Food section staff tested 10 boxes of instant potatoes in a blind tasting. The five judges could not find agreement on any one box, based on a scoring system of 1 to 5, with the latter number presenting the pinnacle of dehydrated potato goodness. The winner, Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash, averaged 3.2 points in overall scoring.
Honest Earth All Natural Creamy Mash Score: 3.2. Sold as 14 individual 6.4-ounce packages at Costco or two online sources, Amazon.com and Yourfoodstore.com. Eight 2/3-cup servings per package. Price: 22 cents per serving.Deb Lindsey/For the Washington Post