Foodie gives new KFC mashed potato balls a scathing review: ‘We’re spoiled for choice these days’
- KFC fans are outraged by the ‘disappointing’ return of mashed potatoes
- Many claim they are “worse” than frozen purees available in supermarkets
Some KFC fans have been bitterly disappointed by the fast food chain’s mashed potato balls, claiming they are no different from supermarket frozen foods.
A chemical engineer by trade, Russ has captured the hearts of millions with his hilarious and often scathing food reviews.
He recently reviewed the fan favorite menu item – which has only just been brought back for the first time since 2011.
In a recent video on his popular “Russ Eats” account, the foodie gave the dish a seven out of 10, largely due to its nostalgic value.
“They’re pretty good, and they have the KFC flavor, but they remind me of the McCain potato smileys,” he said. “But they taste a bit softer.”
KFC fans are bitterly disappointed by the fast food chain’s mashed potato balls, claiming they are no different from supermarket frozen foods
The gourmet gave an explanation for his substandard rating.
“We’re spoiled for choice these days,” he said.
“We have so much stuff in the freezer section of Coles and Woolies, and we have our airfryer.”
He added: “We didn’t have any of that before. That’s why these were so tasty.’
Several of his fans agreed with his assessment.
“I’ve never liked the KFC mashes, they taste like powdered mashed potatoes,” said one man.
“I had some but I still prefer the supermarket gravy purée,” another added.
A third wrote: “You can buy these at Woolies and they definitely taste better than KFC.”
A foodie recently shared photos of his Woolworths mashed potatoes with gravy filling
Another foodie recently shared photos of his Woolworths mashed potatoes with gravy filling.
“Eight mashed potatoes with gravy filling for $5.30 Woolworths,” he captioned the photos.
He added: ’10 minutes in the air fryer. KFC carries mashies [$4.95 for six]. These are quite large and delicious.’
Many others also regularly bought mashed potatoes in the supermarket.
“So easy and cheap to make these,” one mom wrote.
“I was so happy to find these when KFC discontinued theirs,” said another.
A third wrote, “The jalapenos are amazing. I had them on a Friday night as my treat. Better than KFC!’