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Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 pm

Question for the American food connoisseurs - what exactly is "pork and beans"?

Follow-up question - is it good?
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by davegorman » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:54 pm

Don’t you have any friends?
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 pm

start with Heinz beans
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add in some BBQ sauce, honey, salt and pepper
cut up some, ( 2) hotdogs
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an throw them in the pot and and let simmer

sometimes will also add in a small spoon of sweet pickle relish

I think so....great on a cold ski day along with whole wheat bread an butter.
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:47 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 pm
start with Heinz beans
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add in some BBQ sauce, honey, salt and pepper
cut up some, ( 2) hotdogs
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an throw them in the pot and and let simmer

I think so....great on a cold day
Yup, I'd eat that. I'd use real sausages though. Cheers.
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:57 pm

Nice with bacon cut into 1 inch long pieces mixed in and forgo the weiners, a little bar bq sauce gives it a touch of zing. If you are looking for a recipe Boston Baked Beans would a good search query
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by TOG » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 pm

American baked beans are like Hershey chocolate.....inedible.

One of the main demands from our neighbours in VA was for Heinz baked beans and Cadbury's chocolate.

Much as I liked a country breakfast, friends and neighbours always wanted us to cook them a full English (with Heinz baked beans).

American chocolate tastes so funny because of the use of less than fresh milk. The process results in butyric acid being created which is the reason for the sickly vomit taste.

And in fairness, there is nothing like the hickory smoked baby back ribs sold at the Cork Street Tavern in Winchester.
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 pm

TOG wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 pm
American baked beans are like Hershey chocolate.....inedible.

One of the main demands from our neighbours in VA was for Heinz baked beans and Cadbury's chocolate.

Much as I liked a country breakfast, friends and neighbours always wanted us to cook them a full English (with Heinz baked beans).

American chocolate tastes so funny because of the use of less than fresh milk. The process results in butyric acid being created which is the reason for the sickly vomit taste.

And in fairness, there is nothing like the hickory smoked baby back ribs sold at the Cork Street Tavern in Winchester.
I agree, I've never understood the interest in Hershey products, although Mrs Stroppy likes them. A good mate appears unannounced at least once a year from Australia with a carton of Cadbury's chocolates, and flavour bases for the slow cookers. Cadbury's in Australia is different to other countries because of the climate, much harder and a much higher melting point. Our Khmer crew don't like it, too sweet. What a shame. Cadbury's tried to change their blend a few years back to increase the palm oil content and reduce the cocoa butter content - Australians pushed back and stopped buying, until Cadbury's got the message. I think they've slowly changed the ratios over time since then anyway. They also reduced the bar sizes while prices went up - always a good marketing strategy.
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by RickyBobby » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:58 pm

Pork and beans are good camping food. Throw the can in or near the fire and heat and eat. Its good for college kids, along with Kraft dinner and hot-dogs.

There's nothing wrong with it, and the quality depends on the brand. Its basically just a few pieces of fatty bacon in a can of cooked beans. Some has maple syrup, and is a bit sweet. It does taste good enough, but north Americans would be shocked (confused) to see it on their breakfast plate but its basically the same as those on a British brekkie plate.
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by TOG » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:18 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 pm
I agree, I've never understood the interest in Hershey products, although Mrs Stroppy likes them. A good mate appears unannounced at least once a year from Australia with a carton of Cadbury's chocolates, and flavour bases for the slow cookers. Cadbury's in Australia is different to other countries because of the climate, much harder and a much higher melting point. Our Khmer crew don't like it, too sweet. What a shame. Cadbury's tried to change their blend a few years back to increase the palm oil content and reduce the cocoa butter content - Australians pushed back and stopped buying, until Cadbury's got the message. I think they've slowly changed the ratios over time since then anyway. They also reduced the bar sizes while prices went up - always a good marketing strategy.
Hershey are determined to stamp out competition and force people to only eat their idea of what chocolate should be.

https://qz.com/334333/how-cadbury-lost- ... in-the-us/

Kraft tried so hard in the UK to change the recipe of the Cadbury's Easter Egg and it turned out to be a marketing disaster. They tried to replace the finger of fudge in the Xmas package with Oreos and that flopped as well.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/new ... ecipe.html
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/fo ... -milk-oreo

I know it's all about economies of scale etc. but when will Hershey and Kraft learn that while they may be able to force Americans to eat vomit flavoured chocolate, not everyone else likes it?
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Re: Food question #1 - for Americans

Post by RickyBobby » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:25 am

Wait what?

Hersheys Pork and beans? Dafuq just happened here?

For the record, Lindt is my go to for milk chocolate.

Now damn you Stroppy. I was at the grocery store and had to go look at the canned beans section, just for you. I was gonna take a photo but there is just too many varieties and brands; even English Beans. Lawd have Mercy.

But really, how hard can it be? Its Pork and Beans, capish?

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