Product Type: Morrisons Spices & Seasoning
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No No No - Yellow Teeth Corn!!!
Morrisons Value Sweetcorn
Member Name: valve90210
Morrisons Value Sweetcorn
Date: 16/03/10, updated on 08/02/11 (106 review reads)
Disadvantages: Poor quality, nearly tasteless and very tough
I try to eat healthily as much as possible and try to ensure I eat a good amount of vegetables etc. There are times however when I'm nearly due to do my food shopping and the fridge is rather empty. It is because of times like these that I like to have some frozen vegetables in the freezer. Although they are obviously not quite as nice as fresh, they are a very handy back up.
One of the vegetables I tend to keep in the freezer is Sweetcorn, which I have to say I love! It is so simple and quick to cook and adds good bulk and colour to anything (bung some in with rice and frozen peas and you have a very simple and quick rice salad...yummy).
The last time I was restocking my freezer with vegetables I was a bit skint so tried to save money where I could. I had been looking at the Money Saving Expert website during the day and while I was in Morrisons, I thought back to the Own-brand Challenge they mention - whereby you buy a shops own brand version of a product in place of a well known brand, if you find there is very little difference (as is often the case) stick with the own brand and you've saved money.
Now, I normally buy Morrisons own brand good anyway, I've never been a slave to any brands, but upon seeing Morrisons value sweetcorn next to the normal Morrisons own brand sweetcorn, I decided to give it a try, after all, how far wrong could they go with something so simple as sweetcorn??? When I came to use some of the sweetcorn, I discovered the answer to that question was...they could go very far wrong!!!
Unlike the normal Morrisons own brand sweetcorn - or indeed any branded products (Ho Ho Ho and all that) I have tried - which tend to be nice small tender kernels of corn which a lovely bright yellow colour and plum youthful appearance, the value kernels were much bigger, a duller yellow and rather less plump. My girlfriend hit the nail on the head when she said they looked rather like horrid yellow teeth...sadly I could only agree!
We decided to give them a try, though to be honest we were not very hopeful that they would be delicious as they really did look past their best, like an athlete whose muscles have wasted away and whose once vibrant and energetic personality has ebbed away over the years leaving naught but a shell of what one was. Were these kernels beans, they'd have certainly been 'Has-beans...'
Once cooked, we tried the sweetcorn. With trepidation we tried a mouthful each, and both came to the same conclusion...this was not good sweetcorn. The skins of the kernels were very tough and chewy, the flavour very weak compared to fresh young corn and frankly rather unpleasant to eat!
Overall this was not a good buy and one we shall certainly not be making again! I really couldn't recommend this sweetcorn to anyone, yes it is very cheap but frankly it teeters somewhere on the fine line between barely edible and completely inedible!
Being someone that does not like to waste money, I find it hard to throw away things which could be used...as such I am struggling with the disposal of this sweetcorn, it certainly shall not be eaten by my girlfriend or me so I fear it will spend an eternity sitting buried at the back of the freezer...
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