Whether spooned over a jacket potato, or served with a full English Breakfast, baked beans in tomato sauce are a store cupboard staple for many.
So with grocery prices on a seemingly unstoppable rise, it's welcome news that you can cut back on the cost of beans without compromising on taste.
We asked a panel of consumers to blind-taste and rate 12 different brands of baked beans, from Heinz, Branston and KP to Aldi, Tesco, Lidl and more.
Cheap Lidl and Morrisons baked beans took the top spot in our test, tying for first place and seeing off competition from the big brands.
Both are less than half the price of Heinz beans, so if you're feeding a crowd, the savings will quickly stack up.
Read on to find out what our tasters thought of each brand and how the winning beans impressed them - plus the supermarket beans that missed the mark.
These are the cheap and cheerful beans worth buying.
32p for 420g (8p per 100g)
Lidl Newgate baked beans were a joint-top choice for our panel, scoring highly for their appearance, smell and texture.
Around three quarters of tasters thought the colour was perfect, and 81% thought the texture of the sauce was just right.
Plus, at only 32p for a tin, buying these beans will leave your wallet happy as well as your stomach.
39p for 410g (10p per 100g)
After narrowly missing out on a Best Buy in last year's test, Morrisons beans have pulled ahead and earned a joint-first spot this year.
Tasters were impressed with Morrisons baked beans across the board, and they were the only product to get the full five stars for being just the right tomato red colour.
While not quite as cheap as Lidl's, they're still a good value option.
Competition for the top spots was very tight, with several other budget-friendly supermarket beans coming in just behind our Best Buys.
Our test showed that not only will you save money with supermarket beans, you could also get a tastier tin.
The highest scoring branded beans were Branston, which came a middling joint-fourth place and were the second-most expensive. Heinz and HP came joint-fifth, ahead of only Sainsbury's, Co-op and M&S.
How the rest of the baked beans fared:
They're high in protein, fibre and nutrients, and are a good contribution towards one of your five-a-day.
It's also important to note that some of the sugar will come from tomato puree, so it won't be all artificial sweeteners.
If you're concerned about salt and sugar intake, brands such as Heinz and Branston (as well as some supermarket labels) make reduced-salt and reduced-sugar baked beans.
We asked a panel of 65 testers to blind-taste 12 different brands of baked beans in tomato sauce in February 2022, including three from big brands and nine supermarket own-labels.
Reduced-sugar and reduced-salt varieties were excluded.
Each baked bean brand was rated by our panel based on taste, texture, aroma and appearance. They also told us what they liked and disliked about each one.
As this taste test was conducted blind, participants did not know which product they were sampling, and the order they received the baked beans in was randomised.
*prices correct as of 4 March 2022