BEAN COUNTERS
You may have to reach back to your college days to recall the last time you enjoyed some baked beans right from the can. Yes, we may have graduated to heating the beans and eating them from bowls, but apparently our taste for the legume has remained constant. According to the makers of Bush’s Baked Beans, “Americans eat 400 million pounds of baked beans a year.” The makers of Bush go on to estimate that 77
percent of this incredible amount of bean consumption is, naturally,
their brand.

To celebrate a new Bush flavor (Country Style) and the joy of all things beany, country music fans will be able to bid online starting June 14, at www.bushbeans.com, on various items donated by Tim McGraw, Tanya Tucker, Faith Hill, Montgomery Gentry, and others, with proceeds going to the City of Hope charity organization. — J.E.M.