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Old 15.03.2012, 16:27
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Frozen Corn

I'm wondering why I can't find frozen corn here. Or am I just somehow not looking in the right places? I've searched Coop, Migros and Lidl to no avail.

I'm not one of those people that thinks we should be able to find everything we are used to buying in our respective home countries. I just find it a bit odd that I can find every type of frozen fruit, but no corn!

If you happen to have come across it, I'd love to know where.
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Old 15.03.2012, 16:38
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I'm wondering why I can't find frozen corn here. Or am I just somehow not looking in the right places? I've searched Coop, Migros and Lidl to no avail.

I'm not one of those people that thinks we should be able to find everything we are used to buying in our respective home countries. I just find it a bit odd that I can find every type of frozen fruit, but no corn!

If you happen to have come across it, I'd love to know where.

Cause it comes in a can. I would love frozen corn too, but haven't found it. Frozen peas yes, corn no. Canned corn yes. It is good quality though, so maybe buy canned and freeze them...
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Cause it comes in a can. I would love frozen corn too, but haven't found it. Frozen peas yes, corn no. Canned corn yes. It is good quality though, so maybe buy canned and freeze them...
Yes, but most tin cans these days are lined with a plastic coating (the inside of the can is white instead of the actual tin). That plastic lining often contains BPA, and leeches chemicals into the food. Not to mention the amount of salt added to the canned version in order to preserve it.

My main concern right now is that I'm pregnant and have been told by my doctor to avoid tinned food as much as possible.
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Old 15.03.2012, 16:50
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Re: Frozen Corn

It's still a few months until corn is in season.

Until then there's probably lots of other things around.

The easiest and cheapest way to cook and eat in this country is to eat seasonally.

But if you're pregnant and have a craving for corn.. that's another matter!
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Yes, but most tin cans these days are lined with a plastic coating (the inside of the can is white instead of the actual tin). Those plastic lining often contain BPA and leech the chemicals into the food. Not to mention the amount of salt added to the canned version in order to preserve it.

My main concern right now is that I'm pregnant and have been told by my doctor to avoid tinned food as much as possible.
Oof. In that case I would say you will have to live without. I don't know anywhere with frozen corn.

Congrats on having a kid. They are good fun!

Question - first child? The only reason I ask is because with our first my wife was really fastidious about doing everything she was told about eating the right kinds of food and avoiding runny cheese, and fish, and, and, and. And for our second child she said f--- it, and ate whatever she wanted. Both kids turned out ok. This is not medical advice, but so many of my friends have ignored health warnings from paranoid doctors and not a single one has had an issue during pregnancy, other than that they got to eat what they wanted to.
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The easiest and cheapest way to cook and eat in this country is to eat seasonally.
Totally agree -- usually.

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But if you're pregnant and have a craving for corn.. that's another matter!
Exactly.

I'll save my pickle cravings for another thread.

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Question - first child? The only reason I ask is because with our first my wife was really fastidious about doing everything she was told about eating the right kinds of food and avoiding runny cheese, and fish, and, and, and. And for our second child she said f--- it, and ate whatever she wanted. Both kids turned out ok. This is not medical advice, but so many of my friends have ignored health warnings from paranoid doctors and not a single one has had an issue during pregnancy, other than that they got to eat what they wanted to.
Thank you.

Yes, this is our first child. I don't go too crazy about eat this - not that. But even before getting pregnant I try to avoid eating from plastic containers, and tin too often. Much rather prefer fresh when possible. Or if I can find something I'm looking for in glass, that usually works too.

But I'm CRAVING creamed corn!! And to cut the corn from about 6 of the half ears they sell at Coop just seems like way too much work to satisfy my craving.
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Old 15.03.2012, 17:11
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Re: Frozen Corn

Good luck in your search then. I hope the rest of the pregnancy, besides the food thing, goes well! Mine are now 4 and 2, and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Even when there have been times that I had to remind myself of that fact!
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Old 15.03.2012, 17:15
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Thank you.

Yes, this is our first child. I don't go too crazy about eat this - not that. But even before getting pregnant I try to avoid eating from plastic containers, and tin too often. Much rather prefer fresh when possible. Or if I can find something I'm looking for in glass, that usually works too.

But I'm CRAVING creamed corn!! And to cut the corn from about 6 of the half ears they sell at Coop just seems like way too much work to satisfy my craving.
Good luck with it all.

I would take very seriously the advice about avoiding unpasturised runny cheeses etc whilst pregnant.

The implications if you ingest listeria bacteria can be very serious (and in many cases fatal) for your baby.

Most of the foods your are asked to avoid have good medical reasoning behind them.
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Re: Frozen Corn

Aligro I know does frozen corn on the cob. You just need to be a member to shop there and can join on their website www.aligro.ch for free. They may do frozen corn kernels as well, but I'm not sure. They're opening a store near Zurich later this year.
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Old 15.03.2012, 18:38
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Re: Frozen Corn

I saw some frozen corn when I was in Aldi over in Germany on Monday, maybe check over the border if you can?

Otherwise, checking the website, Bofrost carries frozen corn as well, about 8chf for a kilo but that's about the same as frozen veg costs anyplace besides Aldi and Lidl.
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I saw some frozen corn when I was in Aldi over in Germany on Monday, maybe check over the border if you can?

Otherwise, checking the website, Bofrost carries frozen corn as well, about 8chf for a kilo but that's about the same as frozen veg costs anyplace besides Aldi and Lidl.

I had checked E-Center across the border. I will check Aldi next time though. And Bofrost -- Brilliant. I had totally forgotten about them. I love their little ice cream cones too... I think I'll have to look into placing an order.

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Re: Frozen Corn

Another option (though it looks like I was last in the race to find somewhere!). My wife's parents used to use a company called Thiriet.

Maybe they can help?

http://www.thiriet.ch/b5c484p342.html
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Another option (though it looks like I was last in the race to find somewhere!). My wife's parents used to use a company called Thiriet.

Maybe they can help?

http://www.thiriet.ch/b5c484p342.html

Thanks everyone for all your help.

This link would have been good too, but they don't deliver to my postal code

I'll be placing an order with Bofrost today. They have exactly what I'm looking for.
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I'm wondering why I can't find frozen corn here. Or am I just somehow not looking in the right places? I've searched Coop, Migros and Lidl to no avail.

I'm not one of those people that thinks we should be able to find everything we are used to buying in our respective home countries. I just find it a bit odd that I can find every type of frozen fruit, but no corn!

If you happen to have come across it, I'd love to know where.
There is a Leisi factory store in Wangen bei Olten which sells frozen corn on the cob. Will post the link later, as I'm riding dirty in first class and don't have access to a decent internetz.
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Re: Frozen Corn

Well, as stated before, corn on the cob is just too much effort for what I want. It must be the cravings, but when I want something (or when I'm cooking something) I want it NOW. I'd probably chop my fingers off trying to cut the corn off the cob. That's how impatient I feel at times.

Although maybe someone else would be interested.
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Well, as stated before, corn on the cob is just too much effort for what I want. It must be the cravings, but when I want something (or when I'm cooking something) I want it NOW. I'd probably chop my fingers off trying to cut the corn off the cob. That's how impatient I feel at times.

Although maybe someone else would be interested.
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Re: Frozen Corn

I dont know about zurich but in basel i remember my friend telling me recently that she got a packet of frozen corn( not whole but pods .. If thats the right word) from an indian market called aggarwal. I guess it is in zurich as well.
You can try once there.
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