THRIVE Life Sweet Corn.......Yum!
This is one of those products that was a pleasant surprise to say they least. After trying the Thrive Pineapple, the standard was set high, and I thought no way could they pull off a veggie tasting that good. Plus I was born and raised in Indiana, sweet corn has been a summer time staple as long as I can remember.
So once I received my first can, I was just a bit skeptical that I would enjoy it. But being a Independent Consultant for Thrive Life, I knew I had to taste it directly from the can and cooked to give my customers my true opinion of the product. So I popped the lid and called for my 23 year old son to come taste. He took one kernel and then another... So I reached in and grab a few and to my surprise....wow...you can taste the sweetness even in the freeze dried form. It is almost like eating a healthy form of candy. A fellow consultant stated, "you can't just eat one kernel" it is kind of addicting. My kids and myself will eat it out of the can as a snack. My husband is not big on just eating out of the can, but he now prefers the sweet corn from THRIVE over any of the cans of corn from the store....such as Libby, Del Monte, Green Giant just to name a few. And believe me he can tell the difference in taste.
Another funny story about this product comes from another fellow consultant. She packed a zip lock baggie of the corn in her kids lunch box. Her daughter told her fellow classmates that she was eating chicken feed and of course all the kids had to taste. That evening the phone started ringing off the hook, all mothers of the fellow school kids wanting to know what the chicken feed was and where could they buy it.
So now on to the company's product
This is what Thrive has to say about their product
THRIVE freeze-dried sweet corn brings the tastes of summer to your table anytime of the year! This golden, nutrient-rich vegetable is a great addition to any of your daily meals or snacks. You will enjoy THRIVE Sweet Corn no matter how you use it. It will add a perfectly sweet flavor to any of your favorite salsas, dips, and soups. You can also try baking it into casserole and rice dishes. Or you might just want to eat it straight from the can!
Sealed Shelf Life
Can/Bucket - 25 years*
Opened Shelf Life
Can/Bucket - 18 months*
*Shelf life based on optimal storage conditions.
Gluten Free Certified
Thrive Life corn is No GMO, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Artificial Colors and No Artificial Flavors and Gluten Free Certified. And all Thrive products are free of MSG.
THRIVE Black Bean and Corn Salsa
by Natalie Riley
- 1 1⁄4 c thrive black beans
- 1 1⁄4 sli thrive pinto beans
- 3⁄4 c thrive sweet corn
- 1 cn chopped green chilies, undrained
- 1⁄2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 c cilantro leaves, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 c red or white vinegar
- 1⁄2 c vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 c thrive white sugar
- thrive salt and cracked black
pepper to taste
*Cook beans if needed.
*in a small bowl, add sweet corn and cover with warm water. Let sit 5-10
minutes or until corn is softened and rehydrated. Drain.
*Mix black beans, pinto beans, corn, green chilies, red onion and cilantro
together in a large bowl.
*To make the dressing, stir the vinegar, vegetable oil, and sugar together in a pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to coat evenly.
Other optional ingredients: jalapenos, diced avocado and diced
by Rebecca Pickett
- 1 1⁄4 c dry thrive pinto beans or kidney beans
- 3 c cold water
- 1 3⁄4 t thrive iodized salt, divided
- 1 T thrive freeze dried chopped onions
- 1 T thrive red & green bell peppers
- 1 c thrive freeze dried sweet corn, reconstituted
- 1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes, undrained
- 2 t chili powder
- 1 T flour + 2 t water
- 1 c thrive ground beef, rehydrated -or- thrive beef TVP
- 1⁄2 c thrive fd cheddar cheese, rehydrated
*In a small bowl, cover THRIVE freeze dried ground beef or TVP with warm
water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until softened or rehydrated. Drain.
*Place washed and drained beans, cold water, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large
saucepan. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*Add rehydrated ground beef, onions, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, chili
powder, and remaining salt to beans. Simmer an additional 20 minutes.
*Combine 1 tablespoon flour with 2 tablespoons water; stir into stew. Cook
and stir until thick and bubbly.
*Stir in cheese and serve with any desired garnishes and