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Mormon Funeral Potatoes: The Carb-Heavy Meal For The End of The World

Call it disaster preparedness cooking: A Utah company began running Facebook ads for an instant version of a staple Mormon comfort food ... because pantries should be stocked for the Second Coming.
Carb-heavy comfort food is familiar to Mormons, here in the form of a popular dish called funeral potatoes. Source: Lauren Sanders

A few weeks ago, Facebook users got an unexpected bit of morbid advertising when they were targeted with ads hawking "funeral potatoes" from a Utah company known as Augason Farms. Many of them immediately took to Twitter, wondering a.) what on Earth funeral potatoes were and b.) why on Earth they would want any.

Mormons were not confused. They were limbering up in the social media wings, ready to explain their most delectable food invention to the world. You see, Mormons like me grew up eating funeral potatoes — not just at funerals, but at potlucks, Thanksgiving, and

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