I Don't Like Instant Mashed Potato

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    My mom used to make instant mashed potatoes, and it was sooo nasty. They don't even taste like potatoes. Maybe it was just the way my mom made them (she's a crappy cook, lol) but they always tasted kinda like... rank bread. Gross. I finally convinced her to use real mashed...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2008

    It Is the Work of the Devil and Should Be Banned!

    How hard is it to make REAL mash?! It's not rocket science!! It's the ultimate lazy-boy food along with pot noodles! ARGH! It doesn't even taste nice!! (I'm eating real mash as I write this - mmm)
    liquoricelady liquoricelady
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2008

    Fresh Is Best

    why settle for instant when fresh is so much better. all that needs to be done is to wash them and boil them until done then drain the water and mash with butter and either milk or cream. simple? yes. more time than instant? yes. but so much better. i like them better lumps and...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 27, 2011

    Comes Up Again

    They always smell really weird and I have to stay a good few metres away without feeling ill. Any closer and I'll need a peg. I can never eat it either, again, it makes me feel really ill and if I do eat some, it comes right back up again, swallowed or not.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    I Love Mash Potato. ...

    I love mash potato. It is always good for hiding the vegies you don't like under it.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 9, 2008

    Yes, I Love Them.  If ...

    Yes, i love them.  If you get the right brand,, they're quite good.
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    Jul 9, 2008

    Sure They Are Ok, But Would...

    Sure they are OK, but would orefer reall ones. But with work and kids sometimes it is the only way.
    fredngrady fredngrady
    36-40, M
    Jul 9, 2008


    I really don't care for instant potatoes at all.  I find the texture icky and the flavor nonexistent.  I'll eat them if there's no other choice, but I really prefer not to.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Aug 27, 2011

    Smash!! Yuck!! =/

     Lately my dad bought this huge thing of Smash instant mashed potato...i tried a bit and i nearly died!....welll slight over exsaggeration but i had to spit it out and i couldn't eat the stuff ;D  it was horrible!! Instant Mash is food of the devil!! Food of the devil i...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2008


    I don't like "perfect potatoes"  I would rather have the lumps in mine because I know they are made with love. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Mar 3, 2011

    That Won't Fly In My Kitchen.

    If you come to my house for dinner, we will have homemade mashed potatoes.  I hate peeling skins, though.  Usually I just leave them in.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2009

    Not Hard to Make....

    I went over to my friend's for supper and she made instant I was like oohhh yuck come on it's not hard to make the original boil potatoes smash them with butter, salt and milk. That's it folks!
    spicylatina spicylatina
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2008

    I've Eaten Them...

    Because my mom has her random ghetto moments, but I think mashed potatoes are kinda icky. Instant mashed potatoes smell like stinky buttholes, not that I've ever smelled a butthole, but y'all get the idea..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jan 18, 2011

    So Easy to Make the Real Thing....

    Yeah, I can see why a lot of people get potato flakes for their mashed potato fix... but it's so easy to make the real thing! I even know a recipe to make real mashed potatoes in a Crock Pot.  All you have to do is scrub your spuds, cut them into quarters, toss 'em into the...
    SkyTurtle SkyTurtle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2008

    Strange Admission

    I hate the consistency of mashed potatoes in themselves but instant mashed potatoes truly freak me out.  Often as at home they tended to be lumpy, I developed an aversion for them quite early on. The one thing that determined this hate, was someone once putting...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2008
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