Ugly Potatoes

About forty percent of the food produced in this country gets thrown away every year. This accounts for food we buy and waste as well as ugly produce that stores can’t sell.

Everyone wants perfect looking food, a demand that I don’t really understand. Who cares if a red pepper is oddly shaped if you’re dicing it for cooking anyway? As long as it tastes good, the cucumber can be blemished, the apples not perfectly round.

To be clear, we aren’t talking about rotten produce – we are talking about food that’s misshapen or just a little wonky looking – and that doesn’t merit being thrown away.

That’s why I was super excited to find these chips the other day. They use potatoes that aren’t pretty. Some of them are too big or too small, misshapen or an odd color. According to their website, they have helped reduce food waste by 1,500,000 pounds of potatoes since 2017.

And you know something? They are delicious! Check out the brand if you get a chance! Of you can’t find them in a store, you can order them online. Click here to order or to read more.