When it comes to baked beans, I don’t think that I’ve ever heard anyone express any dissatisfaction with a tin of them – you literally get what it says on your tin and the job’s a good un.
Things do change though and this is sadly no longer the case after hearing the sad story of 41 year old Steve Smith, who was coming home from a long day’s work and looking forward to some beans on toast. Unfortunately for him upon opening his tin of beans, he was shocked to discover that there was literally only one bean in there and his meal was ruined.
Here’s what Steve had to say about his ordeal:
‘I got back late from a residents’ meeting and wanted some food.
I poured out the tin and I found one bean.
I thought it was funny – but annoying! It was the last tin we had in the cupboard.
I had to have scrambled egg instead.
That doesn’t sound that bad actually? Perhaps preferable even? Each to his own though I suppose.
Of course, there was only one way Steve could deal with this problem in 2019 and that was to contact Heinz via Twitter to vent his disdain at them:
I enjoy “bean juice” as much as the next person, but when I opened a can this evening I was hoping for more than one bean.
Ohhhhh he told them there didn’t he? Surprisingly they haven’t replied and didn’t offer to refund him or anything though, so I guess that’s when Steve went to the press. Fair play.
I know it’s kinda a screw up but you gotta think considering how many tins of beans are sold every day and you never hear any complaints about them that it’s not really bad that it’s happened this once. I’m more concerned with Steve’s meal choices to be honest – who eats beans on toast or scrambled eggs on toast at the end of the day after work? Really suspicious behaviour there mate.
For more of the same, check out the first ever baked bean pool party. It ended in disaster.