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Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes Review

Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes
Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes

Easy and convenient hashbrowns!

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I have to be honest – I bought the Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes from Costco just so that I could review them. Hashbrowns aren’t something we eat very often in our house (especially instant ones from a carton!). When it comes to weekend breakfasts, we usually have sweet, carb-loaded things like doughnuts, fruit bowls with granola, pancakes or pastries. I almost never make an eggs, hashbrowns and bacon breakfast and I also tend to avoid instant-type foods where you just add water and heat them up. I had a bad experience with Costco Farm House Sweet Potato Mash a while back! Anyway, I was pleasantly by these hashbrowns – tasting them made me think we might need to have bacon and eggs with a side of hashbrowns a little more often!

Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes

Taste

I was very skeptical about how these would taste considering they come dry and in a carton. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised! When you take the time to fry them a little in a pan, they get nice and golden brown and crispy. To get them to taste their best, you definitely need some oil or butter in the pan and you need to give them enough time and heat to get extra crispy. When you do that, they’re flavorful without being overly salty. I didn’t need to add extra salt to my serving, just ketchup, because I can’t imagine eating any hashbrowns without ketchup! To me, they tasted just as good as the hashbrowns I’ve had at one of my favorite local breakfast spots.

Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes

Cost

Costco sells the pack of eight cartons of Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes for $8.99 Canadian. Each carton gives you seven servings of hashbrowns. In my opinion, just over a dollar per carton is pretty good value for tasty, convenient hashbrowns.

Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes Ingredients

Convenience

The Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes are very easy to make! You just add hot water to the carton and fry them in a pan with a little bit of oil or butter. I imagine these would be incredibly useful for those who like to camp or have big breakfasts on the weekends! The nice thing about them is even if you don’t have big breakfasts all the time, you can keep them in your cupboard for the days when you do. The best-before date is almost a year from the purchase date.

Costco Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes Nutrition
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Nutrition

One-third of a cup of prepared hashbrowns contains 90 calories, zero grams of fat (not including oil or butter obviously), 250 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre and one gram of protein. I could easily eat much more than a third of a cup of the hasbrowns though, and like I said, you need oil or butter with them. You can always use a healthy oil, but I don’t think many people would expect tasty hashbrowns to be super healthy, so overall I think the nutritional information is reasonable.

I wanted to share this review for all the hashbrown lovers, campers and individuals who enjoy big breakfasts! This is a convenient way to enjoy hashbrowns without sacrificing too much in the taste department!

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 7/10

Nutrition: 5/10

What’s your favorite kind of breakfast to have on the weekend?

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  1. We love these hashbrowns! We use them both at home and camping. The beauty of them is you just have to make as much as you want. For the two of us, I only make less than half the container. Just cover in hot water and they are good to go. We have used these for a number of years now. I’ve recommended them to many others, as well. Can’t beat them!

  2. I’m a single guy and get at least 3 meals using them as a side with meat and vegs.A little salty but not offensive.Very easy and convenient.Will continue to buy them as a case last at least 1/2 a year for me.Would be real easy to make a hash with them.Would give an 8 out of 10

  3. I’ve added them to Pancake batter with some savory spices for a Potatoey pancake as well as used them in soup. They are good to have on hand in a pinch.

  4. I think they would be wonderful for camping. I love some of the ‘add to” mentioned here, We find it to be suitable for 3 – 4 people if you are having Eggs, Bacon and toast. Very convenient, but they are quite dry. I have used them for a few years, but not that I see they are now using GMO potatoes, I will not be buying them again.

  5. These hashbrowns are awesome. I like to just add chopped onions to them. The package says 7 servings I think but that would not be enough for me. My wife and I will eat a whole pack between us. My grandsons will eat a whole pack by themselves. Lol

  6. I love American hash browns & this is a close to them as I have found! Convenient, great to have on hand & they taste like the ones from south of the border!

  7. Two servings max per box, unless you’re a bird !! But they are good, and they don’t go bad, or grow “eyes”, like real potatoes. (For someone who doesn’t eat potatoes a lot). I wait til they go on sale, usually at $6.99 for the package. Makes a good meal (sometimes dinner), for 1/2 box, & 2 or 3 eggs per person. Really handy to have in. My next experiment with them will be to try making Latkes using these.

  8. Started buying them in USA before they came to Canada. We love them and I think they are good value for your dollar. Will have to try some of the ideas in the comments.

  9. Sent a case of them to my daughter who is away at uni… cheap meal if you add peppers,onions,tofu etc as she’s vegetarian .

  10. We use these for camping; they work great! I think it is more like 4 servings per box for hearty appetites. We used two boxes for 8 people.

  11. I used to buy these hash browns and loved to have them on hand to make once in a while. Very convenient and easy to make. When I contacted the company last year to find out if they use GMO potatoes I was told yes they do now. The boxes I had on hand were still the non GMO potatoes so I used them up and will never buy them again.

    • These have become our favourite hash browns! I’ve also used them to make hash with the Schwartz’s smoked meat Costco sells. That’s a product I suggest you review, it’s really good!

  12. Have these fairly regularly. Tasty and easy to cook in the home or camping. We have one box between 2 maybe 3 people. To say it serves 7 is somewhat of a stretch!

  13. I love these hash browns! They go on ale once in a.while too.
    We fry up some scrambled eggs with ham and red pepper serve on top of the hash and then top with hollandaise It’s SO good!!!!!

    Hey, do you know if the new mashed potatoe packages are as good as the old ones?

    • About the instant potatoes, we tried some and I must say I prefer the old brand. They’re good but not as good. You can still buy the blue box of spuds in the states.

      • I agree. New mashed potatoes look fake taste ok, old mashed potatoes were awesome passed as the real thing, taste awesome. Please bring the old ones back.

  14. I chopped up some salami, pepperoni, mushroom, peppers and onions . Fried and added with grated cheese on top. They became a meal and were delicious.

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