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Apr 5, 2005 01:09 AM

Boar's Head

  • m

I always see their meats in the deli? Anyone had them? Is it worth it?

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  1. IMO YES!!

    1. k
      King of Northern Blvd.

      I think every single deli in NYC carries Boar's Head. They are pretty good I guess...I've never really thought about it...

      1. All the Publix supermarkets down here in Florida sell Boar's Head meats..they are excellent quality meats, very expensive but I would say worth the price.
        BY the way, I would recommend their Sweet Pickle Slices with Horseradish, absolutely a blast to eat. Someone brought them in to work the other week and though I prefer dill pickles, these were awesome. Went out and bought a jar; once the pickle slices are gone, you can cut up a cucumber and put the pieces into the brine and in a few days, you have a new jar of them.

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        1. re: Val

          Also in Florida, also a fan of Boar's Head. The meats are very good quality, also like the mustards and the horseradish sauce.

          1. re: Val

            Wish you had kept quiet about the Sweet Pickle Slices. Mentioned it to my wife, as she was going by Publix yesterday. She got a jar. Those things are addictive.

            1. re: Val
              1 wiener hound

              Hey Val,
              Thanks on the heads up about BH sweet horseradish pickles also the money saving idea of slicing the cukes. Publix finally came to SC about 5 years ago. Love the supermarket. Also the BH horseradish cheddar is to die for. We have a Piggly Wiggly that once in awhile they put the BH Hors. Ch. for either $3.99 or $4.99 a lb. I buy several lbs when they do and then vac seal it.

              1. re: Val
                mary ann borrello

                where in New york, Long Island specificially can one
                purchase Boar's Head pickles with horseradish?

              2. They are one of the national sources of Lebanon bologna these days.

                I am not impressed by things like their roast beef or poultry, nor their corned beef or pastrami; they are better for things like salamis, bolognas, hams and the like. Their natural casing hot dogs are pretty good.

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                1. re: Karl S.

                  I second their hot dogs... nice and juicy and a real snap! I also love their Horseradish Cheddar. It has a REAL bite that works so well in a Grilled Cheese Sandwich...

                  As for the cold cuts... I really didn't taste much difference between them (Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef) and the much cheaper deli meats they sell at TJs...


                2. To me, Boar's Head is generic and salty.

                  I remember when delis used to roast their own meats and used to sell "special" sausages. Special sausages were local and imported sausages that were chosen for their taste.

                  I remember when families ran delis, and delis were stand alone businesses, not part of a chain supermarket. I have been fortunate to experience two such delis: Woodside Deli in Redwood City and Heidi's European Deli in San Jose.

                  But, Boar's Head is what is available. I was surprised to learn, BH is available nationally.