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Where to buy Scrapple?

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Does anyone out there know where I can buy scrapple? My Dad was from the Philly area, and we always had some in the house. He would buy it from the now gone Willow Brook Farm over in Southboro, Mass. (It came in a can). The reason I asked as I just saw some online from the Vermont Country Store, but one can was over 10 dollars, not counting shipping!
We live in the central MA area.

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    Amin (London Foodie)

    Had never heard of scrapple before and found it even
    more intriguing that something could cost 10 bucks
    a can without shipping, so googling got me this
    interesting fact about scrapple making.

    Lizzie-Tish, if you google it, you might find an
    alternate supplier to Willow Brook Farm.

    Link: http://www.velvitoil.com/Scrapple.htm

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    1. re: Amin (London Foodie)

      Do you have Hannafords in your area? I have seen it in the meat section of our Hannafords in Portland. It was in shrink wrap like a brick and was found near the bones, offal, etc.

      Good Luck!

      1. re: Amin (London Foodie)

        Yikes--I've never seen scrapple in a can--that doesn't sound good... When I lived in DC, it was usually in the refrigerated meat case shrink-wrapped in a block. Can't say it did much for me--it's probably one of those foods that tastes best when the flavor is imprinted early on...

        1. re: Amin (London Foodie)

          Google Country Store, Pennsdale, PA. I just did and clicked out, so I forgot the address. Scrapple is a Pennsylvania Dutch concotion. If I were to buy it, I'd look for a purveyor in Lancaster County. It's been decades since I've bought it, and then I did so only from the smoked meat case of a grocery near my in-laws' house in Berks County. This place, Country Store, appears to have what you are looking for.

        2. here is a website to a company that sell mail-order.

          http://www.rapascrapple.com/index.html

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          1. re: HwyStar

            Many thanks for the site.. they seem to offer a nice selection of different flavors. They ship direct and probably in some sort of cold pack.

            This is the kind of scrapple that my aunt would ship up from Philly to my dad. It would be packaged in dry ice to keep it from going bad. It always came in a square block, wrapped in butcher paper (sort of like a small meatloaf) and was freshly made.
            For my Dad (for all of you who questioned eating the "canned" variety) it was the only way he could buy it in New England. No one around this area made it fresh. So when deprived of his favorite breakfast treat, he would resort to buying the next best thing. I grew up eating the stuff not knowing what was in it..(left over pig parts) but knowing now, it still doesn't bother me. He would cook it in a big seasoned black cast iron skillet. It would get crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside... I would eat it with tons of ketchup. It was our thing to do on the weekend, as no one else in the family would eat it.
            He has passed away, so finding some would be a nice way for me to remember our special breakfasts.

            1. re: Lizzie-Tish

              Your Welcome Lizzie,
              I like this Rappa brand best. I've tried some of the Scrapple you can get in the grocery store in the Boston area, and I find it doesn't taste as good. My friend in Philly turned me on to this brand, and I've been a steady customer for years. I always have some on hand for when I have the urge. Make sure your packing and extra artery with you....Enjoy

              1. re: HwyStar

                I'm originally from Delaware and when I moved to Florida, I realized how much I missed scrapple! (and they certainly don't make anything down here worth eating!) I have family bring down Milton Scrapple (Delaware), but if you want it shipped to you go to http://www.habbersettscrapple.com/, and click on the online order form. I've had the Habbersett before and it's very good. We used to eat the Rappa all the time until we discovered Milton, but they don't offer shipping, so I'm going to order Habbersett. Hope this helps! Good luck!

                1. re: HwyStar

                  I'm originally from Delaware and when I moved to Florida, I realized how much I missed scrapple! (and they certainly don't make anything down here worth eating!) I have family bring down Milton Scrapple (Delaware), but if you want it shipped to you go to http://www.habbersettscrapple.com/, and click on the online order form. I've had the Habbersett before and it's very good. We used to eat the Rappa all the time until we discovered Milton, but they don't offer shipping, so I'm going to order Habbersett. Hope this helps! Good luck!

            2. Check the freezer section of Stop & Shop, Shaws, Roche Brothers. It is usually near the frozen sausages. I've seen it in all those markets.

              1. The real question is do you eat it with ketchup or syrup?

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                1. re: Dave

                  Why, ketchup, of course!!

                  1. re: Dave

                    scrapple you eat with syurp, but I have ate it myself with Ketchup, only because I like Ketchup. But Most eat it with syurp.

                  2. Hi My husband is from allentown PA. and we were talking about getting some sent to us. He knows where you can buy it. If you want you can email him at Len1219@aol.com. His Name is Leonard. Have a good Day

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                    1. re: schoolbus92

                      scrapple is great plain with a couple of over easy eggs,fried up in a non-stick pan till crispy on the out side.never heard of putting ketchup or syrup on it,the taste is so mild it seems like all you would taste is the syrup or ketchup.they sell it at the local stop and shop here in rhode island,but we have family down in the philly area,so we usually get a big chunk at the reading terminal in philly,from the amish stand there.its a great alternative to bacon and sausage or ham,but theres one thing about scrapple,never ever read the ingredience list on the package,NEVER!!!my dad always said scrapple is everthing leftover from the pig except the oink,i dont wanna think about it to much,or i never eat the stuff.

                      1. re: schoolbus92

                        Allen or Liberty High in A-town? we can't find it at our groceries up here. I either bring it back from visits (our youngest loves it ). I've also made it. Here are some recipes. Maple syrup guy.
                        http://philadelphia.about.com/od/scra...

                        Go Muhlenberg!

                      2. I vagly remember scapple from my youth in Virgina.....mostly in the western part if not West Virgina, It like a pasty sausage loaf / pate. I always saw it on the breakfast menu as we would see corn beef hash in the north east. I do see the blocks of in the local hannaford.

                        1. Scrapple is to Philly as Gorton is to New England...

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                          1. re: whs

                            When was the last time you had anything from Groton's?
                            I've lived in New England all my life and have never purchased any of their products....if am I missing something let me know?

                            1. re: Infomaniac

                              Gorton = cretons. In Québécois cuisine, cretons (Sometimes gorton or corton, especially among New Englanders of Québécois origin) is a pork spread containing onions and spices. Due to its fatty texture and taste, it resembles French rillettes. Cretons are usually served on toast as part of a traditional Québécois breakfast.

                              1. re: whs

                                Thanks....cretons I know and like, although I did not grow up eating them. Not being of Québécois origin, I did not know the association of Gorton and cretons and thought you were refering to the Gorton Fish products.
                                I'm glad I was wrong.

                                1. re: Infomaniac

                                  Yes, Gorton's fish sticks are definitely not the pride of New England!

                            2. re: whs

                              people in the philly area actually eat scrapple.why would anybody in new england eat frozen fish,that stuff is for poeple in iowa and other far off places.id say its more like"scrapple is to philly as chowder is to new england".theres different brands,everybody has their favorite,etc,etc..

                            3. In Newburyport MA, the DeMoula's Market Basket has bricks of Jone's Scrapple near the frozen sausages. Price is about $3.69 per brick. It is exactly like the commercial Habbersett version <http://www.habbersettscrapple.com/> I used to eat in Philadelphia (with Maple syrup, not catsup as some do). Other Market Basket stores do not stock it. Why Newburyport, I ask myself?
                              There used to be a custom meat market in Portsmouth NH that made wonderful scrapple using chicken and stone ground corn meal. BTW, the exception Philbricks FRESH Market in Portsmouth <http://www.philbricksfreshmarket.com/...> sells the Jone's item at a slightly higher price. They make wonderful specialty sausages there, too.
                              Check out the Jones website <http://www.jonesdairyfarm.com/home.aspx> search on the word scrapple.
                              -- Ano

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                              1. re: anoano

                                Thanks for the Jones info. In some sort of weird synchronicity, this scrapple question came up the morning after I noticed, for the very first time, Jones scrapple in a local, small supermarket in New Lebanon, NY.
                                My first taste of scrapple was at the home of friends in southern NJ and it was love at first bite. They served it with commercial syrup; I went home with a couple of bricks (I think Hebbersett was what they recommended) and upped the syrup to local pure maple.
                                Haven't eaten any in years, but once I saw that in the freezer case, I had this craving.....think I'll try it now (am also a firm believer in the--don't think about what's in it, as I usually hunt out locally and /or pasture raised meats.)

                              2. Jones Farm (of Jones Farm Sausage fame) makes a decent frozen block of scrapple, found in the freezer section of our local Stop & Shop near the sausage. It is as good as you will find around here, unless you are willing to make it at home, a la Florence King. BTW, scrapple is a delicious and healthful food. So is haggis. Do not be content with ngau jap at your local dai pai dong; cook up some scrapple. It is as easy to make as headcheese and almost as tasty.