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Harmony; A potato so vile even nematodes slither away.

8th February, 2012

Harmony; A potato so vile even nematodes slither away.
I love spuds me!

Bugger the rice, and double bugger the stinking pasta. No matter what sun drenched or dried Mediterranean sauce one floods it with, it still feels like chewy snot. Baked, roast, wedged, mashed, boiled....... even sautéed if ones into poncey cooking.......I think it just means fried anyway.

I'm no culinary Philistine, far from it, I just like potatoes. Until I tasted the variety of the moment called "Harmony" which in my less than humble opinion would be better served left in the ground to rot were it not for the fact it's just about resistant to every potential pest, which only goes to prove that even diseases have standards.

It really is a crock of shite. I am not aware of it being a genetically modified variety, but if ever my imagination was to consider the taste of a GM spud Harmony would have it to a tee. The thing tastes like it has butter added, not nice creamy butter but a chemically contrived additive butter. Most unsettling to say the least. It's also watery, weak, wet, and thoroughly insipid. I cannot write with enough hostile venom to describe this variety and suggest the supermarkets that seem to be having a love affair with this rancid spud are doing so for purely commercial reasons (no change there then), to the point that at my local Morrisons in Barnard Castle last Monday it was the ONLY potato on offer......

Life is full of trials and hardships and a good baked potato is a comforting food in such austere times, so I would implore the potato council to confess up and admit that this abomination, this Frankenstein of a solanum, this complete freak is best banned from our good earth.

I thought "Homegaurd" were bad enough.....and whatever happened to Dr Mackintosh?

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