Hands up those who remember the advert in the UK
Beanz meanz Heinz?
As a kid, I was never a fan of beans, much preferring spaghetti but I was in a minority. If Mum could get the small tins, or tins of beans and sausages which I did love, I went without, or just had a spoonful on my plate to show willing. We don’t buy spaghetti now anyway as the last tin we had was, er, tasteless and all slops, but that was not Heinz.
Beans have changed over the years, and why pay £1 a tin when you can get a four pack for 98p? Of course they aren’t a branded name, but unless you bought the
tins of coloured water with lumps in cheapest supermarket range at about 9p a can, they weren’t bad.
We have discovered Hubby can digest baked beans with little problem, and they are also a free food in the SW bible. I’m still not keen, so happy to have a spoonful and Hubs can have the rest.
That was until we found the little tins of Heinz which were ideal for him and have my taste buds drooling. They are not cheap, at 3 for around £1.50 or maybe £1.20 if you’re lucky (watch best before dates though), but I have changed my tune. The question is of course are the big tins as good and affordable on our budget?
Our shopping list in 2015
Shopping list in 2019
Our current brand of choice is adequate and when we both have them, a 400g tin is perfect. I remember my boss would eat his beans cold out of the tin and made me shudder. But I have to confess, Heinz taste pretty decent cold too, though I don’t think I could manage an entire tin like that!
No, I am not working for Heinz and promoting their products. Just an observation, and who knows, now I’ve had an increase in my works pension of £1.15 pm and Hubby has had an increase of 65p a week on his disability benefits, maybe we can treat ourselves.