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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Betty Crocker Instant Mashed Potatoes



I LOVE mashed potatoes, especially during holiday times. Just to be honest, I usually dislike instant mashed potatoes... a lot. But my husband likes them and we have gravy to use up, so I figured I'd give Betty Crocker's Potatoes a try. I was so excited to get the package in the mail, especially because I can use the bowl, spoon and trivet for other things!

I was very surprised by how good the Roasted Garlic Instant Potatoes were. I actually almost liked them and my husband definitely really liked them. I will agree that instant mashed potatoes are a million times easier than making homemade.

I didn't care for the Creamy Butter potatoes because they were too.... instant mashed potatoe-y. Weirdly, my 18 month old adored them. I gave her a little fork and she sat and ate a ton of them. They were just the right consistency for her to scoop and get into her little mouth without them dropping off the fork. Perfect!!

For more information, visit BettyCrocker.com, and be sure to follow Betty Crocker on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page. If you're interested in buying some for yourself, you can get a $0.55/1 coupon for Betty Crocker Instant Mashed Potatoes, which will make for a decent deal if your store doubles.

Want to win the fun prize pack they sent me? I knew you would! My Blog Spark has offered to givea one of my readers a prize pack that includes two boxes of Betty Crocker Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes (one Roasted Garlic and one Homestyle Creamy Butter), a serving bowl, a trivet and a serving spoon! To enter the giveaway you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:
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That's 6 chances to win! The giveaway is open from now until Friday December 17th at 11PM EST when I will randomly pick a winner. I will email the winner (so make sure you leave a way for me to email you!) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If they don't, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!!

55 comments:

Nicole-Lynn on December 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM said...

Very nice. I'd use it for a couple dinners. Invite our friends over for a "double date night" dinner.

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Katy on December 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM said...

We love these potatoes! I'd use the bowl for salads too!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} on December 10, 2010 at 1:34 AM said...

I like to serve mashed potatoes with chicken fried steak, country gravy and green beans cooked with bacon pieces :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Jaime on December 10, 2010 at 11:52 AM said...

I would use it for the next family gathering
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Becky on December 10, 2010 at 8:53 PM said...

I'd use it for a "lazy night" dinner.
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I'd use the prize pack for a stay at home date night with my boyfriend!

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VickieB on December 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM said...

I would use the potatoes for a few dinners and the bowl looks great to use for serving them
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Toystory on December 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM said...

Why to make great tasting potatoes for my family. Bowl looks great for salad too.
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mstyle10 on December 12, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

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Cheryl on December 12, 2010 at 10:46 PM said...

I cook supper at our church one Wednesday of the month and I would use the potatoes and bowl to serve to the congregation. I only have 1 hour to prepare what I need to and serve it up before service, so Betty Crocker instant potatoes would be a quick and easy blessing.

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Karin on December 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM said...

would serve the potatoes with hamburger gravy and green beans for dinner one night

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Marci J on December 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM said...

I'd love to give this to my mom - then we'd probably all enjoy the food together for Sunday dinner :)
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Little Miss Sunshine on December 14, 2010 at 9:03 PM said...

We might make the mashed potatoes into shepherd's pie. Yum!

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I would serve the mashed potatoes with gravy and fried chicken

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Anonymous said...

I would use this at home. My daughter has braces and can't eat a lot of the things that she used to, but she LOVES mashed potatoes.

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Mommy D on December 16, 2010 at 1:28 PM said...

I would use the potatoes in some shepards pie!
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coriwestphal on December 16, 2010 at 8:14 PM said...

I'd like to make a delicious beef roast with these potatoes and gravy! And the bowl would actually be perfect as a salad bowl!

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Julie on December 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM said...

be great to have the potatoes with hamburgers on a super busy night
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