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Scrapple in the Detroit area?

blues Jan 31, 2009 02:49 PM

My father is originally from Pennsylvania, and loves scrapple. Is there any place in the Detroit area where I may purchase scrapple?

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  1. pikawicca RE: blues Feb 1, 2009 03:46 PM

    I would be very surprised. There is an excellent recipe in the older editions of "Joy of Cooking," though.

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      GoalieJeff RE: blues Feb 1, 2009 05:07 PM

      No sir , there is not .

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        charlesbois RE: blues Feb 2, 2009 06:12 AM

        Well, maybe not in the Detroit area, but possibly in Michigan. I wonder if any scrapple can be had in the thumb area, where there are some Mennonite and Amish communities...anyone know of any?

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          blues RE: blues Feb 2, 2009 06:20 PM

          I'll have to search out that recipe - it seems fairly simple to make.

          I was able to find some frozen Scrapple at Holiday Market in Royal Oak.

          1. dearborn barkis RE: blues Feb 2, 2009 06:31 PM

            Joey's Famous Philly Cheesesteaks in Southgate (second location in Woodhaven) may have scrapple, although they had none for Jane Slaughter's visit:

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              JanPrimus RE: dearborn barkis Jun 8, 2010 09:58 AM

              ...and a phone call tells me no. They did not sell enough to continue selling it.

            2. meabbott RE: blues Feb 3, 2009 02:14 PM

              I'm originally from Delaware so I love scrapple and there are grocers in Minneapolis/St. Paul that carry it. While that doesn't exactly help you, the brand available here is made in Wisconsin. You can purchase it online at their site: http://www.jonesdairyfarm.com/home.aspx

              It's kind of expensive ($25 for 4 lbs) but my dad in Nebraska (where they've never even heard of the stuff) appreciates his shipments.

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                blues RE: meabbott Feb 3, 2009 06:27 PM

                Jones is the brand that I purchased. Fortunately I could purchase it at a store, so it was quite reasonable where I bought it - and no shipping! A one-pound block was $2.19 in the freezer section.

                Interestingly, the store where I bought the scrapple is not listed on the Jones web site.

                I'm in Rochester, but have a meeting in Wyandotte next week - I think I'll try Joey's for lunch to see how it measures up to Pat's. I wonder if the scrapple baguette is a special, or if they took it off their menu - it's not on the online pdf version of the menu.

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                  dearborn barkis RE: blues Feb 4, 2009 03:41 PM

                  Please let us hounds know if you find any at Joey's. Frankly I would call ahead first, unless you're willing to settle for a cheese-steak. Even if they do serve it, I doubt it's their most popular item--most of us Michigan folks have never had it. But I'm curious now.

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                berkleybabe RE: blues Jun 10, 2010 04:18 PM

                I thought I saw it either at Nino Salvaggio's in Rochester --- Also carries the sacred Taylor Ham, iconic food for my sister and I (from NJ).

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                  GrueLurks RE: blues Jun 20, 2010 10:44 PM

                  I've seen frozen blocks of it sold at Hillers Market in Union Lake.

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                    orangewhip RE: blues Jun 21, 2010 08:07 AM

                    I remember seeing had-written signs for the scrapple at the Southgate Joey's. But it's not on the printed menu. I patronize the Garden City Joey's regularly and they don't have it there.

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                      JanPrimus RE: orangewhip Jun 21, 2010 09:10 AM

                      I called and they said no more....

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                      donkensler RE: blues Jun 21, 2010 08:59 PM

                      Hiller's market (at least the one I go to at 14 and Haggerty) has Habbersett's, which is the brand we always bought when I was growing up in the Philly area. It's $3.99 for a frozen pound, and well worth every penny when you're a transplanted Philadelphian yearning for your favorite breakfast meat. They also have Jones. Good, just not as good as the real thing from Philadelphia (OK, Folcroft). I recall also seeing a brand from Delaware, so that's three different brands at one market.

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                        berkleybabe RE: donkensler Jun 25, 2010 05:11 PM

                        Great you found it!

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