Best-Rated Baked Beans

Canstar Blue’s first-ever baked beans review compares SPC, Wattie’s, Heinz, ALDI, Woolworths and Coles on taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Best-Rated Baked Beans 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | SPC

Aussies have rated SPC best in Canstar Blue’s baked beans review, scoring the brand five stars for taste, packaging appeal, texture & consistency, variety and overall satisfaction.

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Aussies spill the beans & rate SPC best for baked beans

The humble baked beans do a lot of good things for our bodies: they’re packed with protein, are high in fibre, contain good nutrients and, most importantly of all, are delicious! Hot baked beans seem to be the way to go, with over half of Aussies we surveyed (56%) always heating their beans, and just over a third (36%) preferring them warm and scrumptious in a jaffle or toasted sandwich. Nearly half of people surveyed (46%) reckon they have found their type and always buy the same brand, while 49% are still searching for the one. So, beans may be a musical fruit, but which brands really make Aussies sing?

To find out, we’ve asked over 1,500 shoppers for their feedback on the baked beans they bought and consumed within the last six months. Respondents scored brands on taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that met the minimum sample size (30 responses) are included in our report.

SPC claimed victory as consumers’ top pick for baked beans after receiving five-star reviews in most categories – including overall satisfaction!

Best Baked Beans

Best-Rated Baked Beans 2022

Here are the best brands of baked beans in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s review:

  1. SPC
  2. Wattie’s
  3. Heinz
  4. ALDI
  5. Woolworths
  6. Coles

There’s no ‘beans’ about it, SPC came out on top as Australia’s favourite brand of baked beans, receiving five-star reviews for taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packing design, and overall satisfaction. Notably, ALDI scooped up the only five for value for money. Wattie’s also managed to score full marks for taste and texture and consistency, and Heinz achieved the same results for packaging appeal and variety.

Top Baked Beans Brand – SPC

SPC Baked Beans

SPC stands for the Shepparton Preserving Company with iconic brands like Ardmona, Goulburn Valley, and Pomlife also under its management. The Aussie-owned company produces a varied range of canned foods including baked beans, spaghetti, fruits, tomatoes, purees, and cooking condiments. SPC says that 90% of the ingredients in SPC products are grown right here in Australia.

  • SPC scored five-star reviews for taste, packaging appeal, texture and consistency, range variety and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for value for money.

Are baked beans healthy?

Depending on how you eat them, baked beans can be quite healthy. Baked beans contain high enough amounts of protein, fibre and essential nutrients to make them a good nutritional choice. In fact, Australian guidelines consider legumes a part of your vegetable intake, making them even more important to eat weekly.

However, canned varieties of baked beans can come with a ton of hidden sugars and sodium, greatly reducing their nutritional profile, so it’s imperative to keep an eye out for ones that have reduced salt and sugar. In addition, eating your baked beans with some added veggies and whole grains can make them even better for you!

About the author of this page

Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and eaten baked beans from a supermarket within the last six months – in this case, 1527 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

 

  • Best baked beans for overall satisfaction: SPC was rated best overall.
  • Best baked beans for value for money: Consumers rated ALDI as the best bang for buck.
  • Best baked beans for taste: SPC was seen as having the tastiest baked beans.
  • Best baked beans for range variety: Heinz had the best variety of baked beans.
  • Best baked beans for texture & consistency: Wattie’s baked beans had the best texture and consistency, according to consumers.
  • Best baked beans for packaging: SPC scored best for packaging design.

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