Hye Thyme Cafe: The Green Giant is Shrinking???

Welcome to the Hy
e Thyme Cafe. Although not all of my recipes are Armenian, the name is a little nod to my Armenian grandmother who is no longer with us. The Hye refers to all things related to her homeland, and she represents all things food-related to me, so the two just seemed to go together. I can't even claim that my Armenian recipes are truly Armenian, since Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, and even Egypt share so many foods that they've all sort of morphed into one over thousands of years.

Whether you like to cook, bake, have never done either, or just like to play with your food...come on in and join me! :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Green Giant is Shrinking???

The next time you're in the canned goods aisle of your grocery store, you might be thinking what I'd be thinking ... Here they go again, these companies must think we're idiots, charging us the same (or more) for a smaller size.  Blah, blah, blah ... If that's what you'd be thinking, much like me, you'd be wrong.  At least in this particular case.  Apparently, Green Giant has gone and changed their corn canning method, so not only are they packing their corn with less liquid, but also with less packaging.  

That sounds like a win/win to me.  Less liquid means less weight.  If you buy in bulk, that means one less trip from the car schlepping bags.  I'm one of those people who is foolishly determined to bring everything in at the same time, so it might save me a trip to the chiropractor.  ;)  They are also more environmentally friendly and take up less space in the pantry.  Can't complain about that!

The new packaging is said to hold the same amount as the original, so there's no need to get your dander up thinking they're trying to pull a fast one when you notice the can has shrunk.  ;)

Green Giant SteamCrisp canned corn is 100% natural and picked at its peak, then perfectly steam-cooked so you can deliver great tasting corn to your table any day of the year.
Plus, the SteamCrisp vacuum-technology offers the same amount of corn as Green Giant's standard can, with less water and less packaging-which means less waste for the environment and more space for your pantry.
SteamCrisp canned corn is available in 11 ounce cans and nine varieties, including:
  • Niblets®
  • Extra Sweet Niblets®
  • Niblets® No Salt Added
  • White Shoepeg Corn
  • Super Sweet Yellow & White Corn
  • White Super Sweet
  • Mexicorn®
  • Southwestern Style Corn
  • Chipotle White Corn

And now, most of Green Giant's canned vegetables feature Box Tops for Education® so you can enjoy the delicious flavor of corn year-round while earning cash for your local schools!

Visit www.GreenGiant.com for SteamCrisp canned corn recipe ideas, such as Quick Southwestern Corn Salsa, Creamy Corn & Garlic Risotto, Southwest Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad and Chicken Burritos.

Oh, and by the way, the Chipotle White Corn is a new one on me.  I'll have to keep an eye out for that.  Have you tried it yet?  If so, what did you think of it??  Inquiring minds want to know ...


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