Jersey Royal Potatoes 450G  49p @ Tesco
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Found 25th Apr 2017
Jersey Royal Potatoes 450G Better Than Half Price Was £1.00 Now 49p
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Jersey Royals? Totally overhyped, overpriced rubbish potatoes for some years now, and getting even more tasteless as each year goes by.

Used to be good, but wrecked by intensive production methods designed to maximise profit and cut out the flavour.

An expensive, pointless buy at any price - get some potatoes that taste like potatoes. These are not those, despite the price.
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Jersey Royals? Totally overhyped, overpriced rubbish potatoes for some years now, and getting even more tasteless as each year goes by.

Used to be good, but wrecked by intensive production methods designed to maximise profit and cut out the flavour.

An expensive, pointless buy at any price - get some potatoes that taste like potatoes. These are not those, despite the price.
Newbold

Jersey Royals? Totally overhyped, overpriced rubbish potatoes for some … Jersey Royals? Totally overhyped, overpriced rubbish potatoes for some years now, and getting even more tasteless as each year goes by.Used to be good, but wrecked by intensive production methods designed to maximise profit and cut out the flavour.An expensive, pointless buy at any price - get some potatoes that taste like potatoes. These are not those, despite the price.



​I, like you, can remember the 'old, proper' Jersey Royal that you could prepare just by rubbing with your thumb (they were a completely different shape as well) and would think nothing of paying the same price per lb as the steak to go with them. Now like you say they are rubbish.
Edited by: "tinca" 25th Apr 2017
Ditto.
Ditto!
The farmers were stopped from fertilising the land with seaweed which is what gave the potatoes their unique flavour due to pressure from marine conservationists .
Try the big yellow fleshed Cyprus new potatoes now starting to come . Much better !
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If you want to grow them yourself the variety is called International Kidney fwiw. Same thing, marketed as jersey royals. And also fwiw, the soil and the treatment of it down that way doesn't equate to anything special. Jersey being further south just means the tatties come in earlier. Try the cyprus spuds by all means but the carbon footprint of the little beggars is much greater than those coming from nearby obvs.
Got the unwashed ones from Waitrose on Sunday and they were very tasty (though not cheap!). Tastiest I've had since my own grown maincrop which are now finished.
Had Cyprus ones with mince last week and they were really disappointing with no flavour at all.
These seem to be absolutely tiny in the bags I've seen in-store, much prefer some decent sized spuds. Maybe they'll be different as the season goes on?!
Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame but I guess there are fewer and fewer people around who remember what they used to be like.

Anyone know if there is anywhere you can still get the real thing?
Besford

Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame … Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame but I guess there are fewer and fewer people around who remember what they used to be like.Anyone know if there is anywhere you can still get the real thing?



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Besford

Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame … Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame but I guess there are fewer and fewer people around who remember what they used to be like.Anyone know if there is anywhere you can still get the real thing?


Yes - but only for a few weeks from late May, and only in the potato growing areas of Lincolnshire and Norfolk around the Wash. Usually sold as 'Boston' potatoes or a similar local name. Sold by the roadside normally in quite small quantities, and they have to be fresh to keep their flavour, and used within a day or two. Prices start quite high and gradually come down.

These are like Jersey Royal used to be - but even better. A real luxury, but they don't travel well and they have to be bought locally for freshness. Try some if you're ever passing through the area. It's a must for us, and almost worth a special journey.
Newbold

Yes - but only for a few weeks from late May, and only in the potato … Yes - but only for a few weeks from late May, and only in the potato growing areas of Lincolnshire and Norfolk around the Wash. Usually sold as 'Boston' potatoes or a similar local name. Sold by the roadside normally in quite small quantities, and they have to be fresh to keep their flavour, and used within a day or two. Prices start quite high and gradually come down.These are like Jersey Royal used to be - but even better. A real luxury, but they don't travel well and they have to be bought locally for freshness. Try some if you're ever passing through the area. It's a must for us, and almost worth a special journey.


Great, thanks. Bit of a trek for me but have relatives in Lincs so will see if we can sort something. I can taste those real Jersey Royals just by thinking about them - taste memory obviously lasts a long time!
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Besford

Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame … Yep, these days they're just a brand name, not a flavour! Such a shame but I guess there are fewer and fewer people around who remember what they used to be like.Anyone know if there is anywhere you can still get the real thing?


grow your own like I said the variety is called international kidney.
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Spudalicious, heat op.
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And? Tastes like any other new potato im existance!
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