Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:08 PM

Did I just see a banner ad for "scrapple" on this site?

It looked like bread, but according to the dictionary it's cornmeal and pieces of pork, fried and sliced. Sounds tasty.

Anyone had it?

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:12 PM
Its not the highest of quality pork by products. Proceede with caution.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:25 PM
Chances are, if you live in central PA, you've had it. I live there also, but I have never had it. I guess that's because I know what's in it... When you go to the store, you see different meats to choose from, especially from a pig. Whatever you don't see there is in scrapple. Eyes, stomach, liver, heart, etc.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:36 PM
I had never heard of Scrapple till coming to DC (I previously lived in Illinois and Indiana). "T" had never heard of it either and she has lived in Nawlins, Central VA, FL, upstate NY and North Carolina (c'mon and raise up...). I bought it once a few months ago just to see how it was.
(begin Comic Book Guy voice)
Worst Pork Product EVER!
(end CBG voice)
Never again will that stuff see the inside of my fridge!
--who'd much rather have a big ole pot of chitlin's
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:38 PM

Scrapple is easily one of the most disgusting things you could ever imagine.. Its pretty common in the Pennsylvania area, and it is NOT high quality pork parts if you get the drift..

It makes me sick just thinking about it!

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:40 PM

Yick. Guess I won't look for some in my local grocery store then.

My wife bought me some generic salami the other day, and the first ingredient was "pork hearts." Ew. I've seen "beef lips" listed on Slim Jim-like products before, too.

Anyway, there's no way scrapple can be worse than the souse or head cheese in the deli case. It's like a gelatinous cube of slaughterhouse sweepings.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 1:51 PM

2Hostyl said:
North Carolina (c'mon and raise up...)

Petey Pablo!

Scrapple is indeed just as nasty as the others here have lead you to believe, Den.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 3:04 PM

Yuuccckkkhhhyy. The only thing more gross that us Central PA's eat is BLOOD PUDDING.

It is exactily what it sounds like.

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 3:11 PM
I don't care what's in it. It tastes good. I don't go out and buy it, but if it's made available to me, i'll eat it. Hot dogs have a bunch of pork (insert nasty things here) too, but everyone eats them.
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 3:16 PM
Can it really taste worse than SPAM?

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 3:32 PM

SPAM is awesome. its the only "meat" I know of that makes a slurping noise when you get it out of the can.

EDIT- Definition of SPAM- Stuff Posing As Meat


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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 4:49 PM
Scrapple makes Spam seem like prime rib. It's all of the parts of a pig that you never wanted to eat left out in the sun for too long and then ground up. Tastes like it too. Just read the ingredients label and you'll never eat it.
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 5:12 PM
When we were just at PPP we had breakfast by the hotel and they had "scrapple". Never having heard of it before we thought why not try some local food. It was probably the worst thing I have ever eaten. It's not so much the taste but also I thought it would be solid. It was kinda like the meat was pureed(sp?) and mixed with corn meal and then poured onto the grill and browned on the outside to hold it together. Don't ever, ever, ever eat it!
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 5:19 PM
I think i accidentally ate it on my vacation to France two years ago. There it's called Andouillette... It looked so yummie but the smell alone had me running to the restroom... But i thought:" well hey, i paid for it, let's give it a try". Biggest mistake i ever made. I really spent a couple of hours at the restrooms emptying my stomach.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 5:57 PM
Scrapple is one of those things developed by the one of the sects in PA (I don't recall if it was the Amish, or the Menonnites). They don't throw much away.
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 7:31 PM
The only time in my life I have seen Scrapple was at a small ghetto diner in Philly, PA.

I could not believe such a thing existed. It was on the menu for a whopping 99 cents.

The waitress described it as, "everything that falls off the other meat we cook."


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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 7:44 PM

Scrapple is great! You just need to add syrup to it. Without syrup it is like eating an egg before cooking it! Some places make Scrapple better than others, kinda like Kennywood and Knoebels fries VS. McDonalds or Burger King fries.

The taste to me it's sorta peppery.

It's a central PA thing, You wouldn't understand! ;)

That would make the tally

People who like Scrapple: 2

People who hate Scrapple: 13

Visits to Knoebels in 2002: 10 and PPP!

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 8:52 PM

It's not just central PA southwestern OH has scrapple as well. They also have a variation called geotta (pronounced gett-ah). I think it uses more grain than meat.

These products were created to use every imaginable edible animal part. It was really based on the "waste not, want not" premise.

As for eating it today, if it comes from a well known meat packer, like Hormel, Kahns, etc. it should be fine. If uncle Pete made it in his kitchen, I'd think twice.

To add some "coaster" into this thread, I'd rather eat uncle Pete's Scrapple for a week than ride Psyclone or Raging Wolf Bobs ever again.

Sorry SF fans, I enjoy SFMM and WoA, but those rides need some work. Fortunately, RWB is getting some. Psyclone, I couldn't tell you, but I doubt it.

Okay, I guess I post too often to be a lurker now.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 5:05 AM

I'll second Coasterpunk's "scrapple and syrup" and the "peppery taste" comments.

Go to many family run / local run restaurants in the south central PA area and you will find it on the menu!

It can be eaten cold or hot (though cold is definately an acquired taste!) For variation, try it with Frank's Hot Sauce (though skip the syrup if you are using the hot sauce).

I wonder... shouldn't Scrapple be the "official food of Dutch Wonderland?"

Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 5:22 AM

The definition of scrapple is evident in the prefix - 'scrap'. Of course, you can always remove the 'S' too and it would be 'crap'. Either way, it is pretty descriptive. We have it down in Maryland. My aunt and uncle love the stuff but I cringe at the thought of eating it or even knowing it exists.


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