- Gluten free
NOT Gluten-Free, Contains PRESERVATIVES, low-quality
Ingredients: “Potatoes (Dried), Mono and Diglycerides (to Improve Texture), Freshness Preserved by Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bisulfite and Citric Acid.” (Betty Crocker Instant Mashed Potato Buds Mix – 13.75 Oz.)
Gluten-FREE means the food is FREE / does NOT contain such products. Please be study the ingredients to avoid health problems.
Formula changed dramatically
I strongly suggest trying a small box from your local store to try, before committing to this new version. I think you will find that any other brand is better. The change by Betty Crocker is a big mistake, and it will result in a loss of customer loyalty, including mine.
Stop!! Read this before buying this product!!
To literally add insult to injury, the representatives have defended these changes by talking about things like “…coming into line with industry standards…” and,
“…assuring continued availability…”????? What? Bottom line though, is that they, rather than taking their customer’s responses under advisement, defend their position and indicate that they have no intention of changing back to the original formulation. They have the effrontery to suggest that consumers who are complaining just didn’t follow the directions correctly. I made them a second time, before I threw out the rest of the box, just to make sure I had not made a mistake in following the directions. Nope. They came out just as bad the second time as the first.
To find out what others have to say and to see the company’s responses, go to bettycrocker.com, click on “forums” in the drop-down menu under “home” and check out the thread, “New Potato Buds Are Terrible”. While you’re there, look at what they’ve done to “Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix.” You won’t want to buy that product, again, either.
New Potato Buds are NASTY
BC BLEW IT!
If they ever bring back the “ORIGINAL POTATO BUDS” I am back in, but until then bye bye!
they really are that bad.
Potato Buds have been ruined
Unbelievably disgusting. What were they thinking? And maybe a fraud?
No matter what small percent these things may be (they don’t give figures) then the product is NOT 100% potatoes.
I have been making Potato Buds for many years. It has been my favorite brand and I have tried many. I made my own slight changes to the instructions on the box to suit my taste and got accustomed to making them the same way every time.
But ever since Betty Crocker changed the formula, there is no way I can make these taste good. They used to be tasty real flakes of dehydrated potato, now it’s more like a bland powder.
I just came today to Amazon to try and find the old formula and didn’t realize until now that so many feel the same way I do about the present formula.
I have no idea why they changed it and I can’t believe they are blaming the consumers for the bad taste.
These are horrible and I am going to be another of the many who are going to find another brand.
Maybe if enough people abandon buying these, BC will get the message and change them back to the way they were before, but I’m not holding my breath. But I did have to hold my nose while eating these.
Agree 100% with other reviews
DO NOT BUY–Truly Horrible!
I’m making Shephards Pie and usually use fresh ingredients but it’s raining and I don’t want to peel and cook and mash potatoes. I bought a box of Buds hoping to launch my Pie into deliciousness, but WHAT DID I JUST TASTE??? Prepared they are horrible – crumbly, salty and dry. They can be doctored…but there are instructions on the box for a reason, right?
The uncooked product looks like flaky baby cereal.
If you are starving, why not – the price isn’t so bad and I bet you could add more liquid, more butter, WAY LESS SALT, and fix them up. But if I remember correctly, these babies used to be delicious as is. Feeling like Betty dropped the ball.