Author Topic: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans  (Read 3490 times)

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Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« on: November 15, 2010, 10:01:51 PM »
Does anyone know anything about these? I bought a case of them (6) and I was wondering if anyone has ever had these. If so, do they come with an oxygen absorber or anything to keep them fresh for LTS? I'm hoping someone was more eager than me to open them up to see what's inside!
They seem like the perfect solution if you're storing mashed potatoes. It's the entire recipe - just add water.

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 11:26:02 PM »
I have used Simplot True Mashed Potatoes for the last ten years for church and community dinners. They mix well and with butter and spices added are delicous. The ones I buy have no oxygen absorbers. Not sure about LTS, but I have used them three years old and they were like new.
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 05:37:49 AM »
That helps me a lot. Thank you!

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 10:29:43 PM »
Potato flakes seem to be one of those things that don't require much more than proper storage to survive.

We recently took ones out of storage that were marked "Use By 5/2004" on them, they tasted fine and there was nothing wrong with the consistency when we mixed them up with water even though they were more than six years beyond the manufacturer's date.

In past I have bought several #10 cans of potato flakes, as long as the can stays in good condition, I would assume that the contents are as well.

As usual, YMMV ;)

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 09:19:31 PM »
thanks for the mention of #10 cans of mashed potatoes, I just Ordered 2 cases (12 #10 cans) sound like a great item for LTS.

and I love me some tators!!!

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 10:03:18 PM »
I'd thought of this too, and went to the website but hit a brick wall. Is there a way to order from it that I missed or did you order through a third party?
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 01:02:52 AM »
Aha! Thanks excaliber.
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2010, 10:30:33 AM »
I grew up eating these, and still use them, they are the closest you can get to fresh potatoes. They used to be under the brand TRIO. They are a powder that mixes up better than the flakes and does not get rubbery. This type is what most restaurants use.
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 12:40:54 AM »
I got mine from my local food service supplier (Gordon Food Service). I just walked in and bought a case - no membership needed. I paid around $6.00 per can. Each can has over 140 servings, so it's a great buy. 

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 06:10:03 AM »
#10 cans of mashed potatoes will last for 10+ years.
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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 06:51:30 PM »
I just made a batch of this stuff. It tastes great!
Only one problem - I used WAY too much potatoes and not enough water. This was only going to be a test batch and it turned into a pot full of potatoes.
If anyone has a good conversion for these bad boys it would be greatly appreciated! I'm trying to make about 6 servings at a time.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 12:27:44 AM »
So, for those of us that have this product, it takes about 1/3 cup of powdered potatoes to every 1 cup of boiling water.
Nothing else to add except a little salt and pepper.

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Re: Simplot True Mashed Potatoes in #10 Cans
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 06:09:49 AM »
I got mine from my local food service supplier (Gordon Food Service). I just walked in and bought a case - no membership needed. I paid around $6.00 per can. Each can has over 140 servings, so it's a great buy. 

I never thought to look for them at Gordons  -- thanks!!
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