“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Sweetcorn „
I'm not that big a fan of sweetcorn unless it's on the cob but my boyfriend loves tinned sweetcorn and so we often buy this. At around 39p for a large can it is definitely the lowest priced you'll get in Morrisons and is much cheaper than the big brands like Green Giant. As with all the value range, this comes in the usual nastily designed labelled tin - basic, no frills and no expense spared. The corn inside is stored in a little salted water. All you need to do is pour the tin into a pot and heat gently for a few minutes. When I compare the size of the corn to other types it does seem to be a little smaller that the size of premium brands but they don't look bad or odd-shaped and have a nice yellow colour to them. I did find that the corn can become quite tough and chewy if it is overcooked and I like it to be crisp and crunchy so don't leave it on the heat too long. I'll admit it doesn't taste anywhere near as good as proper corn on the cob, but as tinned sweetcorn goes I can't honestly say there is anything wrong with this product. If you're used to eating premium brands of sweetcorn then I'm sure you will have issues with this not being of the same quality but as a side of veg for any meal this does the job nicely. Particularly if you are cooking for a large family as it is extremely good value for money to get one of your 5 a day.
Ever since I was a kid I have loved sweetcorn, and would have it with pretty much any meal. It is now one of the main items I have to buy when I go shopping, and I always try to look out for bargains when shopping for food, so when I saw that the Morrisons value range had their own sweetcorn for less than 30p a tin, I decided to give it a try and see if I could save myself some money on a weekly basis. It turns out not only do I love this sweetcorn, so do my family and I know buy a few tins with every shop. It comes in a tin with a yellow label which has Morrisons Value logo on it, the word Sweetcorn printed on the front and some nutritional information on the back. The tin does not have a ring pull on it, so will need to be opened with a can opener, but this is pretty much the same for all value range tins these days. The actual sweetcorn inside the tin is perfectly fine. I was worried about it being tasteless or too chewey being a cheaper range, but in actual fact, I find it to be the same as the leading brands and I do not think I could tell the difference in a blind taste test between this sweetcorn, and any other brand of sweetcorn. It cooks, smells and tastes just like sweetcorn should. Yummy! I find this sweetcorn to be the perfect accompniment to almost any meal, and have had no complaints on it from my family. I recommend this to everyone, as we could all do with saving a bit of money on our weekly shop, and if we can lower prices without comprimising quality, why not?
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...
I brought a bag of this frozen Value sweetcorn from Morrisons the other week and am not very impressed with it, it was about 59p for a 300g bag and that would have been a wicked saving on tins of sweetcorn if it had been better quality. The sweetcorn kernals are all seperate and not stuck together like happens with some frozen veg, they're a good colour as well but I did notice that the kernals are quite big and that made me stress a bit that they wasn't going to be very tender. I was right as well! When I did a stew the other day they was cooking in the broth for about 3/4 of an hour and after that they still had a proper tough texture that spoilt the stew a bit because I like my vegetables a lot softer than that. I have used them twice for bolognese and was dead worried about how they'd end up being as the cooking time is a lot shorter. The first one was crap and the sweetcorn stayed mega hard but then I had a brain wave and when I did the second bolognese I soaked the kernals in boiling water for half an hour before adding them. This worked ok, they was still a bit tougher than I would have liked them to be but at least this time they were edible. I changed the water a couple of times so that they were always in hot and like I said this did soften them. I bet you're thinking this would have took the taste out of them? Ha! They have no taste ANYWAY so that didn't matter! lol That's another bad thing about this sweetcorn because when I put Green Giant in you can taste the sweetness of it but this tastes of........ nothing at all! It's a waste of money and I'm just glad I didn't spend much on it, I know Morrisons own brand is usually a bit crap apart from the cereals but this is deffo one of their worst products. Not recommended even that cheap!
I absolutely love sweetcorn, whether it be mixed up with some tuna and mayo or put in with a pasta or served on it's own as a simple side dish it's just simply one of my favourite things to eat! I find it's really very versatile and because it's usually juicy and crunchy I like the texture of it which is why I bought a can of this in Morrisons costing about 37p for the can the other day. The Packaging: Bright yellow label with dark green writing on it around the main of the can. On the front of the can I'm told it's Morrisons 'Value' Sweetcorn and the size is stated (which in this case is 326g), there is an at a glance nutritional value chart shown and I'm told that of course this product is suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the can other information includes ingredients being listed (Sweetcorn kernel's, water, sugar, salt) I'm given a full nutritional rundown chart and storage advice, I'm told how to heat them up and contact details for Morrisons are given. It is an economy looking can but surely it's the sweetcorn that counts and that is it? lol. The Sweetcorn: Well you can apparently eat this cold so no need to heat it through if you don't want to so you could just drain it and add it to foods or to salads or whatever. Add seasoning to taste, add it to sauces, in with soups towards the end of cooking or you can of course heat the sweetcorn on the hob, in a saucepan in the water provided and simply drain. Like I said earlier sweetcorn is incredibly versatile! Personally I haven't eaten it cold and I don't fancy it that way! I did however heat half the can up and had them with sausage and chips and the other half of the can got mixed with tuna and mayonnaise and my Mum nicked a few kernel's to top a pizza with she was making. As far as I can see any way you wish to use these is fine and entirely up to you! They are small kernel's, bright yellow in colour and rather well formed. Crunchy, slightly sweet but in a natural way the water these come in is a little murky looking but your either meant to throw that away or cook the product in it. The corn is crunchy and not at all dense and it has a fresh feel to it. All round it's a nice, economy sweetcorn and versatile to boot. There is nothing to dislike about this product apart from the cheap labelling! Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can: Calories: 208 Sugar: 2.9g Fat: 2.6g Saturates: 0.4g Salt: 0.3g Only available in Morrisons stores.