Introducing Amaize Sweet White Corn

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 29, 2014

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Way back in the last century, a couple of clever farmers thought they could outwit Mother Nature.

George Crookham and Bruce Hobdey decided to see if they could coax a better ear of corn out of the soil, so they worked on it for 22 years, searching for strains of corn that were sweeter, crunchier, and just plain better tasting. They used natural breeding and hybridizing methods, painstakingly crossing this strain with that strain, testing 10,000 variations, until they emerged with an ear of corn they thought was “it.”

Score one for the corn men, because Amaize Sweet Corn was born. It’s a rare breed of sweet white corn, grown, harvested and available only during a limited time during the warm summer months.

That time is upon us. Your time to taste it is now (June-September), and I recommend you find some, peel off the husk and silk, and just bite into that bad boy. No need to cook it, unless you really want to.

Yes, it’s that sweet, that crunchy, and that good. And it has amaiz-ing flavor! (Corny, but true. See what we did there?)

How to use it

We tried it the following ways:

  1. Raw
  2. In my popular Grilled Mexican Street Corn
  3. In a simple Tortellini Soup where it could shine
  4. In a simple side dish of Corn with Black Garlic and Parmesan
  5. You could also butter it up and sprinkle with your favorite fresh or dried herbs. The simpler, the better with such a good tasting ear.

Of course, it’s best when fresh, but if you have to keep it a day or two, store in the refrigerator.

Where to get it

amaize_logoIn southern California, Amaize corn is available only at Gelson’s. In northern California, you can get it at Raley’s, Nob Hill Foods, Coast Produce or Bel Air. Check their store locator for select markets in other states. The price is about 3 ears/$2 or so (prices vary store to store, and may fluctuate during the season).

Amaize amazed us with its crunch and sweet corny flavor. We recommend it!

And while we’re on the topic of fresh corn, have you seen this video on the easiest way to shuck it?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Amaize Sweet Corn; samples were also sent for review. All opinions are my own.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Sally Newton July 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

Amaize corn… oh, my…. that was too good!

I doubt I’ll find this cute boy where we live, but if I do, I promise to sink my teeth into it, and amaize myself…



Dorothy Reinhold July 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Check the store locator link to see if they have it near you!


Michelle July 29, 2014 at 11:51 pm

I am going to keep my eyes peeled for this corn. I love sweet white corn and non-gmo is a plus.


Dorothy Reinhold July 30, 2014 at 7:13 am

Use their store locator to see if there are any stores in your state/region/city that carry it!


susan @ the wimpy vegetarian July 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I would love to try this corn, Dorothy. We head back to Tahoe next week for a couple of weeks and there are lots of Raley’s along the way. Is it GMO-free, do you know? It’s so hard to find GMO-free corn.


Dorothy Reinhold July 30, 2014 at 7:15 am

It is non-GMO!


The Food Hunter July 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I would love to try this


Diane {Created by Diane} July 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I just love sweet corn and white is my favorite, I hope I can locate some of this delicious looking corn soon!


Dorothy Reinhold July 30, 2014 at 7:13 am

Is there a Gelson’s anywhere near where you live in So Cal?


Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets) July 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I love your ideas for using fresh corn. Perfect for a summer BBQ.


Dorothy Reinhold July 30, 2014 at 7:14 am



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