Regardless of which side you take in the High-Fructose Corn Syrup debate, you should never give up on fresh corn. If you're a rational and normal human being who understands that as long as you eat things in moderation, you won't die, then you should like corn. This totally counts towards your five-a-day and is so sinfully delicious you won't be complaining about eating your vegetables! Just as long as you're not on some wimpy calorie-counting diet that deprives you of any real flavour in your meals, you'll flippin love this tasty snack-on-a-stick.
4 whole corn cobs (preferably still in their nice green jackets)
8 skewers (metal or wooden)
Butter (don't bother with that diet malarkey - get the good stuff)
1/2 cup mayonaise (again no cheating with the low fat stuff - go big on flavour or go home!)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 lime or lemon
1 cup grated parmesan
Break the corn cobs into halves and partially boil them in a pan of water with a pinch of salt. When they are half-cooked, drain the water and skewer them. Now the exciting part - if you have a gas hob you should roast the cobs directly on the flame, if you're renting and have a cheap landlord who hasn't supplied you an arga or other exciting gas hob, you could try putting them under the grill in the oven, but I don't guarantee that it will taste as good. Then smother them with butter - really go fot it - oh yeah! Mix the mayo, sour cream and lime/lemon juice in a bowl and roll the corn cobs in the mixture until well coated. Cover with the grated parmesan and sprinkle the chilli powder on top.
If you're feeling really adventurous, you could experiment with adding dried chives or sesame seeds for added flavour and crunch.