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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by nockwurst, May 11, 2021.

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Beans from a can?

Poll closed May 18, 2021.
  1. Hells no

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  2. Definitely no

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  3. The only good beans are straight from the tin, my boy!

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  1. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    Is eating beans from a can a UK thing?

    my wife’s parents are from the UK, beans straight from the can is her guilty pleasure, her brother’s too. What the heck?
     
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  2. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    How do you heat them? You can’t put the can in the microwave.
     
  3. Tank621

    Tank621 Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to heat them

    Though if you want to all you need is to put it on the hob for a few mins (open obviously, or just you know pour it into a pan)

    Cold beans can be pretty tasty sometimes though :cool:
     
  4. CK95

    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    Am from UK

    Like beans

    Cold beans bad
     
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  5. paulgregs

    paulgregs Active Member

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    In the UK they are referred to as a 'tin of beans'....

    Cans are what fizzy drinks come in....
     
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  6. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    During the hot summer of 92, on a camping trip, we left tins of beans out in direct sunlight for an hour or so and ate them straight from the tin. I’ve never repeated it as I like my beans cooked until all the tomato flavour has all but disappeared, but it was a treat at the time because we were very poor. Beans that one may get in a roadside cafe, where the pan has been kept hot all day are the best beans, all mushy and indistinct. Fresh, barely cooked beans are generally too tomatoey for me. Cold beans from the tin are a complete no for me.
     
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  7. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    She eats them cold, straight from the “tin” *shudder*
     
  8. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    I sit corrected.
     
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  9. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    " Beans, beans are good for your heart
    The more you eat, the more you fart
    The more you fart, the better you feel
    So let's have beans with every meal."
     
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  10. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    Cold beans? YUK! I suspect it is more of a student thing than a general UK thing. The traditional British thing is to have them on toast.
     
  11. junior hornet

    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    A million housewives every day
    Open a tin of beans and say
    BEANZ MEANZ HEINZ
     
  12. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Im gonna assume so, as they also have a tendency to put beans on toast as well......
    baked-beans-on-toast-2fd454.jpg
     
  13. synthetic.angel

    synthetic.angel Well-Known Member

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    It's a good source for any urgently needed vitamins and minerals. The body knows best, as they say.

    Well, let me be the first to congratulate you both....! Have you decided what colour to paint the new extra bedroom yet..., or maybe that's too early....?

    Do you have any names in mind..., for the new arrival....? ;-p
     
  14. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    Lol, no new arrivals for us, we’re already into grandkids. She’s liked the stupid cold things since she was a kid.
     
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  15. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    She loves it on toast too, which may be even worse, lol.
     
  16. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    Beans in a can seems weird. Also I wouldn't eat them cold either. Do you Brits eat rice and beans?
     
  17. CK95

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    I should hope no one is eating baked beans with rice...

    Most commonly they’re found on toast, or with breakfasts (sausages, bacon, mushrooms, black pudding, hash browns, a side of toast and beans etc)

    My personal favourite ‘beans dish’ is chips (or I suppose you’d call them fries) with a gammon(really thick bacon) steak and some cheesy beans, delicious.
     
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  18. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    Well I eat baked beans with rice. Tastes so good. I do eat beans with toast sometimes as well and they are good. But eating beans from the can is odd but hey if it tastes good for some, that's all that matters
     
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    My dad was a bus driver in the 80's and during the summer holidays i used to spend a lot of time on the bus.... I think the only meal they sold in the staff canteen at Marlborough St bus station was sausage, beans and chips.... Brown sauce, bread and butter....

    Or at least, that's how I fondly remember it....
     
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  20. CK95

    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    British Cuisine at its finest.
     
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  21. Nick Y

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    no way to cold beans straight from the tin, not even when I've been camping on the moors during various expeditions or as a student at uni.
    Now I've seen people using the tin and cooking them on a campfire (make sure the lid is pierced though) and then eating them that way.

    Beans are great with warm buttery toast and a cuppa or as others have said with bacon, egg, sausage etc for breakfast (or sometimes for dinner/tea).

    Beans, sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms etc are the staple diet of truck drivers.
     
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  22. CK95

    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    The closest I’ve ever been to beans and rice is when I have to substitute kidney beans with baked beans in a chilli, don’t think I could bring myself to eat just rice and baked beans though.
     
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  23. paulgregs

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    Can you imagine there was once a time when the only beans you could buy were Heinz.... I can vaguely remember the uproar when Crosse and Blackwell entered the scene....

    Now I just get the aldi 'corale' ones.... If I don't have at least 2 tins in the cupboard the anxiety levels creep up...
     
  24. nockwurst

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    We do half kidney, half baked beans in our chilli. Great combo.
     
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    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Cold beans from the tin...

    How much have I had to drink?
     
  26. TheCadManFan

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    What, dfo you mean verus those snap pots, or do you mean eaten from the tin?

    If it's the former, I have no preferance. If the latter, what kind of degenerate would do such a thing? I jest, of course. I am neither a cowboy, nor have I incurred the wrath of the gas board.

    ***Heinz crew checking in***
     
  27. nockwurst

    nockwurst Active Member

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    The missus spent two days not talking to me because I bought a non-Heinz beans.
     
  28. Crosstie

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    I've put on about 5lb just reading that.
     
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  29. stujoy

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    Why would you do such a thing? The only time I’ve bought beans that weren’t Heinz is in those all day breakfasts with the mini versions of real food (sausage of sorts, flaccid bacon, a slither of boiled egg, one embarrassed button mushroom etc.) mixed in with the beans, and I would never suggest you ever inflict that on anyone other than yourself.
     
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  30. Tank621

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    Student life is hard okay ;)

    Tbh I've only ever done it with the last spoonful out a can as I'm heating them up
     
  31. paulgregs

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    I'm not even gonna suggest the metaphor there.....
     
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  32. TinTin_57

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    Cold beans out the tin or warmed up are both fine for me.
    A couple of years ago I was on an IT project at Heinz and went on the factory tour. Pretty amazing
    The beans come from Canada, the tomatoes from the US.....it all gets shipped here and we eat them!!!
    They also put them in the tins raw and they cook them in a massive chimney type affair. They go in raw at the bottom sealed in the tin and come out at the top cooked with the bacteria all heated out of them. Labels then get stuck on and away you go!
     
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    This is similar to rice pudding.... The tins are only about a quarter full before they go into the industrial oven....
     
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  35. TinTin_57

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    That's correct
     
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    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    Eating Rice Pudding cold is definitely something I can agree with.
     
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    Next years anniversary gift: a ton of beans other than Heinz. ;)
     
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    And my stomach turned due to that image
     

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