What Makes Great Tasting Dehydrated Mashed Potatoes?

High quality dehydrated mashed potatoes are moist and fluffy and have potato flavor. Specifically, they are white, moist, and fluffy. The aroma and flavor profile is potato, and there can be dairy, butter or margarine notes. The potatoes are salty, balanced with sweetness. The potatoes are moist, fluffy, and have moderate mouth weight. They may stick to the teeth a little but should not be gummy. They may have some mouth coating but should not be pasty. Solids are tender to chew.

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Tasting terms

  • flavor

    A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.

  • aroma

    The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.

  • chew

    The texture of a food as it is being chewed, as opposed to the texture of the first bite. Example: High-quality beef jerky should be tender but have a long chew.