The best store bought potato salad is creamy, hearty, and the perfect side dish for your summer BBQs. That being said, potato salad can be so many different things. There are enough varieties of store bought potato salad to last a lifetime: mustard, deviled egg, classic, red skin—the list goes on.
We tried a ton of grocery store potato salad. I mean, a ton. I didn’t realize how many store bought potato salad brands existed. Now, I’ve tasted just about every variety of p-sal, and I’m ready to tell you all about the best premade potato salad you can buy.
- Signature Cafe Classic Potato Salad
When it came to the best “classic” potato salad we tried during our best store bought potato salad taste test, this was a close second. It’s sweet without tasting like dessert potato salad (and trust me, others did). The potatoes are cooked well and the veggies have a little crunch. If you don’t like to rock the boat with your potato salad and want something perfectly normal, this is definitely a tasty option.
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- Reser’s Red Skin Potato Salad
I don’t really get why people make such a big deal about red potato salad. Red skin potatoes are fine? Plus, in a lot of red potato salads, the skin separates from the potato chunks and then you just have skin floating around in your p-sal. No, thank you. I have to give it to Reser’s, though. They make a red skin potato salad I want to buy. It’s light, herby, and fresh. This is a mayo-based potato salad that even mayo haters could enjoy.
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- Park Street Deli Original Potato Salad
The best thing about this “classic” store bought potato salad from Aldi is the potatoes. They are perfectly cooked. It was shockingly hard to find potato salad with potatoes that are properly cooked. We tried too many crunchy potatoes on potato salad taste test day. Thank you, Aldi, for knowing how to cook potatoes. In addition to the wonderful tubers, this is one of the best premade potato salad brands because it is well-seasoned and wonderfully mayo-y.
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- Walmart Deviled Egg Potato Salad
Walmart’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad is great. I might even opt to buy this instead of making my own for a picnic or BBQ (and I make a mean potato salad). It’s creamy, it perfectly balances sweetness and tartness, and there isn’t too much egg. We really, really love it. The other Walmart potato salads were not that good, but this the best store bought potato salad you can buy at the grocery store.
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Best of the Best
Other Products We Tried: Walmart Original, Reser’s Deviled Egg, Reser’s Original, Signature Select Deviled Egg, Signature Select Loaded, Kroger Southern Style, Kroger Mustard, Kroger Egg Mustard, Walmart Mustard, Walmart Amish, Walmart Loaded, Walmart Red Skin
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