Henry H. Spalding, a Presbyterian missionary, becomes the first potato farmer within the borders of what is now known as the State of Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
A group of local Lewisville, Idaho growers decide to join forces to start a potato dehydration plant—the Idahoan brand was born.
Idahoan developed a proprietary, innovative process that better preserves natural potato taste and texture. We launched our Fresh Dried® 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!
In 2011 Idahoan launched convenient on-the-go mashed potato cups. No matter where you are or how much of a hurry you’re in, your warm & tasty mashed potatoes can come with you!
Over the years we’ve added a number of delicious and convenient products to the Idahoan family. Whether you’re looking for casseroles or mashed potatoes in both 4 serve and family size offerings, we have something for everyone!
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®.