Saturday, August 14, 2010

Curry Beans: Find or Oddity?

I have a rather unnatural affinity for the international section of Wegmans supermarkets.  So, when my English boss suggested that I try the European version of Heinz baked beans, I was happy for the excuse to scour the nearest 3 Wegman's (really) for them and any other quirky finds.  In addition to staples like sriracha peas and Mexican Coke, I came across this adorable, tiny can of Heinz curry beans beanz.

Granted I've never read the actual heating instructions on a "regular" can of beans, but I was a bit intimidated by the threat, "Do not boil or overcook as this will impair the flavour".  As a whole, us canned-good consumers aren't notoriously talented chefs, so how can we be trusted with such delicate preparation?

the mere 7 oz. of beans barely covered the bottom of my smallest pot

The beans are tasty, but a bit too exotic to accompany a tofu pup with mustard and sauerkraut.  With ingredients including navy beans, raisins, apples, and mango chutney, perhaps they'd be better enjoyed alone?

Good, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to buy them again.


  1. They look like regular beans, what didn't you like about them?

  2. The beans were fine, just not "regular". Although they look similar, they certainly didn't taste like generic, American, baked beans and therefore didn't make an appropriate accompaniment to franks.

    And although they were somewhat exotic, they didn't blow me away to the point that I would have to buy them again: especially since I can't come up with anything suitable to pair them with.


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