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Albert Bartlett launches search for little brother to ‘world’s largest spud’

Potato company Albert Bartlett in the UK is on a mission to track down #DougsLittleBro after the ‘world’s largest spud’ was discovered. Colin Craig-Brown, from Hamilton, New Zealand, found the huge 7.9kg potato in his vegetable garden last August, which went on to become a local celebrity in its hometown.

As Jean Ward reports for the Daily Record, “Doug” went viral after Craig appeared on This Morning for the gigantic potato’s television debut in the UK.

Now the Airdrie-based potato brand have launched their #Dougslittlebro to dig up the spud’s sibling. The team there say they have a hunch there’s a British version of the gigantic tattie kicking about and are determined to unearth it, launching the search to find ‘little Dougie’.

Michael Jarvis, head of marketing at Albert Bartlett, said: “New Zealand grown potatoes are spectacular we’re sure, but nothing beats a good old British spud. …So, if you think you may be in possession of little Dougie then we want to know about it.” The owner of the winner will be treated to a year’s supply of Albert Bartlett potatoes.

To enter your little Dougie post a picture of your potato on Instagram with its weight and the hashtag #DougsLittleBro. Make sure you also follow Albert Bartlett on Instagram and tag them in your post. Entries are open until February 7.

Source: Daily Record. Read the full story here
Photo: Courtesy Metro

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