I've been using these for, I think, about 30 years so obviously they are great. However once I didn't see one hidden under the edge of the pastry and now I check several times that I have them all as I would hate someone to have a broken tooth. Would it be possible to colour the balls bright blue like the catering Elastoplasts so you can see them all, the present colour is so like the colour of pastry. I have thought this for years, sorry its taken so long to send in my review.
Published 29 Jan 2013
Broken packaging but great beans!”
These need to be packed a little more carefully - my tub was split on arrival leaving me no storage container for them! Brilliant response from the customer service team though (as always) and a new pack is already in the post on its way to me! Thanks you!
Published 09 Nov 2011
great product but broken container”
by Mrs Wright
I ordered this product online and the ceramic beans are fabulous, but disappointed that the bottom of the plastic container was split and have had to put them in a tuppaware container.
Published 25 Apr 2011
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review and speaking to me on the phone. I'm glad I was able to put things right for you.
I'm just ordering a second pot of these for greater coverage of larger flan tins and trays. They last for years. Best value for money. Yes, a pot that I could pour them straight back into would be nice, but it would send the price up.
Published 15 Apr 2011
Bought a tub of these and they are great,even much cheaper then here in The Netherlands,I have paid almost 3 times more for the same weight in baking beans!!!!!!
Published 31 Jan 2011
by Mrs Robinson
I had been looking for these everywhere and I should have known that Lakeland had them! I bought them and then made apple pie and it was so nice to be able to set the beans aside to cool them put them away rather than using dried chickpeas and having to throw them away after a few uses.
Published 18 Jan 2011
Seconding the suggestion for a heatproof container”
Have used these for 15 plus years. Nicola's spot-on with her suggestion that there's a little room for improvement if you could decant them straight from the oven back into their container.
Published 25 Jul 2010
So good I bought three tubs”
I bought two initially one for my dear friend and one for myself, my friend was really pleased with hers. I mentioned to my mother in law Id bought these and she said she had been looking for ages for some, so I gave her my other tub, so I had to buy a third one!!! I may have to buy another one to use with the rectangle flan case I have now
Published 08 Apr 2009
i have had my tub of these ceramic baking beans for over 11 years and they are still going strong, and my pastry cases always turn out right. Just layer in some baking paper and pour these in, there are too many for most pie dish sizes, so you can make two pies at once if doing medium sized ones. The only suggestion i could possibly make would be to make the container outof a heatproof material as when the pastry is cooked you can not pour the beans right back into their container as it is plastic and the beans are obviously very hot! but thats me being impatient and i improvise with a large mug! Have recommended these and will continue to do so!
Published 16 Jan 2009