Product Type: Intersnack Spices & Seasoning
Newest Review: ... because the box looked good, the image of the food looked tasty and it told me that the flakes were already put into servings. It looked... more
Nom Nom Mash.
Member Name: punkrockpenguin
Advantages: Tastes great, very quick to make, best of its kind.
Disadvantages: its only sold in a select few shops
As a weird fussy eater that pretty much lives on potato based foods I've tried most brands of instant mash. I'm quite happy to sit and eat my way through a plate with simply a huge dollop of mash and gravy as a comfort food or just a quick meal. When my fav brand of instant mash stopped being sold (the Aldi home brand) I tried a few brands including tescos own and smash and found I really disliked them due to all the measuring involved. Then I found Mr Mash being sold at my local Cool trader for a pound. I purchased it and tried it.
I purchased it because I was looking for a brand to replace an old one and because the box looked good, the image of the food looked tasty and it told me that the flakes were already put into servings. It looked like it was what I was looking for.
So, Mr Mash is made from 99% real potatoes. What the 1% is isn't very clearly stated. The potatoes are scrubbed and peeled before flaked and steam cooked. Mr Mash instant potato flakes are gluten free! Below are the nutrition values as copied from the box.
Nutrient per 100g (prepared with water) per 142g (serving prepared with water)
Energy 69kCal 98kCal
Energy 292kJ 415kJ
Protein 1.5g 2.1g
Carbohydrate 14.8g 21.0g
of which sugars 0.6g 0.8g
Fat 0.4g 0.6g
of which saturates 0.2g 0.3g
Fibre 0.9g 1.3g
Sodium Trace Trace
Salt Equivalent 0.1g 0.2g
Preparing the mash couldn't be easier, boil the kettle, pour the water into a measuring jug to amount suggested for your amount of servings, pour in a bowl. Open the packaging and pour in the flakes, stirring until it looks like mash! I always add a nob of butter just to make it that bit creamier and yummy and add your preferred amount of salt. Voila!
It tastes really great, just like mash is supposed to and it really warms you up on a cold day. I'd place this ahead of Tesco's own brand, aldi's own brand and smash. It really tastes gorgeous and I love it! I recommend it to all instant mash lovers. Try it for yourself. You can buy it from ASDA at £1.14 but if you look round freezer shops like Cool Trader, you're sure to find it cheaper!
Summary: Lovely! :)
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