Canned Corn

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am


S&W Whole Kernel Corn
410g for HK$8.90, Market Place by Jasons

I'd been buying this brand over others because of its low price, but now I realise why this Thai product is so cheap: it contains corn, water, sugar and the additive, citric acid. Having enjoyed the two other products, I realise this doesn't taste much like corn, either. Verdict: tough kernels and an artificial flavour.

Organics Whole Kernel Corn
425g for HK$16.90, Market Place by Jasons

This US Department of Agriculture-certified organic corn - grown in the 'rich and fertile soil of the Midwestern US' - is said to be harvested when 'perfectly ripe and processed within two hours'. The pale yellow kernels are canned with only water and sea salt. Verdict: crunchy, juicy and subtly sweet, it's almost like eating corn freshly shucked from a steamed cob.

Green Giant Original
340g for HK$13.90, Market Place by Jasons

Made in France, this is unlike the first two products in that it's not swimming in liquid in the can. Without the need to be drained and with a ring pull top, it's a convenient on-the-go snack or light meal. Verdict: sweeter and juicer than Organics', but with less crunch.