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Kiss Your Country Ham Goodbye...

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Cobra
beers 1100 º places 24 º 09:04 Thu 5/30/2013

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DietPepsican
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beers 1533 º places 56 º 09:11 Thu 5/30/2013

Is this a huge loss for anybody?

 
b3shine
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beers 6761 º places 293 º 09:13 Thu 5/30/2013

This news has ruined my day.

 
Bacterial
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beers 2282 º places 96 º 09:14 Thu 5/30/2013

Chinese bacon!!!!!

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 09:19 Thu 5/30/2013

If youíre eating Smithfield, youíre doing it wrong. Smithfield style ham is not the same as the megacorp Smithfield anymore. There is still plenty of artisanal stuff out there. Or you can be like me and butcher your own.

 
fiulijn
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beers 16462 º places 680 º 09:31 Thu 5/30/2013

At the same time you are getting this, so in the end a small loss is balanced by a bigger gain!

 
drfabulous
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beers 4917 º places 99 º 09:37 Thu 5/30/2013

everyone move to lamb bacon!

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 09:43 Thu 5/30/2013

Originally posted by fiulijn
At the same time you are getting this, so in the end a small loss is balanced by a bigger gain!


Thatís pretty neat that the ban is lifting but there is so much fantastic American made cured meat from heritage hogs that itís going to be difficult to justify the expense of the imported stuff.

 
heykevin
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beers 1281 º 09:48 Thu 5/30/2013

Yawn. Big business bullshit. I agree with the squirrel, too much good stuff being handmade from actually well-raised pigs.

Itís like somehow being bothered that the Belgians bought Budweiser.

 
CanIHave4Beers
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beers 3584 º places 74 º 10:04 Thu 5/30/2013

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Originally posted by fiulijn
At the same time you are getting this, so in the end a small loss is balanced by a bigger gain!


Thatís pretty neat that the ban is lifting but there is so much fantastic American made cured meat from heritage hogs that itís going to be difficult to justify the expense of the imported stuff.


Iím with you, but you know that there are folks out there who are still going to buy the imported stuff all damn day. Iíd like to see the stats on how much prosciutto di parma getís sold in Des Moines as opposed to La Querciaís stuff that lifts serious reps and is made quite literally down the road from us.

 
DietPepsican
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beers 1533 º places 56 º 10:08 Thu 5/30/2013

Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Originally posted by fiulijn
At the same time you are getting this, so in the end a small loss is balanced by a bigger gain!


Thatís pretty neat that the ban is lifting but there is so much fantastic American made cured meat from heritage hogs that itís going to be difficult to justify the expense of the imported stuff.


Iím with you, but you know that there are folks out there who are still going to buy the imported stuff all damn day. Iíd like to see the stats on how much prosciutto di parma getís sold in Des Moines as opposed to La Querciaís stuff that lifts serious reps and is made quite literally down the road from us.


Yep, La Quercia spends many hours a day in the gym and is available all over the place here. Hell, I only have to walk 25 ft to go and get a bunch of fresh cured/smoked meats at our deli.