@The_Tim It looks like these were intended to be handed out on American Airlines flights. The top line on the packaging says “Welcome aboard” and the American Airlines logo is in the upper-right corner.
@sammydog01 I have had this brand before. They aren’t too hard. They are softer than CornNuts, not that I personally think CornNuts are too hard.
This is a premium brand for this style of corn snacks. You don’t need to worry about your teeth.
@KENSAI To be very clear, I wasn’t going to feed any of these to ducks. That would be a waste of good food.
I have and still do feed ducks occasionally but am very careful of what I give them. First, I live in an area with a homeowner’s association and they distributed a newsletter asking the members to not feed the ducks so I can’t do it where I live. However, I have been known to go around my lake and feed them in areas not governed by the HOA. When I do, I usually feed them duck food specifically for that purpose with at least 16% protein for the adults and 22-24% protein for the ducklings.
I consider myself an expert in raising ducks and have raised hundreds of ducks from eggs using an incubator. I’ve raised mallard, peking, khaki campbell, apricot, and muskovy ducks. Even raised chickens.
I wrote portions of the Angel Wing wikipedia article back in 2008 and all the duck images still in that article are from me. I’ve been featured on the news with one of the videos from my Youtube channel explaining the causes of Angel Wing.
With that all said, there is no problem with occasionally feeding ducks a little bread or corn every now and then. It’s the same thing as me eating ice cream periodically – we all know it’s not the most nutritious food for you to eat and as long it’s not the only thing you eat (as in eating it in moderation), you should be okay health wise.
This is an aspiration often held by those who have not done it.
I’ve done it.
I like not needing to hose off my porch two or three times a day. (With chickens, it’s easily possible to keep them happy in a movable pen that shuffles to fresh, not-yet-destroyed grass every couple of days, but ducks want to roam and forage, without even getting into the size of cattle tank they want for recreation. Either way, No Vacation Trips For You!)
@cengland0 do you consult to aspiring duck farmers (ranchers?) on the finer points of raising ducks? My former associate moved to upstate New York to start a goat farm (ranch?) and I suggested that phase two be raising ducks. Do ducks and goats get along? What is the G.O.A.T. duck breed?
@screechowl duck species have ther own pros and cons. Muscovy ducks do not quack so they are silent but they are all so ugly. Peking ducks don’t fly, at least not very far. Pekin ducks are almost like chickens with their flight but are large and eat more food. Peking and Mallards are both very noisy ducks. Mallards will fly away and seem the hardest to domesticate and keep as pets.
I never consulted with any farmers because the ducks were raised as pets and not for food. I’m a vegetarian and would never eat a duck. I basically raised them to stock the local Lake nearby.
@werehatrack Amen! That’s exactly why it’s a “someday” thing for me! I had some experience helping out at a horse farm when i was younger & got a good idea of the work & dedication involved in having livestock of any kind. I call it my “lottery dream” to run a farm rescue/sanctuary, more like a distant fantasy!
@cengland0 raising ducks to raise ducks but not eat ducks is very altruistic but also a bit of a waste of ducks which are delicious but also an animal with feelings that quacks so I get it. But still delicious. Like goats.
@iwilsker@sammydog01 I’d be really surprised of it was this brand.
I eat legit CornNuts all the time. I had some today. These are softer and fancier and prettier and nicer in a lot of ways. I personally prefer the harder, weirder pseudo-originals.
@Kyeh@travo Yep, she’s creepy af, but the juxtaposition of her crazy eyes gave me a chuckle! Those poor flight attendants would prob find her less scary than their regular passengers most days, though.
@Felton10 Yeah, if it was closer to next Halloween I would definitely get these since I like to pass out something not candy for Trick or Treats. This year is was single serve packets of Dot’s Pretzels because if I had any leftover they are all mine!
@cfg83@ircon96 If I am remembering right, I’d say that these are not as hard as a raw carrot. CornNuts are a little harder than a raw carrot.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt, though. Buying 300 of these is a bit commitment.
It is a noticeable difference, though. Part of the reason I prefer the CornNuts brand is because they are harder.
For those wondering about contributing to their dentist’s future summer home on the lake, the Amazon reviews are a little confusing.
One reviewer says, “I was introduced to love corn on a recent flight, it was one of the snacks that was offered. I liked it so much I looked it up on Amazon and was happy to see I could order it directly. It’s nice and crunchy but lighter than corn nuts and doesn’t break your teeth.” It also answers why the bags are so tiny (it takes about 3 of them to make a 1-oz serving size, so just the thing airlines would serve to torture you ).
Another reviewer said it reminds them of Fritos, but then there are others who compare them to a lighter version of corn nuts. How much lighter?
This one seems to think they’re pretty close. “These are great. I grew up eating cornuts and thought these seemed to be a healthier alternative. They are very crunchy, I do feel like they are not as hard as cornuts maybe a little more airy. They are my new fav snack.”
TLDR: So, i guess the consensus is, be ready for anything from pleasantly crunchy to prosthodontic reconstruction…?
Wait a second these are so much healthier than the other corn nuts sold a couple of weeks back… or did they conveniently change the serving size from 28g to 10g and make it look healthier and just giving you a smaller portion?
That page will get you a deal on a sampler pack for a buck a flavor, btw.
I actually do like dried corn but can’t see getting 300 packs of them when one regular store size package will have me set for quite some time. I think the bucees Texas size bag lasted me a few weeks. They’re like making Fritos in your mouth.
@djslack You make them sound so yummy! Lol… They’re really only 100 “servings” or more like 50 real world servings. You’d just have really light, fluffy garbage bags for awhile, kinda like the day after Christmas. (I realize the phrase “light & fluffy” may be asking for some inappropriate toilet humor, given the product. Fire away, juvenile delinquents! )
Serious now (I know that goes against the meh “grain,” - sorrrrry - but not) - anyone have a suggestion of a non-profit or place of worship that is giving out disaster aid in an area of Kentucky that was affected by the terrible tornado(es)? I’m thinking it might be a nice, albeit small, gesture - since it’s “Love Corn.”
@ircon96 Brilliant - Thank you so much! And continuing with your train of thought - I see a couple distilleries on this list that are distributing supplies. Don’t think they’d mind adding a box to the needed coffee and disposable diapers too much(?)
There’s also different collection places for toys and pet supplies. I have a feeling I may be using my VMP membership free shipping perk for all it’s worth, hehehe.
@cliquid Well, this adult understands that Meh is buying excess stock of things already produced in the first place. They didn’t commission the original production of said product. The packaging is undoubtedly wasteful but in no way is Meh “supporting wasteful products.”
@cliquid@itsthebrod If anything, Meh is reducing the loading of landfills a bit by matching up the product with a potential consumer so that only the packaging is waste afterwards. Would we all be better off (infinitesimally) if such sub-single-serving products weren’t made in the first place? Yes. But because of the demands placed on various entities in the name of sanitary handling, many foods end up packaged this way, and inevitably some do not get used for their first-choice purpose.
Followup to previous comment. Had a chat with a rep from this company (it’s a leather goods company). They have a truck and strong connections with western KY and will make sure non-perishable items WILL get there.
Soooo, not SO useless? It’s the thought that counts. Of course, they’ll be glad to take other (possibly, probably) more useful stuff, too. hash tag BUY
CLAYTON & CRUME
216 S. SHELBY ST.
Attn: W KY Disaster Collection
Louisville, KY 40202
Yes, the GMO varieties are largely ones developed for high yield per acre but without much regard for flavor or specific characteristics that lend themselves to direct use as people food. The packaging for these says they went with non-GMO, but it also says that they used sunflower oil, which I’ve heard that a lot of folks with IBD don’t tolerate very well in any event. As you note, yes, these are probably a bad idea for you, GMO or not. Most likely, so is most of the modern wheat; even the officially non-GMO varieties are mostly crosses with other grasses in an effort to increase the yield per acre, but that introduced exotic gluten proteins in the process. I know a couple of people with IBD who have resorted to making their own bread using kamut flour in order to avoid those gluten proteins altogether. (Kamut is the direct ancestor of the traditional heritage wheat varieties. Humans have used it as food since before agriculture was a thing.)
@werehatrack Interesting! Sunflower oil, unless in huge quantities, is not usually an issue. (Though I often have unhappy reactions to potato chips.) And the whole gluten issue is wildly overblown, though some patients claim a gluten-free diet makes them feel better. Actual gluten reaction tests find very few with intolerance, or even sensitivity, even with an IBD diagnosis. But every patient is different, with their own food intolerances, disease manifestations, and flare/remission patterns. But general advice is to avoid high fiber foods during flares.
And the GMO thing is really a non-issue. No one is really sure what causes IBD: genetics, altered microbiome, antibiotic exposure, overly clean environment, birth by caesarean section, eating habits, or all of the above. Having rid myself of an intestinal stricture by surgery last year, I could probably digest a few corn kernels with only a few post-prandial “surprises,” but anyone in or near an IBD flare should probably reserve an ambulance ride in advance.
Given the fact that those who bought and will consume this meh offering will see their corn again, this wasn’t actually 300 for $29 but in fact will seem like 600 packs of corn for $29. Just give it a few days, and you’ll see what I mean.
These are good! The individual packets prevent me from eating a pound of 'em without even noticing. Packaging was bad, a single piece of tape across the top and one flap not stuck to the tape. I’m sure some delivery workers along the way had a treat.
What do I do with the 290 packs I have left as no one wants to eat them. They are way better on your teeth then the original but have a definite after taste that appeals to nobody. Maybe fish chum this spring???