Tuesday 3 March 2020

(Ad - Gifted) An easy meal with Idahoan Perfect Mash. #BritishPieWeek

When I was a child I can remember my mother using instant mash when she'd had a busy day or my brother and I were late coming in. It was convenient and gave us a decent meal. Usually it would be served with sausages or pie out of a tin.

Recently I was asked if I would like to try out Idahoan Perfect Mash. I haven't had instant mash in years. I think the last time I did was when I was pregnant with Becky and was obsessed with mashed potato and gravy. I would eat bowls of it and couldn't always be bothered with peeling potatoes and cooking them.

Scrap peeling, banish boiling and say so long to mashing your spuds. Idahoan Perfect Mash is the ultra-convenient way to make mash that is truly delicious and effortless. What makes Idahoan’s mash different from your usual packet mash is their unique dehydration process and use of the best potatoes in the USA! They carefully and slowly remove the water from top quality russet potatoes, ensuring that farm fresh, lump free mash retains all the goodness and is just a minute away.

I decided to go all retro and try the mash with a pie out of a tin, the Fray Bentos one's. The kids were fascinated with the pies. They couldn't grasp the idea that a pie could come out of a tin. lol

When the pies were just about cooked I got on with making the mash. You open the packet and add the powder to a bowl and add the directed amount of water, leave it to sit for a minute then give it a mix with a fork to fluff it up.

When I had mixed it, it really did look like normal mashed potato and not so much like the ready made that I remember from years ago. The butter and herb one smelled really herby even though that it didn't look like there was much herb in it.

I may have failed to tell the rest of my family that I had used instant mash and the kids didn't realise at all but Stu sort of did. He knew there was something different about the mash but couldn't put his finger on what. hehehe It really did taste good. The closest thing to mashed potato in instant form.

Idahoan Perfect Mash comes in six different flavours including Buttery, Butter & Herb, Classic, Cheddar Cheese, Roasted Garlic and Bacon & Cheese and can be used to top your favourite fish pie, saddle up to sausages or transform into croquettes.

A single packet of Idahoan Perfect Mash makes enough for three generous portions which I thought was a little odd as things like this usually serves either two or four. I used two of the packets to feed four of us and the portion it gave us seemed right. 

I think these would be fantastic if you have one of those evenings when you want something quick and are short on time. I will happily buy these to keep in the cupboard on one of those can't be bothered days.

Idahoan Perfect Mash is available from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Coop, Waitrose, One Stop and Ocado and costs around £1.50 per packet. 

I was sent the Idahoan Perfect Mash packets in exchange for this blog post.


  1. They sound good and I am glad they were tasty, but I'm not convinced it it so hard to make "real" mashed potato! #MMBC

  2. They sound delicious and convent too X