Best Canned & Jarred Artichoke Hearts in 2020



Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts, 66 Ounce Review:


I adore artichokes and prepare fresh ones fairly often, but they are a bit labor intensive. I have, from time to time, tried those little jars of often hyper-seasoned marinated hearts, whose sharper leaves remind you that they're, after all, the flower buds of thistles. I'm a fan of good seasoning but like to taste the product. I never use the cans; they're mushy, tasteless and, for me, bear only a faint reminder they're artichokes. I've several times bought frozen hearts from Peru. They're also expensive but don't have that good flavor of fresh. I realize I'm talking a bit apples and oranges here--fresh and marinated hearts. But when I tasted that first big succulent, slightly firm, bright, seasoned-to-perfection, no-obvious-thistle-present, quarter of a Kirkland marinated artichoke heart right from that brimming jar, I knew I was home (if not a home I'd been to before). I ordered the 66 oz jar, which fortunately arrived as (2) 33oz. These are great right out of the fridge, plain or on a cracker, in any dish in which you've used quartered hearts before, or on pizza. Yesterday I sliced three in half, added them to a little hot nonstick pan, (no additional oil necessary as marinated in oil), reduced temp, added 2 lightly beaten eggs and had some great scrambled eggs with artichoke for breakfast. The seasoned hearts also seasoned the eggs just right. I used 1 grind of pepper at the end.



Reese Petite Artichoke Hearts, 7-Ounces (Pack of 12) Review:


Excellent price for these delicious artichoke hearts but the real key here is the one can = one serving size. No need to store any extras in yet another container with all the other odds and ends stored forever in the fridge. The next can is ready whenever. Order arrived quickly; all cans undamaged, no leaks. Artichokes are good color, firm, in good shape, and with minimal debris. Excellent texture and taste. Stored in water.



Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts, 14-Ounces Review:


These artichokes are delicious! They are the same flavor, texture, and consistency as most of the other artichoke brands that I've tried from local grocery stores. The price is also the same or slightly lower on Amazon (depending on if you get them on sale at the grocery store or buy the store brand).

This brand comes packed in water rather than oil (as other reviewers have mentioned), which I prefer because it significantly cuts down on the calorie count and gives you the control to add oil when you use them for cooking. I've used these artichokes in everything from pasta dishes and stuffed chicken to artichoke dips and casseroles. The only thing I would not use them for is on an hors d'oeurves tray unless I had marinated them in something because they don't have any extra flavor and would probably start to get dry if left sitting out for a period of time since they aren't packed in oil. I also like that these artichokes come quartered rather than whole, which saves time on chopping and actually makes the chopping easier because you aren't trying to cut through the more firm outer leaves (not that any of the leaves are "hard" per se - just more firm than the very tender center of the hearts). They are also the perfect size to throw into a pasta salad as is without having to further chop them up.

The reason I gave these artichoke hearts 4 stars instead of 5 is because my Amazon Prime box arrived completely mangled and the cans were dented. (The box had obviously been dropped and the bottom had busted open, as there was clear non-Amazon tape all around it upon arrival.) However, after I contacted Amazon's Customer Service Department and sent pictures, they did give me an Amazon credit for the entire cost of that Pantry box, which in my opinion, more than made up for the damages.



365 Everyday Value, Artichoke Hearts, Quartered, 14.1 oz Review:


at least for these hearts -- let's see a couple of more harvests before we learn whether Amazon will cheapen the brand.

I'm not much of a fan of Rachel Ray, but her baked artichoke hearts always turn out for me.

Ingredients:

2 (15-ounce) cans artichoke hearts in water, 6 to 8 count, drained
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, plus a drizzle to coat baking dish
1/4 ripe lemon
1 tablespoon butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 flat anchovies fillets
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs, 3 handfuls
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, a couple of handfuls
Coarse black pepper

Technique

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Turn drained artichokes upside down to get all the liquid out. Halve artichoke hearts, lengthwise. Drizzle a small casserole dish with a little extra-virgin olive oil, and spread it around the dish with a pastry brush. Arrange the halved artichoke hearts with tops up, bottoms down, in a layered pattern in the dish. Squeeze the juice of 1/4 lemon over the hearts.

Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter to the skillet. When butter melts into oil, add garlic and anchovies. Using the back of a wooden spoon, work anchovies into oil as they break up.

When anchovies have dissolved into oil, add bread crumbs to the pan and lightly toast, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add parsley, cheese and black pepper, stir to combine and remove pan from heat.

Top artichokes with an even layer of bread topping and set in the middle of oven.

Bake 10 minutes until artichokes are warm and topping is deep golden brown in color.

Robert C. Ross
September 2018



366 Everyday Value, Artichoke Hearts, 14.1 oz Review:


I just used these in a salad & they tasted great & looked nice. They really took my ordinary salad to the next level. Upgrade! I’ll be buying more. Try them.



Roland Foods Artichoke Bottoms, Extra Large, 13.75 Ounce (Pack of 6) Review:


I have purchased these from Roland for quite some time, but lately I'm finding that I am having to trim off tough petal edges from around the base, they are also not cooking the bottoms to tenderness, bottoms should never be crunchy. I don't mind this as much as the trimming issues because usually I use these in cooking and their getting tender by the time I'm through with them. If I'm using them in a salad however, I find that I have to trim, steam and cool them before slicing, which is a nuisance. I have purchased another brand but have not tried it yet.



Native Forest Artichoke Hearts Quartered, 14 Ounce Cans (Pack of 6) Review:


Great product. Artichokes come neatly stacked in can. There is no metallic or overwhelming vinegar taste to them. They are clean- all fibers are removed.

Have used for artichoke/spinach dips, pasta sauces, pizzas salads, veggie burgers, anti pastas- and yes... straight out of the can! They have a true artichoke flavor- which is really nice when you're looking to make artichoke based recipes. They are still quite firm, and so you're able to further cook them without ending up with a soggy overcooked product.

Happy to add to reorder list- highly recommend!



Roland Foods Artichokes, Roman Style with Stalks, 67 Ounce Review:


Best artichokes ever. The roasted taste with stems is to die for. I think some people who reviewed about leaking oil or soft product likely had a damaged package. Don't eat them if the package is damaged. Otherwise these are a huge hit at every dinner party. Or just for us!