Britain falls out of love with the potato as carb-free diets take hold – but we still can’t get enough crisps

Potato sales have fallen by a fifth in the last ten years – with a recent dive in figures being fuelled by 'carb-free' dietsFor hundreds of years they have been a staple part of almost every British dinner. But it appears that we are finally falling out of love with the potato. Sales have fallen by a fifth in the last ten years – with a recent dive in figures being fuelled by ‘carb-free’ diets. In the last three years alone sales have dropped by almost 7 per cent, according to figures published in the annual Food Report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Despite the fact many are shunning the great British spud in an effort to drop a few pounds, it appears that some potato-based treats just prove far too tempting to ignore as sales of chips and crisps remained steady. More