BAKED potatoes are worried that their glory days are over, it has emerged.
Large potatoes cooked in their skins were a popular menu fixture during the 80s and 90s, often commanding a disproportionately high retail price of up to £7.50 including two fillings.
Potato Roy Hobbs said: “Back in the day I would have been a pretty big deal on a plate with some unimaginative salad garnish. Everyone had a favourite jacket potato filling, and it was always beans and cheese.
“Millions of people, from bus drivers to celebrities, was munching on our soft interiors. Such was their enthusiasm that some would even eat our dry, parchment-like skin.
“Then wraps, panninis and noodle soups came on the scene. We weren’t worried at first but then they began to catch on.
“People wanted ‘lighter’ options that weren’t molten hot.”
Female potato Emma Bradford said: “Things go in cycles, we just need to hang in there. I’ve got an idea for a new filling, ham and peanut butter, it’s very ‘hipster’ as I believe young people say.”
She added: “I am made from the same stuff as chips but am less fattening.”