Last month I got some great deals on canned vegetables. We usually get our canned peas and green beans at Costco but I found some great deals in our local grocery store. The problem, as I found out, is that all canned vegetables are not created equal.
We do have favorite varieties of soda, mayonnaise and bacon. But I didn’t expect that one brand of canned peas would taste much different than another brand. I was so wrong!
Costco sells S&W canned vegetables. These, as we now know, are our favorite variety. The vegetables we bought on sale (one is a store brand and another is a national brand) are tasteless. I must admit that I tried to make an argument that in the case of green beans this was a good thing. (I’m generally not a fan of green beans.) The Man of the House overruled me though. If they’ve lost their taste what about the vitamins? What exactly do they do to the vegetables to make them taste that way?
So now we know. We’re going to buy S&W vegetables in the future. We’re also going to try growing peas and beans. After all, if one brand of vegetables can taste so much better than another isn’t is possible (even probable) that fresh would be much better than the best canned veritable?
Bring out the seed catalogs! We’ve got a garden to plan!