as children we never even knew that baked beans existed - now to see brits slavering over them as though they were some kind of national manna cracks me up
Now that I think about it, we never had baked beans at our house either; so why are baked beans in Poland comfort food? Now that I think further about it, the time I ate most baked beans was when I was a student and couldn't afford anything other than Asda baked beans, that was not a particularly comfortable time in my life. But with that said, baked beans (with some Lea & Perrins, Blair's Pure Death and a pinch of Sharwood's madras powder) on toast (buttered and topped with Marmite and perhaps a touch of Cheddar) is a cracking meal of one, about once or twice a month anyway.
Well yes, they are of course identical, even though they are different ;)
Baked beans: the kosher pork 'n beans.