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Millions of Years Ago

Volcanoes Shape The Land

Volcano Graphic

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

Hands holding rich earth with a potato plant

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

Raw Potatoes in a wooden crate

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

State of Idaho Graphic

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

Raising of American flag on Iwo Jima graphic

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.

1951

Idahoan® is Born

Old red farm tractor

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

1990

Fresh Dried® Products


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!

2011

On-the-go Cups

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Cups

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

Expanding our Offerings


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!

The Future

And Beyond

Idahoan Foods Buckle Logo

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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