- Heinz has resurrected a frozen pizza topped with baked beans, and lots of within the UK are glad to listen to about it.
- However one reviewer mentioned it’s “the one pizza I believe I’ve ever had that I wouldn’t select to have once more.”
Brits love their jellied eels and noticed dick. However you may assume they’d draw the road at a frozen pizza topped with baked beans. Not so. In truth, in response to the Day by day Star, of us within the UK have been clamoring for the return of the Heinz Baked Beanz Pizza, and so they’re lastly getting their want.
The red-sauce pizza is topped with baked beans, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. It was initially obtainable in UK supermarkets throughout the Nineteen Nineties till Heinz pulled it in 2003. Now it has been introduced again to life for a restricted time by means of the top of November, following the profitable re-launch of Heinz Beanz Burgers and Heinz Beanz Hash Browns.
“Bringing again our Beanz Pizza felt like the right follow-up,” mentioned Sophie Higgins, Head of Development Platform, New Ventures at Heinz, in a Day by day Mail story. “We all know there are some true followers of our frozen Beanz Pizzas on the market and—after a 20-year hiatus from supermarkets—we hope they’re as pleased at this time as we’re to listen to this absolute basic is on the market once more in shops.”
If you happen to assume Brits don’t know beans about pizza, Caroline Abbott, writing for DevonLive, would doubtless let you know in any other case.
In accordance with Abbott, the nation’s pizza lovers obtained “excited” in regards to the pie’s return when it was introduced earlier this month. “Individuals fondly recalled the weekend teatimes of their childhood within the Nineteen Nineties, after they would take pleasure in a Heinz Beanz Pizza earlier than settling down to look at ‘Gladiators’ on TV,” Abbott wrote. “I’d by no means had it earlier than, however I like baked beans and I like pizza, so I used to be eager to attempt it.”
Abbott even went to the difficulty of counting each bean on the pie, however “because the beans have been well-camouflaged or hiding beneath some cheese,” the ultimate quantity was exhausting to find out. “I believe there have been round 54,” she wrote.
Abbott’s verdict? “Though I’m not an enormous fan of Margherita (cheese and tomato) pizzas, discovering them on the boring aspect, this one, with out taking the beans into consideration, wasn’t dangerous in any respect. It was neither too skinny nor too thick and the right firmness to eat together with your fingers with out the topping making a bid for freedom. However regardless of liking baked beans, they spoilt the pizza for me. The tomato sauce you get on a pizza could be very completely different from the tomato sauce that comes with baked beans, and, for my part, they don’t complement one another. That is the one pizza I believe I’ve ever had that I wouldn’t select to have once more.”
In accordance with the Heinz UK web site, the corporate celebrated its a hundred and fiftieth birthday within the UK by providing the Baked Beanz Pizza (pictured above) for supply by means of Deliveroo. It was obtainable solely at choose pizzerias, together with Joe Public (London), Pizza Punks (Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast) and Proove (Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield), with every restaurant promoting solely 150 “limited-edition” pies.