Whoever said veggies were boring had obviously never tried Mash Direct. Owned by the Hamilton Family (with no less than six generations of farming knowledge under their flat caps), this indie brand has come a long way since launching in 2004 and are now stocked in in the likes of Waitrose, Morrisons,Co-Op, and Nisa.
The range includes everything from Sunday roast favourites such as creamy mash, brussels sprouts with bacon and mashed carrots and parsnips, to more modern fare such as haggis bites, curry chips, and duck and five spice bites.
We tried out a vast selection of side dishes and were blown away by the quality and flavour. The beer battered chips are possibly the best I’ve tried anywhere, so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The pack serves 2 but I polished off the lot with no problem. When something tastes so good, who cares about the calories?
I cooked the perfectly seasoned carrot and parsnip fries in the air fryer and they turned out wonderfully crisp with plenty of flavour. If you like a bit of heat like myself, then you’ll love the chilli baby potatoes, which once again, crisp up nicely in the air fryer.
Other range highlights include the extra-crispy beer-battered onion rings and the award-winning potato croquettes. Given the fact that half my family has turned veggie, vegan, or flexitarian, Mash Direct is a brand that will most definitely be making an appearance on our Christmas dinner table this year.
You can pick up Mash Direct brunch, healthy veg, party box, and Christmas day veg hampers exclusively from Booths, or pick up a selection of their goodies from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Amazon.