Potato Buds

Betty Crocker Potato Buds

Made with 100% real potatoes, just like home. And perfect for gluten-free diets.

For the same great taste you know and love, milk should be added AFTER water and butter are brought to a boil. Following the old directions of combining all elements before boiling leads to mashed potatoes with a gummy texture.

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leigh_at_lefidele_com said: Posted: 11/3/2014 4:23 PM
Check out my quick & easy gluten-free & dairy-free "Shortcut Cauli-Potatoes" Recipe which uses Betty Crocker Potato Buds at: http://lefidele.com/quick-easy-shortcut-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes-recipe-heart-healthy-dairy-free/
Sharpaso said: Posted: 10/21/2014 1:20 PM
WHAT DID THEY DO to the old buds... You could actually create something like real mashed potatoes. I followed the instructions and now had experimented and give up. I won't buy them any more they're just like brand X if not worse. So SORRY...they were worth the extra money!!!!
Flutterbye2 said: Posted: 10/18/2014 10:56 AM
I was hoping to find where someone experimented with ingredients to make these better. So far, I haven't seen anyone post their discovery, but will check back. In the meantime, I'm buying other products to see if I can find something at least close to being as good as the old Potato Buds product was. Any recommendations from you guys? <sigh>
5thave said: Posted: 9/10/2014 2:06 PM
I hate these gluten free potatoes they tastes like paste, I have been eating the original since I was a kid PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL
Slakov said: Posted: 9/8/2014 7:27 AM
PaulPakusch: Have you thought about contacting Tosh.O about this issue? They ran a segment a while back (can see it on YouTube) about Burger King getting rid of chicken fries that garnered so much negative publicity for the hamburger chain--and support for the chicken fries--that Burger King eventually was forced to bring them back. Maybe a negative story on Tosh.O about Betty Crocker's Potato Wallpaper Paste ("Buds") will get the company to bring them back as well.
texturefreak said: Posted: 8/26/2014 11:18 AM
Bring back the original buds! They were great to use as a breading/coating for my eggplant..
PaulPakusch said: Posted: 5/17/2014 3:12 PM
Well, it's been several years since I've been on this forum and I see people are still complaining about the "New and Improved" Potato Buds. They are HORRIBLE!! I've been running a Facebook page since 2010 called "Bring Back the Original Potato Buds." Those of us on the Facebook page pretty much agree that Idaho Spuds are the next best thing to the original Potato Buds, so that's what I'm endorsing on the page. I went to my local grocery in Rochester, NY today (Wegmans) and was VERY pleased to see that Idaho Spuds have completely replaced Potato Buds on the shelves! Not a single box of Potato Buds!
trimjim said: Posted: 4/20/2014 11:33 AM
Oh so sad - wish I had read these reviews before wasting my time and money on the "new & improved" Potato Buds. For the first time in 20 years, my (ahem) world famous potato rolls are a huge disappointment. I knew when pouring from the box that there was something different about them but figured Potato Buds are Potato Buds and Betty Crocker can be trusted. So sad.... another old standby gone. I will display the B.C. Potato Buds box alongside the serving basket of potato rolls for my Easter guests with a note explaining the reason for the disappointing quality of the rolls.
gangleshanks said: Posted: 4/5/2014 3:07 PM
I have no earthly idea why you changed your once wonderful product. The original Potato Buds were flakes that made the best mashed potatoes and the best coating for fish. The new product tastes horrible and will not adequately coat fish. Ever hear the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I purchased 2 boxes of your Potato Buds last week. . .now I have two boxes to throw in the trash! What a waste of money! You just lost another customer. . .
LynnKathy said: Posted: 4/2/2014 3:03 PM
I agree 100% with everyone here! Made them last night. Bad...Bad...Bad! Just like flour. No amount of butter, salt, or milk would help! What a shame. I feel the same way as...Below. "The fact that you dare to call your "new" product Potato BUDS, I believe is a shocking case of false advertising. Last week I finished off a box of ORIGINAL Potato Buds I'd had for a while and last evening I opened a new box I just purchased earlier this week. I knew the minute I opened the box that what came out was a completely different product than what was in the old box I polished off last week. These are now FLAKES (not the crumbly looking BUDS of days gone buy). So the name of the product is now a big fat lie. But to be fair I gave them a try using the directions on the box, noting that it now called for more potato product (in relation to water) than the original directions, and the result was so inferior and didn't even come close to the fluffy potatoes from the original product. Had I been planning to serve this to company, I would have had to change my menu at the last moment because these were better suited for dry wall paste than human consumption. I have been buying your original Potato BUDS since forever and they were hands down the best alternative to mashing fresh potatoes, but no more. You have absolutely ruined the most outstanding mashed potato product on the market and you've lost another very loyal customer. I will also be returning the opened package to my supermarket for a refund. Perhaps if enough consumers do the same you'll get the message that putting an inferior product in falsely labeled packaging is not the way to keep long standing or generate new consumers".
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