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Beanz meanz canz? Heinz to sell plastic jars
Guardian ^ | Julu 30th 2010 | Staff

Posted on 08/01/2010 3:00:48 AM PDT by Cardhu

Edited on 08/01/2010 5:05:46 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Devotees of baked beans will soon be able to save themselves valuable seconds not to mention the agony of lacerating their fingers on jagged cans as they prepare their favourite food.

After 115 years, Heinz is to offer its baked beans in screw-top plastic jars for the first time. The 15cm-high resealable fridge pack, which holds 1kg of beans, will go on sale in September and will feature a see-through measure on its side showing how much is left inside.


(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: beans; heinz


About time, us gourmet cooks need to be able to take what we want and save the rest.
1 posted on 08/01/2010 3:00:50 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

I had a similar idea awhile back. instead of a jar, I thought of a plastic can. The can would be of high density polyethylene but the lid still metal. So you still open it with a can opener. Soda pop cans could be done the same way. The top of the can would remain traditional aluminum with a pop top. The rest HDPE.


2 posted on 08/01/2010 3:10:56 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Cardhu

Support John Kerry, buy Heinz products.


3 posted on 08/01/2010 3:13:45 AM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Cardhu

“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you...”


4 posted on 08/01/2010 3:16:41 AM PDT by rickmichaels (Allah AkBarack!!!)
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To: rickmichaels

“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you...”

And its sister version:

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot.


5 posted on 08/01/2010 3:19:47 AM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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To: Cardhu
Don't people own can openers? I can understand people cutting themselves opening the cans if they used the original can opener. Doesn't plastic leach chemicals into the foods? Isn't plastic made from oil?

I'm not too thrilled about these see through cans.

6 posted on 08/01/2010 3:33:40 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cardhu
Plastic is a petroleum product.
It also releases an estrogen type compound into your food.

Plastic can be a good thing, but it can also be a curse. As with anything, moderation is the answer. Unfortunately, moderation is almost impossible these days. Everything is plastic.

We like to grow, raise (or hunt), and eat as much of our own food as possible. That other stuff just isn't that healthy anymore.

7 posted on 08/01/2010 3:47:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: preacher
Support John Kerry, buy Heinz products.

I do have to buy stuff we can't (or just don't) grow ourselves (like olives). When I do, I avoid Heinz just because I don't want to support Kerry. It's no skin off my back to buy a competitors product.

8 posted on 08/01/2010 3:53:10 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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I am not a huge fan of plastic packaging, especially with food. I don’t like cooking with it or warming things in it. When my vinegar brand started using plastic bottles over glass ones I switched brands.


9 posted on 08/01/2010 4:03:28 AM PDT by ThePatrioticArtist
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To: Cardhu

Now these are beanz.

I'll never understand how you people can eat Heinz or Campbells or Bushs


10 posted on 08/01/2010 4:04:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: concerned about politics
It also releases an estrogen type compound into your food.

Oh, c'mon. I've never heard such a thing.

I'd stick around to debate it, but I've got to go do my nails.

11 posted on 08/01/2010 4:40:32 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: BfloGuy

Packaging is always a trade off. The lead alloy used by toothpaste makers long ago is an example. And yes it did leach lead into the tooth paste. But they kept using it for some time after the contamination was known. I bet you didn’t know that either.

Back then some cut the empty tubes up to use for fishing sinkers.

As for the estrogen contamination, Google is your friend.


12 posted on 08/01/2010 5:09:23 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I make homemade Boston baked beans. The results have ruined me for the tinned stuff :)


13 posted on 08/01/2010 5:12:52 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Cardhu

Heinz could give them away and I would say “No thanks.” The Heinz Foundation supports too many causes I despise. Thank God for freedom to choose!


14 posted on 08/01/2010 5:14:09 AM PDT by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress! (AF Vet))
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To: BfloGuy
I always wonder why we always wonder why we always geet cheated when we metricate, 5th/gal.vs750ml,12ozvs1/3 liter, 20ozvs500ml & etc. I boycott heinz because of Kerry. I also cook my own beans and preserve them in glass jars and avoid the plasticizers leaching into my beans,
barbra ann
15 posted on 08/01/2010 5:27:01 AM PDT by barb-tex (Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: Let the weak say I am strong.)
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To: concerned about politics
Plastic is a petroleum product. It also releases an estrogen type compound into your food.

Open up a can of beans these days, and look at the can. The can has a white plastic lining so the metal doesn't leach into the product.

Either way, the beans are touching plastic.

16 posted on 08/01/2010 5:40:31 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Pat4ever

I haven’t bought a HEinz product since the day I found out who Theresa Heinz is......and never will.


17 posted on 08/01/2010 6:45:39 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Cardhu

I was raised on hot dogs and beans, and to this day, they’re one of my favorites. (B&M bacon and onion, with Nathan’s hot dogs).


18 posted on 08/01/2010 8:05:23 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Ummm, maybe he talked his wife into doing this to help pay the fees on docking his boat in that state......the whole bunch are sickening....


19 posted on 08/01/2010 8:12:12 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS)
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