Two of my favorite foods are chili and baked beans, although I seldom eat the two items together. While shopping at Wal- Mart two weeks ago, I happened to notice a display rack filled with yellow and blue cans of a variety of Bush’s Best Beans that I had never seen before. When I saw that the cans were labeled Bush’s Best Chili Beans, I became immediately interested in the product. It was the first time I had ever heard of chili beans. Printed in smaller letters on the front label of the can were the words “Red Beans in Chili Sauce” and “Mild Sauce”. The label illustration of a simmering pot of the enclosed beans was so enticing that I decided I had to purchase one can of the beans. After opening the can and eating at least half of its contents earlier today, I have to say that I’m very glad I decided to try this delectable product.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the can of Bush’s Best Chili Beans was how different the product looked from any of the other Bush’s Beans that I had eaten previously. Whereas most of the Bush’s Best Beans that I had eaten previously were white beans in sauce, these beans are definitely red beans. The sauce in which these beans swam was a deep, rich shade of reddish- brown that did nothing but stimulate my appetite. When I opened the can, I could also smell the sauce, which possessed a decidedly fragrant aroma. The Bush’s Best Chili Beans looked and smelled so good that I didn’t wait to heat them before trying a taste. Armed with a teaspoon, I intended to try a single taste of the product. The beans tasted so good, however, that I ended- up consuming three or four spoonfuls
of them cold, straight- from- the- can.
The flavor of the Bush’s Best Chili Beans is unlike that of any other type of canned beans that I’ve ever eaten. The beans themselves are quite firm and maintain a pleasant mouth- feel. The reddish- brown sauce that they swim in is, as stated on the label, a mild sauce that is also alive with a range of flavors that meld together into a delightful concoction. Being the inquisitive type, I had to read the list of ingredients printed on the side label of the can. Among the ingredients that are contained in these beans are tomato paste, sugar, corn oil, wheat flour, garlic powder and onion powder. When I first tasted the Bush’s Best Chili Beans, I thought that I detected a corn- like flavor, which could be explained by the inclusion of corn oil in the list of ingredients. I could tell right away that these beans would be absolutely delicious atop or alongside hot dogs and / or hamburgers. Even though the flavor of this product is fairly spicy, it is also somewhat sweet. When I heated the beans in a saucepan over low heat, they filled my apartment with a comforting aroma that vaguely resembled both a good marinara sauce and some very tasty chili.
After heating the Bush’s Best Chili Beans thoroughly, I served them with hamburgers and potato chips. The beans interacted well with the burgers and chips, providing for a very enjoyable meal. I liked the zippy, spicy- but- not- too- spicy flavor afforded by these beans more than any other brand or style of canned beans that I had eaten in a very long time. The tasty sauce in this product is well- balanced and provides a nice consistency, with just the right amount of spice. To me, the flavor of Bush’s Best Chili Beans does resemble that of some varieties of chili.
Nutritionally, Bush’s Best Chili Beans contain 100 calories, with 5 calories from fat, per 1/2 cup serving. They contain 0 grams trans fat, 0% cholesterol and are low in carbohydrates. Bush’s Best Chili Beans are also a good source of dietary fiber and protein. After deciding to write this article, I went to www.bushbeans.com and learned that these delicious, flavorful beans are available in mild, medium and hot varieties and are sold in supermarkets everywhere. The retail price that I paid for one can of Bush’s Best Chili Beans at Wal- Mart was $.99c. If you enjoy eating delicious, high- quality, reasonably- priced beans, I highly recommend that you try Bush’s Best Chili Beans.
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