Monday, June 17, 2013

MRE Monday - Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Today's review is a pretty safe one...

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 5 oz.
Calories: 200
Calories from fat: 80
Total Fat: 9g or 15% DV ( Daily Value )
Cholesterol: 30mg or 10% DV
Sodium: 500mg or 21% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 25g or 8% DV
Dietary Fiber: 2g or 9% DV
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 6% DV
Vitamin C: 8% DV
Calcium:  6% DV
Iron: 2%


Mashed potatoes aren't that hard to prepare, and not that many variations, so white, creamy are my expectations. Hopefully real potatoes were used for this MRE rather than instant.


Row was the first one to sample this MRE, and he took his usual small cautious bite. "Hmmmm", was the first word out of his mouth followed by, "I like these". Well, thank goodness one of my boys has my meat and potatoes taste buds. If it ever hits the fan, both boys had better like rice and potatoes, because they are going to be the main staples at our house. He also finished his sample which was his seal of approval for this side dish.

Red Ant, the younger one, was saying that he didn't like it even before the spoon hit his tongue. We didn't press the issue, and I took over his sample dish.

MIL was over and really liked the creamy taste, and really "liked them."

Sweetheart, who is on a detox diet, took a small bite and liked the garlic flavor and creamy texture.

I was impressed with Row's reaction to the MRE. I'll order more just for the positive response I got from him. The color was a little off-white, and I was expecting a more pure white mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes had a creamy texture, and a good garlic flavor like the other people noted. There were bits of the peel in the mashed potatoes, which would account for the fiber grams. Overall, the mashed potatoes were good.

Final Thoughts:

These will make the A-list for reorders just for the fact that Row liked it. It's really hard to screw up mashed potatoes, and these are actually pretty good. The creamy texture, and garlic flavor are the two biggest traits going for this MRE, so if you like those, then order away!

Stars: * * * (3)