Two friends have gone viral after combining two tins of baked beans to make one giant snack – and it’s even left Heinz disgusted.

Tom Snell, 25, and Dylan Hartigan, 27, who live in London, finally ticked the weird and wonderful snack off their cooking bucket list last Sunday.

The friends said they first spoke about creating mammoth baked bean two years ago when they were both advertising students.

Dylan explained: ‘We just thought this is what the people need.

‘The UK loves beans, so what’s the next step for the bean? How do we elevate it? The obvious next step was to make it as big as we can.’

Friends Tom Snell and Dylan Hartigan first had the idea for their giant baked bean when they were advertising students two years ago

Friends Tom Snell and Dylan Hartigan first had the idea for their giant baked bean when they were advertising students two years ago

Friends Tom Snell and Dylan Hartigan first had the idea for their giant baked bean when they were advertising students two years ago

Tom added: ‘It was just a passion thing and an idea we had for over two years, but we just never got round to it.’ 

However, that all changed last weekend when the pair finally decided to make their giant baked bean dream a reality. 

To make the supersized snack, the pair blended the contents of two Heinz tins and then moulded into the shape of a bean.

They then placed it on a slice of toast and topped it with the sauce leftover from the tins. 

On top of this, the advertising professionals decided to mock up some branding for their fake ‘Heinz Big Bean’ product – which included the tagline ‘It’s just a big bean’.

After originally sharing photos and videos of their masterpiece on Reddit, the big baked bean was then picked up by the Twitter account No Context Brits – which boasts 1.7m followers.

As a result, Dylan and Tom’s creation was spotted by the Heinz account – who tweeted their disgust. 

The brand responded: ‘Yeah… that’s enough Internet for one day.’ 

The pair said the giant baked bean was a way for them to 'flex their creative muscles' on a slow Sunday afternoon

The pair said the giant baked bean was a way for them to 'flex their creative muscles' on a slow Sunday afternoon

The pair said the giant baked bean was a way for them to ‘flex their creative muscles’ on a slow Sunday afternoon

The contents of the two tins of baked beans

The contents of the two tins of baked beans

The beans after they had been blended

The beans after they had been blended

Left: The contents of the two tins of baked beans. Right: The beans after they had been blended

The Heinz Twitter account was left horrified by the creation and joked that they had 'had enough internet for one day'

The Heinz Twitter account was left horrified by the creation and joked that they had 'had enough internet for one day'

The Heinz Twitter account was left horrified by the creation and joked that they had ‘had enough internet for one day’

Meanwhile, the Walkers Crisps account retweeted the photo and joked: ‘Babe, u okay? You haven’t touched your baked bean.’

Although the post has now been seen by millions on Twitter and Reddit, Dylan and Tom didn’t expect their creation to go viral.

Tom added: ‘We knew people would like it and I think a lot of people are disgusted by it. Some people say, ‘How can I erase this from my memory?’

‘A lot of people don’t believe it’s real – some people think it’s made from AI, but it is very real!’

What’s more, fans of the baked bean have even asked the pair if they could take it even further.

The pair also mocked up some fake Heinz branding for their giant baked bean and came up with a tagline too

The pair also mocked up some fake Heinz branding for their giant baked bean and came up with a tagline too

The pair also mocked up some fake Heinz branding for their giant baked bean and came up with a tagline too

‘People have mad ideas,’ Tom said. ‘One asked if we could cut (the bean) open and stuff it with tiny jacket potatoes, so it’s like a reverse jacket with beans. It is what it is with the bean. I think it ends there.’

Although they’ve welcomed their 15 minutes of fame, Dylan said the pair had ‘great fun creating it and shooting it’.

‘That’s one nice thing that we can do in our own time – make something and then get the camera out and have a bit of a shoot with it.

‘The bean was made just for fun – it’s available nowhere and probably shouldn’t be made because it’s a bit of a beast.’

And while the viral bean is something they both knew might not be appreciated by everyone, they hope it encourages people to pursue their passions.

‘Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t,’ they said. ‘Do what makes you happy.’

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