Monday, April 25, 2011

Idahoan Mashed Potato Cups

Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes (single serving cup)

If you've ever tried potatoes in a box, you know it's a tricky thing to find one that's good.  If you've ever tried Idahoan brand, you'll know it can be a little tricky to cook them right, but once you do, you won't hesitate to buy them again.

While I was browsing through the grocery store the other day, I was wandering down the aisle that has all the mac n cheese, potatoes, pasta, etc and I saw in a basket off the shelf these little cups.  They were a dollar a piece, but the special on them this week was Buy One, Get One.  I grabbed two and threw them in the cart and was on my way.

The next day, I was sitting at home and was starting to get hungry for something other than junk food.  I remembered that I had dropped a buck on those potato cups and thought I'd go make some.  I read the instruction, prepared it, ate it, and rather enjoyed it.  Nice and buttery, easy to make, not all that bad for you.

I decided to review this for two reasons.  I know a lot of people can appreciate a quick snack of mashed potatoes and I really enjoyed this one.  Details after the video.

Pros: Quick, easy, cheap, tasty, perfect portions
Cons: A lot of sodium (about a 3rd of DV), potential allergies (Milk, Soy), flatware cleanup is a little tough

This comes highly recommended for a few target groups.  College students who don't always want top ramen and hot pocket, after school snack for high school kids trying to bulk up the old fashioned way, and this is also an amazing side to your work lunch when you bring leftovers that almost require some kind of hearty side.

In conclusion, 4 out of 5 Stars on this one.  I am not a label reader, so the sodium deal is not an issue to me.  Prepackaged foods always are high in sodium and I only put salt on eggs, so I think I'm good with that.  Great snack (I'm eating one now) and is a bit filling when you want something to be.  I might not pay a dollar a piece, but I'd buy the 4 or 6 pack at a cost of like $.75 a piece.

If you want any info on the app I used to convert the microwave times, please click on the link to download it from the Apple Store.  I really like this app, and I have given it 5 Stars in the app store.  If nothing else, please download it (it's free) and rate it 5-Stars for the developer.  MICROWAVE_CONVERTER_APP

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