What you get: 6.6 ounces (9 servings)
Tlme to prepare: 3 1/2 minutes to microwave 4 servings; about 5 minutes stove-top.
Review: I still view instant mashed potatoes as space-aged food, something probably developed for the Apollo missions. But new flavors like garlic and sour cream and chives lured me to my grocer's display. I like Hungry Jack's convenience: They mix the flavoring with the potato flakes, then pack them loosely into the box, so you can prepare as much as you'd like at a time. (Rival Betty Crocker gives you two envelopes of potatoes and two envelopes of seasoning, each containing four servings.) Both are surprisingly savory-sinful, satisfying comfort food on the run.
Pub Date: 4/02/97