The pros: Trader Joe's Super Sweet Fresh Corn is ready to be cooked corn on the cob.
The cons: Far more expensive that buying corn that needs to be husked. My local Trader Joe's was selling those for $0.29 each.
The verdict: With summer almost over there have been a lot of cool items in the produce section. This one might be seasonal, but I'm unsure.
I saw it and the lazy side of my personality got really excited.
Fresh corn. No husking. No silky little strings to deal with. And it can be made in the microwave in 4 minutes.
So while this was a premium over the corn in the husks, part of me was saying "worth it" in my head.
The corn in the husks at my local Trader Joe's was available just over a quarter per ear. Cheap as it gets. But those tend to be a bit awkward in size thus requiring a big pot.
Not going to happen if I'm just having one.
Here there are four roughly equal sized cobs that after four minutes in the microwave tasted just as fresh as if I had husked them myself.
For $2.49 it's up to you if it is worth nearly double the price to have it husked and shortened for even cooking, but know that this tastes just as fresh.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Super Sweet Fresh Corn:
The nutritional information and the ingredient:
How to prepare in the microwave:
Another way of preparing this:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? I'm not going to lie, but this made it very easy. It was fresh but at a premium, but the microwave directions made it easy as anything to enjoy this summer time classic.
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