Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans.
I miss them.
The little company that produces these gems is located several miles south of Sandy Pond on Route 3 just as you are entering the village of Mexico.
No company that I'm aware of makes beans like these. They are truly unique. Growing up at Sandy Pond I took advantage of their existance and could takem or leavem. But now I missem.
I stumbled upon several dented cans of Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans at an Amish food outlet near Quarryville, PA a few weeks ago.
I got so excited I bought every can they had. They were 35 cents each.
I have enough to carry me through the Summer of 2009.
I plan to buy a few cases when when I visit Sandy Pond this summer too.
We have an annual Spring BBQ planned at my workplace tomorrow and I volunteered to bring in the beans. They are in for a surprise, during and after...ahem.
For those of you who are unaware of this food - I will encourage you to try it next time you visit Sandy Pond. They are sold in all the stores in the area. I like to add maple syrup, brown sugar, and sweet onions to mine, and simmer them on super-low over a smokey charcoal fire for a little while.
OR, these days you can buy them on Amazon.com if you don't feel like waiting...
DO NOT drink a lot of BEER when eating Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans.
The next 24 hours will be much more bearable for you if you drank wine or some other NON-CARBONATED beverage.
Otherwise, you will find yourself leaving a HUGE carbon footprint.