Hi chaps .... we bought a back of spuds recently - OK a 'no-name' cheap selection from a supermarket. They were rubbish, tasteless and watery. I like to cook my potatoes very well before roasting them (ie falling apart) - this generally works but with these ones they were crispy on the outside but full of tasteless mush, and cooked normally for mash - yeuk. I have had success in the past so it is, obviously, a 'varietal' problem but could it also be the time of year (eg stored too long) or whatever ? Should I buy only the well known brands ? Recipes in books and online rarely specify variety. I guess I'll have to so some experimenting .... unless someone here has some sound advise.