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Betty Crocker Potato Buds Review & Giveaway ($45+ value) {US only}



Recently, MyBlogSpark asked me if I'd like to do a review and a giveaway of Betty Crocker's Potato Buds.  I am a fan of Betty Crocker and frequently use the instant mashed potatoes, so I was very interested to try the Potato Buds for the first time.  The first thing that I noticed while preparing them is that you don't use up an entire packet like you do with the instant mashed potatoes.  You can choose how many servings to make, which I like.  I find that I make way too much for our small family of three when I use the instant mashed potato packets.  However, having said that, I also want to say that this makes the Potato Buds a tiny bit more work than the instant mashed potatoes.  I thought 3 to 4 servings would be enough for four people, but it wasn't, so I had to give out smaller than normal servings.  You also have to measure out the potato bud flakes instead of just dumping the entire packet into the water/butter mixture.  Not too much more work, but still...thought it was worth mentioning :) I liked the taste of the Potato Buds, but I didn't think that they really tasted that much different than the Betty Crocker Instant Mashed Potatoes.  In the future, I will probably buy whichever is cheapest because they do taste so similar to me.  I definitely will be buying one or the other though because they really do save SO much time and I like how they taste :) 


If you'd like to try Betty Crocker's Potato Buds for yourself, go HERE for a coupon worth $0.55 off one package!  If you have stores that double coupons, this should land you some really inexpensive potato buds!  For more information on Potato Buds and other yummy Betty Crocker favorites, be sure to visit BettyCrocker.com and follow Betty Crocker on Twitter and "Like" their Facebook page!  



Now on to the GIVEAWAY!  First of all, let me mention that I was SUPER surprised at the Totally Bamboo BASICS bowl and Norpro pot holder/trivet that Betty Crocker & MyBlogSpark sent with the Potato Buds.  To be totally honest, I was expecting some pretty cheap items, but these are actually really, really nice.  Whoever wins this giveaway is going to be as pleasantly surprised as I was!  The Norpro pot holder/trivet retails for $16 to $22, and the cheapest Totally Bamboo serving bowl I could find online started at $29.99.  So, when I say that the prize pack is valued at $45+, I am kind of underexaggerating :)   

To win the Betty Crocker Potato Buds Prize Pack (Betty Crocker Potato Buds, bamboo serving bowl, Betty Crocker plastic serving spoon, & Norpro trivet/pot holder) that I was sent from Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark, you MUST complete this MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave a comment letting me know your favorite meal to eat with Betty Crocker Potato Buds mashed potatoes...are you a steak fan, pot roast fan, chicken fan?  

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This contest is open to US residents only and will run from 10/18/10 to 10/27/10 @ 12 pm EST.  I will choose one winner via random.org and notify that winner via email.  Winner will have 48 hours from when the email is sent to verify.

Disclosure:  the product, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark
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Jesser said...

chicken would be my favorite!

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I love mashed potatoes with a steak or with chicken.
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crboyd said...

My favorite meal to eat with Betty Crocker Potato Buds mashed potatoes is a delcious homemade meatloaf, and I make one of the best around if I do say so myself. :)

girlforgotten81 said...

I actually use Potato Buds for everything...From a side for beef or chicken, a topping for casseroles, breading for oven fried chicken...I even use these on pizza. (Yes, mashed potatoes on pizza is good!)

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D Johnson said...

My favorite dish to use them in is Shepherd's pie.

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debbie said...

With chicken, is my favorite.
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Allison said...

Steak
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I'm definitely a chicken fan with my mashed potatoes.
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BowieTip said...

Potato Buds topped with Cheddar cheese and ground lamb. Something of a Sheppard's Pie. That served with cold beer. Good eating and good drinking.

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I love a good steak and potatoes. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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turkey breast and green bean casserole
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dlhaley said...

I like it with baked chicken.

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Janice said...

chicken! (even better when it's a little spicy) ;)

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We love it with meatloaf.
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My favorite meal to eat these with is Baked Chicken and green beans! Guess that makes me a chicken fan :)

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leanne_mac said...

I think the potatoes would go great with pork chops and mushroom gravy.

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Karen said...

I love mashed potatoes with either meatballs or with bbq pork ribs! :-)
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slb3334 said...

love them with meat loaf

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Chicken!

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lsfish said...

Roasted chicken

Jean said...

chicken, without a doubt

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i love eating them with pork chops.
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baked chicken
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Jenn S. said...

Cheez-it chicken and broccoli.

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Deb said...

Betty Crocker Potato Buds are good with ANYthing! I especially love them with chicken fried steak and gravy!

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Pan fried chicken!

thatlittlehouse said...

Meat loaf is our favorite with Betty Crocker mashed potatoes

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jenny said...

i like my betty crocker popatoes with a lot of things but one is with meet lofe with gravey and well i like stake the most

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my fav would be turkey meatloaf with the MP.

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Pot Roast Definately!
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my favorite meal to eat with them is pot roast :)

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sohamolina said...

I'd eat roasted chicken

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Charity said...

I am a big Grilled Chicken fan so that is what I would have it with. Sounds like they would be good with meatloaf too though. Please enter me:) Thanks so much!

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turkey breast fan
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her5boys said...

Our families favorite meal Is Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, and carrots! Yummy!

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Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy.

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janetfaye said...

I like to eat Salsbury Steak with Betty Crocker Potato Buds mashed potatoes.

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Baked pork chops with apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, roll, and cantaloupe.
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we try to stay away from red meat so my fave is with turkey meatloaf
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llinda29 said...

I like to make it with steak

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Jennie said...

Pot roast, with gravy for the potatoes. Yum!

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I like a snack of potatoes & peas.

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shirley said...

Chicken is what we like with them, and I do buy these and we like them, cost more, but the only instance potatoes we like.
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dawns41 said...

I love Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Chicken and Gravy.
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I like using potato buds in soups to thicken them.

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Kimberly said...

I like to make the potato buds to go with meat loaf.
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I like steak, when I can get it. :)

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I love mashed potatoes with meatloaf!

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ruthhill74 said...

Although I don't eat it very often, fried chicken and mashed potatoes--perfect!

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nhmoose99 said...

I love to make a nice roast in the crock pot!

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I like salisbury steak

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tastes like chicken

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I'm a steak person.

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Suzanne said...

I don't eat them with a meal, they are my meal. Love the Betty Crocker spuds. Fine fine, if I had to make a "meal," I'd steam some broccoli and sear a flank steak to compliment them taters.

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msvickik said...

I'm mainly a chicken fan and Betty Crocker mashed potatoes make a good side. But sometimes I just like to sit down to a big bowl of mashed potatoes on their own too!

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My favorite is country style steak, Betty Crocker Potato Buds Mashed Potatoes, biscuits and gravy.

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Baked chicken.

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My favorite dinner with mashed potatoes would be meatloaf or chicken(country) fried steak. Ok now I am hungry!
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I like to keep it simple. Baked chicken and mashed potatoes!
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we like hotdogs with mashed potatoes
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i like to eat fry fish with Betty Crocker Potato Buds mashed potatoes
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I like to make chicken with my mashed potatoes. Must always have corn with it too!


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kat said...

I love Betty Crocker Potato Buds mashed potatoes with Cabbage Rolls and Saurkraut on top of the potatoes YUMMY!!!!
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love it with some grilled chicken!

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