Your Scrapple Stories: The Confirmation Gift They Will Never Forget

Posted by Adam Gerard

April 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Cathedral of St. Paul

Confirmation is an important ritual in a lot of young Christians' lives. Family and friends from all over come together to enjoy the beautiful moment.

And like most coming-of-age celebrations, along with the happiness and congratulations are plenty of gifts! Typical confirmation gifts are money, a gift card, or some sort of religious token (e.g. jewelry, books, rosaries, etc).

Sure, these are all nice and carry a lot of meaning, but is that what a young adult really wants as they are going through this rite of passage?

Scrapple lover Dana doesn't think so:

I like scrapple so much that my grandmother gave me a package of it for my confirmation gift. I may be the only person in history to ever get scrapple as a gift. I'm 38 now but I'll never forget that present.

You know what...I can't even remember what any of the other gifts were. Scrapple trumped them all!

Decades later and that scrapple gift STILL stands out in Dana's mind. I think I see a new trend coming in confirmation gifts. Would it be wrong to start selling scrapple in the shape of various Saints?

Have you ever received scrapple as a gift? Tell us about it in the comments!

Photo by Northfielder via Flickr and Creative Commons

Topics: scrapple stories, giving scrapple as a gift

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You take the pig and make bacon, ham, pork and so on. What do you do with all the left over pig scraps? You boil 'em, chop 'em up and turn them all into a mush. That mush is combined with some pork stock and grains and then allowed to thicken into a loaf. You typically slice off about a 1/4" piece of the loaf and cook it in a pan so it's crispy on both sides. And that, my friends, is scrapple. Watch this 5-minute video presentation for a bit more scrapple detail.

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