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Old 13-06-2011, 10:14 PM
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Default Crosse & Blackwell baked beans

Tried these the other day.

Small, hard beans (and not very many, either), swimming in a watery, sour sauce.

Yuk!
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Old 14-06-2011, 8:27 AM
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only 44% beans and watery 3/4 full tin.
Back to Branston 4 me
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They were nice years ago but it has to Branston for me now too, Heinz at a push.
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Absolutely Branston - why didn't I know about them years ago?
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We have always preferred Branston especially as they are often on offer 4 for 1 in lidl, but last week i had some from Tesco and must of been a duff batch. Opened them to find literally 20 beans could just about fit them all on a teaspoon the rest was just juice
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i havent had crosse and blackwell beans for awhile but last time i had them they were fine abit watery granted but not too bad, since then i've bene well stocked with branstons but i'm running out and we only have a tesco so there rarely on offer, i'm wondering if i should buy the ones on amazon now that are around 33p a tin, if the c&b ones are so bad now

EDIT after i posted that i checked tesco and they have 3 for 1 however amazon ones are still cheaper by 1p if your have room for 24 tins of beans
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Bought some of the 4 for 1 from Iceland. Wish I hadn't. As said above 1/4 juice and the beans weren't great. I didn't expect this from Crosse and Blackwell. A Value or betterbuy product maybe but these were not labelled as a value range.
I'm scared to open the Crosse and Blackwell spaghetti 4 for 1 that I bought at the same time!
I searched for a website for crosse and blackwell but couldn't find one. On the tin says premierfoods but no mention of C&B on that website. I've filled in their contact us but don't expect any reply. If I do get a response I'll post on here

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Bought some of the 4 for 1 from Iceland. Wish I hadn't. As said above 1/4 juice and the beans weren't great. I didn't expect this from Crosse and Blackwell. A Value or betterbuy product maybe but these were not labelled as a value range.
I'm scared to open the Crosse and Blackwell spaghetti 4 for 1 that I bought at the same time!
I searched for a website for crosse and blackwell but couldn't find one. On the tin says premierfoods but no mention of C&B on that website. I've filled in their contact us but don't expect any reply. If I do get a response I'll post on here
I take it 1 didnt go deeper in terms of research, this should answer your question as to who owns C&B, the tin was old stock with the old details on. It seems the C&B products were split up at some point as this company sell the hot snack foods of the C&B name.
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I buy Crosse & Blackwell and Branston beans. If you mix 50% of the C&B with 50% Branston beans it does taste good and it works out cheaper stretching the Branston beans out this way. You can always add tomato puree for a thicker tomato sauce.
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Bought some of the 4 for 1 from Iceland. Wish I hadn't. As said above 1/4 juice and the beans weren't great. I didn't expect this from Crosse and Blackwell. A Value or betterbuy product maybe but these were not labelled as a value range.
I'm scared to open the Crosse and Blackwell spaghetti 4 for 1 that I bought at the same time!
I searched for a website for crosse and blackwell but couldn't find one. On the tin says premierfoods but no mention of C&B on that website. I've filled in their contact us but don't expect any reply. If I do get a response I'll post on here
I bought the beans and spaghetti while they were on offer and was very disappointed with both in fact I would say they were horrible.
Things are never as bad as they look they are normally 10 times worse.

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I take it 1 didnt go deeper in terms of research, this should answer your question as to who owns C&B, the tin was old stock with the old details on. It seems the C&B products were split up at some point as this company sell the hot snack foods of the C&B name.
Thanks for the info. Premierfoods haven't responded to my email.

I've been on the Iceland website and in contact us under the dropdown box there is no option for a complaint! What a great way to reduce the number of complaints!

https://www.iceland.co.uk/contact-us/

Anyway submitted my comments about Icelands beans via the Product option and submitted a link back to here
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Thank you for your enquiry

Thank you for getting in touch.
We aim to respond to your query within 48 hours.
I'll post Icelands response if I get one.


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Branston beans for me even thou the tins have got smaller i have to say i have not paid more then 1 for 4 tins, I always but them in bulk when on offer (buy one 4 pack get 2 free in tescos and 4 tin pack for 1 in Lidl) have about 30 tins right now lol.
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Old 29-11-2011, 8:21 PM
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Branston all the way for us! Heinz don't seem to taste the same any more!
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Thanks for the info. Premierfoods haven't responded to my email.

I've been on the Iceland website and in contact us under the dropdown box there is no option for a complaint! What a great way to reduce the number of complaints!

https://www.iceland.co.uk/contact-us/

Anyway submitted my comments about Icelands beans via the Product option and submitted a link back to here


I'll post Icelands response if I get one.
id contact princes,
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After 48 hours no response from Iceland.
But
Letter from Princes today with goodwill 2 x 5 voucher for Princes

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We are keen to ensure that every product within the range, whether it is a standard or value pack delivers the great taste that you expect from Crosse and Blackwell
Crosse and Blackwell Special Recipe Beans 4 pack for 1 is a different recipe from the Crosse and Blackwell Beans 3 pack for 1, The Special Recipe is stated on the label

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After 48 hours no response from Iceland.
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Letter from Princes today with goodwill 2 x 5 voucher for Princes
Nice, princes were quite good when an ex colleague found an item that wasnt fish in a can of tuna so he informed princes and got some vouchers(think same as the amount you got) and bought some juice and more tuna
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i havent had crosse and blackwell beans for awhile but last time i had them they were fine abit watery granted but not too bad, since then i've bene well stocked with branstons but i'm running out and we only have a tesco so there rarely on offer, i'm wondering if i should buy the ones on amazon now that are around 33p a tin, if the c&b ones are so bad now

EDIT after i posted that i checked tesco and they have 3 for 1 however amazon ones are still cheaper by 1p if your have room for 24 tins of beans
Branston all the way for me too.

Quintwins - Branston packs of 4 are quite often on offer in Tesco on B1G2F (packs of 4, so 12 tins of beans in total) They were on this offer end aug / beg of Sept and a few weeks back as well.
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