10 Oct 2013
Review: GreenVale Farm Fresh Potatoes
Yay it's National Potato Week! Although in my house we don't need a special week in order to celebrate the humble spud. I love potatoes. I would eat a jacket potato with chips, and some extra mash on the side if I could get away with it. Well maybe that's an exaggeration, but I seriously do love potatoes. Despite that, I have to admit I usually play safe and just buy a bag of "white potatoes" in the supermarket, so it was lovely to be asked to review a higher class of potato.
These GreenVale Farm Fresh are from the Jelly variety of potatoes, a variety which produces smooth skinned, oval shaped potatoes with a yellow flesh. They are an all-rounder that can be used for roast potatoes, chips, boiled, baked, mashed - making them perfect for all your potato needs.
The bag I was sent (it was quite funny to get a box in the post that contained a bag of potatoes), was full of large oval shaped potatoes, the type that look ideal for a baked potato, so it was easy to decide what to make with these. I used the GreenVale Farm Fresh Baked Beauties recipe (see HERE), which very simply calls for a sprinkling of paprika on the skin to give a bit of added smokiness. The results were absolutely perfect. The insides have a noticeably yellow colouring, so they looked completely golden and inviting. The potato was very smooth in texture with a naturally buttery and creamy flavour. Everyone commented on how delicious their potatoes tasted, and not a scrap was leftover! The deliciously creamy flavour within, makes these potatoes really quite special.
I also like the fact that the GreenVale Farm Fresh Potatoes come in old style paper sacks (see first photo), rather than the horrendous plastic sacks that a lot of supermarket potatoes come in. The paper sacks are not just more environmentally friendly, they will also keep the potatoes fresher for longer.
I was sent this product in order to write an honest review and all opinions are my own.
Grocery Gems Verdict: GreenVale Farm Fresh Potatoes
RATING: 10 out of 10 - I can't fault these potatoes at all.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Purchased: Available at Tesco and Booths.
Price: £2.50 for 2kg.