have to be careful not to have them too often until the diabetes is under control.
The can of course is recycleable - just pop it in your recycling box for collection by the council.
Of course there is one other problem with baked beans - the outlook after eating them is wind increasing from the south!
Summary: A tasty, healthy snack
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