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.
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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 Ingredients||Heinz 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|
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 Brand||Calories Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||86kcal|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||81kcal|
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 Brand||Carbohydrates Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||14g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||15.5g|
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 Brand||Sugars Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||5.4g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||4.3g|
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 Brand||Protein Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||4.6g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||4.8g|
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 Brand||Fat Per 100g||Saturated Fat per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||<0.5g||0.1g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||0.4g||<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 Brand||Dietary Fibre Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||4.5g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||3.9g|
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 Brand||Sodium/Salt Per 100g|
|Aldi Baked Beans||0.39g|
|Heinz Bakes Beans||0.6g|
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).
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.
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 Category||Winner (Aldi Baked Beans or Heinz Baked Beans)|
|Best for Calorie Content||Heinz Baked Beans|
|Best for Carbohydrate Content||Aldi Baked Beans|
|Best for Sugar Content||Heinz Baked Beans|
|Best for Protein Content||Aldi Baked Beans|
|Best for Fat Content||Heinz Baked Beans|
|Best for Fiber Content||Aldi Baked Beans|
|Best for Salt Content||Aldi Baked Beans|
|Best for Price||Aldi Baked Beans|
|Overall Winner||Aldi 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: