Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Reser's Red Skin Potato Salad
I give this product a 10+
I NEVER buy pre-made potato salad! NEVER! I don't even order it at the restaurants. I like MY potato salad and only mine. Everyone else loves my potato salad too and I'm usually asked to bring it to events. Well.... my dearly beloved John picked up a carton of Reser's Red Skin Potato Salad at the Bi-Lo (Harvey's now). He said he wanted some potato salad but didn't want to put me out by having to make it. It does take a little time to peel and chop the potatoes, cook them just right, cut up the onion and pickles, etc. Well, he put some his plate that night. I stayed away from it. I don't like store bought potato salad!. He took a bite and insisted I just taste it. I did. If I hadn't pulled the plastic film off the carton myself I would have sworn that it was MY potato salad! It's so good! Just creamy enough, just the right amount of onions and pickles. Perfect!
So, that little 1 lb. container didn't last long. When I went to one of my local grocery stores I thought maybe I had been wrong all along about per-packaged potato salad. They didn't have the Reser's brand so I bought another. NO WAY! It was just as I remembered. Dry, sweet and just not creamy enough. When I went back to Bi-Lo I found the store had changed names (Harvey's) and crossed my fingers that they would still carry this little jewel. They do and I picked up a 3 lb. container. That was a mistake. I picked up regular potato salad. Creamy but too sweet and no onions. See, the Red Skin Potato Salad has just a bit of 'dill' pickles in it and that along with the onions are what make it the best!
Since I've discovered this delicious dish I have made it a staple in my refrigerator. I've actually slipped into refrigerator, taken out a nice spoonful and savored every morsel. Unless I have to make a large amount of potato salad to take somewhere, I'll be serving Reser's Red Skin.