Signature Cafe Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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I have always loved potatoes, but I am also a finicky potato eater, especially when it comes to mashed potatoes.  Because I love this food so much, I do often test out foods I come across to see if a brand produces the type of product that makes my mouth water.  One of the ones I have tried in the last year and purchased more than once is Signature Cafe Creamy Mashed Potatoes.  This product is made by Lucerne, which is part of Safeway.

Signature Cafe Creamy Mashed Potatoes is fully cooked and comes in a 14 ounce package.  Promoted as a side dish, it has roughly 2.5 servings with each serving described as 2/3rd of a cup.  Each is 210 calories that includes 30mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 4g protein.

The potatoes are labeled on the package as being “perfectly cooked and creamed with milk, butter and savory spices.”  To prepare, you can use the microwave or the stove top.  I always use the microwave.  It is a simple matter of puncturing the film and putting the tray into the microwave for about 3 minutes.  Take it out, stir, and then heat again for another minute or so.

On the whole, I have enjoyed these mashed potatoes.  What is most crucial to me is that potatoes are absolutely smooth.  I just cannot eat lumpy potatoes. Now in truth, these are not as smooth as I prefer, which is why I am constantly stirring the potatoes on my plate even.  However, they are creamy enough and not so lumpy that I cannot manage to get the consistency I need.

It is a bit of a pro and con in this respect.  I like the product, but at the same time, I do need to work the potatoes to get them to an acceptable level. Those who do not have this need will love this as it comes out of the microwave.

The mashed potatoes are very tasty.  I love the buttery taste, and it is one of the few servings of mashed potatoes I can eat without feeling like I need to add butter, so that is a success for them.

This is a successful dish in my opinion.
 

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