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Canned beans (moved from Ontario board)

carissima May 14, 2010 07:01 AM

I usually buy red canned beans, like organic beans from Bombay Kitchen.
Sometimes, the beans in the can are not loose, but squished.
It is difficult to take them out, and they come out mushy.
Has anyone else had the same problem?
Which brands would you recommend?

  1. PersnicketyChicky May 14, 2010 01:49 PM

    Apologies in advance, as I do not know the availability of US products in Canada, but I have always found Westbrae (from Boulder, Colorado, USA) to be the best canned whole beans. I've never encountered a squishy, mushy, rotten, tasteless or bad whole bean with their products.

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    1. re: PersnicketyChicky
      carissima May 14, 2010 06:48 PM

      Thank you for the reply. I'll watch out for this brand. Unfortunately, in Toronto the choice is limited.

      1. re: carissima
        PersnicketyChicky May 15, 2010 04:28 PM

        Whole Foods Market will definitely have Westbrae beans, as should any market which advertises itself as healthy, organic or having natural food items.

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