Why is Boston Called Bean Town?

In the colonial days, Boston was highly involved in the the trade of raw materials. Their main import was Caribbean sugar cane. Bostonians used this sugar cane and made it into molasses for rum. Because of the huge supply of molasses, beans baked in the syrupy, delicious food item became a favorite. Baked beans are no longer as prevalent, only being served in a few restaurants throughout the city.