A shout out to B&M Beans brought up this delightful Z Morning Show memory.

With the sad news of the iconic B&M Baked Beans factory in Portland, halting production of this much-beloved delicacy, to make way for a tech grad school and research center, it seemed like a good time to revisit my love of all things beans, and Sarah's fear of them. Good times.

In February of last year, just literal days before COVID-19 shut the world down, it was a carefree day on the show, when I happened to mention how much I love baked beans, it prompted several listeners to drops cans off at the station, all with the sole purpose of grossing Sarah out. Then, we decided to take it next level. You should know, that at this particular time, pre-pandemic, Sarah was in the same room as me in the on-air studio, so the smell of those beans wafted directly into her face, prompting her to cover her face and nose with her hoodie. Yes, it was that rank in here. Now we are separated by glass and a very convenient door. Smart girl, that Sarah.

During a Facebook Live video, I proceeded to eat an entire can with a spork/slash ladle, while on the air, best of all, I slathered it with mustard, much to the horror of Miss Sarah. Somehow, someway, more than 7,000 people decided to watch this for some reason.

So, on this Throwback Thursday, we salute the legendary B&M Baked Beans, which was a Maine fixture for more than a century! And bad news, for Sarah, I still have a few cans left that haven’t hit their expiration date yet. Boom!

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