Way cool brand on the shelves at Albertson’s. It’s a 15 oz. can of ConAgra’s Ranch Style Brand Beans. The SKU has been on the shelves of American supermarkets since 1935.
Here here for ConAgra, keeping an old friend on the shelves! The product is labeled Con Agra Foods Inc., Dallas. They make different varieties, including Ranch Style Beans with Jalapenos, Ranch Style Beans with Sweet Onion, Black Beans, Pinto Beans with Jalapenos, Premium Pinto Beans and Blackeye Peas.
According to the ConAgra site, the Ranch Style brand traces its origins to a commissary established in 1872 in Denison, Texas. Comments below define some of the history.
“Ranch Style Beans’ versatility has endeared them to generations of bean lovers, including the rich and famous. Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, and Grace Kelly have ordered them. According to local lore, Ranch Style Beans were served at President Lyndon Johnson’s ranch on many occasions.”
Got to love the quote that says the guy on the front of the can, at left, is Appetite Pleasin’.
Unfortunately, the cans used to say Husband Pleasin’, which is funnier.
Editor Note from 2021: The product is still on the shelves, but some believe the formula has changed. See comments below.