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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Frozen Food

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      04.02.2013 16:48
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      A really good tasting and naturally sweet sweetcorn!

      When it comes to sweetcorn it is always something I have in my freezer. I Like it on as an accompaniment for things like pies and fish but also like to pop it into dishes too to bulk them out a bit.

      This I have recently just found in my freezer whilst emptying it out to move and finished it off the other day.

      It comes frozen so you need to keep it frozen and it comes in a plastic bag that is mainly grey in colour and with a photograph of sweetcorn on the front of it and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of ingredients, nutritional advice, the size (which is 1kg) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Its not a resealable bag this one though I'm ok as I use bag clips or you can simply tie a knot in it!

      The Sweetcorn:

      You gets lots of small yellow kernels or the sweetcorn in a bag and of course and you can bring them to the boil and simmer them for about 3-4 minutes or pop them in a casserole or whatever. They are unsalted, unsweetened and just naturally taste juicy and fresh and as sweetcorn should really. They are really versatile and you can even microwave them though I did find that heating them in that way made them go slightly soggy so I stuck to popping mine in a saucepan or into a huge dish with other ingredients and I found them to really hold themselves together really well and be soft but not mushy.

      With only 92 Kcal per 80g serving (and that is a big portion by the way) and 0.2g of saturates these are a healthy food as well unless like me you want to smother them in real butter.

      Thumbs up to Sainsburys for these at only £1.50 a bag, quality and value is offered here as well as them being really, really tasty!

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      14.04.2010 00:02
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      Healthy And Dead Cheap But Wicked For Stews And Stuff Like That!

      I ALWAYS use Green Giant sweetcorn but am having a big time rush on sweetcorn at the minute and it's costing a fortune! lol I've got a mad taste for it and have been adding it to stew and having it on a dinner as a vegetable. I tried some frozen sweetcorn from Morrisons just for stews and putting in the slow cooker and stuff, that sweetcorn was wicked but just after I discovered it they stopped selling it! lol

      This is the next best one though from Sainsburys, it only costs £1.25 for a 1kg bag and I haven't had a problem any time. The other day I'd run out of Green Giant and I tried defrosting it and putting it in tuna mayo, that didn't work and the sweetcorn was too tough but being frozen I didn't expect it to be that good before it's been cooked! lol

      This sweetcorn is good even if you have it in something that doesn't need cooking, a lot of frozen sweetcorn has to be cooked for aggggggges for it to soften up but these are ok in most things. It never actaully goes CRISPY but the texture goes nice and it can be cooked in the microwave as well and I always do them like that with a bit of butter when I'm going to have them on a dinner with gravy. They go nice and tender in about 3 mins and even though they don't taste as fresh as Green Giant the sweetcorn has still got a yummy flavour.

      The only bad thing about this sweetcorn is that sometimes it clumps together and then it's hard to just get enough out of the bag for 1 serving. If I notice that the bag feels lumpy before I first open it I just slam the door on it or jump up and down on the packet to get the kernals loose. Sometimes I don't notice though and then I have to use the steak hammer to get sweetcorn off the block! lol

      Recommended.... LOADS cheaper than Green Giant, not as good but wicked for the price!!!

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      16.03.2010 14:58
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      Lovely sweetcorn

      I love this sweetcorn.

      It currently costs £1.27 for a 1kg plastic bag from sainsburys.

      I would say a bag of this size lasts two people eating it twice a week, (possibly more) about 3 or 4 weeks, which I think is great value.

      I use this for all sorts of things, bulking things out like chillies, enchiladas, pasta and even just as a side dish.

      I find tinned sweetcorn really annoying, as I would always go for the no added sugar or salt variety and that costs more than the ones which include added sugar and salt, so I started buying frozen. This product is just sweetcorn, that is all that is listed on the ingredients, it hasn't been tampered with to make it sweeter.

      I love the taste of this sweetcorn, sweetcorn is naturally sweet enough for me anyway so this brand is great for me.

      The kernels in this bag are of average size (I'm not sure what you measure them against), but I have seen some brands which have really large kernels, but I would say these are average sized.

      As long as you don't over boil these they stay crunchy and fresh, and taste great. It recommends on the bag that to cook you should microwave, but I just prefer to use the hob, as I find it easier to check when the sweetcorn is done enough for me. I tend to boil it for only a few minutes as I like it really crunchy.

      This is a great product to have in your freezer, frozen veg have so much more goodness in than the stuff that has been on the shelves for ages in the supermarkets.

      A great product.

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