Millions of Years Ago

Volcanoes Shape The Land

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Over six million years ago, stretching and thinning of the Earth’s crust caused movement along the Teton fault forming the most beautiful and dramatic mountain range…the result set the stage to grow the most famous potatoes in the world.

1837

Farming Begins

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Henry H. Spalding, a Presbyterian missionary, becomes the first potato farmer within the borders of what is now known as the State of Idaho.

1872

The Burbank Russet

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Luther Burbank develops the first “Burbank Russet” potato that eventually finds its home in Idaho. The desirable texture of the Burbank Russet makes it a perfect candidate for America’s Favorite Mashed Potatoes.

1890

The Great State of Idaho

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Idaho is admitted to the Union as the 43rd state on July 3rd, 1890.   With over 83,000 square miles of rugged, beautiful terrain, it truly earns its nick name—The Gem State.  To us at Idahoan, the most precious gems of all are Idaho Potatoes.

1942

Dehydration Developed

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In an effort to find more shelf stable meals for our troops, the first potato dehydration process was developed for the military.  While this early, primitive process is still used by many dehydrated potato sellers to this day, Idahoan strives for higher quality.

1960

Idahoan is Born

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A group of local Lewisville, Idaho growers decide to join forces to start a potato dehydration plant—the Idahoan brand was born.

1990

The REAL Process

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Idahoan developed a proprietary, innovative dehydration process that better preserves natural potato taste and texture.  With this process in place, we launched new flavored mashed potatoes in a pouch—Buttery Homestyle®, Four Cheese, and Roasted Garlic.  Over the years we have added other delicious flavors such as Loaded Baked®, Baby Reds®, Bacon Cheddar Chipotle and more!

2012

Steakhouse® Brand

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Idahoan produces a line of Homestyle Casseroles in a variety of delicious flavors.  In 2012 we stepped up our game to include the premium Idahoan Steakhouse® Casserole brand. With 100% REAL Idaho® potato slices as well as delicious toppings, these casseroles are truly restaurant quality!

2015

Steakhouse® Potato Soups

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In 2015 Idahoan launched potato soups into the Steakhouse® brand.  With hearty soup flavors like Creamy Potato, Loaded, Cheddar & Broccoli and Three Cheese Chipotle, the whole family can enjoy them.

The Future

And Beyond

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Our mission of innovation will continue to bring you quality 100% REAL Idaho® potatoes in all the ways you love.  Whether it’s quality mashed potatoes, soups, casseroles or hash browns, in a pouch, bowl, cup or more, Idahoan Foods will continue to bring you Homemade Taste—Every Time®.

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