Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes, but I find that preparing them from scratch can often be too time consuming. Enter Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch. A few months ago, my wonderful Father brought over a package of these instant mashed potatoes, which I just recently ate and I’m very glad that he did so.
Not only are these instant mashed potatoes very flavorful, but they are reasonably priced and only require the addition of hot water to prepare. Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is an article which reviews and examines Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch.
The net weight of the standard sized pouch package of Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch is 3.3 ounces (93 grams). According to the product’s nutrition facts label, the pouch holds four 2/3 cup prepared servings. Whenever I eat these, or any other variety of Betty Crocker mashed potatoes, I cannot eat just one serving, because they taste so good.
Although the package holds four 2/3 cup servings, I normally receive only two servings from one package.
The regular retail price charged for one 3.3 ounce (93 grams) package of Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets is approximately $1.49.
This price seems very reasonable to me. Considering you only need to add water to this product to have great tasting mashed potatoes, versus making mashed potatoes from scratch, makes purchasing the potato pouch a real bargain.
When cooked according to directions, Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes in a Pouch offer a pleasing, yet fairly busy consistency, or texture. The name of this product is pretty accurate. These mashed potatoes really are loaded with a range of tasty add ins.
What makes these instant mashed potatoes ‘Loaded’ is the addition of sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives. With each bite of these spuds, one encounters several different taste sensations. The pieces of bacon and chives add some ballast and excitement to the spuds and the cheese and sour cream make the potatoes creamier and thicker than many other varieties of instant mashed potatoes. The overall mouth feel offered by these potatoes is quite satisfying.
The texture of these potatoes, as with the taste, seems more like from scratch mashed potatoes than the type of instant mashed potatoes that require the addition of milk and shortening.
Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch contains 80 calories, with 10 calories from fat, per 1/3 cup as packaged (2/3 cup prepared). These tasty taters also contain 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1 gram total fat, 5 mg of cholesterol, 480 mg of sodium, 17 grams total carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars and 2 grams of protein, per 1/3 cup as packaged (2/3 cup prepared) serving.
Taste / Flavor
These instant mashed potatoes really do taste very good. The basic mashed potatoes themselves are tasty in their own right, but the addition of sour cream, chives, cheese and bacon makes them delicious and interesting. If you prefer plain mashed potatoes, perhaps the flavor of Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch would be too busy for you, but then again, you might enjoy eating them so much, you would prefer their flavor over that of regular style mashed potatoes.
On a flavor scale of one through ten, I would assign these mashed potatoes a rating of nine.
Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch are packaged in a plastic type pouch that is convenient to use. The largely red, black and white front label features a close up illustration of the enclosed potatoes and the rear label lists all relevant ingredient and nutritional information, as well as cooking directions.
The pouch is easy to open and it also folds over for effective re-closure.
All things considered, Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Pouch are very tasty mashed potatoes that require little time or effort to prepare. This convenient product is reasonably priced and is stocked and sold at food retailers across America. Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes in a pouch are a recommended item by this food writer.
Personal experience with the product
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