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Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

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Default Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

I know we have been down this road before but I just saw these sitting next to each other at the grocery store. People outside of the Northeast may not be familiar with it.

Figured I might have some fun and fire up some THT folks up to see if they called it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham. Itís probably not as divisive as politics but depending where you lived you could have some strong feelings one way or the other.

My feeling was Taylor Ham was the brand and Pork Roll was the product.

Iíve always been on Team Pork Roll. Nothing like a Pork Roll, egg and cheese on a hard roll (Kaiser). FYI, I grew up in Central NJ in the area where Case Pork Roll was made (Trenton, NJ) so maybe that influenced my loyalty.

Mind you it isnít the most healthy food choice, but itís labeled Gluten Free.

Go ahead THT... sound off.




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Is that like SPAM in a bag?
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I'll take artery clogging mystery meats for a $ 1,000.00 Alex
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I see it in very small packs at Publix. What taste would you compare it to? Canadian bacon,Spam?
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I'm OCD, and just had to even the poll up...
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When I was a kid (6th or 7th grade) a friends parents used to go to the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk to square dance once a month. They used to bring me along to keep my bud company while they were in dancing (yeah, pretty funny even then). There on the boardwalk was a Taylor store! They sold Taylor PORK ROLL on a burger bun (if I remember correctly) for 10Ę with cheese 15Ę

The admiral still makes them for dinner sometimes when she don't feel like cooking, and I still eat two at a sitting!
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THC please
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In central jersey, it’s almost universally referenced as pork roll.

i rarely hear anyone call it Taylor ham, but everyone knows they’re the same
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
I see it in very small packs at Publix. What taste would you compare it to? Canadian bacon,Spam?
. I donít think it compares to either one. Different texture and a little more salty. Just remember if you end up and buying one of the boxes at Publix or wherever to put a slit in the slice of pork roll before cooking. Otherwise it will curl up in the pan.



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Is that like SPAM in a bag?
No, nothing like spam. Never was a fan of Spam or Scapple for the Pennsylvania folks out there who like that.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
When I was a kid (6th or 7th grade) a friends parents used to go to the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk to square dance once a month. They used to bring me along to keep my bud company while they were in dancing (yeah, pretty funny even then). There on the boardwalk was a Taylor store! They sold Taylor PORK ROLL on a burger bun (if I remember correctly) for 10Ę with cheese 15Ę

The admiral still makes them for dinner sometimes when she don't feel like cooking, and I still eat two at a sitting!
Fond memories of the boardwalk, Taylor Pork Roll and Thrashers french fries. Over the years I've eaten many pork roll sandwiches but I think the only place I've eaten them is the boardwalk.
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It is pork roll. Also there is no central jersey. It is something they made up to try to distant themselves from the crap that is north jersey
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Originally Posted by Bleu View Post
I grew up in Central NJ in the area where Case Pork Roll was made (Trenton, NJ)
Read the labels in your pick. There both made in Trenton!
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Originally Posted by Bleu View Post
. Scapple for the Pennsylvania folks out there who like that.
Habbersets!!

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Originally Posted by ReelNauti View Post
Read the labels in your pick. There both made in Trenton!
Good catch...yes they both were in Trenton, but Case was my preference as the plant was in my section of town and would pass by it often as a kid.
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I'm going with neither.
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Every Sunday my parents would make that crap for us. Slice it then cut 4- 1Ē relief cuts on the outer edge so when it shrinks during cooking it doesnít turn into a dome. Melt some American cheese on it, take out of the frying pan to paper towels and remove some of the grease then put it on a English muffin bun to make a sandwich.

Im pretty sure if somebody made it for me now I would throw up.

In Philly itís Taylorís Pork Roll.
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Couple of pork roll slices, egg and cheese on a toasted everything bagel is about the best breakfast sandwich going!
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Originally Posted by Bleu View Post
I know we have been down this road before but I just saw these sitting next to each other at the grocery store. People outside of the Northeast may not be familiar with it.

Figured I might have some fun and fire up some THT folks up to see if they called it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham. Itís probably not as divisive as politics but depending where you lived you could have some strong feelings one way or the other.

My feeling was Taylor Ham was the brand and Pork Roll was the product.

Iíve always been on Team Pork Roll. Nothing like a Pork Roll, egg and cheese on a hard roll (Kaiser). FYI, I grew up in Central NJ in the area where Case Pork Roll was made (Trenton, NJ) so maybe that influenced my loyalty.

Mind you it isnít the most healthy food choice, but itís labeled Gluten Free.

Go ahead THT... sound off.


You're exactly right. Taylor Ham is a brand, pork roll is the product, and nobody outside of Jersey cares.
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I mean it's not scrapple, but I'll enjoy it on a breakfast sammy.
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A Piney favorite

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