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Tele reporter Amy Hall tries out the viral Weetabix and baked beans breakfast – Will it be her new go to?

Reporter Amy Hall trying out the Weetabix challenge
Reporter Amy Hall trying out the Weetabix challenge

Social media users were left confused and quite possibly sickened after a new breakfast combo went viral this week – Weetabix topped with baked beans.

Never shy in taking on a food challenge Tele reporter Amy Hall tries out the new delicacy.

Throughout my time at the Tele I have endured some tough and wacky challenges set by our wise and wonderful editor Dave Lord, however, getting a call this morning to try the viral Weetabix and beans breakfast was possibly the worst yet.

I am never one to say no to trying out some new food, how bad could it be? I love beans, I enjoy Weetabix, surely it couldn’t be that rotten?

With the ingredients set out before me I really was optimistic. I had thought it through. The wheat cereal would surely just act as a thick bit of toast, and you can’t really go wrong with a tin of baked beans.

Lack of instructions posed a conundrum
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Reporter Amy Hall trying out the Weetabix challenge for breakfast.

There were no instructions set out on the tweet Weetabix released on Tuesday so I decided to go rogue and use my best judgement on how I would serve the morning snack.

I decided that the beans had to be warm. I have eaten cold baked beans back in the day, but I really wanted to give this dish the best chance possible, so in the microwave they went.

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Amy spoons up the new breakfast delicacy

Using inspiration from Weetabix’s image I decided to present it on a plate but dig in with a spoon – I couldn’t see the cereal performing well with a fork and knife.

The smell of the beans were pungent and while I was really trying to stay optimistic, the meal before me just didn’t look appetising.

I was correct.

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Do not get me wrong, if this was the only thing left on earth to eat would I prefer to starve to death? Absolutely not, but it is certainly not my go-to breakfast treat, nor will I be choosing to have it again.

‘Bean-tainted nothingness’

It just tasted of bean-tainted nothingness. People will often compare unseasoned food as “being like cardboard” and, well, that is genuinely the only comparison I can give this dish – crunchy yet somehow also soggy cardboard.

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Weetabix challenge gets a thumbs-down from Amy

Look, I get it, we all have our own tastes and quirky food pairings.

I myself enjoy a cheese and jam toastie or some ready salted crisps and chocolate, but I really can’t see this pairing being up anybody’s street unless their favourite flavour is bland.

Good try Weetabix and what a fantastic marketing ploy, however leave the beans for toast from now on, okay?

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