Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Betty Crocker Review and Giveaway

Wow, Easter is a whirlwind.  I'm sure that like many of you there were large elaborate family dinners on Sunday, complete with your family's favorite potato dish.  We had party potatoes, but I am always a huge fan of just about any potato variety.

But short of eating out or those big family meals, I rarely eat potatoes.  Too much work.

But Betty Crocker does make it so easy that I can make a potato dish for the family in no time flat.  Thanks to Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark I got to try out their Loaded Mashed Potatoes.  The New Betty Crocker “Loaded Mashed” potatoes are made with 100% real russet potatoes, and a blend of real seasonings and natural flavors like bacon, cheese, chives, and sour cream.   And they taste delicious too.  (Come on, there is bacon!)

In fact the only drawback that I see is I am tempted to make them too often.  But it does make for a nice, easy family dish, and since there are two pouches in each pack you can either make one box for a large family or go lighter and just have a single pouch for a smaller family.  And there are nine varieties out there, I am sure that I'll be trying another variety soon.  I'm thinking Sweet Potatoes!  Yummy!

For more information, visit BettyCrocker.com (They have Coupons!), and be sure to follow Betty Crocker on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook page to keep up with all of the latest news on your Betty Crocker favorites! 

When I agreed to try the Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes, MyBlogSpark sent me a lovely package including the Potatoes, a mixing bowl, a magnetic hanging pot holder, silicone spoonula, and measuring cup.  See:

And they want to give one of these prize packages away to my readers as well!  To enter just tell me your favorite way to eat potatoes.  I pretty much love all potato types, but if hard pressed, my favorite has to be twice baked potatoes.  It is the best mix of mashed and baked out there!  So simply tell me your favorite and you are entered!  (Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win as well).

Simple as that.  But even if you don't win, you can visit http://bit.ly/bcloadedcoupon for $0.55 off one box of new Betty Crocker “Loaded Mashed” potatoes.

Comments will close on Monday May 2nd at 9:00pm CT and a winner will be drawn using random.org.  Thanks to Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark for providing me and the winner with the prize package shown above.

Edited to add winner information:
 
Congratulations to Cheryl F. who won our giveaway.  Look for an email from me soon to gather your contact information. Thank you to all who entered!

14 comments:

Laurie said...

I LOVE potatoes!! I have to say my favorite potatoes are my mom's traditional cheese potatoes. We had these with every Easter dinner and other nice ham dinners and my whole family loves them!! My Mom came to visit for Christmas and we made ham for dinner and I said she had to make her cheese potatoes. Yummy!

Melinda said...

Mmmm, potatoes! I love mashed potatoes, but my niece makes a mean plate of party potatoes that I can NOT resist!

Cheryl said...

Ever since I was a little girl my favorite comfort food, my mom would make me, was a plate with mashed potatoes made into a volcano (that is what she called it) filled with a creamy chipped beef. I ate it so meticulous, I would eat out all the creamy chipped beef gravy, then I would eat the mashed potato volcano. Oh how I miss my mom making that for me, but now I get to make it for my little girl and she eats it the exact same way!

Kristie said...

My favorite way to eat potatoes is mashed. I seriously could eat mashed potatoes with every meal every day!

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Linda said...

My favorite is au gratin.

Jimbassman said...

Good au gratin potatoes are my favorite, probably because they're too much of a pain to make and I only get them on those rare occasions when I'm at a restaurant that serves them.

Alexa said...

My favorite way to eat potatoes is my mom's cheesy potatoes, they're so bad and so good at the same time. I can never get them as good and creamy as she does!

Ang said...

I LOVE potatoes pretty much anyway at all. But my favorite is mashed red potatoes with the skins still on, with some garlic and parmasean cheese. YUM!!!
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Laura said...

my favorite are my mom's twice baked potatoes. So good.

Kris said...

right now i am craving a good mashed potato! with a nice dallor of butter on top. I pretty much will eat a potato any way you make it! hashed mashed broiled or fried i like potatoes by my side!
I am a carb and salt junkie!

Karin said...

I loved mashed potatoes-- comfort food! Homemade scalloped potatoes with onions and ham-- mmmmmm! The best!


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Soupy said...

I was never a big potato fan, but I now really love sweet potatoes OR sweet potato fries! YUM!

Cheryl F. said...

I love all kinds of potatoes too, but my favorite is potato gnocchi (thick, soft dumplings) :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Sharon said...

I love potatoes, but Kenna finds them highly suspicious. So we've been trying lots of things. Turns out, she actually likes them plain old baked with a little butter. I like them sliced, tossed with a little oil, then roasted in the oven, slathered with spices. (Even better when grilled).

I also thoroughly enjoy the Betty Crocker au gratin potatoes, but you gotta watch the sodium level on those prepackaged potatoes...