The spudding relationship between Memphis and Idahoan Mashed Potatoes

Memphis has a love for Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle® Mashed Potatoes consuming more than any other city in the country. The Idaho based company mailed spuds of love to homeowners in the 901 showing their appreciation. Watch the video to see how they extended their thanks to us in the South.

Creamy, delicious and a favorite of Memphians are the easy to make Idahoan Mashed Potatoes.

Click here for the quick recipes and fun food ideas that are waiting for you!


So have you all received this package in the mail? Oh my goodness! I know a lot of you have, including myself. I’m Janeen Gordon, welcome to Bluff City Life and this edition of Business Break. I am joined by Registered Dietitian, Carissa Galloway, who’s going to share more about a special spudding relationship between Memphis and Idahoan Mashed Potatoes. Hey Janeen, thank you so much for having me! Yeah, so I’m excited to share that so Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, first of all they have the honor of being known as America’s mashed potatoes due to their great taste and texture.

But get this! The City of Memphis eats more Idahoan Mashed Potatoes than any other in America! So hopefully a lot of your viewers are enjoying these right now! But Idahoan wanted to give back to the Memphis community so they just made a donation of 250,000 servings to the Mid-South Food Bank, which I think is awesome too!

So, thank you Memphis for enjoying the Idahoan Potatoes! Yeah, so I love potatoes as a carbohydrate, they give us energy. Mashed potatoes are actually my favorite food and they’re a good source of potassium. Which is an electrolyte which most of us aren’t getting enough of. But, what’s really special about the Idahoan Mashed Potatoes is they are real potatoes that make weekday meals, real easy. So, what they start with is real Idahoan potatoes from local Idahoan growers. Then what they do, is what we’d do that takes all the time. Peeling, boiling, mashing, cooking them! They cook each batch from scratch and then they do something called, “fresh dry.” So that makes them ready for you to prepare at home in just five minutes.

You can have a delicious side dish in only five minutes that’s great on it’s own. It can be great with a recipe, go to Then see what fun ideas your family can come up with. Memphis has already eaten the potatoes so give us some creative ideas on what you can do.