Not sure what the soup has to do with Coleslaw
It's not a coleslaw thread though, lol.
but it doesn't seem to be very Polish as a brand or as a name.
It's the Jewish version of a Polish soup, zupa szczawiowa
I live within a few minutes walk of half a dozen Polish businesses, and twice as many Jewish stores. For some reason, certain Polish foods aren't that easily available in the Polish shops (I'm sure that some of them are just a front for some "other" kind of business hehe, since when did Poles just live on packet soups and cakes anyway? lol) so I get the rest of my "Polish" food from the Jewish stores. It's not as good as my mum used to make, but it will do; it's not something I eat every week anyway.
I make most of my own food, but a few Polish dishes aren't worth the effort, as the ready-made or packet version can be as good, and sometimes just as cheap. This is one of them ;)
Manischewitz food products are sold in the Kosher section of local Stater Bros. Markets. Their potato pancake packages sure save time in the kitchen. Also beats having to peel those starchy potatoes.
Indeed. I use a packet version for my placki/latkes; as you say, it's less work. The best brands also have a flavour which is very close to the real thing. I would never buy "instant" English food, but for some reason, Polish/Jewish packet foods have really nice flavours. Telma Krupnik is better than my mum's! lol