What... what are "funeral potatoes"— Bibliobimbo (@sebhar) March 28, 2018
Is Facebook's algorithm threatening me pic.twitter.com/dtNPEA5WQb
If you’ve ever been to a funeral, you’ve probably had those cheesy, creamy potatoes served in a casserole dish with a crunchy coating on top.
In parts of the West and Midwest, they are known as “funeral potatoes” — since they are commonly served at gatherings after a funeral.
They are also served at church gatherings, holidays, graduation parties, and other occasions.
Back in 2016, Augason Farms started selling a prepackaged kit with all the ingredients to make “Funeral Potatoes”. Apparently, they are buying Facebook ads because people are losing their minds over the name.
Wait... Funeral Potatoes? Is this really a thing you can buy at the grocery store?— Rob Eads (@NonchalantS) March 28, 2018
I'm equally intrigued by the marketing copy on the back of the bag: "potatoes to die for"