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Friday, July 18, 2014

Product Review: Sunbites Pre-Cooked Corn on the Cob

Thought I’d add the occasional product review into the recipe blog, so I could share the good things I find in the grocery store and elsewhere. I’m not being asked to do these reviews, paid to do these reviews, or receiving free samples in exchange for reviews (I wish!), but if that ever does happen, I’ll say so out front. The photo for this review did come off the company’s website.

Photo courtesy Lassonde Industries inc.
Sunbites corn on the cob is a fairly new Canadian product, just launched last November. Not only is it processed in Canada, but they claim to be using locally grown corn, packed the day it’s picked. I like to buy local when I can, so for me this is a plus.

I saw Sunbites a few months ago in the produce section at my local Metro store and thought I’d give it a try. We both liked it and I’ve since bought it again.

A package contains two pre-cooked corn cobs (individually vacuum sealed) which just need to be heated in the microwave. They can also be boiled or done on the barbeque although I haven’t tried either of those methods. And yes, it does taste like fresh picked and cooked corn, especially if you add butter and salt. The texture’s right, too.

According to the company’s FAQ, Sunbites will be in stores year-round except in the summer, when fresh corn is readily available. It’s supposed to stay fresh for up to a year, as long as it’s kept refrigerated (look for a best before date on the bottom left of the back of the package) thanks to the vacuum sealing (no preservatives are used), so if you get a craving for fresh corn in November, you can have some.

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