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Warm up those chilly nights with this chilli beans!
Heinz Mean Beans Sweet Chilli
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Heinz Mean Beans Sweet Chilli
Advantages: Cheap, tasty, high in fibre, suitable for vegetarians and easy to prepare.
Disadvantages: None, unless you don't like anything spicy!
This have obviously reduced in price since the other people have reviewed them, they're now only 24p for a 390g can in Sainsbury's (in store or online). This doesn't even seem to be some sort of special offer, I've not seen any signs to suggest it is.
I found them in the aisle where the rest of the beans are but not right next to the usual Heinz beans.
The label looks very similar to regular beans but it's a bit lighter in colour and says 'Heinz Beanz with the exciting taste of SWEET CHILLI' on the front. The back of the can suggests serving them on nachos with guacamole, that's not a bad idea! I decided to use mine to make a baked potato a bit more interesting.
I like to eat beans cold, straight from the tin so this was the first taste I had of them. When cold, they almost taste like regular beans but have a slight hint of chilli.
They're very easy to warm up, either pop them in a saucepan on the hob or chuck them in the microwave for about two minutes, stirring halfway through.
Once warmed they seemed to smell just like regular beans, no spicy smell to them but they're darker in colour and there are visible flecks of pepper in the sauce, which there's plenty of.
They have texture you'd expect from beans and when you initially put them in your mouth they almost seem like your boring old beans but then the spiciness creeps in. And there's certainly that feeling of chilli burning in your throat as part of the aftertaste. They'll definitely warm you up on a cold day!
Overall, they're not very spicy but I would say 'spicy enough'. They made a lovely change and are perfect if you fancy a change.
They're suitable for vegetarians, a gluten-free diet and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
For 24 pence a can (that's cheaper than a 150g can of regular Heinz Beanz!) you really can't go wrong! And they're a great source of fibre and protein too.
Beans (50%), tomatoes (27%), water, sugar, red peppers (2%), modified cornflour, salt, spirit vinegar, chilli powder, spices, onion powder, colours - plain caramel and paprika extract, sweetener - sucralose.
(per ½ can)
Energy - 590kj/139kcal
Protein - 9.3g
Carbohydrate - 24.3g
of which sugars - 9.1g
Fat - 0.5g
of which saturates - trace
Fibre - 7.4g
Sodium - 0.5g
Salt equivalent - 1.3g
Summary: Go grab some tins while they're still only 24p!
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