Product Type: Intersnack Spices & Seasoning
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Mash It Up!
Member Name: xjemloux
Advantages: It's tasty, cheap, lasts quite a while and convenient too!
Disadvantages: None for me!
I eat so different to my twin boys but I am trying to vary their meals too so I popped into Iceland the other day to stock up on things for them. I spotted a box of Mr Mash for £1 and thought it would be perfect for them. They are 22 months old now so can eat chunky solid foods fine but now and then I like to give them a food they don't have to chew and munch on, instead they can comfortably use their spoons, or 'poons' and experiment with flavours and enjoy their meals by just swallowing. I actually used this quite alot when weaning them both onto 'our' foods as it was so easy for them to swallow, one box of three sachets lasted me weeks as only a little was needed at a time.
Mr.Mash comes in a green cardboard box with a bowl of mash on the front. It clearly says Mr.Mash in bright yellow at the top of the box as well as 99% real potato, quick and easy, deliciously smooth instant mash.
We are also told on the box that Mr.Mash contains;
No artitficial colours, flavours or added salt.
It's low in fat
Suitable for vegetarians and
One box is 15 servings.
A 142g serving contains;
0.2g salt equiv
One 120g sachet makes approximately 710g abot 5 servings.
Preperation instructions are provided around the box as well as a recipe for cow boy hash.
To make a bowl of Mr.Mash you simply add water - you can then add milk and butter and season if you like. You can either use boiling water and mix it in to make the mash instantly, or cold water and microwave it to heat it up.
I usually cut open a corner of the sachet as I know I won't use it all in one go and I pour out a fair amount of Mr.Mash mix, which is just yellow flakes really. I then gradually pour in the boiling water and stir simultaneously until I'm happy with the thickness and that there are no lumps.
I have to admit after a bad expereience with a mashed potato like this years ago I'm very impressed with this. By bad experience I mean it all looked good and well in the dish until it came to swallowing and I had dry lumps of potato scattered throughout. Mr.Mash however I find always results in a thick, smooth and creamy mashed potato and with my own seasoning and personal touches creates a filling and tasty meal. Although when first pouring out the flakes it doesn't look like you will have alot they do puff up and create a fluffy, thick potato. More flakes can be added if you feel you havn't made enough up and again more drops of water. It is so easy to make, making it a quick and convenient meal for anybody.
It goes with so many things including beans, sausages and gravy which is what I tend to use it with most. I find it a very tasty mashed potato and a box of three sachets lasts quite a while too as a little of the flakes goes along way in creating a fluffy, puffy, smooth bowl of mash!
Summary: A lovely tasty mash that's so simple to make!
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