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  • 3/5 July 24, 2017
    Reviewer: Samantha in Maryland
    * I'm on the fence with these. It is nice to have another low-carb option as a side. If you ever had instant mashed potatoes they taste exactly like it. So if you're OK with that, you'll love it! I can "deal" with them, but I wouldn't say they are delicious or taste just like mashed potatoes. They do have the consistency which is a nice change not being able to have potatoes anymore. So I'm on the fence about whether I would buy them again, but I wouldn't say don't buy them either. I added a lot of extra butter and heavy cream to try with the taste but it didn't do much of anything to enhance the taste. Just as an FYI, I think this used to have four packets with two servings each. Now it has two big packets with four servings each. I'd rather have the smaller size. With me being the only person in the household that needs to eat low-carb, I don't eat four servings, even with leftovers. I might just break up the second packet on my own and see how it turns out.
    This review is specific to Carb Counters Instant Mashers, Sour Cream & Chive
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  • 3/5 July 29, 2016
    Reviewer: Gloria in Washington
    * Because the "flavored" ones have a strong flavor, I usually mix a flavored bag with a "Classic". I don't use it often, but you can't beat it, when you have a good pot roast gravy and nothing to put it on. The flavored ones are good when making soup from scratch. Since they contain so much flavor, and at the same time, act as a thickener, I use them more that way than alone.
    This review is specific to Carb Counters Instant Mashers, Classic Flavor
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  • 3/5 November 16, 2014
    Reviewer: Derry in Nevada
    * A lot of people seem to love this product, but for me the texture is like paste. The flavor is good, but the texture not so much.
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  • 3/5 January 08, 2014
    Reviewer: A customer in Michigan
    * These are great as a filler to enhance a "pota-to-y " texture in my cauliflower mashed potatoes (using 1 package of fresh or frozen cauliflower boiled, drained, and mashed with a little butter and milk). I only add maybe 1/3 of one packet of CC instant mashers to achieve the texture I want. I also add about two tablespoons of instant potato flakes to enhance the flavor. Overall I end up with a much lower carb "mashed potatoes" that taste almost exact to the real thing. Much better than eating the mashed cauliflower alone. But I must warn you, this product by itself tastes horrible (hence the three star). It tastes like boiled flour. The texture is there, the flavor is not.
    This review is specific to Carb Counters Instant Mashers, Classic Flavor
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  • 3/5 October 09, 2012
    Reviewer: Elizabeth in California
    * They had a weird texture to them. Did not taste all that great either.
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  • 3/5 October 04, 2012
    Reviewer: Marcy in Texas
    * I guess Instant Mashers are an acquired taste. Some reviewers love this product, others don't. Instant Mashers are easy to make and have the "look and feel" of real mashed potatoes, but I think the flavor is strange with an after-taste. I was actually unable to finish what was on my plate. (Trust me, I never had any trouble eating REAL mashed potatoes.) I still have two more pouches in the pantry, so next time I'll take another reviewer's suggestion and try adding cooked cauliflower. A lot of gravy might help, too.
    This review is specific to Carb Counters Instant Mashers, Classic Flavor
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  • 3/5 July 27, 2009
    Reviewer: Yaira in Virginia
    * A bit disappointed by this product. The taste is OK, nothing like potatoes, doesn't take seasoning flavor very well and the texture is quite a bit powdery, which is a major downfall for me. Mashed cauliflower beats this concoction in many ways, you can make it with a bit of chicken stock and the texture is great, the taste is better. As for the Instant Mashers, they're something I can eat if I sprinkle quite a bit of salt to make it bearable. :/ I've been trying other Dixie Diner products because I love their Hot Cereal so much, but nothing else seems up to par.
    This review is specific to Carb Counters Instant Mashers, Garlicky Parmesan
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