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The Aldi Frozen Vegetable I Stock Up on All Year Round — Even in the Summer

published Jul 22, 2022
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Sweet corn — my favorite variety — can currently be found growing in all 50 states and, in many of those places, including where I live in the Midwest, it’s in its peak season. And yet, if you peeked in my grocery cart, you wouldn’t spot a single green husk in it. (PSA: Always husk your corn at home.) What you will see, though, are multiple bags of frozen sweet corn. In my opinion, its versatility, convenience, affordability, and longer shelf life can’t be beat. And at less than $1 (it’s $0.95 where I live), the Season’s Choice Steamed Super Sweet Corn at Aldi is the one I reach for on repeat.

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What’s So Great About Season’s Choice Steamed Super Sweet Corn?

My freezer is never without a bag (or three) of Season’s Choice Steamed Super Sweet Corn. The vibrant kernels’ smooth texture and lingering sweetness are absolutely delightful. Some frozen corn suffers from its time in the deep freeze, but not this one. The kernels cook up just like the fresh stuff: plump, juicy, and vibrantly yellow.

What’s the Best Way to Use Season’s Choice Steamed Super Sweet Corn?

There are many ways to make a meal out of frozen corn. Lately, I’ve been mixing it into salsas, and pastas and potato salads. I’ll pack some in reusable containers and bring it on trips to the lake. It also sits beautifully on a bowl of mixed greens, a hint of summertime found within its golden existence.

It’s also my go-to for making creamy corn chowder. It’s a regular addition to my homemade burrito bowls — a staple lunch during this time of year — and the star in two of my favorite sides: corn pudding and skillet cornbread. I’ve even been known to snack on the kernels straight from the bag. It’s a filling and refreshing dessert alternative, almost like a sorbet. (I hear it also makes for an inspired ice cream.)

What frozen vegetables do you buy in the summer? Tell us in the comments below.