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I have had spiral sliced ham many times and never like it. To me, it is just too dry and does not have a good ham flavor. That is why I have never bought one. Does anyone else feel this way?

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  1. In general, yes, though Stew Leonard's slices them on premise and they're not bad.

    1. Nope. I buy "Appleton" spiral hams at Aldi and they are very good. And cost effective at 1.49 / lb. The slices are tender.

      1. Maybe it was the way the spiral ham was prepared or under prepared. Buffets and hotels have really given many a spiral ham a bad rap. Properly basted and cooked low & slow a spiral ham can be quite delicious.

        1. COOKS ILLUSTRATED HIGHLY RECOMMENDS COOK'S HAM VS THE OTHERS

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          1. re: joanied

            I have misplaced this issue, joanied, and have been trying to find it for several weeks. Can you tell me what the issue's date is? I would like to refer to the slicing instructions. Thanks.

            1. re: laredo

              NOV 2007 MY SUBSCRIPTION IS ONLINE

          2. Good ones can be ok for the initial meal, but for me a ham is all about the leftovers, and most of the spiral sliced hams I've had make for dry and uninspired eating the next few days.

            1. Hormel Cure 81® is pretty good. If you have a large buffet party a spiral ham serves its purpose as it just makes things easy for everyone to grab a slice and stick it on their plate.

              1. we had a honey baked ham for xmas...it was fine to me..and the leftovers the next few days were just as godd cold or warmed up...

                what brands have u tried and didnt like?

                1. Has anyone heated a spiral ham in a slow cooker?