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Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes

Betty Crocker, Crocker, Food Writer, Scalloped Potatoes

A few days ago, I was shopping for meatloaf ingredients at a Hartford, Connecticut grocery store and I spotted a display of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes. It had been several months since I last ate scalloped potatoes and I think that they are a great accompaniment to meatloaf. I purchased a box of these scalloped potatoes and I’m very glad that I did so.

Through the years, I have eaten Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes many times and I have always been very satisfied with the flavor, texture and overall quality of the product. Presented here, is one food writer’s product review of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes.

Size
The net weight of the standard sized package of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes is 4.7 ounces (133 grams). According to the product’s nutrition facts label, the package holds approximately five 1/2 cup prepared servings. To be honest, I received roughly two servings of potatoes when I prepared and ate this product recently.

Price
Like many other items, the price of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes fluctuates from store to store. The regular retail price that I paid for one 4.7 ounce package of these potatoes at a small Hartford, Connecticut grocery store last week was $2.19. The same item sells for approximately $1.79 at large supermarkets in the same city. I think that the prices are competitively reasonable and I would definitely purchase this item again.

Texture / Consistency
The texture, or consistency of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes is pleasant and agreeable. When cooked according to directions, these scalloped potatoes are soft, yet they maintain a sense of firmness that I think is appealing.

The creamy sauce in which the sliced potatoes bathe, is not too thick and not too thin and it clings well to the potato slices. The overall mouth feel offered by these packaged scalloped potatoes is very satisfying and they are a great accompaniment to many dishes.

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Nutritional Facts
When prepared, Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes contain 130 calories, with 30 calories from fat, per 1/2 cup serving. This product also contains 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 620 mg of sodium, 200 mg of potassium, 22 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, less than 1 gram of sugars and 2 grams of protein, per 1/2 cup serving.

Taste / Flavor
Although I have many years of experience as a restaurant cook and could whip up some scalloped potatoes from scratch if need be, it would be hard to replicate the great, well balanced flavor that Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes offer.

These scalloped potatoes feature a flavor that is similar to au gratin potatoes, but not as sharp or pronounced. I think that these potatoes offer a subtle taste of cheddar cheese that is quite appealing, but they also offer a nice potato flavor that makes them a great side dish to serve with myriad types of main dishes.

Packaging
Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes are packaged in a reddish brown cardboard box. The front label features a close up illustration of the enclosed potatoes and one of the side labels lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information. Inside the box, the potatoes are packaged in one pouch like container and the sauce mix is packaged in another.

Preparation
These delicious scalloped potatoes can be prepared in either a conventional oven or in a pan on the stove top.

Overall Rating
These scalloped potatoes are very flavorful and easy to prepare. Their subtle flavor makes them a wonderful side dish for everything from chicken and seafood, to pork chops, meatloaf and even vegetarian items. Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes are reasonably priced and stocked and sold at food retailers across America. These scalloped potatoes are highly recommended by this food writer.

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Sources :
Personal experience with the product
The product label