Instant Mashed Potatoes On Thanksgiving? You Betcha!

My husband seldom cooks dinner, but what he does do is reheat leftovers to serve us on my nights off.  The other evening, though, I was truly surprised that along with the prior night's barbecued chicken and yams, he had cooked mashed potatoes. I was wowed!   Even after he showed me the foil packet they came from.

I rarely eat mashed potatoes except on Thanksgiving, and maybe Christmas.   Of course, I always mashed the potatoes myself.  It would kill my family to think that I'd whipped up instant mashed potatoes to serve to them.  But, guess what? I'm going to serve instant mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving - the same kind my husband made for me:  Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash.



So yummy and smooth, and I am not overstating it!  No artificial taste, no artificial ingredients; just potatoes and butter!  You add water, milk, and salt and more butter or margarine; then you stir.  The whole process takes 5 minutes.  And Honest Earth is a company dedicated to sustainability in all of its business practices, so it feels good in all ways to support it.

The Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash, formerly marketing under the  "Paradise Valley" brand name, is available from Costco stores. But Honest Earth makes a few other special blends like All Natural Baby Reds Chunky Mash, and All Natural Yukon Golds Chunky Mash that you can find at or Amazon.

And watch out for Honest Earth's new Buttery Homestyle Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes.  

I wish my homemade mashed potatoes tasted this good, but even if they did, I would make Honest Earth instant... and here's why.  Time is getting more and more precious; we are working harder and longer to make less money than just a few years ago.  I'll make the turkey, the stuffing, heck, even the gravy for the mashed potatoes, but with Honest Earth's All Natural mashed potatoes that takes 5 minutes to make, I can spend the leftover 4 hours with my family.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


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Nov 13, 2009
by Anonymous

I thought this was an invention site

This is a bold faced advert! Nothing interesting, nothing invented. I thought it was a joke, just to see if people were paying attention. Any more of these and I'll drop this site from my bookmarks.

Nov 13, 2009
by Toby
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This is a product review of a new product.  The product is new because it is all natural.  Creating all natural packaged foods is novel and inventive.

As for your assertion that this article is "a bold face advert," neither the site nor the writer receives any compensation of any kind from the product's manufacturer or its distributors, nor were we solicited to write about the product.

Nov 15, 2009
by Anonymous

Really the best mashed potatoes!

I ran across this site searching for a place to buy these potatoes. I have been buying them from Costco for over a year, and YES, I served them for Thanksgiving last year. They truly taste homemade & in fact are BETTER than some people's homemade. I was at my local Costco yesterday to buy some more and they are no longer carrying them. I spoke to the manager and they have been deleted from their computer. I see where I can order them online, but the shipping is $14.65! I have no connection with the company that makes them but I will attest that they taste so real that I was never going to peel and mash again.

Nov 17, 2009
by Toby
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Best mashed...

I guess it depends on your individual Costco, as I just purchased them on the 16th at my local Costco.  If you have other Costco stores around you, you might check.  (Or maybe I should go into business selling individual packets through the mail? Wink)