So, recently, The Boyfriend and I were captivated by a commercial for Del Monte canned green beans. You see, both of us remember canned green beans as mushy and definitely not bright green and beautiful like the commercial portrayed. Could they have really changed that much?
Here's the commercial:
Notice the long green beans, bright and firm looking, even after BOILING!
Well, I figured I would buy a can, especially in light of my $25 Dollar Tree Challenge, where I was tempted to buy some. (I opted for 16 oz. of broccoli and cauliflower florets instead.)
Well, let me tell you. THE DEL MONTE CANNED GREEN BEANS ARE EXACTLY THE WAY I REMEMBER THEM!
I don't remember the last time I had canned green beans, but they tasted exactly the same. I actually have fond memories of canned green beans because my grandmother used to feed them to me. She also fed me Kraft Mac and Cheese, Spaghettios, White Bread with American Cheese and Miracle Whip, Instant Mashed Potatoes and frozen Peach Pie!
She was not the cook in the family! Taking a bite of these green beans conjured up a nice little piece of nostalgia... I sure miss my grandma!
... but even with the lovely reminder of my grandma, I won't be buying canned green beans any time soon.
It really irritates me when companies lie so blatantly. It doesn't surprise me, but I don't like how they can get away with it.
Why can't they take freshly picked green beans,blanch them, and then can them instead of cooking them to death?
If you have access to fresh green beans, click here for my Sesame Green Beans! Simple, crisp, and delicious!