…Beanz Meanz Heinz
97% of the baked beans in the world are eaten in Britain. An astonishing fact. Made in Wigan, Lancashire. One of my readers, a lady with the code name “Ronnie Corbett”, has asked me for more food reviews so here is the first…
Firstly, you can buy British recipe Heinz baked beans here in New Zealand. Why would you want to eat them so far from home when curiously, Heinz own the Wattie’s brand which are made here? Flying with the strap line “Best in BeaNZ” (clever eh?), let’s see what they are like.
Well, the tin looks a lot like Heinz and you cook them in the same way…they look similar but the sauce is a much deeper red than in the UK. The NZ variety has a much richer taste…perhaps a bit less sweet and a little more salty. So which is best…? Not actually sure…I would have said Heinz were always my first choice but I could eat either kind happily…at a push, I would say that the less salty UK taste wins out but only just. However, I won’t be buying them so far from Wigan so ultimately Wattie’s will win, but given that Heinz own them…Heinz wins either way!
Nothing like sitting on the fence. Incredibly, baked beans and their impact on flatulence has recently been debated in relation to climate change in the UK political arena…how ridiculous! Trust the Daily Mail to come up with hard-hitting journalism of the very highest order!