Green Giant is giving away some of their brand-new Green Giant Fresh Whole Baby Potato Steamers in Sauce to four winners today. And, one of those winners is going to win a Kindle Reader, too!
Green Giant asked me if I’d do a review along with this giveaway. So I gave them my address and was blown away when a freezer box with 24 bags of Green Giant Fresh Whole Baby Potato Steamers in Sauce showed up at our door! Needless to say, we’ve definitely had our fair share of these over the last few days!
The Green Giant Fresh Whole Baby Potato Steamers in Sauce are mini potatoes packages in microwavable bags. They come in four different flavors: Roasted Garlic Butter, Three Chili, Mesquite Smoked Bacon and Four Cheese. They were designed to make a quick and healthy side dish.
Immediately upon receiving these, I turned the bags over and was fairly impressed with the ingredient list. There wasn’t a whole lot of junk in them and I was happy to discover that even the four cheese variety did not have food coloring in it.
Now, overall, I thought these weren’t as convenient as I was hoping. I found that the 5-6 minutes you were supposed to be able to cook them in wasn’t quite enough time. 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 minutes is really what it took. In addition, there was only 3 servings per bag so if your family is larger, it’s going to take you around 15+ minutes to cook up six servings. In reality, that’s not much less time than it would take to scrub and cook the potatoes from scratch in the microwave.
I thought perhaps it was our microwave, but we took dinner to a family’s house the other night and I made the bags in their microwave and they still took extra long to cook. I ended up dumping the potatoes in a pot on low on the stove after cooking them in the microwave (because I was making five bags of potatoes and wanted to keep them all warm for dinner) and found this worked really well. And that was our favorite batch of these potatoes so far.
So while we weren’t huge fans of the bags of potatoes we cooked straight in the microwave, I am really excited about the recipes you can use these potatoes in. It would definitely speed up preparation time if the potatoes were mostly all done for you.
Would you like to try out these potatoes and have a chance to win a Kindle Reader, too? Just click on the graphic below and enter your name and email address. Four winners will be chosen and posted on Monday.