That distinctive odor. I can smell it in the pantry as soon as it starts. So you grab the bag of potatoes, dump them all out, and find the one that's starting to decay.
So does anybody know how to avoid getting a bag with a rotten potato? I look the bags over before I choose one to put in my grocery cart. My nose theoretically could sniff it out, but when I'm in the produce section by the potatoes, I always smell rotten ones. How do you know which bags are clean and which have an on-their-way-to-putrid specimen?