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Is it just me? (Very trivial; potato related)

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LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:10:05

Is it just me or are potatoes shit at the moment? I haven't had a nice potato in months! I've bought several different kinds (jersey royals, King Edwards, sweet potatoes) from a few different supermarkets and they have all been horrid. All grey and bitter and too much water in them so they're really crunchy like a carrot when raw. I love potatoes normally but have gone right off them. Probably for the best - should be low carbing anyway.

Griphook Thu 16-Jun-16 20:11:22

Yanbu, definitely a bit grey

blue2014 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:12:10

The ones in lidl are amazing

elodie2000 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:14:09

Baking potatoes are vile. slimy and sticky. YANBU.
Aldi king Edwards are the only ones I've found that actually mash without turning into wallpaper paste.
Makes me very angry. :D

LBOCS2 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:17:39

I had some nice Maris pipers from ocado, just eaten the last of the mash from them.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:17:53

I actually feel a bit queasy thinking about them. Don't have an Aldi or Lidl here annoyingly.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:18:26

Oh we sometimes get Ocado. Maybe will try them.

whifflesqueak Thu 16-Jun-16 20:18:38

my local butcher sells potatoes out of a big paper sack. they are renowned as being the best, most delicious potatoes, but nobody knows what they're called.

butcher says he asked the farmer, who just shrugged.

they are labelled "potato lovers potatoes"


SanityClause Thu 16-Jun-16 20:19:04

Not something I've noticed.

Thank you for starting a potato related thread, though. That's click bait, if ever I saw it!

Hassled Thu 16-Jun-16 20:21:49

The best potato I've ever had was one served by my MIL, who bought them from the farmer down the road. So presumably fresher than fresh from the ground - does that make a difference? I still think about that potato about 8 years after I ate it.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:24:41

You see we live in a town which is surrounded by farms, but nowhere sells potatoes other than the fecking supermarkets. Ridiculous really. We do have lots of delis and butchers selling local produce but nowhere for veg.

dudsville Thu 16-Jun-16 20:26:09

Fabulous thread title.

I also had fabulously fluffy mash at dinner this evening so cannot sympathise with your woes. Best of luck.

elodie2000 Thu 16-Jun-16 20:26:34

As for roast potatoes, I've started buying frozen ones out of sheer desperation. They're always fluffy and crispy at the same time…no slimy middle there.

dudsville Thu 16-Jun-16 20:27:02

Maybe you should move?

Oldraver Thu 16-Jun-16 20:27:40

Can you grow any ? they are amazing

Cocolepew Thu 16-Jun-16 20:27:42

Are you my mum op? hmm
This is her main topic of conversation.
The new spuds in Marks and Spencers are lovely.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:28:28

I'm giving it some serious consideration dudsville. I can tolerate the lack of cinema or any restaurant which isn't a chain, but this is just too much! angrywink

MachiKoro Thu 16-Jun-16 20:29:09

Lady Balfours from Sainsburys re lovely. They're v ££ though, unfortunately.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:30:05

Haha I don't think so coco... Unless you are my 18mo DD and have somehow procured a smartphone. You're meant to be asleep! grin

NavyAndWhite Thu 16-Jun-16 20:30:17

Yanbu. The same with strawberries.

LadyAntonella Thu 16-Jun-16 20:31:30

I guess I could grow them.

Thanks for the Lady Balfour tip. It might be worth the extra money tbh.

bookbook Thu 16-Jun-16 20:34:03

Best variety for mash is Marfona - but tricky to find at some times of the year. Next best, is actually buying the baking potatoes in M & S - they are usually pretty good smile

SaucyJack Thu 16-Jun-16 20:34:11

I haven't noticed potatoes recently.

I'm too busy bemoaning the dearth of tasty tomatoes and cucumbers that make you snigger to yourself at their girth.

blueteapot Thu 16-Jun-16 20:34:55

Ive started only really buying local roosters - seem to work out well? We are in NI though x

HostaFireandIce Thu 16-Jun-16 20:46:51

I'm not a big fan of potatoes. They taste of soil.

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