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 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britons-need-eat-fewer-baked-3393479

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Good idea. I'll think twice before over-indulging in baked beans.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The thing is... our baked beans are so much better then yours. There, I've said it!

The first time I went to America to stay with some friends who had emigrated there, they did warn me about your beans, & they're just not as good, ours are sweet & juicy &...sweet. A salad needs cold baked beans. A casseroll, a stew, pasta sauce, needs a (large) tin of beans (or two).

And while I'm at it, our chocolate is better - but mainland Europe chocolate is better still.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Better is in the taste buds of the consumer.

Am NOT a fan of European chocolate. Too bitter.

As for baked beans, you probably haven't tasted savory baked beans BBQ style as perfected and cooked/served in the Southern U.S. (including Texas).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

As for baked beans, you probably haven't tasted savory baked beans BBQ style as perfected and cooked/served in the Southern U.S. (including Texas).

I have - in Texas and in Tennessee, and in BBQ restaurants on the west coast. British baked beans are superior in every possible way.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sad news about EDWARD HAUGHEY, richest man in NORTHERN IRELAND dying in a plane crash.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

I don't even know what that has to do with anything.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

all in for the great baked beanfield dogfight of 2014. !

help yourself chaps, plenty for everyone then home for tea!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Sad news about EDWARD HAUGHEY, richest man in NORTHERN IRELAND dying in a plane crash.

No more baked beans for him.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I don't even know what that has to do with anything.

dan the man's mind works in mysterious ways!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

As far as canned baked beans are concerned we do indeed make the best here in the UK. I don't see any point in comparing them with home cooked varieties that may be available in restaurants around the US, and I have made Boston Baked Beans myself and are quite a different, may I say delicious, experience. So we'll stick to the canned convenience food variety. I have visited my sister in Canada and the baked beans in the superstores there seemed to have an almost brown sauce and often came with bacon, though they were more like left over bits that had been rounded up and thrown in. The basic variety here is a simple tomato sauce, at it's best when the correct balance of sweet and savoury is achieved.

But can I point out that, as sweet as they are they make a now essential ingredient of our great English Breakfast based on bacon and eggs. I forget, do you serve them this way in the US? The last time I dined in Canada was in 2006 and was horrified to find pancakes and maple syrup ON THE SAME PLATE!!!!!!!! But don't remember if there were baked beans on there.

There's no doubt that the brand leader has always Heinz. Over the years there have been many other competitors such as H.P., and Cross and Blackwell. What has happened though is that because the big companies have been urged to use less salt and sugar, and the recipes don't taste as good as they used to, many of the stores own brands have become at least as good.

My favourite until a few years ago was from a brand who appeared to produce for the warehouse chain Makro. They were called Horeca, and tasted every bit as good as the ones of my youth (60s/70s) which were usually Heinz. My theory was that perhaps they were using the very same recipe that had been thrown out years ago by Heinz, whether 'aquired' by them or by coincidence.

The only snag was, they only produced them in huge catering size cans, so I only ate them whilst at work.

And can I say this is the most bizarre thread I expected to see on a film music forum, off-topic or not! Which is probably what Dan the Man is driving at....

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I've had many very good meals in my adult life; amongst them a wonderful steak in Goodman's West End restaurant, fish and chips from The Magpie in Whitby (after a 90 minute wait), bangers and mash from real spit'n'sawdust traditional London pubs and I've had excellent meals in Paris, Monaco, Amsterdam and an unforgettable barbecue on Jersey; I'm also lucky enough to get superb home-cooked meals from three people in my life in their various homes (including Mrs TG, whose chilli pièce de résistance I maintain is unmatched worldwide).

Nonetheless, sometimes you just can't beat beans on toast. Two slices of toast with butter, Heinz Beans with a dollop of Heinz Salad Cream, and for an extra treat a fried egg on top. Easily in my top ten favourite meals. But then, deep down, I'm as common as muck smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Sad news about EDWARD HAUGHEY, richest man in NORTHERN IRELAND dying in a plane crash.

Yes indeed. This was in "other news" on the website that Doggie directed us to.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Baked beans on a baked potato. Cut open the baked potato & bung in some French mustard, pour on the hot BB & give 'em a good dollop of salad cream. Eat with any Australian Shiraz that's on offer in your local supermarket.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Sad news about EDWARD HAUGHEY, richest man in NORTHERN IRELAND dying in a plane crash.

Yes indeed. This was in "other news" on the website that Doggie directed us to.


I can tell a quick story about Haughey (or Baron Ballyedmond, if you will).

A friend of mine was Head Chef in a restaurant in Belfast City Centre when a couple of years ago Haughey came in one evening. After his meal, he asked to speak to the chef. When my mate came out, Haughey simply told him, "You're working for me, now". And that was it, my mate became his personal chef. Cooked his meals, organised food for any soiree, and pretty much went wherever Haughey went, home and abroad. A top of the range Merc was also a perk. Fortunately he wasn't with him in the helicopter that day. The family have kept him on in the job.

I hate beans, by the way...

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

America bad, rest of world angelic. Got it. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

America bad, rest of world angelic. Got it. Thanks.

...& don't forget the superior European cheese smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

America bad, rest of world angelic. Got it. Thanks.

...& don't forget the superior European cheese smile


Of which I get a whiff every time you post.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

America bad, rest of world angelic. Got it. Thanks.

...& don't forget the superior European cheese smile


Of which I get a whiff every time you post.


Ha, cheer yourself up, have a Chilli Dog.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

No one does Meatloaf like the Yanks!
I had Meatloaf and Mash in a restaurant in Florida and I still dream about it now! smile

 
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