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Germans angry as tins of Heinz ‘have fewer baked beans’


 

Germans angry as tins of Heinz ‘have fewer baked beans’

Fans of baked beans in Germany and Austria were furious yesterday after it emerged that tins of Heinz contained fewer beans than cans sold in Britain.

By Fiona Govan
Published: 4:27PM BST 16 Sep 2009

European fans of the product, which for decades has been sold with the slogan "Beanz Meanz Heinz", were outraged after the British variety was declared superior to its European counterpart.

Tins in Germany and Austria were also found to have a more watery and less tasty sauce than the British equivalen

An Austrian newspaper conducted a comparative study of the British beans with those sold locally after receiving complaints from its readers following the launch earlier this year of Heinz Gebackene Bohnen, a version of the British original destined for the German speaking world.

"The readers were correct," said David Rogers, editor of the Austrian Times. "We did a poll which found that many people felt the German Heinz baked beans were substandard and when we tested them we had to agree."

The English language newspaper based in Vienna asked 20 fans of the Heinz product to carry out a taste test. "Our testers reported that the German baked beans were a pale copy of the original."

Susana Vega, a British student in Vienna who took part in the study, said: "If you shake the tins the contents of the German tin sloshes around which it doesn’t with the British tin.

"The sauce when you pour it out is a lot more watery and it’s a much paler, watery looking colour than the thick tomato colour of the British beans."

Labelling on the British Heinz tin states it is more than half full with beans – while the German version contains less than half.

British beans also have five per cent more tomato in their sauce than the German product, which contains more water, sugar and salt instead.

Heinz Joseph from Germany said he was disappointed with the new product. "I was a student in London and bought them because they had the same name as me and I really grew to love them."

"I was delighted when they went on sale in Germany but then I realised they just don’t taste the same. I think it’s very unfair to German bean lovers."

Germans angry as tins of Heinz ‘have fewer baked beans’ – Telegraph

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September 16, 2009 - Posted by | Entertainement, Funny, People, Weird

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