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debo Feb 16, 2009 02:49 PM

I love that spiral sliced, bone-in ham with the sweet glaze and smoked, lean quality meat. The only place I know that sells such hams is HoneyBaked Ham. Where else sells really good ones?

One time I went to Harvest Co-op in Cambridge and they had a great one in the prepared food section, but I've never seen it since. (This was ideal because I could buy the slices by the pound. I'd prefer not to buy a whole one because my husband is a vegetarian I could never finish it myself.)

Thanks.

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  1. Veggo RE: Saddleoflamb Feb 16, 2009 03:16 PM

    Nueske's offers a small boneless spiral ham , 3-4 lbs, for $37.95, plus $11.95 shipping. A little pricey, but less than jamon Iberico!
    They are pretty good. 1-800-392-2266.

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      Saddleoflamb RE: Veggo Feb 16, 2009 04:28 PM

      Debo's looking for a bone in ham.........at the $6 dollar +- a pound price point,,,even adding shipping, you can't go wrong. Honey Baked Hams are ok, but overpriced. The mass produced/ water added hams in a big box....priced on sale from $ 1.49, $3.49....etc etc....simply can't compare to a Nueske Applewood smoked ham.

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        Splendid Spatula RE: Saddleoflamb Feb 17, 2009 08:22 AM

        Have to add to the Nueske's bandwagon. This is one terrific ham. And it lasts for quite a while, too. We usually nurse the remains of our New Year's party ham for a few weeks! And then you have the bone for soup.

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      skylark938 RE: debo Feb 16, 2009 03:09 PM

      Estragon in the south end is supposed to have some amazing ham on their menu and in their retail store. Has anyone had either one? It might be worth checking out debo.

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        BobB RE: skylark938 Feb 17, 2009 06:51 AM

        That would be jamon Iberico - heavenly stuff but not remotely similar to the honey-glazed spiral cut ham the OP is looking for.

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          skylark938 RE: BobB Feb 17, 2009 08:11 AM

          Thanks for the clarification Bob. Sorry debo.

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        Sunday Cook RE: debo Feb 16, 2009 04:00 PM

        According to the NY Times, Martha Stewart's ham - sold at Costco is supposed to be super duper: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/24/din... martha stewart&st=cse

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          MrsCheese RE: Sunday Cook Feb 16, 2009 05:37 PM

          I bought a Martha Stewart ham at the Waltham Costco over the holidays, and it was very good. It was not a spiral sliced ham though, and did not come with a glaze (which I didn't care about). I think you'd have to make your own glaze if you buy a Martha Stewart ham.

        2. monku RE: debo Feb 16, 2009 04:15 PM

          With Easter on the horizon spiral sliced hams will start showing up in stores. Don't know about fabulous, but at Costco I purchased a Kirkland spiral sliced ham and it wasn't bad, but my SO insists we have to get the Honey Baked Ham and mustard. In the grocery stores I've different brands of spiral sliced hams.

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            debo RE: debo Feb 16, 2009 06:30 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions. Since I won't be making it to a Costco/BJ/Sam's club anytime soon, I went online to check out Nueske and New Braunfels. Nueske was $50 for a 3-4 lbs petite ham (including shipping) while New Braunfels had a 32% off special - a 6-7lb half-ham for $50 (incl. shipping).

            I decided to buy the New Braunfel. It's supposed to arrive Thursday, so I'll let you all know how it is.

            1. The Chowhound Team RE: debo Feb 17, 2009 08:34 AM

              Folks, discussion of ham in general, and mail/web order ham sources are out of scope for this board. Please feel free to start a thread on those topics on the General Topics board.

              Thanks.

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