Purple Mash, Purple Mash

Posted on 28th October 2011 in playdough/ purple mash/ unusual food

Being stupidly susceptible to the powers of product placement (*ooooh something shiny*) and advertising, I recently bought a bag of purple potatoes.

Youngest child refused to even try it so I’ve ended up having to make purple mash for myself:

Anyone who has ever  made playdough will know what my thoughts were as I made it!

Although it is a little off putting in colour, it doesn’t really taste of anything at all. Found I had to really season it to get any taste but with half a ton of butter, salt and pepper it just tasted like, well, mashed potato!

Looked even weirder on the plate…

They are called Purple Majesty and I got mine from Sainsburys although I’d imagine the other supermarkets sell them too. Oh, and according to the BBC they are really good for you too as they contain 10 x the normal level of antioxidant, anthocyanins compared with white potatoes! Read more here….


  • Reply The Moiderer 28th October 2011 at 1:43 pm

    ewww Nope – don’t think I could persuade myself either. Might be easier as chips?

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 28th October 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Have a feeling I may not be buying them again!

  • Reply P 28th October 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Ooh … purple potatoes. Does it have to be mash. Wicked ideas for jacket potatoes on Trick of Treat day.

    Mind you if I decide to learn from your experience perhaps I’ll just divert my purple funds in more purple underwear. Which reminds me, I’m going to change my avatar for halloween.


    • Reply CoffeeCurls 28th October 2011 at 5:00 pm

      No I believe you can bake them, chip them, make them into halloween potato bats if you so desire! Think you’d be wise to stick to purple pants however! xx

  • Reply Him Up North 28th October 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I think purple fries or jackets would look cool. The mash just looks…wrong, but then I’m a root vegetable traditionalist.

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 28th October 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Next you’ll be telling me you don’t like root vegetable crisps? Beetroot crisps rule, and they are also purple.

  • Reply Sheilasperfume 28th October 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I have never heard of them – where did you but them from?

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 29th October 2011 at 9:31 am

      Just from the supermarket. They are Albert Bartlet – Purple Majesty. xx

  • Reply Single Dad's Diary 29th October 2011 at 9:40 am

    Oh, it’s real! I thought it was a food colouring infused Halloween thing.

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 29th October 2011 at 11:48 am

      Yep they’re real alright! Don’t think there would be enough food colouring in the world to make them THAT purple!

  • Reply Mrs TeePot 2nd November 2011 at 5:20 pm

    !0 times the good stuff, and no taste at all! lol! I’d have thought kids would be all over purple mash!

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