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02-15-2006, 02:53 PM #1
Instant Potatoes Questions- Brands, etc
I haven't used instant potatoes for years & years, is there a difference in the
cheaper ones than the brand name ones? I want to make up a gift basket with the
potato soup in a jar and want it good. I can buy some at Save A Lot but don't
know if I should.
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #2
I have never tried Save A Lot's as one just opened this month in our town
and I haven't bought any instant potatoes yets. I normally don't like the
taste of some of the cheap brands, my regular grocery story has a brand
Idahoan that is quite a bit less than the Hungry Jack's but more than the
cheapest generic and that is the only brand I normally buy. I think it is
actually better in terms of taste than the Hungry Jack ones. The Aldi's
brand is good as well.
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #3
I love potato soup. How do you make a gift of potato soup in a jar? What else
are you putting in the basket?
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #4
Janet: I've seen the Idahoan here to, and we have an Aldi's close and one to
open in our town this spring. I'll probably try the Idahoan brand. Thank
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #5
You're welcome, Nan. My husband's hands down favorite side is mashed
potatoes and he actually prefers instant. (his mom apparently never cooked
the fresh potatoes long enough and served them up very lumpy, LOL). I
think you will like them. When they are on sale, even though already
cheap, I stock up.
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #6
I have tried both the cheap and the expensive ones. The ones that I have
regularly bought are the Idahoan brand potatoes. These are also the ones
that I can get in a very large bulk package.
02-15-2006, 02:54 PM #7
I don't post too much but I thought I'd respond to this...
I have bought instant potatoes from Sav A Lot & to my family the
taste is the same as the expensive brands. I think they're .99c for
a pretty big box. I put butter, garlic salt, & lemon pepper in it &
02-15-2006, 02:55 PM #8
Do you believe it is cheaper to by the flaked potatoes by the box
than to buy it by the bag?
02-15-2006, 02:55 PM #9
I've never bought mashed potatoes in the bag. I've seen them at
Sam's but can't remember the price.
02-15-2006, 02:55 PM #10
Where do you get them in a bulk package? I usually buy a lot when they
go on sale at my local grocery.
02-15-2006, 02:56 PM #11
This is the one I have, never tried it yet, bat am going to before I give it
away! I'm going to put some cookie mix, some home made jerky, home made jam,
maybe a cake, and don't know from there.
*-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 3/4 cups instant mashed potato flakes
1 1/2 cups dry milk powder
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 Combine potato flakes, dry milk, bouillon granules, onion,
parsley, pepper, thyme, turmeric and seasoning salt in a bowl and
stir to mix. Pour into a 1 quart jar.
2 Attach the following instructions: To serve, place 1/2 cup
soup mix in bowl. Stir in 1 cup boiling water until smooth.
Makes 6 servings
02-15-2006, 02:56 PM #12
Thanks Nan, it sounds good! For eight Christmas presents
last year I did the Brownie Mix in a canning jar and I had
rave reviews from those that received it so I know it's a
good idea for gift giving. Thanks, Pat
02-15-2006, 02:56 PM #13
Pat will you share your brownie in a jar recipe with the how to?
I've never done this before.
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