“ Brand: Green Giant / Type: Sweetcorn „
I consume an awful lot of vegetables in my diet which means that when I go shopping every week I devour the vegetables that I buy rather quickly and so I do buy tinned and frozen vegetables too so that I never run out!
I am a massive fan of sweetcorn whether its corn on the cob style or niblets like this. I often buy tinned sweetcorn cos I use it in so many dishes that lately I have been creating!
I spotted this in a two pack for just a pound in Asda not so long back and I bought 3 packs giving me 6 tins. I used it cold in a salad, in a stirfry, in some homemade Thai fishcakes, served with haddock and potato wedges and in a tuna and pasta bake and in a chicken pasta dish.... really is very versatile is sweetcorn like this!
The sweetcorn comes in a can with a ring-pull to the top of it and on the front of it we are shown a picture of a Green Giant and the sweetcorn and we are clearly told what it is and then on the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients, nutritional information, the size of the can is listed (in my case my cans are each 198g in size) and contact details for the manufacturer are listed.
What you get when you open the can is lots and lots of bright yellow and quite large pieces of juicy looking sweetcorn in a little water. You can drain the water off and eat it raw, as I did in a salad or you can gently heat it in the microwave or on the hob, in a saucepan then drain the water away or of course you drain the water off and add this to dishes you are cooking up.
I really like this crunchy and naturally sweet sweetcorn. There were no 'bad' bits in any of my cans along with being no hard bits of soggy bits...this sweetcorn is perfectly formed, looks and smells nice. What is nice about this is all that is in a can is sweetcorn, water and 0.5g of salt per half a can (80g) and that same sized portion counts as one of your fruit and vegetable portions per day and with only 62 Calories and 0.3g of Saturated Fat so its all round healthy as well as being really tasty and for me this is simply very, very good quality sweetcorn and I love it!
Available from all good supermarkets etc at about 62p per can, unless you get to Asda at the moment and stock up lol!
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When you think of tinned and frozen vegetables a name that springs to mind straight away is Green Giant. Their reputation is for supplying a wide range of products which are famous for their quality.
Their sweet corn is no different and you can currently buy a 198g tin of this for 64 pence on the Tesco website. I can quite happily eat a whole tin of this when I have it with some salmon or something but it could easily serve two people when used with other food items to make a meal. A lot of manufacturers now seem to be putting a ring pull on the top of the can which eradicates the need for an opener which I think is great as I can never seem to lay my hands on one when I need to get in to a tin and so the addition of one to this is brilliant also.
When you open the tin you can see it is topped to the brim with the lovely yellow sweet corn pieces which are stored in a little water which I always drain away. The bright colour of this when mixed with other salad items looks so bold and appetising and really is attractive to look at. The uses for this corn are obviously endless, in salads and such and the ease to which it can be accessed and it is ready straight from the tin is very appealing to me.
It looks nice but most importantly the taste is fresh, cool and sweet and each corn piece is wonderfully crunchy and feels good to consume. Sometimes little pieces can get caught in your teeth but hey that is a small sacrifice to make in order to have this. This is a very natural product which literally just contains the sweet corn, salt and water which is good to know and 80 g of this just carries 55 calories and 0.8g of fat so on its own would make a great healthy snack.
Green Giant is a trusted brand and this corn is presented in a really well designed little tin with an eye catching spoonful of yellow sweet corn pieces on the label. The pieces are fresh, crispy, crunchy and taste tremendously sweet and this really is perfect to eat independently or to enhance and brighten up all sorts of meals.
I'm glad sweetcorn can be classed as one of your five a day as I like it a lot. I normally buy for value range sweetcorn tins from the supermarket, but I thought I would try the Green Giant for once to see if the extra money is worth it.
The tin is 8cm tall and 6.5cm in diameter and contains 165ml (dry weight) of sweetcorn inside. The label has the iconic green giant stood next to fields and a bowl of crisp yellow sweetcorn. As you turn the can round, there is a serving suggestion followed by the cooking and nutritional information. The tin is opened by a ring pull which was easy to open and saved the hassle of using a tin opener. I'm sure the tins used to be bigger than this in the past, but I may be wrong.
On opening the tin, you can see the crisp, yellow sweetcorn bathed in salt water. As I like them cold, I usually drain the water from the can and then pour into a small bowl. I find when eating them they are nice and sweet and have a slight crispy crunch to them, which you don't always get with value brands. When having them hot, I usually microwave the contents of the tin for a couple of minutes until piping hot, drain away the water and season with a little bit of butter and some salt. I find this tastes really nice and it really brings out the flavoursome sweetcorn.
Generally, I find that a tin will split between 2 people quite well with a good serving for each. As I normally cook just for myself, I find that I have to store half a can in the fridge. It may just be my fridge, but I find that it doesn't last too long, even if covered up, so I usually try to have it the next day, either for lunch or dinner.
There are so many different meals that sweetcorn can be used to and it really brightens up any plate that it is served on. It is healthy and nutritious and tastes delicious. As I don't normally buy this brand there is one question that should be answered, would I buy Green Giant again? The answer is No as despite it being a bit nicer than the value sweetcorn I'm used to, I don't think this justifies me spending ~60p a can for Green Giant when I can spend ~20p a can for own brand sweetcorn that tastes nearly as good. If it comes on offer then I will definitely be buying it, but for now I'll stick with the value own brand. Due to the price and it doesn't last too long for me I can only give it 3/5.
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Since I was a little girl, Green Giant sweetcorn is the only sweetcorn that I've eaten and this is simply because it is the best.
You can buy these in either big tins or mini tins and they have a ring-pull lid which makes them very easy to open. Inside, the sweetcorn is filled right to the top of the tin and is swimming in a little bit of water to keep them fresh. Each piece of sweetcorn is quite small - slightly smaller than other brands of sweetcorn that I've tried anyway - and is a really bright yellow colour. The sweetcorn is quite crispy but also soft at the same time and it has a slightly sweet flavour to it. I really don't know what the difference is between this and other sweetcorn but Green Giant is far tastier than any other I've tried.
You can eat the sweetcorn either hot or cold - it's delicious both ways and goes with any kind of food. It only takes a minute at most to heat some up in the microwave - any more than that and they'll start popping all over the place!
Green Giant comes in either a standard size - short and fat - tin (65p) or also in mini tins (58p) which is good if you don't eat too much all at once. Even though I'm the only one who eats sweetcorn in my house, I usually buy the larger tins as they work out much better value for money.
Despite this brand of sweetcorn being quite a bit more expensive then the cheaper supermarket own brands, it is far better and, even if we're trying to save money, this is one of those products that I just couldn't switch to a cheaper version of.
If you're a fan of sweetcorn, then Green Giant is without a doubt the best tasting sweetcorn around, and is well worth the extra money.
Usually, tinned vegetables aren't nearly as good or as tasty as vegetables that are freshly prepared, but Green Giant sweetcorn is certainly an exception to this rule.
The Green Giant brand was launched in the UK in 1960. From my experience with the products, I have found that they are of an exceptional standard and quality. I'm sure the Green Giant character has gone a long way in getting children to eat their vegetables.
Sweetcorn comes in 3 different forms. There is the whole cob, which can be purchased frozen or fresh. These are lovely but are trickier to eat. You can also purchase a frozen bag of sweetcorn and of course tins of it. In my opinion, the tinned variety offer a lot more convenience.
Just as you can see in the picture, the tin has a ring-pull lid which is easily removed, eliminating the need for a tin opener. When the water is drained away, the product is ready for consumption.
Sweetcorn really is such a versatile vegetable which can be eaten hot or cold. It can be used in salads, and the salad crisp variety is perfect for this. It can also be used on hot dinners and accompanies virtually any other food stuff. It is also great in sandwiches and is especially nice with tuna and mayonaise, and can also be eaten straight from the tin for a very quick and healthy snack.
The sweetcorn itself is very pleasant. Bright yellow in colour, it is crispy and fresh tasting and quite frankly a joy to eat.
--Nutritional Information (per 100g drained)--
Energy - 267 kj
Calories - 63
Protein - 2.5g
Carbohydrate - 11.0g
(of which are sugars 5.5g)
Fat - 1.0g
(of which are saturates 0.2g)
Fibre - 2.7g
Sodium - 0.3g
It's easy to see from the information above that this is a rather healthy product with very little fat, few calories and a good source of carbohydrate. It does contain a bit of sugar but these are natural sugars which make it less of a concern.
The product comes in a variety of sizes and can also be purchased in multi packs.
To give an idea of price, a 150g tin costs just 44 pence at Tesco which I think is a great price for a product which is very high in quality and that is actually good for you.
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Mmmmmm I love sweetcorn and Green Giant has to be the best there is, no other brands can compete. Green Giant do a range of sweetcorn including naturally sweet, with peppers, salad crisp and original, the latter being my favourite.
The tins come in different sizes which is handy, I tend to buy the smaller size, perfect for a snack- cold sweetcorn straight out of the tin, mmmmmm. The tins also have a handy ring pull so they are easy to open and no need for a tin opener. You can eat the sweetcorn cold or hot. If you do want it hot then it is easy to heat up and does not take long, either by microwaving or heating in a saucepan.
I find that you can put sweetcorn in so many things; pasta, rice, sandwiches, salads, pies and so on and just half of a small tin (80g) provides one of your five a day, so it is healthy and delicious. Green Giant's sweetcorn tastes so fresh and crisp and is so full of flavour. Other brands of sweetcorn I can't stand as they lack all of these things. Green Giant also uses 100% natural ingredients.
I buy the 3 tin multipack from Sainsbury's which costs around £1.80, so 60p per tin, which may seem expensive compared to other brands of sweetcorn yet you do not get the same flavour so I am very willing to pay a bit more to get the better taste.
My son loves having sweetcorn, anytime of the day and I am happy to serve it to my family as it's also part of a healthy meal. We have tried various brands but I have to say that Green Giant obviously use the best quality from the tin, that are easy to open to its sweetcorn that has a great texture and taste.
Green Giant Sweetcorn is available in different varieties. It has a ring pull on the top, makes it easier to open. The product is 340g but 285g if drained. The packaging is quite appealing with its famous 'green giant man' standing that can be distinguish easily on the shelves.
The sweet corn is brightly coloured and each piece has a perfect shaped. It's ready to serve, after you drain off the water from the tin. It tastes really sweet with a nice texture and flavour.
Sweetcorn can be added to various foods such as rice, salad, pasta, pies or simply prepare it on its own but I love it with leafy salad, it definitely add excitement to your dish. We also enjoy having them with tuna-mayo, making it more crunchy and yummy.
sweetcorn, water with a little salt added.
With a fat content of 1% and counting each portion of 80g as one of your five a day, it's definitely a good part of our diet.
This product has been part of my weekly shopping and I always keep enough stock in the house. As to compare to the basic or value range which cost 35 pence. Green Giant cost around 75p-80p, more than twice the amount of sweetcorn. Obviously, very pricey but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it as it does seem to be produced in high quality standard when it comes to presentation, color , texture and taste. Adding to that is the sweetness and flavor that my children truly enjoy. I highly recommend it to anyone, you will definitely love the taste as much as we do so it's a big thumbs up to the GIANT!
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Green Giant is the only brand of tinned sweetcorn that I eat. For me it's one of those brands that you just love so much you daren't try any others, so when I say it's better than all other tinned sweetcorn I am being slightly biased!
You can buy Green Giant in different varieties. There is "niblets original" which is simply normal sweetcorn. This is their most common tin and can be bought in a number of different sizes. There is "naturally sweet" which seems to be the equivalent to low fat, so for me the flavour isn't as rich and I stay away from this particular one. "Organic" is obviously the organic version but I have never sampled this particular one and have no plans to. My second favourite is "with peppers" as this has little pieces of pepper in there too, this makes it even better to add with salad and is perfect for times when there are only one of two of you eating as you don't need to buy a whole pepper then. It also saves you time. Finally my favourite version is the "salad crisp" version. This particular version has more crunch to it than all the other versions.
You can buy most of the tins in different sizes, but for some reason the salad crisp version only seems to be available in 150g size. This is particularly annoying for me as it is my favourite one so I have to buy two tins to make it up to the size of the larger tins. It also doesn't come in a multipack like other versions do. For example the niblets original can be bought in packs of three.
Sweetcorn is good because it can be added to various foods such as pasta, rice, salad, put in pies or simply eaten out the tin as I like to. I would recommend putting the tin in your fridge for a short time to make it nice and cold. When you eat it after being in the fridge it tastes that little bit better, it makes it seem fresher (it's obviously not as it is tinned).
I have seen other brands of sweetcorn used by my parents and my girlfriend, these seem to have a large amount of water in which I don't like, luckily for me there is only a small amount in the tin of Green Giant. The tin is also 100% recyclable. Showing that Green Giant cares about the environment. The tins also come with a ring pull top which makes it handy for if you take them to work, you won't need a tin opener with you.
The sweetcorn itself is a beautiful friendly yellow and is around 7mm x 5mm x 3mm. The smell is quite pleasant, not too strong and not weak either. A tin also counts towards more than one of your five a day - 80g is one portion but you get 140g of drained sweetcorn in the small tins (150g net weight).
I can't recommend this brand enough and especially the salad crisp version. There is no chance that I would even consider any other brand!
I am one for saving money wherever possible but when my husband returned from the big shop with Green Giant Sweetcorn I just could not face the hassle of returning it back to the store on my next visit and decided we would just use it on this occasion.
The can contains 285 in drained weight of sweetcorn and has all the usual features you would expect of a can including a paper label showing all the ingredients & various other bits of information that the consumer has come to expect. The green man on the can is something that makes it stand out a little bit and makes me think of green giant instantly and if you have ever seen their adverts or one of the cans then you will know exactly what I mean.
The sweet corn inside the can is nice and yellow (as you'd expect) and is almost appealing to my children when on their plates. The sweet corn comes in salted water which I just drain away and then I wash the sweet corn before cooking it up. The corn is nice and crunchy and crisp and tender inside and just the right texture for little people as well as big ones. Sweetcorn is a firm favourite in my house with my son and because it's one of the vegetables he will happily eat I always try to have at least one or two nights a week where I serve it up as an accompaniment or I do cooking with some sweetcorn in so that I know it will be a guaranteed hit at the dinner table. This can contains around 3 servings of your five a day so is ideal for serving up to my three bigger children.
There are around 70 calories and just 1g of fat per 100 of sweetcorn so this is the ideal thing to throw in to a salad or have with a main meal without adding too many calories to your daily recommend amount.
There really are lots of different uses for sweetcorn and the most popular in my household is just with dinner on the side as my children will happily eat most things put in front of them so I guess I am quite lucky really. I love how easy to prepare this is as I can just open a can, rinse the contents and then it's ready to go. This is something that I buy every single week without fail and while I cannot notice much difference between this one and the usual basics or value one that I buy I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again if I saw it on special offer as it does seem to be a little more vibrant in colour and have a nice crisp yet tender taste to it that I know my children enjoy. There was no complaints when I served this up but then I doubt anyone would really notice the difference between branded and value with this unless they were avidly trying to find a difference.
The price of this product is around 75p-80p depending on which supermarket you purchase it from so it is a little more expensive than the value or basic versions available but on some of the cans you get more for your money per 100g so it's worth keeping an eye on this when doing your big shop.
Recently I decided I needed to make the salads I dished up for me and my partner more interesting, as often they were just leafy greens from a packet and they didn't look very inspiring. That's where a tin of Green Giant Salad Crisp Sweet corn came in.
The tin has a picture of a giant green man on it, standing in front of some fields, plus a photo of sweet corn being sprinkled over a bowl of brightly coloured salad. It is a very fresh looking tin and makes the sweet corn look appetising.
The sweet corn is ready to serve, and all you have to do is drain off the water from the tin and then chuck the corn onto whatever you want to serve it with. So far I have put it with a leafy salad and also with some fish and rice. It would go well in any type of leafy, rice-based or potato-based salad, or in tuna-mayo.
The sweet corn is very brightly coloured and each piece looks evenly shaped and perfect. It tastes very cool, refreshing and sweet, and really adds a nice new texture and flavour to simple salads and dishes. It is considerably nicer than the frozen sweet corn I have had before.
Obviously sweet corn is good for you and eighty grams of it will make up one of your daily portions of fruit and vegetables. In this regard I think they should have made the tin 160 grams so that it would contain two portions rather than one and a bit! 100 grams of this corn will set you back only 63 calories and 1 gram of fat, though it does contain 5.5 grams of natural sugars.
A 150 gram tin of this sweet corn costs 44 pence from Asda. Of course because it is a high quality, named brand, you will pay more for it. You could buy a 326 gram tin of sweet corn from Asda's Smart Price range and it would cost you only 33 pence, or the same size tin from Asda's normal range which would cost 35 pence. Both these tins are cheaper and you get over twice the amount of sweet corn, which does make Green Giant look very pricey in comparison. I have not tried the tins from Asda but I think I will do next time as if they are as good or nearly as good as Green Giant, I could make a substantial saving!
I eat loads of sweetcorn and even though I sometimes buy bags of frozen sweetcorn for cooking I love this Green Giant one for eating cold with a salad or putting into sandwiches.
The wicked thing about this is that the sweetcorn is lovely and crisp as you eat it, I love the way it sort of pops when you bite into it and then all the sweetcorn juice comes out and it's so sweet.
Green Giant only use the best quality sweetcorn and it's gorgeous, bright yellow and I've never had a bad bit in a tin from Green Giant like happens when you buy supermarket own brand sweetcorn. I love the sweet flavour of this one and the gorgeous texture of it, it's expensive and costs about 55p for a small tin but worth it I reckon because you can deffo tell the difference between this and cheap makes.
I love it in tuna mayo and always add loads because I love the taste of the sweetcorn as well as the summery texture of it. I think it adds a wicked sweetness to anything you add it to and if you're putting it in stew then pour the juice in comes in into the gravy as well and it makes it taste lovely.
This one is also brill for just having a pile on your plate when you have a salad, that's because it's so nice and crispy that it feels like you're eating something loads more exciting than vegetables! lol I also have it hot mixed with peas sometimes and it's wicked with a dollop of butter on the top so that it melts through. Yummy!
I add Green Giant sweetcorn to stews, bolognese, curries and all sorts because I think it gives a nice colour to whatever you're eating and also the crunch stays in the veg even after it's been cooked so it makes the texture a lot more interesting.
I have been eating the Green Giant sweet corn for years and this is my review.
The tin is a good size and has a ring pull on the top of the can and this means I can open it very easily. The packaging is nice looking and I think it looks like a good quality product unlike some cheaper brands which are in rubbish packaging tho I like to try out the product itself and am not so worried about what the packaging looks like.
I bought the Green Giant sweet corn from my local Mini Market as I saw it and needed some for a dish I was making and had no tinned sweet corn in the house. I have saw it in supermarkets to such as Tesco.
When I open the tin I can see the sweet corn is a bright yellow colour and it has liquid in the can with it so I need to drain it off before I add it to my dish. I managed to do this easily.
When I tasted the sweet corn I thought it was lovely tasting and very crunchy texture to it. I thought it tasted very nice and even though I cannot see a big difference in this more expensive sweet corn and a cheaper or value brand of sweet corn I did think it had a bit of a brighter yellow colour to it but I enjoyed it just the same as any brand I would buy.
The Green Giant sweet corn was lovely and crunchy as it should be. I think some tinned sweet corn can be a bit mushy if you do not drain it properly but the Green Giant variety was just crunchy and added a nice texture to my dish.
The tin of Green Giant sweet corn has 340 g in it which I think is a good portion. I added half the tin to my tuna pasta dish I was cooking and used the second half of the tin in some tuna mayonnaise for a sandwich the next day and it kept in my fridge overnight just fine in a container with a lid on it.
The sweet corn is not exactly the cheapest but it is not the most expensive either and I paid 75 pence for the tin from my local mini market but it costs a little less than this from a supermarket like Tesco or Sainsburys.
I really enjoyed eating the Green Giant sweet corn but I did not notice a huge difference between this brand and a cheaper or value brand so I think really you are paying for the name. I would buy it again though but not if I was buying it in Tesco or a supermarket cos then I would just buy the sweet corn that was the cheapest!
Seeing this tin of sweetcorn makes me feel all homely and content. I have always loved sweetcorn and have eaten Green Giant sweetcorn since I was young. Easily recognisable on the supermarket shelf because of the distinctive green giant on the label, this brand is the one that immediately springs to mind when I think of sweetcorn.
I personally think that Green Giant Sweetcorn stands head and shoulders above all other brands both in terms of flavour and quality. In trying to cut down my weekly food shopping bill, I have tried a few other brands including the supermarket's own offerings, but they have all been hugely disappointing. Whilst they may be be more affordable and saved me a few pennies, all of them have been lacking in flavour and have not had the fabulous crunchy texture that you get with the Green Giant stuff. I have also tried frozen sweetcorn, which I did find really handy, especially when wanting to serve my girls some quick and easy veg but this was completely lacking in any flavour and left me feeling disappointed.
The Green Giant sweetcorn just has the most amazing crunchy texture and once you have bit into one of these little yellow gems you find a gorgeous sweet and juicy centre. They are also incredibly moreish and I actually enjoy them straight out of the tin.
This just makes a fantastic cupboard staple, sweetcorn are incredibly versatile and I use them in countless different ways. Have to say though you really can't beat them when served with tuna and mayo in a crusty soft sandwich. I believe a 340g tin of Green Giant sweetcorn costs approx 68p from my local Tesco's.
Green Giant, how I love this...
Do not be put off, you will not turn green! I have been buying this recently to put in with my tuna salads and sandwiches and I have grown quite fond on this. The above DooYoo image is actually of the salad crisp edition but I will be reviewing the naturally sweet no added salt or sugar version which is probably the newest one out.
To start with the sweetcorn comes in a 250g can but only weighs 165g when it is drained, I say cut the juice Green Giant! The can actually comes with the pull gadget which makes it a lot easier than using the stupid can opener. I wish every can had this, John West hint hint. On the front of the can there is a picture of the big and strong Green Giant! with a plate of corn and some logo's. On the back of the can there is cooking/heating instructions and nutritional information.
When I took of the lid I could smell a very sweet smell that was not sugary. There was a little too much juice in there and if there was more corn I would have been happier. I use this in sandwiches so I drained this well so it doesn't make my sandwiches very soggy. The corn is quite soft in texture, yellow in colour and small in size. They do not taste too sweet and they have not got added sugar.
Health wise, there is 61 kcal per 100g drained which is over half of the can, 1.0g of fat and 10.5g of carbohydrates. I wish that they had less carbs in because they would make this somewhat healthier!
You can buy these in packs of three or individually. The three pack is no more than £2.00 and on their own they are around 60p. You can buy these from supermarkets and convenience stores!
I would rate these 4/5 because I think they could be cheaper.
I have always loved Green Giant Sweetcorn even from being a toddler. :)
I loved it as corn on the cob or the tinned variety although I wasn't too keen on it cooked from fresh as it seemed too hard in texture compared to the softer, sweeter kernels out of their cans...
Recently 2 tins packed together (250ml size) have been found on special offer of 75p for the pair, which is really cheap for this variety as it is the best brand there is for this type of food.
The type in our kitchen cupboard is 'No added salt or sugar' as it is healthier than the ones with additives.
Ours has 100% natural ingredients and is just the corn in water vacuumed packed to stay fresh for longer. The tin I am reviewing is in date until 2012, although I doubt it will last that long!
As a child I used to love the Jolly Green Giant and he still makes me smile as well as knowing nowadays he stands for top quality foods.
Advertising 'Naturally sweet' and one of my five a day in vegetable or fruit portions by eating 80g; the calories per 100g drained weight are only 61 which is good considering this is a carbohydrate source.
For me it's my favourite Sweetcorn as I love it crunchiness and sweet texture as well as how crisp and fresh it tastes.
The colour always makes a nice contrast too and seeing as it is so full of flavour it can be used either hot with a cooked meal or cold in a salad. Stir fries and pastas as suggested on the tin too, although we also add it to cous cous for extra flavour and tasty bite sized pieces that add interest to our food.
I think Green Giant is one of those foods that you don't mind paying extra for although it's always good to find things on special offer too! (:
Five stars for my Sweetcorn of choice, you can beat it!