Critique: Van Camp’s ‘Pork n Beans’ with a wiener!


So, what’s with this? The times have gotten so slow, I’m now doing critiques on canned goods? Well, yes I am!
You see, I’ve always had a soft spot for this bean dish ever since I was a child. Some winters, when it got cold outside, my Mom would place a hot bowl of Van Camps Pork N Beans in front of me and I can still remember the great aroma. Yeah, pork and beans, a slice of toast and some milk…those times were good.

Today, in 2012, I still like this stuff both from a standpoint of good taste and nutrition. This mix of beans, tomato sauce and pork is loaded with fiber. It also contains a goodly amount of iron and zinc! Half a cup yields only about 124 calories, so when used as a side as shown here; it’s not exactly a diet buster. But, here’s the deal that makes this side dish into a real meal…of sorts. An all beef wiener and a side of green beans with milk! With those additions you’ve escalated everything up to about 400 calories! That’s a diet friendly number while providing everyone with a great tasting meal.

Currently, you can purchase a 15 ounce can for under a buck. I think I paid .69 cents. This is still a good bargain all around that provides high caliber protein along with much needed fiber. I give Pork n Beans a score of 8!
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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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