I didn't start eating sweetcorn until I got married and got my own house, my mom would only cook 'traditional' vegetables and probably saw sweetcorn as a faddy non nutritious vegetable. I soon got to love the taste of sweetcorn and use it quite often. I have recently been buying the Tesco value sweetcorn for some time now. It is a 325gram tin net weight which is 260g drained weight and is currently 32p which is very good value compared to Jolly Green Giant which is over 70p for the same size. The label has changed again as have all Everyday Value items, and the wrapper is now a yellowy creamy colour with the words Tesco Everyday Value sweetcorn in sugared salt water on the front. It also informs you that there are no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours in the can.
There is no ring pull on these but they always open really easily with a can opener. They come in sugared salted water which is filled to almost the top of the can. If I am warming them up I will tip the whole contents into a saucepan or non metallic container for the microwave and if I am mixing them with other things I will drain them using a plastic drainer.
The kernals are bright yellow which keep their colour when warmed up and are all of an equal size and shape. They have a thin skin but this is not hard and is easy to eat. They give quite a crunch when you eat them and you get the sweet taste straight away.
My favourite way to use these is to mix them up with tuna. I can say that I never eat tuna now without mixing it with sweetcorn either on a sandwich or roll and my long time favourite stuffed in a jacket potato. I also use them in stir frys which is something I have been doing quite frequently as they are quite low in calories and I am trying to cut down at the moment. My husband is not a lover of these as an individual serving so if I do serve them with a dinner I usually mix them with peas or other vegetables which must disguise them somewhat as he doesn't usually comment.
Half a can contains 145 calories, 3g sugar, 1.6g fat, 0.3g saturates and 0.3g salt so if you are on a strict calorie controlled diet or are watching your fat or salt intake you would have to measure how much of the can you could eat.
Its not very often that I don't use the whole can but if I don't I will transfer them to a plastic container where they will keep okay in the fridge for a few days. It does say within 2 days on the can but I know I have kept them for a bit longer than this, and am still here to tell the tale!
All in all these are a very versatile vegetable and although I don't have young children I would consider that they would be popular with them due to the bright colour and the small individual kernals. I have tried other brands and to be honest they all taste the same to me so I will continue to buy these as they are great value.
Tesco value Tinned sweet corn
I always have a tin of sweet corn in my cupboard as it serves very well as an emergency extra vegetable when I don't have enough fresh stuff or the fresh stuff I do have doesn't actually go with the rest of the meal. Brussel sprouts do not go with everything I find nor does cabbage and this is where sweet corn comes in.
I find tinned sweet corn is so much tastier and has much better crunch factor than the frozen sweet corn and what is especially good is that there is so little waste. There is a small amount of water in the tin but really the tin is packed full of crunchy corn kernels. The corn is full of flavour and I actually like tinned corn almost as much as corn on the cob. Canning seems to keep the texture, crunch and flavour of corn so much better than freezing. These are really tasty, they have good crunch and the kernels do not have tough skins at all.
The can holds 325g of the product and around it is the Tesco value label which has changed from the old blue value one then to a red and white coloured one and now there is more of a picture of corn and it does look less 'value' than before. The label is not specially great but this is a value or economy product so you don't get jolly Green giants and the like decorating the can.
You do need to open the can with a standard tin opener as it is not one with a ring pull but for using at home this doesn't matter to me. If you are going camping and forget the can opener it might be more of a problem.
This can has gone up in price considerably over the last couple of years. It was not so long ago that I was paying 12p a can but now it is 32p which is okay and compares very favourably with the branded cans. Like Jolly green Giant which is 79p in Tesco over twice the price.
Apparently if you have 80g of drained sweet corn that counts as one of your five a day so a can will give three people a vegetable ration. If you are the kind of diet where you need to avoid salt then you may have to give this one a miss and spend a bit more to get the salt free version in the branded can.
Corn is very good for you and although it is heavy on the carbohydrates corn is excellent for anyone suffering from gout we have discovered as my husband suffers sometimes and this is a food which helps reduce the levels of acid in the gouty joints.
On the label of the can you will find all the detailed nutritional information and also instruction of how to heat. This can be heated in a saucepan or a microwave, obviously remove the product from the can first. If you don't want to use all the corn in one go then you can store the left overs in the fridge but not in the can as my step son seems to think is okay. Put it in a plastic tub with a lid or in a bowl and cover it with film.
HOW DO I USE THIS?
One way is just to mix sweet corn and frozen peas together and heat them up and this makes a tasty and double vegetable ration which goes down very well with all the grandchildren even though they do try and escape from their plates.
Mix corn with tuna and finely chopped red onion and then put this in a baked potato with some sour cream or mayonnaise and this makes a great easy and pretty economical meal . We often have thos when we come back from our travels as it is tasty yet good plain store cupboard food. All we have to buy fresh is a couple of potatoes on the way home.
Sweet corn, tuna and peas in a white sauce make a great pasta dish with some parmesan and herbs to give it some zip.
Sweet corn is also a great vegetable to add to vegetable soups or use in chicken ad sweet corn soup which I also do quite frequently.
I used to love the tins of creamed sweet corn on toast and find that I can give the contents of these cans a quick swirl in the blender and then it is pretty much like creamed corn if I add a bit of cream or sour cream or crème fraiche while blending and then add some freshly ground pepper or you can use Philly cheese and that makes a very tasty snack lunch.
Another good and quick meal or side is to make corn fritters which are really yummy and so easy to make so give them a try. Corn fritters are basically a mixture of corn kernels, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. I usually shallow fry them but they can be deep fried or baked and baked works pretty well too if you have the oven on already. I have mine as a side vegetable or just alone or sometimes have a slice or two of bacon. The Americans serve them with jam, fruit, honey, or cream. But to me they are savoury but make your own mind up.
One that I have not tried to recreate is Jagung manis or sweet corn ice cream which is very popular in Malaysia and one that we were not that fussed about when we lived there. i am sure you will be able to find a recipe if you like the sound of that.
I would thoroughly recommend these as a cheap store cupboard staple as they are very adaptable.
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For tea tonight I made pie and mash for me and my mate and I felt I needed something or other to go with it so I looked in my cupboard and there was my savior........ a tin of Tesco Everyday Value Sweetcorn.
It comes in a can that holds 325g of the product and around it there is a beigy coloured label and on there we are told what it is and who it is by, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown along with a photograph of the sweetcorn and pictures shown of pots and pans and so on then on the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and cooking advice being given,a full nutritional chart and the size is stated and contact details for Tesco are given. Nice enough looking can since the labeling for this has changed though there isn't a ringpull given with this for ease of opening sadly which I always appreciate.
The bright yellow sweetcorn kernels come in water and there's plenty of that water. You can heat them in a saucepan in the given water or heat them in the microwave the option is yours of course, mine I always do in the microwave for quickness.
These look nice, the skins don't fall off and they retain some crunch and don't go soggy. You do have to drain the water off of course before serving and they are naturally sweet and not too seasoned allowing me to add my own if I so desire. You get loads of them and in my opinion they are a great economy buy at only 32p a tin and handy to have in to add to meals or to recipes you are creating.
Add to that per half can there is also only 140kcal and 0.3g of saturated fat so they're not going to pile on the pounds either!
Only available in Tesco stores.
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At university I don't tend to buy fresh vegetables, preferring to buy it frozen as it's cheaper and lasts for longer, especially when I'm only buying for myself. When I wanted to make a more filling chilli con carne one day I decided to buy some tinned sweetcorn for my next shop because this isn't included in my frozen pack of mixed veg. Not looking for anything fancy I went straight for the Tesco (Everyday) Value Sweetcorn to save on the pennies.
The price is only 35p for a 325g (260g drained) tin, which I think is much better value than even the regular Tesco tinned sweetcorn (59p for the same amount). This is too much sweetcorn for one person to eat as part of a full meal but I think it should suffice for an average family, although buying two tins of this will be just as worth it. Packaging is typical Tesco Value fare- red, blue and white lettering, instructions with a red border around back of tin etc- although with the front of the tin taken up with actual sweetcorn pictured in the background it is slightly more eye-catching than usual. There is no ring can at the top, but I find this not much of a bother as I most tinned stuff I buy doesn't have them either. You can heat the sweetcorn up either on the hob or in the microwave (I use the latter unless I would be mixing it with other vegetables) and takes about 5 minutes to cook which is obviously very fast and convenient, especially if I'm preparing other parts of the dish which require more attention.
I tend to eat sweetcorn as my vegetable portion for dinner or mixed into another dish and find this tastes good- a nice texture, not too chewy or limp, with the sugary salt water giving it the flavour it needs. Furthermore, I've found it can keep in the fridge for quite a few days if put into an airtight container, without losing any of its taste. Overall despite its Tesco Value branding this tinned sweetcorn is just as nice tasting and nutritional as other brands should be at about half the price and, unless you're picky about eating store brand goods, is worth picking up for yourself!
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I'm on a tight budget, like a lot of people these days so if I can make savings on my food bill, I will. I don't care if something comes from a 'value' range, as long as it tastes good and costs me less.
If I make anything in containing sweetcorn I invariably buy a tin of Tesco Value Sweetcorn. It is available in 325g tins and the sweetcorn is preserved in sweetened brine. At a cost of 35p per tin, I think it is good value for money.
To eat, all you need to do is empty the tin into a microwave bowl and cook it for a few minutes on high heat and it's ready. The addition of a little butter improves the flavour. You can also cook on the hob in a saucepan. Texture-wise, it is quite firm and tastes really good. You can either serve is as an accompaniment or include it in things like pies and flans. It is very versatile.
The sweetcorn does contain added sugar, salt and water. I do not find it too sweet or salty though.
I don't see why one should pay over the odds for something as ordinary as sweetcorn. As long as it tastes good, that is all that matters...and this sweetcorn does!
Another product from the expansive but somewhat inconsistent value range from tesco and definately one of their better ones!
They might be crammed tighter than sardines in their little tin (325grammes to be precise) and bathed in water with a salt content high enough to ensure they could still be edible after a nuclear explosion and the un-inspiring value range logo does nothing to cunjur an impression of a quality product contained within but make no mistake these little corn heads are just as good, if not better than any other brand on the market and I fail to see how anyone could differenciate between these and a leading brand in a blindfold test!
They are sweet, juicy, crunchy and full of plenty of flavour that is just as superior as those higher priced ones. They of course are no way near as good as freshly cooked corn but then neither are any of the other brands.
The sweetcorn is nutricious and versatile and there is absolutely nothing contained in this tin (with the exception of the unavoidable salt water that I personally hate and even then there isnt very much of it) that I could critisize apart from the addition of sugar, the actual quanties of this are not stated on the packaging but are still acceptable as most of the brands do this.
I love the value sweetcorn and can definately recommend. At just 39pence per tin for 325grammes they are fantastic value for money and I can not see why you would even consider buying anything more expensive than these especially when there are no added benefits for the extra money that i can think of.
Yes, I know, another review of a "value" product...but in my opinion, if something is good, why not sing it's praises? And this little tin of sweetcorn is a really useful cupboard essential, which costs a snip at 33p for a 325g tin.
We are all encouraged to eat more fruit and veg, but fresh produce can be very expensive to buy. Tinned and frozen fruit and vegetables are a really cheap and effective way of maintaining your "five a day" habit without breaking the bank.
I love tinned sweetcorn because it is such a versatile ingredient and can be used in so many different ways. It is enjoyable on its own as an accompaniemnt to a main meal, or as part of a salad or pasta dish. It is great for topping pizzas or adding to sanwiches or soups. The list is endless and only limited by imagination. This is why I always have a few tins in my kitchen cupboard, as I can rustle up a simple meal fairly quickly with these.
A drawback of the tin is that it does not have a ring pull lid and has to be opened with a can opener! I know, I am lazy! The label on the tin has a mouthwatering picture of a pile of golden corn, with a knob of butter melting into it. Yummy. I think the new colour labels are so much better than the old plain labels as pictured above. The new labels give you more of an idea what to expect from the product.
When you open the tin, you se that the corn is immersed in cloudy salt/sugar water. I prefer to drain the conents through a sieve before cooking., but you can use the water in the can to cook the product in, and drain after cooking if you prefer.The total drained weight of the can contents is 260g. The corn can be cooked in a pan on the hob, either in tap water, or in the water already in the can, though I prefer tap water, as it contains no extra salt or sugar. It takes about 3 minutes before ready. It can also be cooked in the microwave for 1.5 minutes in water and then drained.
The corn is a good quality standard and I have not found any "bad" kernels in a tin, unlike the Morrisons tinned corn, which has a few black kernels in it. The corn kernels are quite big, but a lovely golden colour and very sweet and tasty to eat. With a simple ingredient like corn, you may as well buy the value brands, because the big branded products just charge you extra for fancy packaging when the product is exactly the same.
The nutritional info is as follows per 80g serving:
It goes without saying that the product is suitable for vegetarians! The can is recycleable. If you don't use all the corn in one go, as it is a very big tin, you can transfer the corn to a plastic bowl and keep in the fridge for two days.
This is a great quality product and if you don't have any in your kitchen cupboard, go and buy some now!
I was never keen on vegetables when I was growing up and my parents used to have to mix them and hide them with other foods so that I ate them without knowing and I used to do the same with my children, as a lot of parents often do, so their children eat a healthy diet.
When I got married my hubby loved vegetables and Sweetcorn was one of his favourites and I used to try a little every now and again and eventually I grew to like it a lot more once I was cooking for my family and then I tried a canned version and I loved it even more, and I eat it all the time now, and I recently started buying it for my parties and BBQs and I bought a 325g tin for only 35p from the Tesco Value range of lower branded products and it comes in the usual basic colours of blue and red and it does not have a ring pull lid but it can easily be opened with a can opener and the drained weight is 260g.
Inside the Sweetcorn is in sugared salt water and the colour of the Sweetcorn is a bright yellow, and when I first bought it, I thought the colour would be a little pale as it was in a tin but it is a very good shade of yellow.
The texture is soft and smooth and not hard like I expected it to be, it can easily be chewed and mixed with other fresh or frozen vegetables to make a nice casserole or stew and I use it mixed with Pasta, Tuna and Mayonnaise for a party dish for my guests.
My hubby takes a tin with him when he goes fishing, and his friends and family all use it for that purpose and for the low price he thinks it is a good idea.
Once opened it is best to place any unused contents into a plastic container and covered with cling film and placed into the fridge and used within 2 days.
Although it is in sweet salt water, it does not taste very sweet in my opinion and it is very good for curries, casseroles, stews or just with potatoes and meat.
I think for the very low price it is a bargain and it a good quality for a cheap product in my opinion and for anyone who is on a budget it is very versatile.
80g contains, 105 calories, 2.3g protein, 1.0g fat, 1.1g fibre and 0.1g sodium.
I recommend it to anyone to give it a try and see if you like it as much as I do.
I give it 5 stars.
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I am buying more and more value products these days, especially tinned food! What could be different about one tin of sweetcorn that has a brand name to it, and one that is value? Nothing is different in terms of taste or appearance of this product!
I love sweetcorn and have always bought green giant until i bought my own house, and had to start buying my own food! I always have lots of these value tins of sweet corn in my kitchen cupboard, as there are so many different meals you can add these to.
We have sweetcorn in shephards pie, casseroles, salads, soups, pasta dishes and also just on its own with a meal like sausage and mash or a roast dinner. I like to add some butter to mine to make it even tastier.
It is my favourite type of vegetable, it is so sweet and easy to eat. The sweetcorn in this value tin does not taste any different at all to the green giant sweetcorn!
A tin of this sweet corn counts as one of your five a day, although i think these are quite high in calories for a vegetable? They have 105 calories per 80g serving, which is a lot in my opinion. Tesco have added water, sugar and salt to this tin of sweetcorn, which is where the extra calories must be coming from.
A 325g tin of this sweetcorn only costs 33p in tescos, which is a bargain! They also do this sweetcorn in a value frozen bag, which i also keep in if i cant be bothered opening a tin of sweetcorn. As it is quite a big tin, i always end up having to put some in a container and keep it in the fridge to use another day, however with the bag of frozen sweetcorn you can just pour out the amount you want to use, which is easier.
To heat this tin of sweetcorn up on it own, just gently heat on the hob for 3 minutes or cook on full power in the microwave for 1 minute. Just drain the sweetcorn and it is ready to serve!
The only bad thing about this product, as you find with all tesco value tins, they have no ring pull version! But if they did a ring pull version the price might go up so im happy with just using a tin opener!
I would highly recommend this product, it is no different to real brands!
I am a big sweetcorn fan, and have been since I was a youngster. Ever since the days I saw the 'Jolly Green Giant' on tv. But I need to tell you a bit of a secret. We've fallen out with eachother. Ever since I found out that a friend of his called 'Jolly Good Value' came along a few years back.
'Jolly Good Value' isn't a big giant, nor does he profess to be. In fact he's a bit of plain sort of guy to be honest. He goes around in plain clothes, and can normally be found hiding on the bottom shelves at Tesco.
The good thing about this sweetcorn is it is really cheap. Not as cheap as it once was, as Tesco seem to be edging their Value Range upwards a bit, but still really good value. It only costs about 34p. Nearly half the price of other sweetcorn tins.
Upon opening the tin, you may notice that the sweetcorn is slightly smaller than certain other brands of the same product, but don't let that put you of. The taste is very much the same and they are just as sweet in my opinion.
I use sweetcorn in pretty well everything these days. Even our roast this afternoon will be accompanied by a pan of sweetcorn. Occasionally I'll add a knob of butter, but to be honest it doesn't really need any added flavour.
Nutrition per 100g
*Salt Equivalent 0.4g
I thoroughly recommend this sweetcorn, as an addition to any dinner to be be eaten alone. 5*
Tesco Value Sweetcorn - 325g for 33p
I like some of the Tesco Value products and I really dislike others, with Tesco Value products it just seems to be the luck of the draw, some are great and some are awful and really not worth buying.
The Sweetcorn is one of the value products I buy on a regular basis. It comes in a tin with the Tesco Value Logo on the label in red with a white background. Unlike branded Sweetcorn the tin does not come with a ring pull type opener and has to be opened with a tin opener.
The Sweetcorn looks and tastes no different to any of the branded Sweetcorn you can buy and it costs half of the price. The corn is moist and juicy and is a nice complement to any meal.
Sweet Corn, Water, Sugar, Salt.
nutrient per 100g
Energy kCal 82 kCal
Energy kJ 345 kJ
Protein 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 15.5 g
of which sugars 4.5 g
Fat 1.1 g
of which saturates 0.3 g
Fibre 2.2 g
Sodium 0.3 g
Salt Equivalent N/A
Sweetcorn is always quite low fat and this product is great for people following a healthy diet. It is suitable for vegetarians and would work well as one of your 5 A DAY Fruit and Veg.
Well worth a try for Sweetcorn lovers!
This is a bargain tin of sweetcorn. I used to buy it all the time because its taste and texture are brilliant.
The sweetcorn comes in a wide tin. At the moment, the label is quite different to the one pictured above because there is an image (photograph) of the sunshiny yellow sweetcorn on the front. The corn looks succulent and appetising. The small print reads, 'serving suggestion'. This sort of stuff makes me chuckle - as it is merely the corn on its own!
The can needs to be opened with a tin opener as it does not have a ring pull.
Taste and Texture
Once in the opened can, the corn looks juicy and inviting in the tin. I am always tempted to scoff quite a bit of it cold (and do so). The corn is as it looks - delicious to eat. There are no small, chewy kernels; all are plump and succulent and the corn tastes sweet.
Sweetcorn,Water ,Sugar ,Salt.
Yes, the corn tastes sweet - that is because sugar has been added and this is the main reason that I buy a slightly more expensive sweetcorn without sugar in now. I do prefer a sweeetcorn that is naturally sweet rather than having sugar artificially added to make it so. However, in Tesco's defence, the sweetcorn is not too sweet and unless you look on the can, you would not know that the sweetcorn is sweetened.
For this large (1.24kg) tin of sweetcorn, the price is currently 34p - and that, I think, represents goodvalue. The naturally sweet sweetcorn retails at around the same price but for a much smaller tin.
I don't need to harp on too much about the uses of canned sweetcorn. I am reminded of that old fashioned way of serving sweetcorn mixed up with peas and the vibrant colour contrast when I was little. Now, I use then in vegetable casseroles or simply heaped up on the plate like a pile of gold.
This is an excellent product - bearing in mind the price. In the end, it boils down to consumer choice. If you have that little bit more cash - the naturally sweet corn might be a better purchase - but if you are strapped for cash or don't care about the added sugar (and salt - 1 portion = 5% of daily amount) - then the value can is fabulous.
I use tinned sweet corn for a lot of things like stews and caseroles but I also like it in cold dishes like on a salad or mixed with tuna.
I have been trying out some of the items from the Tesco Value range to see if they are any good and I thought I would try the Tesco Value tinned sweet corn to see if it is ok.
The tin is 325g in size and the tin can be recycled which is good for me as I like to do my bit for the environment. All I need to do is rinse the tin out and it can be put in the recycle bin how easy is that.
The packaging is very basic and it is just a plain label that is on the front of the can that is white in colour with the wording on the front and the Tesco value logo. There is no ring pull on the top of the can so it needs to be opened with a tin opener. The plain packaging is not very eye catching or attractive but this is the same as all of the products in the Tesco Value range but this does not put me off to much as I am more bothered about what the product is like.
The sweet corn in the tin looks very nice when I empty it out into a bowl and it looks just the same as any other tinned sweet corn I have bought before. It is a nice bright yellow colour and it does not look to soft or anything.
The taste of the sweet corn when I add it to my dish is just what I would have got from any other tinned sweet corn and so I do not think that anybody would really notice the difference. I have had the Tesco Value sweet corn in a cold dish too without anything added to it and I think it tastes nice like this too so I will definitely be buying this type of tinned sweet corn again as it is a good way to save money as it is a tinned food that I buy a lot of.
The 325g tin cost me around 40 pence which I think is good value because this feeds me at least twice.
I would suggest giving this Tesco value tinned sweet corn a try out as I think it is as good as any other type of tinned sweet corn and it is very good value for money.
I usually buy sweetcorn to mix with tuna, this can is 34p for a 325g, which is pretty cheap compared to other branded tins of sweetcorn that are available in the supermarket.
The sweetcorn is in lightly salted water, the corn is quite small and it is yellow in colour. Occasionally you will find the odd brown piece of corn, but this doesn't happen very often.
Each piece of corn has a smooth texture and it is soft and juicy in the middle. It isn't as nice as fresh corn that comes straight from the cob and I do think that rival (more expensive brands) taste a bit nicer, but this is more than adequate.
This tin doesn't have a ring pull, which makes it a bit difficult to open without pouring water over yourself. The packaging is also very basic - you can tell that it belongs to the Tesco's basic range because of the blue, red and white label.
You do get quite a lot of corn for your money and sometimes I don't use it all. I wouldn't recommend saving half a can though, because it turns brown very quickly.
I am giving this product four dooyoo stars, it has lost a star because the taste isn't fantastic. However I will be buying it again because it is great value.
I put sweetcorn in loads of recipes and even though I buy Green Giant for when I'm having it cold on a salad or a sandwich, I buy this Tesco Value Sweetcorn for throwing into a stew or bolognese. It's only 34p for a tin that weighs 325g and even though there's more water in it that usual it still works out very cheap compared to Green Giant.
I wouldn't eat it cold straight from the tin like I do with Green Giant because it's not good enough quality but when you're cooking it you can't tell that it's so cheap.
There are a lot of broken and squished kernals in the tin so you end up throwing quite a few away with the water but that's better than having squashed kernals in your dinner I reckon.
The kernals are also quite small compared to the ones in Green Giant tins and when they're cold they are quite hard, that's the main reason I won't add these to cold foods but they do soften up ok when they're heated up. They haven't got such a sweet taste as Green Giant but again this is ok when you're using them to cook with in a stew or something like that with a gravy or sauce.
For the price I don't think you can moan though because they're mega cheap compared to Green Giant and are just as good for you as eating any other sort of sweetcorn. The kernals are a nice bright yellow and they look wicked floating about in a bolognese sauce and add a nice bit of colour to anything you cook with them.