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      09.01.2013 17:40
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      Value for money own brand meal, unless you have to have Heinz

      Tesco Everyday value baked beans and pork sausages. Contains baked beans in tomato sauce and approximately 8 small pork sausages (the size of cocktail sausages). The sauce is quite thin almost like tomato soup. The tin requires a tin opener to open it (no ring pull) but I prefer this as I find ring pull cans difficult to open and am likely to cut my fingers on the edge of the lid when I try. I buy this tin of beans and sausages as a quick economical meal for one. Emptied into a bowl and heated in the microwave for 2 minutes I can very quickly prepare a filling meal for myself. If I were buying baked beans to have on toast or with jacket potato I prefer Heinz beans, as they have a much thicker and tastier sauce, but for a substantial meal in a bowl, with a slice of bread to soak up the thinner sauce, this is just right for me. I do eat a whole tin to myself, but that is as a main meal without any potatoes. A 405g tin provides the following Calories 490 Sugar 16.6g Fat 14.2g Saturates 4.8g Salt 2.4g Which is quite high in sugar, fat and salt, but as part of a balanced diet is still less than 30% of an adult's daily recommended allowance(except for the salt which is 40%) so as a main meal is not unreasonable. The current price of this 405g tin is 40p as at 7.1.2013 and although it has gone up considerably in the last year is still good value.

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        20.05.2012 13:57
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        Great value beans and sausages for those on a budget

        These tesco value beans and sausages are great value and can be turned into beans on toast in less than 5 mins! A 405g tin (weird amount I know) will cost you 33p, compared to heinz version which will cost you about £1 a tin. The whole tesco value brand has recently been rebranded to "everyday value" so the packaging has changed slightly but its still the same old beans! The tin needs to be opened with a tin opener (prefer ring pulls, but for 33p I'm not complaining) and the beans and sausages can be cooked on the hob or microwaved (they can probably be eaten cold as well if your desperate!). Half a tin does me for one meal of beans on toast but if you are extra hungry you could eat the whole lot! I usually microwave the beans and sausages and keep the half I haven't eaten in a bowl in the fridge. If you are doing this you should decant the beans and sausages out of of the tin and keep in the fridge, they should be eaten within 3 days. The beans and sausages come in a tomatoy sauce, I find the sauce to be quite thin and watery compared to more expensive beans and sausages, but it doesn't really fuss me, can pour out some of the sauce if it is too saucy for you ;) You get around 8 sausages per tin which I think is very good, I would have thought being from the value range they may have scrimped on the sausages but they haven't. The sausages are made of pork and are pretty tasty, I'm not a big fan of sausages but I like the ones you get in tins of beans. Nutritionally these beans and sausages are not bad. Per half tin: Calories: 230 Saturated fat: 2.4g Sugar: 8.3g Salt: 1.6g Compare this to heinz beans and sausages, per half tin: Calories: 193 Saturated fat: 2.6g Sugar: 9g Salt: 2.1g So overall they are very similar, you sometimes find that value products can be a lot less healthy compared to brand named or more expensive versions. In this case the value beans and sausages arn't too bad compared to heinz. Overall I would recommend these beans and sausages if you are trying to save a bit of money, I think heinz are better but I will definitely continue buying these as they are great value for money!

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        21.06.2011 10:21
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        I have always been a huge fan of these tins since I was a little girl. I used to love when mum gave me beans & bangers on toast. Although I have to admit - the cartoon character shaped spaghetti with bangers was much more appealing! 25p for a 400g tin in my opinion is spectacular compared to the £1.29 tins of other brands. When I found these in my super market the other week I picked them up on a whim and thought I would test them out. Being tesco value they are obviously a lot cheaper than usual brands. I was a bit hesitant that they wouldn't be very nice due to the price, but I was pleasantly surprised. I whacked them in the microwave for 2 minutes in a ceramic bowl, covered with a plate to avoid it exploding everywhere. I only used half the tin with some toast and have to say it is the nicest I have ever had! The rest of the tin I ate on its own :) The sausages are like hot dog sausages and very mourish when covered in tomato bean sauce. The beans taste like branstons and all in all, they are very yummy! The tomato bean sauce is quite runny but sweet which is just how I like it, as I usually add tomato ketchup to the mixture (obviously not to everyones taste). Per serving there are 146 calories, so it isn't avoidable if you are on a diet. 2g sugar, 6g fat, 1.3g salt. All in all there isn't that much 'badness' in this tin. But that depends what you describe as bad.. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the 'beans & bangers' tins you buy in supermarkets as this is a pleasant alternative. Very cheap and tasty - perfect addition to your food cabinet!

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        25.04.2010 23:32
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        Wicked On Top Of A Jacket Potato Or On Toast!

        I had a tin of these beans and sausages over a jacket potato tonight for a quick topping that tasted delish. It's weird because I wouldn't touch cheapo beans with a bargepole but actually prefer the mega cheap ones when they come with sausages in the tin! lol I'm not sure of the exact price but these were deffo under 35p for a normal sized tin, this makes my review sound a bit vague as well because I'm not 100% if there was 6 or 8 sausages in the tin because I didn't think to count them but they're delish and however many there are I think it was just the right amount. We usually buy Sainsburys Basics beans and sausages but this time it was Tesco Value..... these are all more or less the same anyway so it doesn't matter all that much which supermarket your in. The one thing I will say is that these Tesco ones have got LOADS of very thin sauce so be careful how you tip them onto your potato or toast because you deffo don't want ALL the sauce! It's a tasty sauce though so that makes up for the thinness, it's took on a bit of a smokey flavour because of the sausages and has got a nice tomato flavour even though it tastes a bit fake. The beans are typical cheap baked beans, but they taste proper special just because Tesco have mixed some cheap sausages in with them! lol They're not hard or chewy and the only difference I can tell between these and big brand beans is that they're a lot smaller and haven't got such a smooth texture as you chew them. The sauce is obviously nowhere NEAR as good as Heinz beans sauce but it's still pretty good and will thicken up a very little bit as it's heating up. I think the sausages are yummy, they're not mega meaty tasting and are more like hot dog sausages than fresh pure meat ones. They've got a wickedly smooth texture and taste lovely and smokey, having these sausages just means the beans are a lot more interesting than plain old beans on toast. The sausages aren't sticky or gristly like some are, I had a proper disgusting tin of beans and sausages from Aldi one time and the sausages actually had LUMPS of fat in them and even the sauce tasted greasy. These aren't like that at all and the only bad thing I've got to say about the sausages in this tin from Tesco is that they're a bit salty and that makes the sauce go a bit salty as well. That doesn't bother me because I quite like salty food but my mum said they were waaaaaay too salty for her and she prefers the Asda ones that I know don't taste as strong of salt. I deffo recommend these beans and sausages as a bargain buy. You can make a meal of them with a jacket potato or on toast and any way you have beans would work just as good with these.... and you've got the extra bonus of the delish sausages on top!!!

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          05.04.2010 16:25
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          The perfect thing for a different breakfast

          Browsing the shelves in Tesco a couple of weeks ago, I came across the tinned section and fancied some sausages and beans as a nice change for a bigger breakfast at the weekend. I choose to go for the Tesco Value tin as they worked out to be much better value than the other more expensive brands. The tin is bigger than a standard size tin containing 567g rather than the usual 415g that you get in a standard tin. Despite it being quite a bit bigger, it's also quite a bit cheaper, costing only 35p for the huge tin, whereas a smaller Heinz tin costs a lot more at 90p. Inside, the tin is filled with baked beans and small sausages which are surrounded in tomato sauce like normal baked beans. The good thing about the large size of the tin is that it serves 2 portions perfectly. There are about 10 sausages in each tin and 5 sausages on 2 pieces of toast is just the right amount for me. Both the beans and sausages are lovely and soft and, despite them being a value product, I can't see that there's anything wrong with the taste at all. If I was eating them as beans by themselves then I don't think the taste would be quite as nice as Heinz baked beans which are my favourite, but because they're mixed with the sausages, the sauce isn't the only flavour in them, so I find the taste perfectly good enough. For only 35p for such a big tin, I really think that these are the ones to go for when buying beans and sausages. As I said, I can't fault them on taste and I'm definitely going to keep buying these from now on.

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            11.03.2010 16:28
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            A good little snack to fall back on, when on a budget

            I am getting a little 'beaned out' It feels like I am full of beans. You see, our food cupboards are getting a little bit of a spring clean this week. You know that thing you do where you get something out of the tim cupboard, and you instinctively check to see if it is out of date - normally you wouldn't, you usually just get on and open up the tin and pour the contents into the saucepan. But sometimes, you hold the tin in your hand and you get a spooky feeling, an urge, in fact before you even notice the urge that you are supposed to check the sell by date, you find you have done it. So there you are with this tin in hand, with last week's date on it. Even though tins can last a couple of years, and we are only a week out - a tiny drop in a time span of a few years - you still get grossed out and chuck the tin in the bin. The nest step is to go through the cupboard and check all the other tins. You find some that are still in date and a few that are ready for the bin. So you spend the week finishing off everything that is nearly due to go off And this is why I am full of beans this week! There were plenty of beans amongst the stuff that was due to be eaten. Tins of beans in all makes and varieties. And amongst them, these little critters. When I opened the tin, these looked like beans in sausages. When I put the m in the saucepan to heat up, they looked like beans and sausages. When they started warming through, they began to smell like beans and sausages, i.e. they began to smell like Heinz beans and sausages, for Heinz is the benchmark. When hot, they got layed on top of the toast, as is obligatory as well as customary, with beans. There was enough sauce, the little sausages tasted nearly like they should. What I mean is they tasted like little sausages they are meant to, but not quite Heinz. They were neither better or worse than Heinz, they just tasted different. I ate them all up anyway with no complaint, but to be honest, yes I do prefer Heinz. I will buy these again, but as an emergency food, and no doubt they will sit at the back of the cupboard until spring clean time.

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            05.03.2010 13:23
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            Ideal for a cheap dinner or lunch

            I had this for dinner yesterday, served with two slices of toast. I have always been fond of this particular food item from the Value range from Tesco's as it makes for a decent dinner when you can't be bothered to cook something more major up. Unlike the Value baked beans, I don't have to drain away any of the tomato sauce since there is just about the right amount here! The beans and sausages come served in a 567 gram tin. Taste is very nice, although I have read some negative opinions on the sausages, they seemed fine to me. The beans also taste good. Heinz charge 90 pence for their 415 gram tin of the same product, so, considering that Tesco Value charge 35 pence for a 567 gram tin, you definetely get your money's worth here. I'm sure you may think they pack more to make up for the lack of taste and quality but that is not the case with this food item. Cooking time is around 4 minutes, maximum, in a microwave. Sugar content is low here, at 2.4 grams per serving, and the 8 grams of protein is quite generous. This is another Tesco Value item worth considering as it makes for a good and cheap meal of an evening or for lunch.

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            13.01.2010 17:08
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            Once again the sauce is the problem

            As a poor student, I buy a lot of budget food, but one thing I generally won't skimp on is baked beans, because I find that the cheaper equivalents are normally in a rather foul-tasting sauce, and the beans also resemble orange mushy peas rather than well-formed beans. Nevertheless, during a particularly perilous week financially, I decided to chastise myself for my over-spending and buy a can of these Tesco Value beans and sausages, and while I had no doubt that the sausages would be fine (I mean, how do you get sausages wrong!?), I was skeptical that the beans would make the grade. Upon pouring the tin out into a pot, you'll notice that there's a lot of sauce, with the beans and sausages positively swimming around. This made me especially cynical about them as I figured the foul-tasting sauce would overpower the food. I wasn't totally wrong, but given how tawdry some of the cheaper baked beans are, this isn't a bad effort by Tesco. You get a good amount of beans and a fair amount of sausages (although they are my favourite bit of the meal, so a few more would have been nice!), but to spruce things up a bit I tend to serve them with toast as otherwise it really isn't substantial enough to be filling. The beans aren't as mushed up as most cheaper brands, and are fairly similar to the more expensive ones, and the sausages are delicious and soft. The sauce was the letdown as usual, though, and while it'll be serviceable for those on a budget, it is fairly pallid and not bursting with tomato-y flavour like the Heinz version. Ultimately, it's a good catch for the price (about 35p), but I would prefer to pay more and actually enjoy the sauce.

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            03.12.2009 11:55
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            A GREAT VALUE SUPPER IDEA FROM TESCO

            The Tesco Value range is a range I have been trying out recently to see if some of the products are any good. I think so far that some of the products are very good and this has made me try out more from the range. One of the food stuffs that I tried from the Tesco Value range recently was the tin of Value baked beans and sausages. The tin is a large size and I think it would feed two people for a snack with some toast but as I was having it for myself I had it for my evening dinner. The tin is 567g in size and it does not have a ring pull opening on top of the can. The tin can be recycled which is good as I like to do my bit for the environment. The tin costs around 40 - 50 pence as the price seems to go up and down a little when ever I buy it. The last time I bought it I think it cost me 45 pence. The packaging is not very attractive but this is the same with most items from the Tesco Value range. The tin has a label on with a red stripe which has the name of the product and the Tesco Value logo in blue and white. There is a picture of the beans and sausages on the background of the label. When I opened the tin I really liked the look of the beans and sausages. The beans look like any other band of baked beans and the sauce is a lovely orange colour and smells like a nice rich tomato smell. The sausages are made of pork and they did smell quite meaty when I opened the tin and emptied it all out into a pot. I thought that the Tesco Value beans and sausages really looked quite nice. The sausages are quite small compared to what I was expecting. When I heated the baked beans and sausages the sausages really were quite tasty and even though they were quite small I thought they tasted very nice. They also had a nice texture and I thought they were much better than I had thought they were going to be. There is instructions on the back of the tin so that if you want to heat the beans and sausages in the microwave you know how long to put them in for. I didn't and I wanted to cook them on the hob and the back of the tin gives me instructions about how to do this too. The tin of beans is 567g and this has 105 calories per 100g which is not too bad when I had it for my evening meal. I would buy this again. It is not my favourite brand of tinned baked beans and sausages as I prefer the Heinz brand but as this is much more expensive I think I would buy the Tesco Value version again.

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              04.11.2009 14:15
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              A good item from Tesco's value range & a great buy.

              I have always loved tinned beans & sausages. The sausages in the always have a flavour of their own which you can't seem to find anywhere else. I still buy them to this day & I currently buy Tesco's Value Beans & Sausage. The Price fluctuates on these regularly but they are usualy priced somewhere between 35p & 55p, although the price on the internet right now is 35p. The Tin has 567 grams of produce inside. After seeing a recent TV show which showed that meat content in ready meals & tinned meals can be quite low, I had a look at the ingredients. The sausages are made from Pork & contain over 40% meat. This isn't at all bad & some sausages bought on their own are similar in meat content. Not bad at all. The full list of ingredients are: Haricot Beans (41%), Water, Tomato Purée (16%), Pork Sausages (12%), Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Sweetener (Saccharin), Onion Powder, Paprika, Flavouring. Pork Sausages contain: Pork (48%), Water, Pork Fat, Wheat Flour, Pork Rind, Salt, Sugar, Mustard Powder, Ginger, Pepper, Coriander, Nutmeg, Sage. What can I say about Baked Beans. They are no different, for better or worse than any other brand. The tomato sauce has a very light flavour of tomato & is sweet, but not too sweet it's not nice. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes tinned beans & sausages. I think that the product is no worse than any of the big named brands that you can buy & the sausages are still really nice.

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              23.09.2009 05:24
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              I do hate supermarkets but they are an necessary evil at times. Sometimes I need to stock up on ready meals to have in case I do not have the time to actually cook my own food. Out of all the tinned foods I have tried in my life baked beans are always the best. Tesco having it's own brand can sell this things at very cheap prices. Last time I bought baked beans I bought a big selection of brands and types of canned baked beans. I must admit that for many years in the past I have avoided tinned food because I could not understand on how the can opener works. Now not only that I have a husband that knows how to use but he also has taught me and is actually really easy. ***** Presentation***** Out of all the tins I have bough Tesco ones have the most basic and boring packaging, they would not stand out from the others to be bought in any shape or form , except for the cheapest price around maybe. As the name says Tesco Value at the top of it, suggest this is indeed a big tin to food. It weighs 567g. I was a bit worried what am I going to do with it in case I don't like it, I hate wasting food. *****Taste***** I must say WOW. I really did not expected this to have a decent taste at all for the cheap price I paid. Not only that the taste is good but is as good as other expensive type of baked beans out there. It is well flavoured and the sausages are tasty too, it compliments the entire food so well. On calorie wise this is not had either, It has 105 per 100 grams. If you add half of tinned potatoes near 200grams of baked beans you can have yourself a decent portion for the evening meal for 500 calories. Better then other ready made junk food out there. I will defiantly be repurchasing this tin again next time, it defiantly worth it.

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                29.04.2009 00:00
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                A fantastic economnical meal in a can (well, once you've added some toast!).

                I recently purchased these when looking for some bargain lunch items from my local Tesco store. The can is aluminium and has a paper label with the familiar Tesco value logo as well as the heating instruction & nutritional information. There is no ring pull on the can but it's very easy to open with a can opener and this helps to keep the product nice and cheap so I don't mind at all. Once the can is opened I can see beans in tomato sauce with a few mini sausages poking out and it looks quite well proportioned as I throw the contents in to a saucepan and put them on the hob for a few minutes. I warm them through for about 5 minutes (without boiling them) whilst I am waiting for my toast to cook in the toaster. Once my toast is ready and buttered I spread the beans & sausages over the toast along with all of the tomato sauce and a sprinkling of grated cheese (yum!). The sausages are lovely and meaty without being over the top. They are basically like mini frankfurters and the beans taste fine. The beans & the sauce aren't as nice as Heinz but as I am eating these with toast and the mini sausages it all goes quite well together. The sauce has thickened a little once cooked and there are no hard beans in the can, all of the sausages are cooked well and I can't find anything to fault about this product. A 567g can is just 36p so this is an absolute bargain. Once coupled with three bits of toast and a little cheese it's cost around 50p for me to have a lovely filling lunch. There are easily enough beans & sausages in the can to serve on four bits of toast and this will easily feed two people at lunchtime. There are 85 calories and 4.9g of sugar per 100g so half a can really is more than ample as part of my lunchtime snack but because I'm a pig I ate the whole can! The can is recyclable so just rinse it and put it out with your other bottles & cans. I think this is just a fantastic product which is excellent value for money. I will be buying this again & would definitely recommend it. I am therefore rating this product 4/5, I have knocked off one star because the beans could have tasted a little better as well as the sauce being a little thicker.

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                  I am not adverse to trying value brands though these did leave me feeling slightly dubious. I have always been suspicious of the small sausages in tins of beans, they are often slimey and small and have a most odd yet familiar look about them. I braved some of these a few weeks ago while on my own personal credit crunch. The beans are fine, though I did find the sauce somewhat watery and having it on a plate means a lot of liquid runs everywhere which can get quite messy. The beans are soft and taste fine though and are the highlight here. Onto the sausages, which are indeed small and discreet, but you get a few in a tin and the tin would suffice for a quick lunch break. The price is very good, I understand they retail for around the 20p mark which is great. Just don't expect too much and you will be pleased.

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                  29.09.2008 20:31
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                  Only get this version if you're really cutting down on your budget

                  All we're hearing at the moment is 'credit crunch' this and 'credit crunch' that, so a lot of people will find themselves cutting down on most things they buy, or going for a cheaper option. Tesco have a very good range of 'value' products, of which I probably sampled most when I was a student a few years back. One of the products I used to get every now and then was this one: Tesco value baked beans & sausages. Heinz do a rather nice version which is made using better quality sausages, beans and sauce, but for those wanting to eat this cheaper, this isn't a bad option to go for. Tesco value beans on their own are as you would expect: the beans and the sauce don't taste as rich and flavoursome as perhaps a more expensive version would, and the same is the case with the beans & sausages. The sausages themselves are a lower quality as well, as you would expect, and there aren't that many in the tin, but again, you pay what you get for. Ultimately, this product is definitely of an inferior quality. They taste fake, the sausages in particular, and you should only really consider this as an option if you're REALLY cutting down, as it it's not that good. As a price comparison, at 36p it's roughly half the price of the Heinz tin or a Branston tin, and you get a bit more in tin as well, and although it's passable in terms of taste, you're only likely to buy this if you're really not fussed at all. I can't give this a high rating, but it's cheap and ultimately that's a bonus these days.

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                    not worth the money

                    Tesco Value Baked Beans And Sausages in a Tomato Sauce...... This is probably one of the worst Tesco Value product that i have tried to date. i thought that i would give it a try because me and my partner absolutely love the heinz version of this tin but becuase it is usual for us to each eat one tin on our own for lunch it can be quite an expensive luch time meal. The heinz tin comes in at nearly £1 where as this Tesco Value tin comes in at less than 50 pence making it seem like a real bargain as two of us can eat for the price of one eating on a heinzz tin. However we found in this case it is not value for money or indeed a bargain as both of us disliked the value tin immensely. We found the sause that the beans were in was too fake tasting and too thin to hold on to the beans nicely. The beans themselves were a lot harder than the baked beans you would get in a heinz tin and this fact actually made them a lot dryer to eat. The sausages we in the tin in the same amount that you would get in a heinz tin but the big difference is that in the value tin they are far more fatty than in the heinz. There were big lumps of grissle in them and we usually both love the little sausages that are in the heinz tin but we found ourselves unable to eat the ones in the value tin becuase they were that horrible. Overall the tin of value beans and sausages may seem like a good deal but in actual fact they are so bad that it was a waste of money buying 2 tins. i will not be buying them again and will stick to heinz in future. Thanks for reading !!!

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