Like your beans to taste of saccharin? Try these.
Dear Tesco, why do you think your customers want their baked beans to taste sweet? As a long-term baked bean consumer, I've never known them to be a 'sweet' dish. I bought these as a healthier alternative to the standard 'added sugar' version, but after consuming nearly a whole can, I was left with the distinctive and disgusting taste of artificial sweetener in my mouth. I guess I didn't notice it when eating them because I'd added cheese to them while they were being heated. Even half a mug of builders tea couldn't shift this unpleasant after-taste. The 'delicately seasoned sauce' you say they're 'carefully cooked in' is SO delicate, you can't taste it. The artificial sweetener used (Steviol Glycosides) may not carry the same 'health-risk' claim as others like acesulfame K, but still has the same weird, chemical-like taste to it. If your customer satisfaction team bothered to read these, and the 80 reviews of the larger tin size of this product on your website, you'd see most of them say how bad it tastes. Clearly, nobody ever checks these reviews, so people like me have to waste their money on rubbish like this. I've spent the last 20 years avoiding most artificial sweeteners (Google it to find out why), and then I take 4 cans of these beans home (special deal), because I didn't realise that "NO ADDED SUGAR" on a tin of beans means just the same thing as when it's printed on a bottle of orange-flavoured drink - it's full of sweeteners! It's not enough to have light blue flashes on products containing artificial sweeteners. You need to state that they have this on the front of the tin, in lettering the same size as the "NO ADDED SUGAR" text - something like "NO ADDED SUGAR, BUT ADDED WEIRDNESS" might help.
Get the normal size back in stock PLEASE!
These are fine. Just not been available in normal size tins for ages. Diabetics NEED low sugar beans please!
I agree, these tastes really good. And better for
I agree, these tastes really good. And better for your gut. Won’t be buying other beans.
Not sure why so many negative comments, taste good to me! People shouldn't expect something that's lower in fat, salt or sugar or lacking any ingredients to taste exactly like the original but these are fine by me and I love that Tesco are making more things available in a smaller tin.
great product, great taste
I have been buying these beans for a while, great price and taste. they are every bit as good as the more expensive leading brands.
Please get rid of this vile concoction of ingredients that include the potentially harmful, refined chemical compound - Steviol Glycosides. Please bring back the very agreeable 'Tesco Healthy Living Reduced Sugar and Salt Baked Beans' to replace this unpleasant product.
Didn’t realise this was not reduced sugar that I used to buy and were very good. These are very sweet and leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Will not buy again.
Not worth the cost saving!
These really are awful - overwhelming artificial sweetener taste (albeit Stevia) - will have to stick with paying a bit more for the Heinz No Added Sugar version!
These had a floral taste to them. Absolutely disgusting. Will never buy again.
Taste is awful stick to normal baked beans
The taste was awful. They had a lavender type taste to them. My children also wouldn’t eat them. I was trying to make a healthier choice for us all but will stick to normal baked beans in future