Four Black aunties tried each other’s potato salad and brought some laughter to social media with their brutally honest critiques. The aunties hilariously rated each other’s cooking while participating in a contest organized by cultural media outlet Cocoa Butter.
Some of the women gagged after only taking a bite of another contestant’s dish.
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The women examined every detail of the potato salad thoroughly.
“Now this is a perfect example of how looks can be deceiving,” one of them said. “Because it’s sweet like I like it, but it’s not mayonnaisey.”
“Look how creamy this is. Where are the chunks?” another added.
“This is baby food,” one aunt said in the video clip as she pushed the plate away. “It looks like mashed potatoes that was decorated.”
A few others were turned off from the moment they saw the food.
“It’s a little bit too white for me,” one woman said in the video. “I like it yellow and I already have a fear that I’m about to taste mayonnaise.”
“Oh My God. What is this?” another aunt said while spitting out the potato salad.
The same participant made it clear that she wants “potato salad, not mashed potatoes.”
One of the more generous tasters rated a plate of potato salad an eight. Another woman, however, gave it a rating of two.
“You get two points for effort,” she said. “I was being nice. I could have gave it zero. But I’m gonna reserve zero in case somebody else’s is worse.”
As it turned out, she did indeed find another potato salad that was worth a zero.
Some of the women said there was a bit too much seasoning in one of the plates of potato salad they tried.
“No, I can’t,” one critic said as soon as she tasted the food.
“I’m definitely gonna go with a two for effort,” the woman added. “But the potato salad with seasoned salt, I don’t think is a good fix.”
One aunt, who rated the potato salad a three, said, “This is like potato salad for when somebody get their teeth taken out and they’re gonna be fitted for dentures.”
Another person gave it a six, saying, “They took the time out to make sure they chopped up everything and the presentation was good.”
“It just had too much salt and too much mayonnaise,” she said.
A few of the women took issue with the large pieces of pickles they found in the dish.
“This is really shaking me up,” one of them said. “These are really huge pickle chunks.”
Feeling a little more generous, one of the aunties gave a seven to the dish tasted.
“If I had to smile and eat it graciously at a family event not to hurt auntie’s feeling, I can probably pull that off,” she said.
The same woman later became terrified when she saw another serving of potato salad that disgusted her from the moment it appeared in front of her. Saying her prayers before eating, the woman said, “Please don’t let it make me sick.”
Some of the other tasters were also scared to see what they would find in the plates they were given. One woman said the only good potato salad she tried was her own. The same woman was named as one of the winners in the end.
“Follow my lead and you will not be mistaken,” she said.
Another aunty also ended up with the top score and boasted about her potato salad.
“Hello, like I said, I already knew it,” she said. “Thank you ladies for not being haters.”