Taste Test: Baked Beans

F&W editors tried 17 supermarket varieties of baked beans in a blind tasting; here are our favorites.
Oragnic baked beans
© Jenn Mortensen

B&M Original

This brick oven-baked version uses pleasantly chewy, small pea beans ($1.49 for 16 oz; bmbeans.com).

365 Organic Original

Smothered in molasses, these beans have a nicely smoky taste ($1.29 for 15 oz; wholefoodsmarket.com).

Bush’s Original

From a 1969 recipe, these beans have the strongest pork flavor of all those sampled ($1.19 for 16 oz; bushbeans.com).

PUBLISHED June 2007

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