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    • ljonski
    • By ljonski 14th Jun 11, 8:27 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:27 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:27 AM
    only 44% beans and watery 3/4 full tin.
    Back to Branston 4 me
    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 14th Jun 11, 8:29 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:29 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:29 AM
    They were nice years ago but it has to Branston for me now too, Heinz at a push.
  • chesky369
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:39 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 8:39 AM
    Absolutely Branston - why didn't I know about them years ago?
  • nenni
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    • 14th Jun 11, 9:32 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 9:32 AM
    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
    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 14th Jun 11, 9:51 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 9:51 AM
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    • 14th Jun 11, 9:51 AM
    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
    Last edited by quintwins; 14-06-2011 at 9:53 AM.
    • web ferret
    • By web ferret 27th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
    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

    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 27th Nov 11, 9:14 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 9:14 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 9:14 PM
    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
    Originally posted by web ferret
    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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    • BallandChain
    • By BallandChain 27th Nov 11, 10:18 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 10:18 PM
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    • 27th Nov 11, 10:18 PM
    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.
    • viv0147
    • By viv0147 28th Nov 11, 8:56 AM
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    Spagetti
    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
    Originally posted by web ferret
    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.
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    • web ferret
    • By web ferret 28th Nov 11, 7:51 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    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
    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.
    Last edited by web ferret; 28-11-2011 at 8:04 PM.

    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 28th Nov 11, 8:56 PM
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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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  • Millie2008
    Branston all the way for us! Heinz don't seem to taste the same any more!
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 29th Nov 11, 8:44 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by web ferret
    id contact princes,
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    • web ferret
    • By web ferret 30th Nov 11, 8:23 PM
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    After 48 hours no response from Iceland.
    But
    Letter from Princes today with goodwill 2 x £5 voucher for Princes

    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

    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 30th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
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    After 48 hours no response from Iceland.
    But
    Letter from Princes today with goodwill 2 x £5 voucher for Princes
    Originally posted by web ferret
    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
    Je Suis Charlie
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 30th Nov 11, 11:35 PM
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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
    Originally posted by quintwins
    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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