Thursday, November 4, 2010

Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes Review and Giveaway - ended

 **And the winner is.... Have A Sweet Day! who said..."we usually make them from scratch but with 6 kids and all the things we have going on this would be great."**


I grew up in a family that thought instant mashed potatoes were the side dish of choice. We also drank Carnation instant milk for several years. The milk was to save money I think. The instant potatoes were to save time. Peeling and mashing potatoes was reserved for holiday meals.

By the time I was in college I hated instant mashed potatoes. Watery, flavorless white mush.

When MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker offered me the chance to review the new Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes I almost turned them down. Then I thought maybe I should try them and see if I was surprised. Either way I was going to be honest about what I thought.




With a just-like-mom´s taste, Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes go from stovetop to table in just eight short minutes. Based on a scratch recipe, the Homestyle Creamy Butter variety will have your family thinking you spent hours in the kitchen the next time you serve up a hearty helping. If you prefer an extra kick of flavor, give the Roasted Garlic variety a try. And with two pouches in every box there´s plenty to go around.

I made them tonight and served them with my homemade meatloaf. This was the reaction:

 Noah gave them two thumbs up! He wanted more.
This is Kiel giving his "yuck" face. He didn't care for them. Unfortunately, he didn't actually try them either, so don't take his opinion seriously.

Rich said they were the best instant mashed potatoes he has had. He would eat them again.

Me? Well, I'm a purist. I still prefer the real thing, but I do agree with Rich that for instant they weren't bad. 

If you would like to try them yourselves you can grab a $0.55 coupon here

And, if you would like to win the prize pack pictured below leave a comment on this post.



Don't forget to include your email address in the comment. I know you have to include it to publish the comment, but unless it is actually within the body of the comment or you have email enabled on your Blogger profile I can't see it.

You have until midnight on Friday, November 12, 2010 to enter. I'll announce the winner that weekend. Again, don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you!


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Disclosure: The Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes, the prize pack, information and the prize package for giveaway were all provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. Any opinions given are my own.

60 comments:

Karen said...

I usually make my spuds from scratch but it is nice to have these in the pantry just in case or when you're pressed for time etc. I love the garlic ones. :-)
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Stephanie said...

looks perfect for my busy life!
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Kimberly said...

I agree that these don't really compare to the real deal, but they are great in a pinch, especially if you season them. Thanks for sharing!
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jhgirl said...

I love them, and my family loves them. They compliment an quick dinner every time. Bluegreenkisses@yahoo.com

Janice said...

Love the yuck face...lol
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

lke real myself but the kids like the boxed for the smoothness...

melsywsou said...

We have taters at least twice a week

Julie said...

I am a huge Betty Crocker fan-in fact I have a box of Potato Buds in my cupboard-use about once a week
thanks for the giveaway
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nick said...

fresh or out of the box....theres no such thing as bad mashed potatoes

slb3334 said...

These would be great for when time is short.

Robert said...

I'm always up for trying something new! mbellrn at comcast dot net

BowieTip said...

I would combine the Potato Buds with Cheddar cheese and ground lamb. Something of a Sheppard's Pie.

Hope to win!

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reddon30 said...

I would love to win this to have my kids try it...Thank you...reddon30@gmail.com

twinmomoftwins said...

I love these. I add some sour cream and dill to them and they are so good. Everyone loves them.
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Cheryl said...

I actually love both the same. If I am in a hurry, I use Betty Crocker instant potatoes. If I have more time I use real potatoes. When making the instant, I use chicken broth instead of water and then I add the butter and evaporated milk. They are so good. I also use the dry instant potatoes in my meatloaf instead of bread crumbs because it mixes better and really keeps the meat moist.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

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brenda said...

i love these taters!

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Shan said...

I love meatloaf and mashed potatoes and often use the instant potatoes.

Anonymous said...

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sue14625 said...

i make a casserole with ground beef or other left over meat /gravy and veggies with instant mashed potatoes on the top
great way to clean up leftovers so either flavor would work

kygirl said...

Nothing beats the real thing. But these aren't to bad.

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Anonymous said...

would love to give this to my neighbor who helps babysit my daughters
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llinda29 said...

I like to have something to fix quick

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try these.

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hity88 said...

I love Garlic potatoes. email on blogger profile

hiann88 said...

I eat mashed potatoes twice a week.
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Deedles said...

I like to use these on top of my shepherd's pie.
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Steph said...

We love Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes. They are great with fried chicken, biscuits and corn. :)
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Pat said...

We really like the Homestyle Creamy Butter mashed potatoes.
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mogrill said...

Mmmmm I love Spuds.
Thanks for the chance.
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janetfaye said...

I love mashed potatoes and I would like to try these.

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shiloh said...

Nothing beats the real thing, but these will do in a pinch.

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Have A Sweet Day! said...

we usually make them from scratch but with 6 kids and all the things we have going on this would be great

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AbstractRose said...

I've tried the Betty Crocker Scallop potatoes, and some of the instant mashed potatoes. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Natalie A. said...

I love that these are fast and easy to make! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Chisum's Crew said...

These would be perfect for the Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes recipe I just clipped from the Sunday paper. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

marcia goss said...

My granddaughter's favorite food is mashed potatoes. I would love to win this!
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Posh Play said...

I am obsessed with instant mashed potatoes! Ever since I told my Mom at my Grandma's house that hers were my favorite and my Mom was apalled that I liked boxed potatoes. :)

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jakiesmom said...

thanks for the chance
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Terri Quite Contrary said...

Awesome!


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Sarah Matos said...

Id love this!

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tdean30 said...

I love Betty Crocker!

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Sheila P said...

I usually make my mashed potatoes from scratch but I like to have instant potatoes in a box around for times when I'm in a hurry! Potato Buds are the best!

Anonymous said...

Mashed potatoes are my favorite comfort food!

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jsc123 said...

We love these potatoes and use them on a regular basis.
Especially on the nights that my husband cooks as they are easy for him to prepare.

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Erin E said...

Betty Crocker Potatoes are always so great to have on hand. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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Bobbi said...

During the week I always use instant potatos.On weekends I use peal potatos. My family loves both and they dont seem to see the diference. nickbug2000@gmail.com

Lucinda H said...

the way my kids go through potatoes, this would be awesome! ty!
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ruslady said...

it would be great for those nights when i'm too tired to coock from scratch
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Sharon said...

Nothing compares to making them from scratch but this would come in handy on those nights when there just isn't enough time.

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Valancia said...

I Like anything 'Betty Crocker' And mashed potatoes are an absolute favorite dish in this house just call us the Spud-family. Could out this prize pack to such good use, thanks.

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Erica C. said...

I like the yuck face! Thanks :)
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Anonymous said...

I actually tried the Homestyle Creamy Butter potatoes yestreday. They were really good.
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Nancy said...

We enjoy these when we don't have the time to cook from scratch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Susan said...

I love either.. Potatoes are the best side dishes. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Janice said...

yum, mashed potatoes and gravy just in time for Thanksgiving ;)

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FDP 4 Life said...

i love meatloaf and mashed potatoes
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tina reynolds said...

I love mashed potatoes we add them as a side to many meals they are one of the few things my daughter will actually eat. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Atreau said...

These would be great to use when I'm out of potatoes!

ShesAnAngel said...

Actually, I like the instant better! I've worked in restaurants for years so I always like things the way they make them, they seem more professional to me :D Besides, why work so hard when no one even notices?

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Gianna said...

I love potatoes!
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