Costco Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad Review

A summer staple!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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Clearly I’m going to review summer barbecue items during the summer! Thanksgiving items happen in the fall and then there’s my favorite season ever, Christmas! Let’s enjoy the summer while it’s still around and talk about potato salad. The Costco Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad.


I’ve had a lot of nasty store bought potato salad before. Let’s face it, store bought potato salad is never nearly as good as homemade. The Costco Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad is probably one of the tastiest store bought potato salad I’ve had though. It’s creamy and filling with big chunks of potatoes. The paprika, mustard, turmeric and dill add depth of flavor to the potato salad. There’s a few chunks of celery and pickles throughout the potato salad so you can taste the sweetness of the pickles as well as there’s some added sugar that adds a bit of a sweet after taste. Nothing compares to my mom’s homemade potato salad but this is pretty good. The distinguishing factor that makes this potato salad better than other potato salads I’ve had is the huge chunks of potatoes and the fact there’s less mayonnaise than potatoes. I find other potato salads can be super “wet and saucy” with not much actual



The 2.27 kg tub of Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad cost $7.49 Canadian at Costco. That’s quite a bit of potato salad for a reasonable cost!


It’s much easier to purchase potato salad than to make your own. The potato salad has a best before date of about three weeks from the purchase date and needs to be refrigerated.

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Oh me oh my. I probably ate like 500 calories worth of potato salad last weekend. Oh well! ½ cup of Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad is 240 calories, 13 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of protein, seven grams of sugar, three grams of fibre and 630 mg of sodium. That’s quite a bit of calories, fat and sodium for only half a cup! The potato salad is also not preservative free it doesn’t have any artificial flavors or preservatives though! It’s also made with real mustard.

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This is a massive tub of potato salad and I find one tub satisfies my potato salad cravings for the summer. If you’re hosting a summer barbecue, family reunion or get together and don’t have time to make homemade potato salad from scratch, I recommend Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad from Costco.

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2/10

Do you like potato salad or macaroni salad? What’s your favorite kind of salad to serve in the summer?

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12 thoughts on “Costco Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad Review”

  1. I have bought the RED POTATO SALAD a few times this summer. The one I just bought one with a best before date of AUG 30-2021.
    PRODUCT #71117-14182.
    We had 2 servings out of the container.
    I bit into a red potato and hit a black chunk of I think mould or rot.
    I did not save it as I spit it out in the garbage.
    Please be carful as it could make you sick.

  2. The nutrition rating is wrong on this. 7/10. The tub is full of vital Potassium. Did you know you need about (12) bananas a day if you want to get enough, and if you are any kind of athlete you need to. It’s a good price for how much Potassium you get, and it is very important.

  3. Bought this salad last week. I can honestly say it’s the very best salad i’ve eaten considering that it is store bought. Tastes like homemade.


        In Canada … Best Before Dates on foods is the date you should open it by for optimum product freshness.

        This isn’t necessarily the same as a Use By Date … particularly if the item has been opened.

        An opened item will deteriorate at a faster rate than a non opened one.

        It’s up to Consumers to understand how long their food should be ok to eat if proper food handling practices are employed.

        The old adage … IF IN DOUBT … THROW IT OUT !

        Is a good one, because a food item that deteriorates doesn’t always have mould, look or smell off … but can still be a home to dangerous bacteria.

        Three good sources of food safety guidelines once open are:

        1- Government Food & Health websites.

        2- … a very comprehensive listing of various food items

        3- And the Manufacturers themselves. This is usually my go to route for info when I try a new product.

        In the case of Stonemill Kitchens they offer good info right on their website FAQs page:

        6. Does Stonemill Kitchens display a use by or sell by code date?

        Stonemill Kitchens generally displays a use by code date on all of our packaging to ensure freshness. This means that you should use the product by the date on the packaging in order to assure premium product quality.

        7. How long are your refrigerated products good for after they’ve been opened?

        Most all of our refrigerated products can be used within 3-5 days after opening if they are sealed properly in an airtight container.

        8. At what temperature should your products be stored?

        Between 35-40° F ensures that freshness is maintained through the end of the code date period.

        I would hope that CostCuisine do the right thing and edit any existing reviews to reflect more accurate info regarding storage & use guidelines, so as to keep their audience out of harms way.

        • ‘It’s up to Consumers to understand how long their food should be ok to eat if proper food handling practices are employed’

          Sorry ,don’t agree with this as food contains preservatives so it is up to the manufacturer to advise how long we can keep it after opening in a refrigerator.

          Food labelling is terrible in Canada – small meaningless dates mixed in with batch numbers and processing dates, no clear information

  4. I used to buy this potato salad in the past but will never buy it again. You might as well just eat a LARGE spoonful of mayonnaise. What happened?

  5. This is definitely one of the best commercially prepared potato salads available. The increase in price isn’t justified though.


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