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Are there frozen veg that you do not like?

I remember growing up and whenever frozen veg were put in front of me I became very unhappy. They always seemed to be overcooked. Over the years I grew a tolerance for some of them except carrots. I don't know what it is but I cannot eat frozen carrots in any meal. They taste so fake to me. It becomes another annoyance when you go to a restaurant and pay good money and they serve frozen veg. Anyway are there any frozen veg that you just do not like?

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  1. IMHO, frozen broccoli is awful - soggy stems and mushy tips.
    Frozen potatoes not so good - chalky.

    1. I agree with you about the carrots. They always taste vaguely like their packaging.

      I love peppers, and buy them in bulk when on sale. I dice and flash-freeze those I can't use in a timely manner, but I'm never thrilled with their texture. A bit mushy, which means their use is dedicated to stews and such. I've never had them store-bought though.

      In the main, I've just gotten pickier about the types of frozen vegetables I buy from various labels. There are some serviceable-to-very-nice frozen green beans, spinach, and edamame out there, and then there are *awful* bags, of stuff picked too early, or used past their prime, that are just waiting to sabotage a meal because I wanted to save a dollar.

      Okra is another one I've never had success with outside of a soup or stew, where the texture doesn't stand out too much.

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      1. re: onceadaylily

        We went through a couple month phase of buying frozen edamame from Trader Joes. It was pretty good (although I don't think I've tried any other frozen edamame).

      2. It's much qucker to list the ones that I do, but particularly icky to me are frozen bell peppers. They're just wrong.

        1. Frozen asparagus! Eewww it is slimy, stringy and just nasty.

          1. All the above, plus green beans- they're sloppy and they squeak.

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            1. re: EWSflash

              So true! I LOVE fresh green beans but frozen? Not so much. Same with carrots and broccoli because their texture changes so drastically (and not in a good way).

              1. re: EWSflash

                The TJ's frozen hericot verts are surprisingly good.

                1. re: EWSflash

                  Frozen green beans are one of mine as well. And what bugs me most of all is that they seem to pick the woodiest of them to put in frozen stir-fry vegetables, which I occasionally use. The bags seem to be half green beans sometimes. Another peeve of mine is in general, monster sized vegetables in "ready to serve" packages.