Why haven’t baked beans caught on outside the British Isles? | Life and style

Why do few people outside the British Isles share our love of tinned baked beans in tomato sauce, as popularised by Heinz? They are cheap, delicious and reasonably nutritious; I have them on toast at least twice a week. Elsewhere, they seem to be regarded as a depressing, eccentric or downright pitiable form of sustenance. Alys Rosser, Denbighshire

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