Tesco’s – Mexican Style Chilli Baked Beans

by Martin 'Scooby' Arnold on January 5, 2012 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Beans beans good for your heart, the more you eat the more you……….. I think we’ll leave it there don’t you?

Tesco Mexican Style Chilli Baked Beans

Tesco Mexican Style Chilli Baked Beans

First day back to work after Christmas off, I pop into Tesco to grab some lunch and I stumble across a tin of Mexican style Chilli baked beans. Bright red tin with darker center piece with the name in burnt orange/sunset text with flames. Caught my eye so that’s a good start. Nothing out of the ordinary for Tesco packing with the usual dates and ingredients ect.

Ingredients: Haricot beans (53%), Tomato puree (26%), Water, Sugar, Glucose-Fructose syrup, Modified maize starch, Salt, Chipotle Chilli (0.2%), Onion extract, Paprika extract, Maltodextrin, Flavouring.

Typical ingredients for a large production line. Cracking open the tin for a sniff and all I get is baked beans. Not a slight difference to the normal beans, not a good start in my eyes. But I guess the main are I’m interested in is the flavour so lets do this.

Ever so slightly BBQ/smokey taste, not very strong but just about noticeable with yet again just a typical baked bean flavour. The heat is incredibly low, barely noticeable. My wife had a spoonful and commented how mild they were and she thinks a Korma is hot. Need I say more? I had half the tin before I started to get any type of heat to come of them. Not the most exciting tin of beans I’ve ever had. A lot of tarting up of the packaging of a normal tin of beans but pretty much the same beans inside.

Tesco what are you doing? Please don’t make anything chilli related again unless your going to make it right. I believe this is why this county is so high up there in the chilli stakes these days, companies dedicating all their efforts into purely chilli related products to make up for the utter rubbish that comes out of mainstream productions such as the above mentioned company. My personal opinion, stick to normal beans, cheaper and taste nearly the same. Although the packaging may be a bit more boring.

Can be found at Tesco for 49p for a 220g tin.

Until next time guys remember, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out.


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