The pros: Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes taste pretty darn close to homemade mashed sweet potatoes and were perfect from the microwave.
The cons: This is a seasonal item, so if you enjoy it then you'll want to pick up a few. I wished they had packaged this in a resealable bag.
The verdict: Most nights making anything from scratch in a household of two people on two different schedule just isn't going to happen. So, that means there are lots of frozen veggies going on. It's not that I'm lazy (ok, maybe just a bit), but it just doesn't make sense. In the case of a mash, it's too much for just one person.
Well enter Trader Joe's on this one. This item is seasonal, but not new to shelves. It follows the same formula as their mashed potatoes and mashed cauliflower where there are smaller pucks of product so you can choose how much you want. Six pucks make a serving and a generous serving at that. In the microwave I found that I only needed 2 minutes before they were not only thawed but hot.
The only ingredient here is sweet potatoes. They have some mild lumps but were otherwise absolutely delicious. Nothing but sweet potato goodness ready in almost no time. For $2.49 this might make your life a little easier during the season. Now, speaking of making the holidays easier, I've broken down how to pull off Thanksgiving in about an hour. Or check out Yahoo's Thanksgiving Hacks for recipes using only Trader Joe's products that might make your life a bit easier. Overall, I liked this product the most of any of their frozen mashes I've tried so far. I'd buy this again.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
The nutritional information and the single ingredient:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I might pick up of few of Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes before they run out for the season. They were very tasty.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!