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    Default 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.


    Nan

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    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.

    Janet

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    I love potato soup. How do you make a gift of potato soup in a jar? What else
    are you putting in the basket?
    Teresa

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    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

    you..... Nan

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    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.

    Janet

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    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.

    Susan

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    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 &
    it's great.

    China

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    Do you believe it is cheaper to by the flaked potatoes by the box
    than to buy it by the bag?
    Thanks
    Kim

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    I've never bought mashed potatoes in the bag. I've seen them at
    Sam's but can't remember the price.

    China

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    Where do you get them in a bulk package? I usually buy a lot when they
    go on sale at my local grocery.

    Thanks,

    Janet

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    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

    Directions
    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

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    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

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    Pat will you share your brownie in a jar recipe with the how to?
    I've never done this before.
    thanks
    kim
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