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I'm a Yank seeking your expertise.

I see baked beans in the buffet, in the English Breakfast section (along with many other items, of course).

When I did a 3-week bus-camping tour of Australia, we had baked beans on toast every morning (with a very few other items), although as far as I know, my Australian friends typically ate cereal or muesli, or lamb chops, most mornings.

Are they a common breakfast staple at home?

Is there a historic reason that they became common?  Shortages of fresh/perishable foods?  Cheap protein?  My friends in the Cruise Foodies would like to know more.

 

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Although they are included with "Full Breakfasts", when I grew up in UK, we rarely had beans for breakfast. Only when having a full breakfast fry up.

 

Had beans on toast way more often for lunch. Even after 40+ yrs in Canada, I always have a few cans of British beans in the cupboard.

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16 hours ago, shipgeeks said:

What brand(s)?

 

My favourite was HP, but they are tough to find over here. Some of the specialised British stores may carry them.

 

Our local grocery store has an agreement with Tesco UK, so they bring over containers of British stuff, but they only have the Heinz UK baked beans.

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22 hours ago, shipgeeks said:

What brand(s)?

The best known is probably Heinz. Going back some years, they came up with the advertising slogan "Beanz meanz Heinz".... Baked beans are a staple with a cooked breakfast in a hotel or cafe. I can't stand them so always have to say "no beans thanks".... People always seem to think that if you are British, you must love baked beans 😂 

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Some people love grated cheese on top of there beans. I could never see the appeal.

 

There is also a song about beans:

' Beans beans beans.

 The musical fruit.

 The more you eat.

 The more you toot'

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Cheesy beans on toast or a jacket spud, fantastic a must try.

 

As for breakfast a traditional english fry up includes beans, with fried egg, sausages, mushrooms, tomatos, hashbrowns and proper bacon (not streaky). Also you can add toast and black pudding. 

 

As for where it came from google the English breakfast society. They will tell you all. 👍

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Is Henderson's Relish mainstream enough that I might find it on my cruise, along with the malt vinegar and such?  It sounds like something I'd like to try.  (And I'm glad it isn't what I call relish: chopped sweet pickles, typically put on a hot dog, by some.)

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13 minutes ago, shipgeeks said:

Is Henderson's Relish mainstream enough that I might find it on my cruise, along with the malt vinegar and such?  It sounds like something I'd like to try.  (And I'm glad it isn't what I call relish: chopped sweet pickles, typically put on a hot dog, by some.)

 

Don't recall seeing Hendersons on any of the ships I've sailed or worked on.

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