I like my potatoes naked with nothing but a little bit of butter, salt and pepper. My husband, on the other hand, likes his loaded with the works. That’s a problem for me in that I really hate cutting up all that extra stuff just to fill one baked potato.
Luckily, I found an answer with which he and I can both live. I discovered that Concord Foods makes a potato topping that perfectly suits my beloved’s taste buds.
There are 6 servings in each 1.5-oz bag of Concord Foods Potato Topping. A serving size is approximately 1 Tbsp.
There are 25 calories in each serving. Of that amount, 5 calories come from fat; mostly the dehydrated bacon bits.
There is 1 gram of fat in each serving but none of it comes from saturated or trans fat. It is also relatively low in carbohydrates at just 4 grams. Concord Foods Potato Topping contains no cholesterol or sugar but it does have 170 milligrams of sodium.
On a positive note, Concord Foods Potato Topping offers 2 grams of protein. It also provides 2% of the daily-recommended about of vitamins A and C as well as iron. It contains no fiber.
Ingredients include butter, chives, dehydrated onions, dehydrated potatoes, miscellaneous spices, salt, soybean oil and soy protein bits. It also contains dextrose, natural flavors, soy lecithin and TBHQ.
To use Concord Foods Potato Topping all you have to do is sprinkle it on top of a potato. Add butter or sour cream if desired.
However, Concord Foods Potato Topping doesn’t have to be used on potatoes alone. It can also be used to jazz up cottage cheese, rice or vegetable dishes. It is equally delicious when sprinkled over salads. You can also add a bit of crunch to boring dips, sauces and soups with Concord Foods Potato Topping.
My favorite way to use Concord Foods Potato Topping is in omelets. It adds the little extra touch of flavor that turns a humdrum omelet into something unique.
All in all, this is a great product with a variety of uses. Here is my summary review:
Taste: 4 stars. I like the taste of Concord Foods Potato Topping. It isn’t as good as fresh ingredients might be, but it manages to come close.
Freshness: 4 stars. The contents of this potato topping are dehydrated and will, therefore, last a long time.
Nutrition: 5 stars. The good news is there is little in Concord Foods Potato Topping that is bad for you. It is low in fat and carbs and contains no cholesterol or sugar. On the other hand, it does offer some protein value while also providing vitamins A, C and iron.
Green value: 4 stars. The packaging is not reusable but it is biodegradable.
Packaging: 4 stars. The packaging is white with black, yellow, and green. A picture of a baked potato is pictured on the front, sprinkled with Concord Foods Potato Topping. It looks enticing and draws the consumer in to peak interest.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The packet is medium sized at approximately 7″ by 5″. It is relatively flat, making it easy to store almost anywhere, including a kitchen drawer, cabinet or pantry.
Availability: 4 stars. Concord Foods Potato Topping should be available in most major grocery stores. It should also be available in discount department stores with a large food section and a wide variety of product lines. However, it may not be available through small mom and pop grocers or smaller grocery chains.
Price: 5 stars. I purchased Concord Foods Potato Topping at the commissary for a little over $1 a packet.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I will definitely keep this product on hand if for nothing else than to fulfill my husband’s baked potato dreams.
Final rating: 4.5 stars. This is good soup when you need one in a pinch.
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor