Best-Rated Baked Beans

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Most Satisfied Customers | SPC & Heinz

Aussies have rated SPC and Heinz as the top rated baked beans brands, with five-star reviews in almost all categories. These include taste, texture & consistency, packaging convenience, variety & range, and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate baked beans

Our review compares baked beans on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which baked beans they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,592 Australians for their feedback on the baked beans they’ve purchased from a supermarket and eaten in the last six months. Note: this excludes other canned/uncooked beans (e.g., cannellini beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc.).

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their baked beans brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a baked beans brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the baked beans tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging.
  • Texture & consistency:the baked beans were rich and had the expected consistency.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the baked beans.
  • Packaging convenience: the baked beans packaging made it easy to dispense and store.
  • Variety & range: the baked beans brand offered a variety of product options.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • SPC &  Heinz
  • Watties
  • ALDI
  • Coles
  • Woolworths

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Baked Beans Brand – SPC & Heinz

SPC baked beans

Heinz Baked Beans

Heinz is a staple name in the canned goods industry having been around for over 135 years. They’re best known for their baked beans but also have other popular products like canned spaghetti, sauces, canned soups, mayonnaise and meals.

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 and Heinz were both rated five stars for packaging convenience, variety & range, taste, texture & consistency and overall satisfaction, with four stars in the remaining category, 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. However, canned varieties of baked beans can come with a ton of hidden sugars and sodium, greatly reducing their nutritional profile. Always consult a healthcare professional if you’re unsure about baked beans nutritional value and adding them to your diet. 

What bean is used in baked beans?

The beans used in baked beans are navy beans, or phaseoulus vulgaris. This species of bean also gives us beans like borlotti, kidney, pinto, black beans and marrow beans. This type of bean is generally boiled and then added to the tomato sauce to make the well known baked beans from brands like SPC and Heinz. 

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About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.

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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s baked beans ratings:

  • 2022: SPC

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