Discovery Pack

What is the Discovery Pack?

Did you know there are over 3,000 different varieties of potatoes in the world? But here in the UK we tend to focus on just a few popular favourites. Our potato experts are on a mission to unearth some more interesting and unusual spuds for you to try. Unlike your everyday all-rounders, they’re only grown in limited amounts - so get them while you can.

Keep checking back to see what's new in store.

Variety spotlight...

Violet Queen

Violet Queen small to medium oval shaped potatoes with a blue-purple to almost black outer skin and an inner flesh that retains its very dark violet colour, even after cooking. They have quite a dense, rich texture which is best roasted or boiled, rather than fried. The flavour is more intense than a standard white potato, with a taste reminiscent of chestnuts with an aroma a bit like hazelnuts.

Variety spotlight...


Violetta are small to medium oval shaped potatoes with a blue-purple skin that appears quite dark grey when dry and goes darker when wet. The flesh has an intense violet-blue colour when raw. This will fade slightly during cooking. Some people prefer to boil them in their skins before peeling them thinly with a knife. This can help to retain even more of the colour and the nutrients.

Variety spotlight...

Shetland Black

Shetland Black is a dark coloured heritage potato with a purply black skin and a pale, creamy yellow flesh with a ring of purple. Its small to medium, oval shaped tubers look good cooked with the skin on as you get a nice contrast in colour. This variety is perfect for roasting, boiling, steaming.

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