Product Type: Tesco Spices & Seasoning
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Tinned Value Sweetcorn, it's simple enough.
Tesco Value Sweetcorn
Member Name: Anti
Tesco Value Sweetcorn
Advantages: Good taste, very cheap, can keep in fridge when out of tin.
Disadvantages: None really.
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!
(Review also on Ciao under the username Anti_W)
Summary: Tinned sweetcorn that is excellent value.