“ Brand: Mash Direct / Type: Carrots „
Sometimes I really do try to eat healthily but one thing I really do mind doing is preparing vegetables. Ok I'm a wee bit lazy and so I do buy them ready prepared whenever possible as although I do appreciate nice food I'm certainly not the type to stand and slave over a hot stove all day long beleive me lol!
This 'Mash Direct' carrot and parsnip I spotted on sale for a pound in Asda. I thought that was a very reasonably price for quite a large black, plastic tray of it so got one to try out.
As I have just touched on the mash comes in a black plastic tray with a see-through plastic cover over it and then over that you get a country scene picture shown with some carrots and parsnips on it ona cardboard sleeve and we are told that it is Mash Direct 'Cooked fresh on our farm' and that it is carrot & parsnip and that the mash is totally natural, 'Mashed Irish carrot & parsnips, steam cooked for flavour', we are told that it weighs 400g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the sleeve other information listed includes cooking instructions being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, we are told that it is suitable for home freezing and contact details for Mash Direct are given. Not too much information is given and of course this simply being carrot and parsnip mash no ingredients or allergy advice is given.
The Mash Itself:
Quite simply this is a mash made from the vegetables grown on a farm and they are steamed and mashed on site to give a real fresh feel to it.
It is a light orangy coloured mash and very well mashed up so no coarse bits or hard bits are within this at all. All it is, is the mashed vegetables which are very naturally sweet and tasty and actually don't need seasoning or butter or anything else....these carrots and parsnips simply speak for themselves.
Moist, not soggy, wet or stodgy all you do with the mash is to cook either in the oven or microwave and in the oven it takes about 20-25 minutes and in the microwave for about 3 minutes. I was wary of putting this in the microwave thinking it may sort of make it melt to soggy mushyness but it really doesn't and so its a really good and easy product to simply heat through if you want it to be.
Tasty, healthy and of good portion size for 2 decent servings cut out the work and simply get to the goodness and fast!
Nutritional Information Per 100g Serving:
Available in all good supermarkets etc priced at about a pound a tray.