“ Brand: Green Giant / Type: Other Vegetables „
I purchased these mini corn on the cobs a few weeks ago when my son was home from University as he loves sweetcorn. I had never seen these ones before, as I usually buy the loose sweetcorn in a bag. So these looked like a nice change.Also knowing that they are made by Green Giant I knew that they should be reasonable as Green Giant is the king of sweetcorn.
These come in a yellow plastic bag with the Green Giant logo on the front quoting that these are one of your 5 a day, the bag contains 6 mini corn on the cob ( when they say mini they mean mini!), about 3 inches long ideal for children and also as a little extra to your meal to add a nice splash of colour.
Being that these are frozen you can cook them in 2 ways, either by popping them into boiling water for about 9 minutes add an extra minute for any other cobs that you add to the water or by cooking in the microwave. This is the way that I did mine, place on a plate and add a tiny amount of water and cook on full power for 5-6 minutes making sure that you turn them halfway through cooking, again add another 1-2 minutes for each additional cob added.
When cooked be careful to remove as they are very hot and place onto your dinner plates a nice bit of butter put on the top usually does the trick and you have a nice little cob to nibble on. We found these nice enough to eat, but they are quite small so you don't get much once you have nibbled all the way around as the husk in the middle is quite big!
I think that these are really great for children as a whole corn on the cob is quite a lot for little ones and the colour attracts children to try these as they look fun to eat.
The bag weighs 600g and for 100g (each corn on the cob) contains;
~~~of which sugars 9.7g~~~
~~~of which sats 0.1g~~~
They do quote on the bag that "Two mini corn on the cobs provide at least 80g of sweet corn kernels=One of your 5 recommended daily servings of fruit & vegetables.
So would I buy again ?.....Yes I think so just as a little extra for the plate.
I love corn on the cob, I really do think it tastes great. I often put a cobette (half a cob) in the oven with some oil and seasoning on just to have as a healthy snack. The only problem with vegetables in my house is that we don't plan our meals well enough and they often go off, so when I saw frozen corn on the cobs in the supermarket I though this could be the answer to solve all the food wastage.
The frozen corn on the cobs are reasonably priced and come in a pack of four. They take a bit longer to cook as they are cooking from frozen, which is a downside if you are in a rush, but if you have time to plan for it then it is fine.
The corn on the cobs come in plastic packaging, which is not widely recyclable which is a downside for me.
The real test of the cobs would be in the cooking. Whilst they were baking in the oven they smelt delicious, the same lovely smell as fresh corn on the cob, which seemed promising. Once their time was up I got them out of the oven and had a good look at them. They didn't seem quite the same as the fresh cobs. They seemed a bit deflated and the corn itself wasn't full and blossoming, it was more shrunken and sunken in.
I still gave them the benefit of the doubt and took the taste test. They didn't taste the same as the fresh cobs. They were not as juicy and the texture was not the same. The cobs were much chewier which was not a good sign. I think they tasted like when you get corn on the cob from a fast food restaurant, just not the same.
I would not buy these again as they were not as nice as fresh ones. As we like fresh ones so much it was hard not to draw comparisons which result in us not wanting to eat them.
I adore sweetcorn of all varieties, but my absolute favourite way to eat it is still on the cob. Therein lies the problem for me. Most supermarkets seem to sell corn on the cob in packs of two, which means I often waste a full one as they have a rather short shelf life. Add this to the fact that fresh sweetcorn is very expensive now and I honestly do dread to think how much money I am wasting simply because I can't eat both corn cobs before they start going off.
This is where the new frozen Green Giant Supersweet Corn on the Cob comes in. It's fantastic.
In each packet you get six small corn on the cobs which take just nine minutes to cook from frozen. They are frozen separately so you can take out one or as many as you need and the quality of them is absolutely fantastic.
The sweetcorn is at least as good as fresh cobs, better actually in some respects as each cob is of excellent quality and I have not come across a single kernal which is anything less than perfect quality.
The corn is wonderfully sweet and absolutely delicious. It's so sweet and juicy that you honestly don't need butter on it, although if I'm feeling particularly frivolous I will add a knob of best butter just to enrich the corn and give me that little puddle of melted butter on my plate which makes the vegetable seem so much more special.
These also BBQ very well, although you do need to allow time for defrosting if you're planning to cook your corn in this way. Last week I spooned some honey and soy sauce over mine before putting it on the BBQ and the finished result was absolutely wonderful.
I have only seen these Green Giant Corn on the Cobs in Morrisons at the moment where they are on special offer at £1.49, although I believe the full price will be around £2.49. This is still excellent value in my opinion as not only does it save you the hassle of removing all the fibres from the corn but still works out cheaper than buying the equivalent weight in fresh corn.