How is beans on toast a treat?
kit05 · 22/11/2019 14:09
Saw someone on here the other day said they were having beans on toast as a "treat".
Why is this a treat? Is it due to salt and sugar in them ?
This was staple of my student diet, not sure I see it as a treat , more so that times are hard.
Any other treats ?
BillHadersNewWife · 22/11/2019 14:13
Well it's a bit crappy isn't it? Sort of like...kid's food or something you ate in the 1970s.
I sometimes buy processed foods and eat them out of curiosity...my family have a very healthy diet, everything is fresh...minimal meat.
Now and then I buy a can of hotdogs and eat about 7 of them! Beans on toast are a bit like that...not as bad but not something I'd eat generally and I might crave them now and then.
Frazzlerock · 22/11/2019 14:13
Ahh I love beans on toast.
Its a treat for me as it gives me a break from cooking a meat and two veg type meal for everyone. DP, of course, helps out when he can with the cooking but I am home from work first so I tend to cook the family evening meal and I'm usually exhausted from a full day at work so when we all have beans on toast its a massive treat. We also all love it, but the high sugar and salt means it is a rare treat.
CSIblonde · 22/11/2019 14:15
I'd suspect food issues if that was a treat. You can get low sugar & and organic baked beans these days. It's a staple with families on low income, I taught in a deprived area & the majority of the reception children had never seen meat come free school dinner time or, used a knife & fork: at home it was finger food like chips or nuggets or beans, eaten with a spoon.
bgegmum · 22/11/2019 14:20
Beans on toast as Sunday morning treat? Nothing out of the usual I'd say. Can anyone be bothered with cooking beans on toast on a school morning?
I don't know what context it would have been brought up in.
Maybe they're low income and the tin of beans was a treat compared just toast, to just porridge that they can usually afford.
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