Ingredients: White beans* (48.6%), tomatoes* (from concentrate) (39%), water, sea salt, onion powder*, black pepper*, oregano*, basil*, garlic*. * organic
Product weight: 350g
Bio Kitchen is the name of our premium range of organic and biodynamic staple foods in clear glass jars which are naturally sweet and full of flavour. Baked Beans in unsweetened tomato sauce, with Mediterranean herbs.
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I wanted to give these beans 4.5 stars ideally. It is so good to be able to purchase baked beans without the sweetening. The majority of other brands tend to be nearly 5% sugar (or its sweetness equivalent). But surely there's no need for the salt (sodium chloride) content to be as high as 0.77% as here? Or does the food industry always have to add these cheap extra ingredients (sweetener or salt) in a mistaken effort to produce "flavour"?
However, it's not just a queston of flavour. It's a health issue. Anyone with a diabetic condition needs to be wary of sugary baked beans; though luckily Clearspring does not come into that category. But anyone with high blood pressure needs also to be wary of sodium intake.
I don't need anyone to add sugar or salt to my baked beans. I have those products available at home and can add either, to my taste. Beans in a tomato sauce with just herbs and onion would be great, which Clearspring nearly is. So 4.5 stars!
Very tasty, better than the leading brand. Half a jar is enough for two people, but will keep in fridge for about 3 days.
Out of the fifty-three food companies I have bookmarked in my Safari browser, Clearspring Ltd is my go-to brand. Like checking Amazon before making an in-person purchase, prior to ordering non-supermarket health foods I visit here. A few reasons:
- Their products are authentic, clearly labelled, ethically sourced, free from artificial additives, organic, and ship with generous use-by dates
- Their customer service from ordering, packaging, and customer-facing availability, through web chats and emails, is kept to an unusually high standard; up-to a handwritten note thanking you for your purchases
This order was for their baked beans. 'Baked beans on toast' was a favourite meal of mine in my teenager years, but the brand I ate, Heinz, no longer meet my higher dietary standards. I prefer my foods to be minimally processed, and Heinz beans instead contain sugars and syrups. Fortunately, after surveying and trying competing brands (including Mr. Organic and Biona) I have found flavoursome beans here without the unnecessary ingredients. These also happen to be the only baked beans I've found that are unsweetened, so I declare my search is over. These are my new go-to baked beans.
When I discovered Clearspring through their Organic Tofu during a year of veganism, I was surprised to read they are a family-run business. I feel ever more delighted that I can... recommend these beans, and Clearspring more generally, to those with a similar goal to mine.
Hi Matthew, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. It's truly appreciated. Thank you for choosing Clearspring ;)
No added sugar, no junk - large beans, wholesome, and delicious - and can recycle the glass jars
Very pleased with the service and the product