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Aldi Baked Beans Vs. Heinz (What’s the Difference?)

With food prices on a steady increase, many of us are reaching for cheaper supermarket brands instead of leading more expensive brands.

Known brands are generally trusted more, whereas supermarket brands are often seen as inferior or not as good, but is this the case when it comes to baked beans, and is there any difference between the two that could prevent you from making the switch?

In this article, I’ll be comparing Aldi Corale Baked Beans (one of the cheapest supermarket brand options) against trusted brand Heinz Beanz in various categories to find the actual difference between the two.

Ingredients Comparision

Comparing ingredients of a product is an excellent way to identify the actual difference between one or the other.

In the case of Aldi Baked Beans Vs. Heinz Beans, they’re both surprisingly similar when it comes to the main ingredients.

Both Aldi Baked Beans and Heinz Beans contain 51% beans and 34% tomatoes, sugar, salt, and vinegar, along with varying flavors that give each brand of beans their unique flavor.

We don’t know the difference between the ratio of additional ingredients such as sugar and salt, but I’ll be comparing these later in this article.

Aldi Baked Beans IngredientsHeinz Bakes Beans Ingredients
Haricot Beans (51%), Tomatoes (34%), Water, Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Rapeseed Oil, Onion Powder, Paprika Powder, Flavourings, Paprika Extract.Beans (51%), Tomatoes (34%), Water, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Modified Corn Flour, Salt, Spice Extracts, Herb Extract
open can of baked beans with a spoon

Aldi Baked Beans Vs. Heinz Nutritional Comparison

Moving onto the nutritional comparison, because a can of Aldi Baked beans weighs 425g and a can of Heinz Beans weighs 415g, I’ll be comparing the two kinds of baked beans per 100g to make sure the comparison is fair and accurate.

Best for Calorie Content

Starting with calorie content, both Aldi and Heinz baked beans are relatively similar in calories, but Heinz are slightly lower at 81kcal per 100g of beans compared to Aldi, which are 86kcal.

Baked Beans BrandCalories Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans86kcal
Heinz Bakes Beans81kcal

Best for Carbohydrate Content

Baked beans aren’t classed as a low-carb food, but if this matters to you, the lower-carb choice is Aldi beans which contain 1.5g fewer carbs per 100g of beans.

Baked Beans BrandCarbohydrates Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans14g
Heinz Bakes Beans15.5g

Best for Sugar Content

Sugar is often an important factor for people choosing a brand of beans as they’re known for containing quite a bit of added sugar to prevent the beans from tasting bland.

Baked Beans BrandSugars Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans5.4g
Heinz Bakes Beans4.3g

Best for Protein Content

When it comes to the protein content of both brands of beans, they’re very similar, with Heinz containing slightly more protein per 100g; however, the difference is a nominal amount.

Baked Beans BrandProtein Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans4.6g
Heinz Bakes Beans4.8g

Best for Fat Content

The fat content of both Aldi and Heinz beans is very low for both types, with Heinz having slightly less fat per weight, however once again, this is a nominal amount.

Baked Beans BrandFat Per 100gSaturated Fat per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans<0.5g0.1g
Heinz Bakes Beans0.4g<0.1g

Best for Fiber Content

Baked Beans are known for being high in fiber, and both brands contain similar amounts, but between the two, Aldi is the winner with 0.6g more dietary fiber per 100g of beans.

Baked Beans BrandDietary Fibre Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans4.5g
Heinz Bakes Beans3.9g

Best for Salt Content

As well as added sugar, baked beans are known for having quite a bit of added salt to prevent them from tasting bland.

When comparing salt content between Aldi and Heinz beans, Aldi comes out on top with 0.21g less salt per 100g of beans.

Baked Beans BrandSodium/Salt Per 100g
Aldi Baked Beans0.39g
Heinz Bakes Beans0.6g

Best for Flavor/Texture

When it comes to flavor, both kinds of beans are popular, but not everyone’s tastes are the same.

To get an accurate picture of which brand is better for flavor, we need to do a poll across a broad demographic of readers.

Please help us find out which beans are best for flavor between Aldi and Heinz brand and find out who is the winner so far (no personal information is required to vote).

Which do you prefer?

Best for Price

The winner of the category for best in price is unsurprisingly Aldi compared to Heinz brand beans.

At the time of writing this article, Aldi beans cost £0.32 per 425g can with a four-pack costing £0.99, compared to the average cost of Heinz beans which are £1.00 per 415g can or £3.00 for a four-pack.

Based on this information, Aldi baked beans are much cheaper than Heinz beans, with a four-pack costing the same as an individual can of Heinz, you can literally get four for the price of one, which is impressive, especially if you need to feed a large family.

Overall Winner

All categories are now compared, and the winner of the best baked beans in the most categories for nutrition and price is – Aldi baked beans!

Although there’s not a big difference between the two when it comes to nutrition, Aldi beans won best for carbs, protein, fiber, salt, and of course – best for price.

Ultimately it all comes down to which one you like best, but if you prefer Aldi beans, you can eat them with the knowledge that they’re a fraction of the price and with the exception of a slightly higher calorie and sugar content, they’re better than Heinz.

Comparison CategoryWinner (Aldi Baked Beans or Heinz Baked Beans)
Best for Calorie ContentHeinz Baked Beans
Best for Carbohydrate ContentAldi Baked Beans
Best for Sugar ContentHeinz Baked Beans
Best for Protein ContentAldi Baked Beans
Best for Fat ContentHeinz Baked Beans
Best for Fiber ContentAldi Baked Beans
Best for Salt ContentAldi Baked Beans
Best for PriceAldi Baked Beans
Overall WinnerAldi Baked Beans

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References Used for this Article

To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data directly from the manufacturer; the links below contain the source information:

Aldi Baked Beans Manufacturer Nutritional Information

Heinz Baked Beans Manufacturer Nutritional Information