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The End is Near (and we deserve it). . . . Mashed Potato Slurpees

Mashed potatoes from a slurpee-like machine coming soon to a 7-11 near you.

These are not your grandma’s mashed potatoes!

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All the best to all of you for a week of warm and fuzzy comfort food.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

38 thoughts on “ The End is Near (and we deserve it). . . . Mashed Potato Slurpees

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    Elizabeth said:


    I am ashamed to admit it, but the thought of a mashed potato machine fills me with intense, overwhelming joy. I love mashed potatoes.

  2. Now I’d have to try those mashed potatoes just once. Hey, I like mashed potatoes. Buuuuuuuut, I kind of like the ones make from potatoes, directly from potatoes.

    From all the posts I’ve seen comic con looks like a great event. Maybe next year…


    • It does look like a hoot, doesn’t it. And I would have to at least try the mashed potatoes, too. I’m wondering if you can get them without gravy?

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    Marcia said:

    I’ve heard so much about Comic Con and Thriller Fest, I need to get to one of them –hmm, Thriller Fest is much closer to home! Love the star trek vid! And thanks for including me in your awesome mashup, Piper!

  4. Thanks for the mention! All the cool kids go to Thrillerfest…but I’d love to go to ComicCon someday too, even more cool kids there! Of course, the COOLEST kids visit Piper’s blog! *s* Just sayin…

    • Definitely want the gravy on the side, for sure. And that’s a good point. Some people will want extra gravy.

  5. Thanks for the mention! The mashed potato slurpee has me a little nauseated. However, I thought bubble tea sounded pretty gross when I first heard of it. But, after I tried it, I think it’s delicious. πŸ™‚

      • It is very good, Piper. I always get the “honeydew” flavor. I think my husband usually gets one of the berry flavors. The only thing I’ll warn you about is that the tea is very filling.

  6. My husband showed me this on G4 this week – they profiled the mashed potato “slurpee” on Attack of the Show or something similar. When I first saw it, I thought it was literally a mashed potato-flavored Slurpee and I totally lost my appetite for dinner. I can hardly think of anything nastier than a frozen mashed potato and gravy flavored confection.

    Now that I’ve lost YOUR appetite too…I’m not sure real mashed potatoes would be any more horrific than some of the institutional-style mash I ate in the college dorm – after all, in theory they actually care that people like these enough to buy them!

    Also: I’m with Catie. I originally thought tapioca balls in tea (bobos) sounded totally disgusting. My brother forced me to try it…and now I love them. Weird, cause normally I hate tapioca too.

    • LOL. I actually thought the same thing the first time I heard it. You know what they say about great minds…. But I’m not sure they’re talking about mashed potatoes when they say it. You make a good point about institutional mashed potatoes. In fact, I wonder if they will put these machines in school cafeterias. I think my son would like one, which is a bit scary. πŸ™‚

  7. Mashed potatoes should be made from real potatoes. They should be steamed, mashed with a mother’s love, seasoned with butter, cream, salt and pepper. They should have little lumps to show a human made them. Mashed potato machine my a@@!

    • LOL. Love this comment, Tom. I now feel really good about the lumps in the mashed potatoes I make. πŸ™‚

  8. I just know that mashed potato slurpee would be FILLED with gluten, which is enough to make me pass. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for mentioning my blogging post! I love it when I get to be one of the cool kids at Piper’s blog…

    • Sort of curls your toes to think about the gluten factor, doesn’t it? The gravy alone could put you into a coma. Thanks for the compliment. πŸ™‚

  9. My concern is how they would keep the butter fresh without hardening it with refrigeration. And obviously they’d have to have plenty of salt & pepper available.

  10. I want to start a mashed potato slurpee franchise here! Omigosh! I will be so phat! And also so fat! But it will be delicious! Good stuff and great reads. As always.

    • Thanks, Renee. Let me know how that franchise goes. I don’t want to see you on a talk show when they are interviewing people too fat to leave their houses. πŸ™‚


  12. Piper, this is so crazy! Where do you find these gems of…weirdness? Thanks for the laugh! And…the thought of a mashed potato slurpee sounds really gross to me right now, but then, it is 100 degrees here. Maybe in the winter I wouldn’t find it quite so nasty. I mean…it is kind of like Ghetto Viccychoisse, yes?

  13. I’m still catching up from my fun trip to Colorado. Thanks for the mashup love. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what to make of the latest offereing from 7-11. LOL. I love these crazy things you find, and I think you’re right…We do deserve it.

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