Orange Corn Grits Multipack

(20 customer reviews)


(4) 1 lb bags

The holy grail of grits. Ready in 15 minutes or less, these medium-grind grits deliver slow-simmered, rich flavor in a fraction of the time. Velvety smooth with a nutty, buttery finish, they work equally well for Southern classics like Shrimp & Grits or traditional Italian polenta. Non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.

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Tastes Good, Does Good – 1% percent of your purchase provides Orange Corn seed to a farmer in Sub-Saharan Africa through our non-profit partner HarvestPlus, empowering them to address malnutrition in their own community.

Delicious – Its easy to see that Professor Torbert’s is not your average corn, but just wait until you taste it! Some say nutty, some say buttery, either way, they all agree that Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn has a rich flavor and creamy texture like no other. So, for grits that your taste buds will celebrate, choose Professor Torbert’s.

Nutritious – Professor Torbert’s orange corn was originally developed to help alleviate malnutrition in Africa. The deep orange color comes from increased levels of carotenoids, which are natural plant pigments that give many fruits and vegetables their yellow or orange color and their well-known health protecting reputations (think carrots!).

Non-GMO – This corn was bred the old-fashioned way. Hand selected year after year for one purpose: to make it the best tasting, most nutritious corn it can be. Now, from seed to table, we do everything we can to preserve the integrity of a product that’s great from the start. That’s why we say it’s “better from the beginning.” Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn Grits are a product produced by NutraMaize LLC.

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Weight 4 lbs

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20 reviews for Orange Corn Grits Multipack

  1. Ryan

    I was so excited to get this after being a Purdue Agronomy graduate student and hearing about the orange corn project from students of Dr. Torbert. I always wanted to try cooking with it but never followed through to try and get some. I was so excited to see it being commercially released and bought a bag right away. The package is nice with a good resealable opening. The corn grits are beautiful and made the best cornbread I’ve had in awhile (maybe ever). With the added benefits of higher carotenoids and antioxidants, whats not to love? Try it!

  2. J. Hulbert

    Orange Corn is a unique product, naturally bred for flavor and color. It’s the only thing we use to make grits, polenta, and cornbread. A far superior product than cornmeal made with undifferentiated Midwest corn, this orange corn has a natural sweet buttery flavor that gives makes wonderful polenta or grits without added dairy. The finer ground corn flour is a great ingredient for baking and much more flavorful and nutritious than flour for breading meats or fish.

  3. Maryland Mary

    Easy to cook (those of you who have cooked grits the old-fashioned way know it is challenging. Made these in microwave in a jiffy & they were perfect. Then made cheese baked grit cakes in a cast iton skillet. Absolutely delicious flavor! And a real bonus to be supporting a humanitarian effort. Wish there was a way to insert a picture in this review.

  4. Jordan Fairbanks

    I made these pretty much as soon as I received them. The recipe is straightforward, and more importantly, it works. As a professional chef, I find that’s one of the most important things about a staple. If the directions are off, I have to figure out my own recipe and waste all that time figuring it out, and wasting my money if it doesn’t come out right.I simmered mine in a saucepan on top of a cast iron pan over very low heat, but otherwise followed the directions exactly. It was easy, and they came out silky and delicious . A healthy pat of butter, a dash of salt, and a fistful of shredded cheddar cheese is my preferred method, but if you found this product, you probably already know how you like your grits.Overall, this is a great product. A little more expensive than others, but considering the bioenhanced nutrition of the corn, well worth it for the small bump up in price.

  5. redchord11

    These grits are very good. I have been using them as my carb during dinner. They are smooth. Make them with a low sodium stock of your choice to add some flavor. You can also add some cream, butter.. and cheese (a little bit goes a long way) for a decadent version which pairs very well with scallops and shrimp. No matter which way you cook them – if you’re a fan of grits you might as well get the extra nutrients fortified in this orange corn variety. Excellent job Professor Torbert and team!

  6. Amazon Customer

    Really, there is nothing to complain about these grits. They are quite nice, although the flavor on the buttery/nutty side is quite subtle. They are steel ground, into a meal that cooks up uniformly into either grits or polenta. I can see the steel cut option for the international market. If the Prof’s intent is to supply the international market. Steel cut grains have a far longer shelf life. However, for the US market, it might be a good thing to stone grind some.

  7. Miranda

    THESE GRITS ARE SO GREAT, I’M WRITING THE REVIEW ALL IN CAPS!!! Honestly, I haven’t a single regret in trying these fabulous grits at all. Smooth, flavorful, and quick to cook, the grits made a pot that tasted exactly like the old Texan grits I’ve eaten as a child. Most store-bought grits are either too fine or too coarse, but like Goldilocks’ perfect bowl of porridge (it utterly should have been grits), this grits were absolutely perfect. Rich in color and more flavorful than the average white corn grits that I use, the grits cooked up within roughly five minutes and perfumed the air with a memorable aroma. Never before had I cooked a bowl of grits so piquant, and never had a grit gone so far to mime those I ate as a child. These grits were so smooth straight from the pot and had a mellow and lightly nutty flavor, so tasty and rich that I didn’t need to add enormous dashes of salt. A pat of butter was all it needed to be perfect, and the grits doubled as well to become a cornmeal in which I could make corn bread, corn-pone, and Chinese style corn cakes (with these fellows, my old white grits made them fall apart). Mixing and baking evenly, these grits were perfect all around my kitchen and are now going to be my go-to grit. This product is a game changer, and I don’t think I’ll be buying anything else. Seriously. They’re that fantastic. Yuuuuum!

  8. CeeZeeKeith

    Full disclosure: I’m a Maize Girl and a Food Nerd from way back, through and through. I’ve lived in NC and had enough grits from Mama Dips, and am a Southern Season junkie. These are the best grits I’ve ever had, in my life. The smooth and creamy texture when cooked is a must. But the flavor… it really tastes like corn – NOT the corn you get that’s been sitting in the bin at Hannafords or Food Lion for 3 days. I was taught that if you want to experience corn, get folks at the table, lightly boil some water, and when everyone is sitting down you go out to the field, pick the corn, shuck it while you’re walking back, wave it over the water for a minute then slap it on the table. THAT’s what this tastes like. I highly recommend cooking it exactly as it says the first time you enjoy it – salted water, a couple pats of butter. That’s when you taste the real corn flavor. Subsequently, of course, I’m slapping Cajun spice into the mix; Pesto, ham hocks, greens….. sublime. Thanks, Torbert!

  9. gary

    This is a product for grit lovers. Easy to prepare, creamy, buttery. We know grits from having lived in the South. We order them wherever we can or whenever we can find a Waffle House which is hard to find here in the Midwest. These are absolutely the best we’ve ever prepared at home. Orange grits? Once you’ve had these you’ll expect all grits to be orange. The professor ought to be an honorary Southerner.

  10. S. M. Akin

    The beautiful orange color adds to the great flavor of these grits. My wife and I like to make cheesy grits and these are the perfect ones to use. They cook quickly and easily. Just follow the directions on the package. But, what we get a chuckle out of is that the package’s cooking directions says that makes 2 servings. For us, it’s more like 4 servings. We find grits to be about the most filling food you can eat. Because of that, and the price, it’s a great choice of food to seal up and keep on hand in case of TSHTF. I love these grits and will ordering more soon.

  11. A Mom with Kids and Fur Kids

    I will probably purchase Prof. Torbert’s grits again. The color is great, the flavor is good, and to be honest these are the creamiest grits I remember ever tasting. Therein lays the problem for me. I’m used to grittier grits. It’s just what I was reared with and what I’ve eaten, texture-wise, for decades and decades. Otherwise good.

  12. doug pond

    Don’t be confused by the grits terminology. In reality, it is really good course-ground cornmeal that can be used in all sorts of recipes… I made a couple of simple ‘Hoosier’ standards (mush and fried mush) and all went well so I am graduating to more complicated (for me) things like cornbread and some polenta-oriented recipes. I’ll keep you posted…!

  13. Candace

    I’m from the Midwest and I know a little something about grits! These are just phenomenal!! They cooked evenly and quickly and had a nice creamy texture that wasn’t all gloopy. They are really versatile from grits to polenta and let me add as a polenta it holds together perfectly. I will be switching to this brand definitely

  14. Jonesy

    Couldn’t find the quick 5 min grits at my local grocery stores so I decided to try this . The color has zero effect on the taste . I throw salt , butter , and cheese in the grits and they taste just like the grits I grew up with

  15. Dulcinea16

    For those who AREN’T from the southern parts of the US and don’t know such things, grits aren’t all “just grits”. Their texture, flavor, and color vary widely depending on the type of corn they’re made from, how it’s stored before being processed, how it’s ground, and other factors.I’ve known about and used yellow stoneground grits for years, but had never heard of “orange corn” grits until I stumbled on these while searching for my usual brand. Since it wasn’t available then, I decided I’d give these a try. They’re good enough – not the best I’ve ever had, but definitely better than ordinary white grits. The corn they came from may have been “orange” (and IDK about that, never having seen orange corn), but the grits definitely are not. They look just like all the other “yellow” grits I’ve used through the years. But I don’t really care what color they’re called; they cook up well in the microwave (for when I’m in a hurry), have a nice, slightly buttery taste, are “medium” ground (meaning not requiring an overly long cooking time), and make perfect cheese grits (my favorite) as well as a great polenta. They’re NON-GMO – the only kind I’ll buy – and come in an eco-friendly, “cutesy farmer”, resealable package.I’ll probably buy them again at some point (when I can’t find my favorite brand), and would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to try REAL grits at a reasonable price.

  16. Suzan T

    Disclosure….I’m a Yankee and this was my first introduction to Grits.I mostly followed the directions on the package. Used bone broth to get some protein in there, but all else the same. Great texture eaten warm. The chilled, sliced and fried leftovers which was amazing sprinkled with parm. Would buy again.

  17. LM2010

    This is an update to my precious review: I have found these to be MUCH better if you treat them like quick grits, I.e. five minute cook time. The texture is much better, and they do have a nice flavor.*Previous review* For the record, I’m a Southern girl, and I like grits. When these popped up as a suggestion, I read the reviews and loved the idea of grits with actual nutritional value. With a cook time of 10-20 minutes, I was expecting something approximating texture, but that was not the case. Flavor-wise, they don’t really taste like anything, and texture-wise, they’re not-existant. Won’t buy again.

  18. LoreN

    I never really liked grits. Grits were usually completely lacking in flavor. It was only edible if I put a lot of butter or cheese on it.Orange grits are completely different and really tasty.I saw Professor Torbert’s Orange grits being offered on my online food ordering service. The description of the health benefits was the decision maker. I was pleasant!y surprised to find that they were smooth, and needed no more than salt and a small dab of butter to be delicious. I now have a bowl of orange grits every morning for breakfast.

  19. Amazon Customer

    I’ve known Professor Torbert & Evan a couple of years now and followed the development of their company NutraMaize. Before I get to the product review, I encourage all to do a little research about the development of the corn used for this product.According to a Forbes article: “As many as 500,000 children in the developing world go blind every year because they don’t get enough vitamin A, according to the World Health Organization. Even more alarming, half of those children typically die within a year of going blind. If stocks of white or yellow corn could be replaced with orange-colored varieties, it could go a long way toward preventing many of those deaths.”Professor Torbert’s research could quite literally impact tens of millions in the developing world.Now to the grits.My daddy grew up in New Orleans. He was proud of his son, but I did disappoint him in two ways. I never loved raw oysters or grits. Even when used as a butter and cream delivery system I hate grits. His soul must be resting a bit more peacefully knowing that last night I became a grits lover.Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn Grits are truly different. No need for cream, butter or anything else – they are fantastic. These are so good and so different, you will have made a huge mistake if you don’t just click the “add to my cart button” and begin enjoying for yourself.Thanks Torbert & Evan! I’m looking forward to orange popcorn and more!

  20. Tesa Fisher

    I’ve purchased these grits twice now & my family is ADDICTED. My husband had never had grits before…so I made these for him…I only make grits with chicken stock…not water…well, my husband couldn’t believe how good they were. This orange corn is incredibly flavorful, with the added benefit of having more nutritional value…and non-gmo. This product is now a staple pantry ingredient in our house. You won’t be sorry…buy them. 💜

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