“ Brand: Asda / Type: Sweetcorn „
Another one of Asdas "no fuss" range, smart price sweetcorn is a great staple for the food cupboard or a great addition to your food storage cupboard. And at 33p it's not going to break the bank balance either. This is handy to have for a quick and simple meal or to add to tator tot casserole. Another great use for it is an addition to a tuna mayonnaise sandwich. Whatever you wish to use it for, it's a great cheap alternative to the more expensive brands on the market and who could not afford to save money these days.
There are countless uses for this and it has a long shelf life which makes it perfect for being kept in the cupboard for emergencies or when funds are low. And it makes wonderful sweetcorn soup, simply lightly fry an onion and blitz with a tin of sweetcorn, chicken stock, mash potato and a little cream and seasoning of your choice. I use mixed herbs, crushed chilli and a little salt...Yum!! My kids love it and its healthy too.
The corn kernels are a beautiful bright yellow with a lovely sweet, crisp taste and texture, just like all the other options available on the market. I honestly cannot tell the difference as the quality has not been diminished at all because of the extremely low cost. The corn kernels are canned in water and the only ingredients are sweetcorn and water and nothing else. It goes without saying that these are suitable for vegetarians. They are very quick and easy to prepare and can be used straight from the can for use in recipes like pasta salad and sandwich fillings. However heating is easy you can either place them in a non-metallic bowl for a few minutes in the microwave or simply heat them on the hob for four-five minutes. If you heat them on the hob do make sure they don't boil dry.
The packaging is the "no frills" white background with green writing and a picture of a spoon filled with plump yellow corn. The tin has now has a ring pull so therefore there is no need of a tin opener which makes life simpler especially considering the incredible value for money. The price is only 33p for 326g which is a great price.
Once the tin has been opened remove the contents from the tin and store the sweetcorn in a covered container in the fridge and consume within two days.
One third of this can provides one of your five a day recommendation. Which I think is great news.
Nutritional values per 100g:
Of which sugars 2.0g
Of which saturates 0.2g
Equivalent as salt Trace
Product Code: 22692
This product is made in Thailand, and is available at most if not all asda stores. I buy mine online at www.asda.co.uk.
Asda head office is:
Asda Stores Limited
Or you can contact Customer Services team on 0800 952 6060.
* Packaging *
The packaging is typical of asda smart price, white with green information, but I noticed that asda have now upgraded their smart price packaging and it is a little more attractive to the eye.
The corn comes in a large 326g tin can with a ring pull lid which I find much easier to use. I cannot stand tins that require a tin can opener it is such a pain.
* Price *
I have noticed the price has recently increased, this will now set you back 44p. Around 2 months ago it was only 38p so it has increased a fair bit.
* Product *
Like most people I am trying to cut back on grocery costs and I often look to the smart price or value options. I have tried the sweet corn from tesco and it was very large and quite hard but I was pleasantly surprised by asdas alternative.
The can is very large and the corn is full to the brim, there is just enough liquid in the can so you really are getting value for money.
The sweet corn is perfect with any meal, this can either be cooked in a saucepan or microwave. Or why not just drain off and use cold in a salad, pasta salad or with tuna mayonnaise in a jacket potato. I make the sweetcorn last 2 or 3 days in my salads.
I, like many others, am trying to cut back spending in all aspects of my life. Food shopping is the main one. That's when I started buying value ranges. Asda's Smartprice sweetcorn is one of my favourite value products.
* Packaging *
The can is a very noticeable value product with the typical Smartprice packaging. The label presents a picture of a bowl of tasty looking sweetcorn. All the usual cooking instructions and ingredients are shown on the back. The can doesn't have a ring pull, some people are usually put off if the can is not a ring pull one, but I don't mind spending 10 seconds with a can opener if it saves me some pennies.
* The sweetcorn *
Upon opening the can a mass of yellow kernels can be found. For the price you are sometimes expecting to just find half a tin bulked up by the water it comes in, but this is not the case, the can is full.
I cook the sweetcorn by putting it into a microwavable dish, cover and heat for 1 minute, but it can also be cooked on the hob for 3-4 minutes. This cooks it lovely, and upon tasting it tastes delicious, just as good as other branded sweetcorn. After biting into the quite firm sweetcorn, the juicy inner part of the sweetcorn explodes into taste perfection.
I serve the sweetcorn cold in salads and pastas, the taste is still amazing and the quality is still as good as other branded products.
If the whole can isn't used the rest can be placed into an airtight container and stored in the fridge for 2 days. Me and Kacie don't go through a tin in one sitting, I always used to store in the fridge but would never get round to eating the rest so it was always being chucked away. For this reason I also purchase frozen sweetcorn now, but still have cans in the cupboard as Kacie and her friends like to have it when they visit for tea.
* Price *
A tin of Smartprice sweetcorn will only set you back a measly 36p. Hardly anything compared to other tins of sweetcorn available. Even with the cheap price, the quality isn't cheap. Obviously, it is only available in Asda.
Overall, I think this sweetcorn is amazing. It tastes as good as leading brands and has a far better price tag. Definitely one to keep in the cupboard as it is so versatile and is a great accompaniment to many dishes.
Sweetcorn is one of those ingredients that are a cupboard staple. It can be added to a variety of meals for dinners, lunches, pastas, sandwich fillers, meal accompaniment etc.
I normally buy frozen as I use it a lot in soup and it works out cheaper than buying tins but for pasta salads and chicken sandwich spread I found it time consuming to cook the frozen then let it cool before being able to add it and so when in Asda I decided to have a look for some tins.
At first i was tempted to buy a leading brand but then it occured to me that it was a vegetable, there couldn't be anything really different except the price. I usually try to buy value brands where I can and at only 33p for 326g I wasn't loosing out if it wasn't great.
The tin is small and fat and has a green and white label with a picture of a bowl of the contents as well as being told it is Asda Smartprice and that it comes in salted water.
The back holds ingredients, storage and contact information.
This product can be eaten hot or cold. To heat the best way is to pop it in a pot and leave it to come to the boil. If you put it in the microwave it pops and you get sweetcorn all over the place!
The actual product itself looks like regular sweetcorn, yellow, small, can you really say anything else about it?!
It tastes the same as any other and to be honest no one would be able to tell the difference. It's crunchy and sort of sweet, you can't taste at all that it's been stored in salted water.
The only downside of this particular make is that you can sometimes get skins and husks in there. It's occasional and it isn't a big deal especially for the price but I suppose you can't expect something so cheap to be perfect.
All in all a great substitute and is definately recommended!
I love sweetcorn and I always put it in pasta dishes and often in rice or with salad.
Whilst at university I cut a lot of corners in terms of finance and I bought a lot of Value products from the various super markets. Being a huge lover of sweetcorn when I saw Asda's Smart Price sweetcorn in a nicely sized 326g can and I decided to give it a try and bought a few cans.
Typically with all value products its tin is wrapped in a very basic label that tells you exactly what you get in the tin: Asda's Smart Price Sweetcorn. This is written in Asda's usual green and black front that makes the tin look dull, basic and least of all appealing. The tin its self also does not have a ring pull which is a bit of a drawback if you for some reason do not have a can opener (something many of my fellow students lacked), but being a regular and hands on cook, this was no problem for me.
Now me and my girlfriend have been known to eat sweetcorn out of the can, a usual occurrence when I am cooking for just the two of us, yet the Asda value sweetcorn lacks the delicious aroma of a more pricey sweetcorn. Due to this lack of aroma I never feel the desire to eat this value sweetcorn from the can and reluctantly put it into my food.
Now while I was at university the difference in taste at first did not bother me too much, yet when I realized I really did not have to scrounge for pennies as much I soon started buying the more pricey sweetcorn.
While Asda's Smart Price Sweetcorn isn't bad it does lack the freshness of its higher priced rivals, the smell and taste are far more basic and for a sweetcorn nut like myself it is a drawback. To the casual salad eater or someone less fussy I am sure this sweetcorn will please, it is cheap and it does still taste like sweetcorn.
Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn costs 33p for 326g, which works out at £1.27 per kg and the can itself is recyclable.
On a personal level I would give this product 2/5 but as I feel I am a bit of a sweetcorn Fascist I will give it a 3/5 as it does do its job it just lacks the flavor of more leading brands.
I'm a great fan of tinned sweetcorn, particularly in the summer months when I like to add it to salads or to accompany barbequed food.
I normally buy the leading brand name (I'm not sure if I can make a comparison in a review, so will simply call them the leading brand). However, when shopping in Asda one day, I spotted their Smart Price Sweetcorn in a 326g can and as it was somewhat cheaper, decided to save a few pennies and give it a try.
The tin looks rather dull and boring, as Asda don't seem to put much thought into the presentation of the Smart Price products. It's simply a band of both white and green running around the width of the tin with the simple green Asda logo and Smart Price written in black underneath. However, there is a rather gorgeous looking image of a dish full to the top of luscious looking sweetcorn.
Unfortunately, there's no ring pull on the can so I had to use a tin opener. However, as far as I was concerned, this was a small price to pay if the sweetcorn tasted good.
On opening the can, the sweetcorn smelt pleasant, but did not have the gorgeous aroma of the leading brand. Nevertheless, I was not going to let this put me off as the taste is the most important factor in deciding if this product meets with my approval.
I added a couple of tablespoons of sweetcorn to my salad and proceeded to taste. I found it extremely bland, limp and lacking in something, but I couldn't put my finger on what was missing. In my opinion, sweetcorn should taste extremely fresh and sweet, but this was nothing special. As I hate waste, I mixed the remaining sweetcorn into my salad, but was far from impressed.
I checked the label and found the ingredients to be simply sweetcorn and water. I checked the ingredients of the leading brand and learned the only difference in their sweetcorn is salt. Whilst salt makes a huge difference to the taste buds, this was not all that was missing. The freshness was missing, which obviously makes a huge difference to the taste.
Whilst my review is extremely negative about this product, I will provide you with the nutritional information based on a 100g serving in case you wish to buy it:-
Energy 345kJ, 82kcal
of which sugars 3.9g
of which sugars 0.3g
Equivalent as salt Trace
I looked at the nutritional information for this brand and compared it with the leading brand name and was shocked at my findings. Both the calories and carbohydrates in the Asda brand are considerably higher, with the leading brand sweetcorn containing more fibre.
Asda Smart Value Sweetcorn can be purchased for 33p for a 326g can.
Once opened, the contents of the can should be refrigerated in an airtight container and consumed within 2 days.
The empty can is recyclable once empty.
Unfortunately, I can only give this product 1 out of 5 dooyoo stars due to its' poor taste and high calories and carbohydrate values. A very disappointing product.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
We eat a lot of sweetcorn in our house as we find it a healthy ingredient to add to meals to bulk it out and add some nice flavour. I used to buy the Green Giant variety buying 5-6 tins at a time and at over 60p this soon adds up!
Lately we have been cutting down on our food shopping bill and by doing so, downgrading to the supermarkets 'Smart Price' range to see if they are worth swapping. I thought this sweetcorn looked like brilliant value at only 33p for a large 326g tin so into the trolley it went.
Upon opening the tin I was pleased to see it was crammed full of bright sweetcorn and there was no space wasted in the tin. The packaging is basic as you can see by the picture but it's whats inside that counts! The sweetcorn sits in water with a little added salt and sugar. It can be cooked on the cooker in a pan or microwaved in the water (take it our of the tin first!) or even eaten straight from the tin!
The first time we had this we had the sweetcorn mixed in with some peas and cooked them in a pan on the cooker. I was really pleasantly surprised with this, the sweetcorn tasted crunchy and fresh and to be honest I couldn't tell the difference between this and the dearer brands at all. The kernals were plumb and juicy and did not lack in taste like I'd expected.
At 57 calories per quarter of the tin it's a good way to get one of your your five a day added to your meals and is great for kids too.
Since then I'll only ever buy the smart price sweetcorn as there is no difference in my opinion. You will need a tin opener though as this tin does not have a ring pull but for 33p you can't complain!
One of the best value products in the supermarket!
I am very cautious when it comes to buying 'smart price' or 'no frills' food. I often find in life you get what you pay for. However I have been surprised on a number of occasions by Asda smart price range, and thought I'd give these a go.
They only retail at 33p a can so it really isn't much of a gamble to try them out. The other brand leaders are considerably more expensive, and at the end of the day sweet corn, is just that, sweetcorn. The children love it too, and it also acts as one of their five a day.
This particular tin consists of sweetcorn, water, sugar and salt. It comes in a container very similar to the one pictured. Upon opening the tin, you sense quality. Except for a very small gap at the tap, the tin is crammed with nice shaped and bright coloured sweetcorn. A quarter of the tin will only set you back 57kcal, so is great as part of a controlled diet, and is of course suited to vegetarians as well.
I use tinned sweetcorn a lot, to add colour to what can often be quite 'boring' meals. I also love the very sweet taste. I usually heat mine up for a few minutes, and then drain, before giving myself big portions on my plate. I know some add a knob of butter, but I find it okay as it is. I think if I added butter it would become too sweet!!
I certainly could not tell the difference between this and other more expensive brands and will certainly buy it again in the future. Hot or cold, this tin of fresh veg. is a must have in all kitchens!!
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We use tinned sweetcorn a lot at home, and paying around 66pence for a tin of Green Giant, it soon mounts up. We found this smart price alternative for only 33pence for a 326g tin.
The packaging carries the same style as all Asda smart price products, it is in a tin, has a white label with a picture of a bowl of sweetcorn on the front, it also has the tell tale green smart price coloured font with sweetcorn written on the front.
To open the tin, there is no ring pull, but as this is a cheap product I can live with that. When you open the tin, it is surprisingly full, they definitely haven't been tight with the amount they give. It was full to the top. It all had a good bright yellow colour, the same as any higher brands we have had. When you drained the juice from the can there was still plenty of sweetcorn left, they hadn't just filled the can with juice.
The taste of this sweetcorn was very good, nice and crunchy, good flavour, not too sweet or salty, there were no black bits, nothing needed picking out. This went perfect in our tuna pasta, and once mixed in you would never know it was from such a cheap tin!
We had this cold, but you can have it warm. Just heat in the microwave for one minute, or on the hob for 4/5minutes. Both ways work very well. This product should be stored in a cool place, if you don't eat the whole can in one sitting just put it in a container and put it the fridge, it will stay fresh for a couple more days.
The Nutritional values per 100g drained sweetcorn are as follows.
A good healthy addition to many meals, tuna pasta, chicken pasta, soups, casseroles, much more!
To sum up, if you are currently buying top brand sweetcorn, try a tin of this, it is excellent value for money - make sure you have a tin opener though!
When it comes to tinned sweetcorn it's something I always like to have in the store cupboard. I love the stuff mixed with tuna, in pies and on it's own and I am really a big fan of anything with sweetcorn in it generally really!
The other day I spotted this from the Asda 'Smart Price' range and I hadn't seen it before and at 33p a can I decided to get a couple of cans as that is cheap for sweetcorn in my experience!
326g can that has a green and white label around it and on the front I am told that it is Asda 'Smart Price Sweetcorn 'in water. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and storage details being given, I'm told how to heat them up and a full nutritional rundown is given and contact details for Asda are also given. It is a cheap looking can to be honest with you but in my mind it's always product that counts and I'm willing to not pay out for a fancy looking can if the sweetcorn is nice in this!
All you do with this of course is empty the sweetcorn kernels into a saucepan in the water they come in into a saucepan and heat them through for 3-4 minutes or pop them into something microwavable and heat them for a minute in the microwave! Simple!
The sweetcorn looks like conventional sweetcorn, nothing more, nothing less. Lots of bright yellow and small kernels that have been stored in water so they look fresh and succulent.
Taste wise well these are rather great! Crunchy and naturally sweet and not too salty they taste to me like fresh sweetcorn. No nasty bits, no nasty skins just tasty sweetcorn that isn't dried up or tough just fresh tasting! Lovely stuff that is versatile too I can't imagine paying out more in the future for the same thing if I don't have to!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Can:
of which sugars: 2.5g
of which saturates: 0.2g
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda stores and in this size at 33p a can.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
If you care to open my kitchen cupboards, you will always find a couple of tins of smart price sweetcorn. I find it an excellent ingredient to add to a variety of dishes. I have tried other more expensive sweetcorn in the past, but I have to state that smart price sweetcorn is a real contender for best sweetcorn on the market.
When looking at the tin, it is hard to get overwhelmed by the packaging. It is typical of the smart price range with its green and white colouring and black smart price logo. There is a picture of a bowl of sweetcorn on the label. But this does nothing to add to the appeal of the product.
The sweetcorn is stored within the tin, in lightly salted water. However I do not think that this makes the sweetcorn taste overly salty. I always drain this water when using the product.
When opening the tin. The vast amount of bright yellow sweetcorn kernels look extremely appetising. I was bowled over with the amount of sweetcorn that was packed into the tin. The smell of fresh sweetcorn hit me almost immediatley and further added to the taste experience. Throughout the whole tin, there was not one piece of sweetcorn that was discoloured or inedible. Infact the sweetcorn looked very high quality.
The taste of the sweetcorn was outstanding. Each sweetcorn tasted fresh and full of delicious flavour. The sweetcorn was also very good in texture. There were no shreddy bits cloying at the back of your throat as with some other sweetcorn brands.
I also liked the moistness of the sweetcorn. Each bite of sweetcorn caused an explosion of sweet juicy flavour.
I add the sweetcorn to a variety of dishes that I cook within the week. I find that it is subtle enough to allow the dominant flavours of the dish to control. But is strong enough to add another dimention to the dish. I especially enjoy the added texture it brings to certain dishes.
I add this sweetcorn to pasta dishes, I also add it into fillings for pies it works especially well with smartprice chunky chicken. I also add it to the top of pizza bases with some sliced ham. But I suppose the list of dishes you could enhance with this sweetcorn is endless. Thats another beauty of this product, its versatility.
So how much does this gorgeous product cost? Well put it this way, it wont bring your bank manager out in a cold sweat!! For a large tin of this smart price sweetcorn it will cost a staggering 36p. Compared with other sweetcorn brands this is an excellent price, for what is a truly delicious product.
** Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn **
My girlfriend and I don't disagree about many things. We have similar tastes in many things but there is one food that we hold very different opinions of. Sweet corn.
Fine by me as I don't have as much competition for my sweetcorn when I cook it so I can get a smaller tin :o)
One of the very best value cans of sweetcorn I have fund is the one from the Smart Price range. Smart Price is Asda's cheap budget home brand much like Tesco has the value range and Sainsbury's has it's basics range. I love cheap home brand supermarket stuff as in a lot of cases the quality is surprisingly good.
Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn comes in a small can. 326 grams in size. Around the can is a mouthwatering picture of sweetcorn on the easily recognisable green and white labels that identify products from the Asda smart price range.
I got hooked on sweetcorn as a side order at KFC so when I cook a fried chicken based meal I like adding sweetcorn to the meal as I feel it enhances it. It also makes me feel a bit less guilty about eating slighty unhealthy meals because I'm putting some healthy veg in there too. It's not a very scientific approach I know but it works for me!
I tend to microwave my Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn once I've taken the contents out of the tin and put them in a microwavable dish of course. Taste wise they seem very succulent and sweet. I think they hold their own very favourably with more expensive tins of sweetcorn. I really can't find anything about Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn that I don't like.
My girlfriend would disagree but even she admits that 35p for a can is good value.
** My conclusion **
I think Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn represent unbeatable value. If you like sweetcorn you'll probably be pretty impressed even more so when you see the price.
Thanks for reading my review.
As a mother of a busy household with 3 teens and a fussy OH, i need to use quality ingredients, with Asda Smart Price sweetcorn i was VERY pleasantly surpised. Packaging is basic as with all Smart Price products, but fully recyclable. The corn itself, is as fresh, crispy and tasty as any other brand. Coming in a generous size of 326g for a mere 34p, it presents VERY good value for money with no comprimise.
We have had this hot with a main meal, and cold in salads & wraps, both equally delicious, I put this corn to its biggest test, how would it stand up to being made into sweetcorn relish, as i grow my own vegetables, I am a tough taskmaster. I used 5 tins to make a sweetcorn, pepper & onion relish, and it was delicious. It stayed whole, & crispy throughout the prolonged cooking process. This made for a very inexpensive relish, which i gave as part of our christmas hampers. People could not believe it when i said what i had made it from, and for, cost wise, and i have now made several converts to Smart Price sweetcorn
Any left over sweetcorn can be refrigerated, covered for 2 days, but it never lasts that long in our house!
Asda Smart Price Sweetcorn
Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Vegetables
This tinned sweetcorn from Asda is another excellent example of the packaging not reflecting the quality of the product within. Asda are offering savings to their customers by spending less on fancy packaging and instead, using cheap and no frills wrappings. This is great with me as the packaging only gets thrown in the bin anyway.
Tinned sweetcorn is one of the staple items that I usually have in the cupboard. It is handy because it quickly warms up in the microwave (or in a saucepan if you require) and provides one of my five a day.
As with all products in the Asda Smartprice range, the can has a plain white wrapper with green writing and a picture of the sweetcorn on the front.
A 326g can of this sweetcorn cost me just £0.35 which is almost half the price of a smaller tin of Green Giant. I do find that the smaller tins are annoying because they only really serve two people, this tin is great because it contains more, so therefore serves more people.
You do need a tin opener to open this can as there is no pull off lid.
The sweetcorn is in water with a little salt and sugar added. The kernels are juicy and plump and every bit as good as their higher priced competitors. In fact, if you were to test me, I don't think that I could tell the difference.
I will be buying this brand again, the quality is really good and the price is excellent. If you buy tinned sweetcorn then this is a brand that you should definitely try.
As basic as you like, ASDA Smart Price sweetcorn; it may be simple, but I think it's great.
The goods come in a standard Smart Price packaged tin (a white background and a green trim), with a picture of a bowl of sweetcorn on the front of the tin.
The sweetcorn comes in a brine like form (a mixture of sweetened and salted water), which I always prefer to simply plain water, as it adds a bit of flavour. Anyway, onto the taste of the sweetcorn.
I think it has a really fresh flavour. I was initially skeptical about buying sweetcorn in a tin to begin with, just in case the flavour was lost by sitting in the water, but I was pleasantly suprised. The sweetcorn had a real crunch to it (which other tinned vegetables often don't), and this, combined with its fresh taste, made it a product I was very content with.
In summary, its cheap (it cost me 37p at ASDA) so a real bargin too, which restores my faith in the ASDA Smart Price range (see my previous review lol).
Below is a summary of the nutritional values of the product (per 1/4 of a tin):
Saturated Fat: 0.2g