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Even Beanz Need Respect

Heinz_1 Here's Giles Perkins with another taste of British Retrofood... Heinz Beans (or Beanz as they're now known) have bean(!) around since the nineteen fifties, a retro food if ever there was one!

The UK home of Heinz is a former mill and coal town called Wigan deep in the north of England, famed for it's Rugby League, Premiership football giant killers and the Pier (but that's another story). That said, you think Wiganers would know a thing or two about Beans, but sadly no!

Local lad Andrew Hesketh is so fed up that cafes in his home town aren't serving up the real McCoy that he's taken things into his own hands. Splashing out over £1000 on advertising in newspapers and on billboards he's started a one man crusade to get Wigan really believing that Beanz Meanz Heinz. To give your encouragement to Andrew's tomato sauce based campaign, email him at beanzfanatic@hotmail.co.uk

[Giles is the head boffin at OnSuper8, a fantastic film-making site. Beanz hold a special place in his heart 'cause his dad used to work at the plant.]

 £1,000 for a fan'z beanz feast [Manchester Evening News]
For more on beans see www.heinzbeanz.com

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