Friday, 10 November 2017

Idahoan Potatoes Taste Challenge and a Giveaway

Do you think you could pass the Idahoan Potato Challenge? I have tried instant mashed potatoes in the past and they were really weird - you could really tell they were never hanging around the potato patch!

The American state of Idaho has a rich volcanic soil and clear mountain water making it a perfect place to grow potatoes and in fact potatoes from Idaho are among the most popular potatoes in American supermarkets and homes.

I was invited to an event hosted by Idahoan where the tasting menu would be made up of a mixture of items that were made with potatoes and items that were made with the Idahoan.  We would not be told which was which and had to write down which we felt was made from the real potato or the instant Idahoan.

We had croquettes, crab gnocchi with sea herbs & veloute, pressed potato with three cheese sauce, onion, truffle, cottage pie, potato-fried quail potato biscuit & maple syrup, honey potato cake with figs, yoghurt sorbet with honeycomb and potato truffles - all developed by Billy & Jack for the event.
Potato croquettes - one real potato and one Idahoan.  Which was which?
Pressed potato with three cheese sauce, onion, truffle
Potato-fried quail potato biscuit & maple syrup
Even the puddings had us fooled. Honey potato cake with figs, yoghurt sorbet with honeycomb and potato truffles
I am still not sure which menu items had real potatoes and which had Idahoan as ingredients! I must tell you that I failed the challenge, getting only 3 out of 7 correct - it really isn't that easy!

If you would like to win a selection of Idahoan potato products and a cast iron sautee skillet set then follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below. This is what you will win if you are the lucky one!
This giveaway will end on 11th December 2017 and is open to UK residents only. All entries will be verified before picking a winner.

I was sent samples for review and a selection to offer as a giveaway. I was not required to write a positive review.  As always all opinions and photography are my own. No photographs may be reproduced in any form without my written permission.


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101 comments:

  1. I love to make sausage and mash with an onion gravy!

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    1. Oh yes, sausage and mash and gravy is an alltime favourite!

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  2. I love my own version of stew covered in cheesy mash!

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    1. Mmmm cheesy mash - wait till you try the Idahoan cheesy mash!!

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  3. I would love to try these they sound perfect to have in your pantry for when you need to make a speedy meal.

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    1. It is a great idea to have some in your pantry for emergencies.

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  4. I love Potato Ash on cold wintery days

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    1. When it is cold you cannot beat potatoes!

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  6. I love making shepherds pie whilst my kids prefer sausage and mash

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  7. I followed on Instagram @tinsley888

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  8. My favourite potato recipe is Shepherds or Cottage pie as my kids wolf it down

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  9. I love the potato mash as a side with my grilled meats.
    These products look interesting.. wish I could get them here

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  10. I just love a jacket potato with butter or beans.

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  11. Good old Roast Potatoes cooked in goose fat, well seasoned as soon as they come out of the oven. Perfect.

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    1. Can't beat roast potatoes! I like them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

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  12. Corn beef hash, plenty of potatoes, onions. fresh garlic and a tin of corn beef of course

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  13. Corn beef hash, plenty of potatoes, onions. fresh garlic and a tin of corn beef of course

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    1. Corned beef hash was always a mid-week meal, brings back childhood dinner memories!

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  14. Lamb shank in minted sauce mash and peas

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  15. i really love loaded potato skins, boil a bit scoop out inside mix with sour cream cheese and sprig onions thnen cook in the oven

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  16. I must admit I really love potato croquettes! (I am following you on Instagram)

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  17. Potato and sweet potato dauphinoise with extra garlic :)

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  18. I must admit I love Aloo paratha, Aloo sabji (potato curry, Indian flat bread stuffed with spicy potatoes) and plain yogurt, just yum!

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  19. I think my favourite potato based recipe would probably have to be a corned beef hash.

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  20. Potatoes are so versatile....I like making a cheesy dauphinoise potato to go with a roast chicken.....

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  21. Following on insta as @Glitter_Fizz

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  22. Pottao and leak pie, so delicious especially on a cold winter day :-)

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  23. my boys love ut when i cover my sheperds pie in sweet potato mash

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  24. I love traditional sausages and mash, but we have cheesy mushroom mash

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  25. My favourite is Dauphinoise potatoes. Love the taste of the creamy, garlic, cheesy flavour mixed together

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  26. Spanish Tortilla, it's great with loads of green veg

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  27. I love Irish stew with potatoes and big chunks of meat and veg.

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  28. dauphinoise potatoes my hubby makes them for me but i always call them dolphin potatoes

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  30. Following on instagram @debbiedaydream8000

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  31. Fave spud recipe is sausage, veg and potato bake- so easy and filling.

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  32. We love loaded potato skins with chopped ham, cheese and mustard

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  33. For me it has to be mash potatoes with broccoli mixed in.

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  34. Following you on instagram divamode1212

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  35. My favourite potatoes are cooked in fried eggs.

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  36. Following on Instagram @leilaloveyou4

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  37. As a mash lover I add all sorts - one of my favourite is horseradish

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  38. followed already as tabbaz123 on Instagram

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  39. creamy, garlicky dauphinoise potatoes...yum!

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  40. We do sliced potatoes, with bacon, cheese, stock under the grill. It's lovely xx

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  41. I love dauphinoise potatoes - my mil used to cook potatoes like this fairly often xx

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  42. Mine is a sort of Spanish Omelette thing. I use Hash Browns, or any leftover cooked potatoes I have to hand. Then I add pretty much any meat and/or veg I have. If I have no leftovers, I raid the freezer, mainly for frozen veg. I fry it, then add beaten egg. Finish under the grill. It's always delicious.

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  43. I have followed heidiroberts on Instagram XXX

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  44. I love cheese and potato pie with red onions.

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  45. My daughter makes a lovely cheesy potato gratin which is delicious.

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  46. My favourite potato recipe is cheesy mash with chopped capers - so delicious and a good side dish for many meals

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  47. I can't think of a potato recipe I don't like. But I think my favourite is curly fries.

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  48. This might be a bit strange, but I get left over boiled potatoes, chop them up and fry them and have them with toast and tomato sauce. Great comfort food.

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  49. Fritta is a good go to for us..so easy to use up all the veg thats going soft and random scraps , make a huge one on a skillet then top with cheese and grill the top and pop it on the table, easy!

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  50. For me a bit of a treat is Potato Gratin Dauphinoise, really yummy!

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  51. LOve a fish pie or a corned beef hash yum

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  52. I'm simple so it's a baked potato and cheesy beans for me. Or sometimes a bit of pickled beetroot.

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  53. I have to admit that I have never tried instant mashed potatoes before; all of the dishes that you tried look delicious though!

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  54. I love to make roast new potatoes with garlic rosemary and thyme sooo delicious!

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  55. A creamy mash potato covered in cheese sauce x

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  56. I love mashed potatoes, but never tried instant mash before. The sample menu all sounds delicious. Great giveaway Heidi :)

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  57. Oh that looks like a fun night! And a great prize too Heidi :)

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  58. It has to be cheese & potato pie, just perfect for the winter, so warming and comforting.

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  59. I love a home made hash brown with grated potato and onion and then fried, lush!

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  60. my favourite potato recipe has to be bubble and squeak but only when cooked by my mum

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  61. I love the Spanish dish, patatas pobres, sliced potatoes fried in olive oil with garlic, onion and peppers

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  62. Following on Instagram as @spanglisher

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  63. I absolutely love sausage and mash with onion gravy, but only the way my mum makes it hehe x

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  64. Cheese and potato pie!
    @fionaseaeagle

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  65. Have followed on instagram @shinb123

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  66. I love cheesy mash potatoes, proper comfort food!

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  67. followed on instagram @mrshjadams

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  68. Classic mashed potatoes with loads of vegan butter does it for me! :) I also have just become a follower on IG!

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  69. I love making potato gratin. Potatoes, double cream & greated cheese. Not exactly healthy but it tastes delicious!

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  70. Love Dauphinoise with cheese and leeks yum!!

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  71. I was raised in the US and miss Idaho potatoes so much. The differences are real to me at least. ;) But I am a fan of cheese and potato flautas. Yummy.

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  72. I love cheesy mash with a little garlic and chilli.

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  73. at the moment I'm loving anything done with sweet potatoes. chipped and mashed are my favourites

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  74. Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food for the winter - am particularly partial to a big dollop of colcannon

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  75. I love cheese and potato pie in the winter - it's very filling! :) (following on instagram as plastigffantastig)

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  76. my favourite is shepherds pie - lovely rich onion mince and fluffy mash on top

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  77. Roasties! Though cheese, onion and potato bake comes a close second! (followed on instagram - phoenix1979_gsd)

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  78. Corn beef hash is the dish I’d make perfect for winter

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  79. Cheese and potatoe pie its delicious x

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  80. I love cottage pie, especially in the winter

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  81. potato leek butter and cheese, so creamy and tasty

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  82. my favourite potato recipe has to be shepherds pie

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  83. I love a simple cheese, onion and potato pie - super yummy :)

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  84. My favorite potato recipe is Irish Colcannon, using spring onions, butter and cream and served with crispy bacon

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  85. I love shepherds pie with cheesy mash on top topped with cheese

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  86. Potato, cheese, pepperoni pasties, so easy to make and can be on the plate in minutes

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