Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 195 - Russet Potato

Our love of starch sometimes expresses itself in the humble POTATO.  But, being a family of 2, we do not need a big ol’ bag of taters, we often just want ONE or two.  And Trader Joe’s kindly gives us that choice.

See - ONE Russet Potato!
As you can see here, it is easy to buy a single solitary Russet Potato at TJ’s.  And, like Trader Joe’s bananas, you pay a set price per piece instead of by the pound.  That means if you see a big chunky one you like you can get it for the same price as a tinier one.  They are all one price - .49 cents. 

I have not done a price comparison – maybe a penny less than half a dollar is on par with other stores or even a bit more, I am not sure.  What I am sure of is that I like that fact that TJ’s doesn’t make me buy multiple potatoes or worse yet, WRAP a single potato in plastic and slap a sticker on it pretending it is somehow fancier than other single potatoes (as some grocery stores have started to do).

Single (as opposed to married) Russet Potatoes at Trader Joe's
These are just humble, single Russet potatoes.  They taste like any other Russet potato.  They are good.  Fluffy.  Nice with butter and salt.  If you have sour cream in the fridge to throw on top that cannot go wrong.

We went to the POTATO MUSEUM in Idaho a couple of years ago.  We figured, heck, if you are in Idaho, home of the potato, you really should stop by and see the MUSEUM, eh?  I am glad we did.  It was a fun place and worth a bit of a drive out of the way.  We learned loads of potato facts and we even got to see a really big Pringle potato chip (though we could argue for quite some time about Pringles – potato or pretender??  Discuss amongst yourselves…).    And the Potato Museum was WAAAAY better than the Jell-o Museum in upstate New York (but this review is not about Jell-o, so we will not get into that here).

WHEEEE - a whole museum for POTATOES!
Me at the main sign - they have a GIFT SHOP!
David staring in wonder at the World's Largest Crisp

Anyway, if you are near Blackfoot, Idaho, stop in at the Potato Museum - http://idahopotatomuseum.com/ .  And if you are in Trader Joe’s, grab a spud or two.

Price  - .49 cents
Rating - 4

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