“ Brand: Asda / Type: Sweetcorn „
Personally I rarely if ever buy frozen vegetables but my wife will on occasion go down this route even though I beg her not to. A recent frozen vegetable purchase she made however was quite a good one and it made economical sense too.
My grandkids love sweetcorn, well three out of four of them do anyway, and I use sweetcorn when I am making tuna sweetcorn toasties but rarely other than that.
When we buy tins of sweetcorn we almost always have waste but when buying this frozen version from Asda we now only use what we need at the time and the rest stays frozen for use later.
The packet tells us that this has been frozen within hours of harvesting to lock in the freshness and it certainly seems to work because this is very nice tasting sweetcorn, it has a nice strong flavour to it and each and every piece of the corn is intact, there are no broken pieces like you get in tins.
A 1KG bag of this costs only 88p so it is a lot less expensive than buying it in any other form and having tried this myself and gauging the reaction of my grandkids towards it I would say it is every bit as good as any other I have used.
To cook this you simply boil it on the hob for about four minutes or two and half minutes in the microwave will do the job, I then serve it with a decent dod of butter and its delicious and when I have it in my tuna sweetcorn toasties it is equally so.
This big bag of frozen corn offers great value, and great convenience, especially when compared to the tinned alternative. With a tin, you have to use it all, or faff about putting the rest into a plastic tub for the fridge.
With a bag of frozen stuff you can simply take out what you need and leave the rest in the freezer. The frozen stuff is also far far cheaper that buying tinned sweetcorn.
It does require slightly more care in cooking it than tinned stuff - tinned stuff just needs to be slightly warmed, whereas this needs to be cooked from frozen. If cooking it in the microwave, be sure to cook it in a loosely covered container (such as a bowl with a plate resting in top) to keep the steam in, and don't overcook it or it will end up tough and nasty (if the kernels start bursting you've cooked it too much!).
Throw some into a pasta sauce, or with some rice n veg, and you have cheap, healthy food with little effort required.
Recently I have been looking for a way to get more fruit and vegetables into my diet. I tend to shy away from buying fresh items as I often seem to use half of them and then leave the other half to rot in the fridge! So frozen seemed to be the way to go, and as I like sweetcorn, I was pleased to see this packet of Asda Freshly Frozen Sweetcorn in my local supermarket.
The packet or bag is grey and has a picture of a big bowl of sweetcorn on the front, with a knob of butter melting on the top of it. The packet says that the corn has been 'frozen within hours of harvesting for locked in freshness', which sounds good. The sweetcorn is easy to cook, just likes peas, as you can boil it on the hob for 4 minutes or put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Simple.
However, once it had been cooked, everything about this product was horrible. The taste was disgusting, it was nothing like the tinned sweetcorn I have tried before and it had a nasty tang to it. It was a really strong flavour and so when it was in my mouth it overrode all the other tastes of the mouthful.
The texture was also unpleasant, it was very chewy and seemed to have small hard bits in it. I am not the sort of person who tends to leave food, but I couldn't have more than a couple of spoonfuls of this sweetcorn and so half of it remained on my plate. I don't know what I'm going to do with the rest of the packet!
This sweetcorn costs 88 pence for a 1 kilogram bag and is only available from Asda. I would not recommend it and suggest you try another brand if you fancy some sweetcorn.