Thursday, May 24, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: refrigerated mashed potatoes

Ten years ago, our tasters tried refrigerated mashed potatoes and instant gravy mixes. They immediately decided to spend that Thanksgiving making gravy from scratch but heating up store-bought potatoes in the microwave oven. This week, we went back to the supermarket refrigerators to see if the mashed potatoes are as good as we remembered. It's safe to say we'll still be warming our potatoes in the microwave oven this Thanksgiving.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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