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Who remembers Beanfeast? Does anyone still make it?

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Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 15-Jan-20 19:02:03

We’re going on holiday to Sweden with a big group of friends.
We arrive on a Sunday afternoon and we’re cooking on the first evening.
I was going to make a chilli, but I need to cater for vegetarians and I don’t know what type of veggie mince i’ll be able to get out there so was hoping to take something to be in the safe side.
I remember years ago that you could buy a packet veggie mince called Beanfeast, but can’t find anything like it now,
Does anyone know if there’s anything similar available?

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 15-Jan-20 19:03:22

I remember it but not seen it for years. I'd prefer just a load of mixed beans/lentils, rather than dried soya, personally.

Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 15-Jan-20 19:05:56

I won’t have time to soak beans and don’t have the luggage allowance to take much with us.
I don’t know if there’ll be canned beans available...

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NannyR Wed 15-Jan-20 19:06:30

I would personally prefer beans or lentils to soya mince. I use the sachets of ready cooked green lentils as a mince substitute in things like chilli, bolognese etc, Aldi sell them for about £1.

Nemesia Wed 15-Jan-20 19:08:52

I think you can still buy it in asda, however I tried it a year or two back for nostalgia's sake and it wasn't very nice! Suspect it has become a victim of lower salt/ sugar guidelines.

Nemesia Wed 15-Jan-20 19:10:14

I've also just found it on the Tesco website!

Tanaqui Wed 15-Jan-20 19:10:27

There will be lots of canned beans in the supermarket- but they will be in cartons mostly! They have pictures on the front so you will be able to see.

HandsOffMyRights Wed 15-Jan-20 19:12:10

I found it in Tesco not that long ago. I used to love this but tried it again and it was a bit 🤮

Moltenpink Wed 15-Jan-20 19:14:58

Morrison’s sell Fudco dried soya mince, it doesn’t weigh much so might be handy, it doesn’t taste toooo bad...

Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 15-Jan-20 19:23:35

Right, based in your recent taste tests I won’t subject my friends to it!

Thanks Tanaqui. Cartons will be fine as long as we know what they are and they don’t need soaking before we cook them.

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HandsOffMyRights Wed 15-Jan-20 19:23:55

You can get it on ebay or Amazon!

PhantomErik Wed 15-Jan-20 19:27:28

I bought some from Asda recently but I expect any health shops would have it.

If not could you take some nice mixed beans/lentils?

Drinkciderfromalemon Wed 15-Jan-20 19:32:56

Got some recently in Tesco. As per pp, it was not as nice as I remember it to have been in 1993...

TwoHeadedYellowBelliedHoleDig Wed 15-Jan-20 19:37:32

I ate some recently and can only think I was totally off my face during the entire time I was at university.

Swife Wed 15-Jan-20 23:46:12

In the US we have 'Morning Star Farms: veggie crumbles', 'Gardein: beefless ground' and 'Litelife: Smart Ground'
These are my favorites

Swife Wed 15-Jan-20 23:47:54

@Muchtoomuchtodo In the US we have 'Morning Star Farms: veggie crumbles', 'Gardein: beefless ground' and 'Litelife: Smart Ground'
These are my favorites

*sry forgot pics

lollybee1 Wed 15-Jan-20 23:59:09

Butternut squash is lovely in a chilli (beanfeast was rank).

RainbowMum11 Thu 16-Jan-20 00:01:35

Oh yes! I remember it well!!
Don't think it's currently available though sadly.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 16-Jan-20 16:57:25

Holland Barrett sell dehydrated soya mince, 375g bag.

Mary1935 Fri 17-Jan-20 19:59:39

Oh god awful stuff - my veg friend used to do it - tasted like cardboard but she loved it. It was about 20 years ago with little other veggie options available.

Kittywampus Fri 17-Jan-20 20:02:20

I practically lived off the stuff when I was at uni. Sad to hear that it doesn't taste as good these days.

Joloh Fri 17-Jan-20 20:05:08

omg Beanfeast, Sosmix, and Engevita! My childhood! Nostalgia bomb!

Always makes me feel like I'm sabbing with the Woodcraft Folk.

Gammeldragz Sun 19-Jan-20 23:50:10

We used to eat this all the time as mum was vegetarian and we didn't have a fridge so rarely had mince. I remember taking it into school for a cookery lesson when we were making bolognese! I used to like it.
Had it a few years ago when we went camping and it was vile, it has definitely changed!

Gammeldragz Sun 19-Jan-20 23:51:14

Wasn't keen on sosmix though. Or whatever the strange stuff in tubes was that healthfood shops also sold. Apparently it was a food...

Kittywampus Mon 20-Jan-20 08:10:38

@Gammeldragz was the stuff in tubes tartex pate? I loved that too.

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