Thursday, July 1, 2010

This is what happens when you spell "beans" with a "z"

For this week's experimental journey into the realm of British groceries, I tried "Heinz Curry Beanz".

The label describes it as "Baked beans and sultanas in a mild curry sauce."

I discovered that sultanas are raisins.

Some of the ingredients include navy beans, sultanas (raisins), apples, tomato puree, mango chutney, curry powder, lemon juice, and spices.

I have to admit, it didn't taste anything like what I was expecting. I imagined a mushy bland concoction which wasn't all that great.

But this was interesting.

Definitely sweeter and fruitier than regular baked beans, and not mushy at all. Very firm, in fact. And the unusual seasoning which kind of lingers-- that must be the curry.
Unlike the culinary fiasco of the spaghetti loops, this actually had some flavor ("flavour") to it. I could actually taste the ingredients. Especially the raisins.
The only way it could have been better is if it had been hot spicy curry instead of wimpy mild.

I'd probably get these again, if only they didn't cost $2.79 for a little 7 oz can. (!!!)

Oh, and they make a ton of farts.

Er, I mean, "fartz".


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Subby said...

I always thought they could use more curry ( and hold th' raisins ), but that's just me...

..and take out the mango chutney...I hate mangoes...

nonamedufus said...

I think your Chinese friend was trying to say:

Beanz, beanz, a wonderful fruit
The more you eat the more you tootz
The more you tootz the better you feel
So eat beanz at every mealz.

It's juzt a rough tanzlation you underztand.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

The British are strangely obsessed with baked beans and eat them in many ways. But I'd never heard of this one. It sounds good to me, probably because I love curry so much. Fartz, though, not so much.

Monkey Man said...

What about bacon? Did it have bacon?

Anonymous said...

Another favorite of mine, great on toast.

If you can find Twiglets you should try them too, cannot open a bag without eating all of them.

Janna said...

Spam guy who I deleted: Don't make me come over there.

Subby: LOL! Actually, I kinda liked the raisins, which surprised me. The curry was decent, I guess, even if it wasn't hot enough. And I'll be happy to eat any mangoes you don't want. :)

nonamedufus: LOL! Yes, of course! :)

MikeWJ: If there's one thing I've discovered after 40 years, it's that Fartz are perfectly fine as long as they're your own.

MonkeyMan: No bacon at all! Completely vegetarian! Weird, huh? These were very fruity; I'm not sure how bacon would have blended with that.

miksplace: I haven't seen any Twiglets yet. I did see a box of some candy type thing called "pastilles". The slogan on the box was something like "bet you can't eat it without biting it!" (???)

Anonymous said...

Rowntree Fruit Pastilles, oh yum, now I am drooling.

Janna said...

miksplace: Yes, in fact I think it WAS Rowntree, or something like that. There were two different kinds, (same brand), and I wasn't clear on just what the difference was.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Rowntree Fruit Pastilles are my favorite non-chocolate candy, hands down. Wonderful, and you must try them immediately, Janna!

Janna said...

MikeWJ: I just did! And I'm writing a post about them r-i-g-h-t n-o-w! :)