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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 07:54 PM

The Star-Ledger has a video celebrating this processed spiced pork loaf product. Breakfast of Champions, it's found in every NJ diner.

It's made by just two companies (Case and Taylor) in Trenton NJ. The formula is secret, and distribution is limited to NJ, NYC, and a few nearby locations in Pennsylvania.


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

Had one this morning.. Good stuff.. I had mine with cheese on a Portuguese Roll.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:24 PM

A couple of years ago I had a bite of this -- a fave of my adolescence -- and found it impossibly sweet and salty to the point of inedibility. It hasn't changed, but I have.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:47 PM

I was always afraid to eat Taylor Pork Roll when they served it in our high school cafeteria. I know it's a Jersey "specialty", but to me it's in the same category as Spam.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(StephanieL @ Dec 23 2008, 04:47 PM) View Post
I was always afraid to eat Taylor Pork Roll when they served it in our high school cafeteria. I know it's a Jersey "specialty", but to me it's in the same category as Spam.


Same category, definitely, but I think sweeter and even saltier although I've never had Spam.


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:52 PM

Oh, the smell of frying Taylor ham :::shiver:::
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Pingarina @ Dec 23 2008, 04:52 PM) View Post
Oh, the smell of frying Taylor ham :::shiver:::


Is that delight or revulsion, Ping?


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:03 PM

I'll mention that Taylor and Case are separate companies.

"Pork roll" is made by both companies, but "Taylor Pork Roll" is a trademarked product made only by the Taylor company.

Pork roll with cheese on a Portuguese roll sounds wonderful. Maybe with some chopped onions and green salsa.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Dec 23 2008, 05:03 PM) View Post
Pork roll with cheese on a Portuguese roll sounds wonderful. Maybe with some chopped onions and green salsa.

Spoken like a true son of New Jersey.

That sandwich should be followed by a Jersey-style trou Normand of Laird's Applejack, shouldn't it?

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE(Lippy @ Dec 23 2008, 05:05 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Dec 23 2008, 05:03 PM) View Post
Pork roll with cheese on a Portuguese roll sounds wonderful. Maybe with some chopped onions and green salsa.

Spoken like a true son of New Jersey.

That sandwich should be followed by a Jersey-style trou Normand of Laird's Applejack, shouldn't it?


Probably a dark beer. But, that's just a personal preference. I'm sure others will differ.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE(Lippy @ Dec 23 2008, 04:56 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Pingarina @ Dec 23 2008, 04:52 PM) View Post
Oh, the smell of frying Taylor ham :::shiver:::


Is that delight or revulsion, Ping?

Emphatically the latter, Lippy.
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#12 Suzanne F

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:34 PM

I tried it a couple of years ago, probably under tommy's influence. Fried, with an egg and American cheese, on a roll. Not something I would regularly put in my mouth, but it's okay for that once-in-a-while-eat-like-a-"normal"-person junk-food fix. I can understand why people like it: probably the excessive sweetness and saltiness that are reviled here. Kinda like Slim Jims, but without the fermentation.

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#13 Lippy

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

QUOTE(Suzanne F @ Dec 23 2008, 06:34 PM) View Post
I tried it a couple of years ago, probably under [url=http://www.tommyeats.com/tommyeats/tommy[/url]'s influence.


Yes, there would have to be a New Jersey connection.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:44 PM

I fixed the syntax of the link. blush.gif

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

Special all-pork-roll menu at Matt's Red Rooster in Flemington (New Jersey, as if I had to add that).


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