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Written by Adam Gerard | May 19, 2014 at 8:45 AM | 2 Comments

What You Need to Know About the Scrapple Waffle

I've been seeing mention of the scrapple waffle popping up around the internet. My first instinct was that it might look something like this. (Side note: #nomnomnom) In other words, I thought we'd be looking at a piece of scrapple on top of a waffle.

In reality, the scrapple waffle is much more complicated than that.

What Scrapple Lovers Need to Know About the Scrapple Waffle

There's a lot of talk about the chef who created this, the buzz around his new restaurant in NYC and blah blah blah. None of that matters.

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Written by Adam Gerard | October 3, 2013 at 8:14 AM | 0 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Scrapple Google Searches Due to Dirty Jobs

Are you familiar with Google Trends Explore charts?

Google Trends allows you to see what searches are hot on Google right now. And their Explore feature takes things one step further, allowing you to see how searches on specific terms have been trending over a period of time. Google even creates a cool line graph and allows you to compare multiple terms against each other.

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Topics: scrapple news, scrapple video

Written by Adam Gerard | September 29, 2013 at 1:46 PM | 12 Comments

Vegan Scrapple is Most Definitely a Thing That Exists

"Vegan scrapple?! You've gotta be kidding me!" I know, my scrapple-loving friends, I know. 

I had a similar reaction when fellow scrapple lover, Steven Messick, posted a link about vegan scrapple to our Scrapple Facebook page.

As reported by West Chester Dish, vegan scrapple has recently become available at the Artisan Exchange Market in West Chester, PA.

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Topics: scrapple creations, scrapple makers, scrapple news

Written by Adam Gerard | April 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM | 16 Comments

Hughes Delaware Maid Scrapple Could Be Back in Business By May (updated)

Update (04/18/2012): Dolly Womack — co-owner of Hughes Delaware Maid Scrapple — left some good news in the comments of this post:

May looks good for us opening. We are down to the small stuff now and equipment is ordered and coming in.

All of you who have been obstaining from scrapple because it's Hughes or it's nothing, will hopefully be able to get your scrapple on within the month!
 

Update (03/11/2012): Delware Online has a super-detailed article on Hughes' successes and struggles since Dirty Jobs, the fire, and beyond.

Some excerpts:

On production and why they didn't start making it at another plant:
Normal production from the staff of seven is 8,000 pounds a week. Abruptly, it was down to zero. The workers -- all family members, many of them with homes adjacent to the plant -- had to go on unemployment. Briefly, Quillen considered having his scrapple made at another manufacturer's plant -- before he realized that would mean sharing the recipe. "I ain't giving my trade secrets away," he said.

The mounting expenses of getting back in business:
Yet getting back on track hasn't been simple, or cheap. An $18,000 hood fan. $6,500 meat grinders. A $27,000 panner for pouring the mix out so it can be cut into blocks. "That's just three items," Womack said. "Then we have everything else that has to be brought in here."

Dolly on when they'll be producing scrapple again:
"Every time we say, something happens," she said. "I'm hoping by the end of April. At first I was hoping everybody would have it on their table for Easter breakfast, but I don't see that happening."

Check out the full story here. Lots and lots of great stuff on Hughes Delware Maid Scrapple. I highly recommend reading it if you're a fan.


Original Post (03/01/2012):

Back in August 2011, the Hughes Delaware Maid Scrapple building caught on fire and was destroyed (which makes me feel guilty for thinking about how mouth watering all that scrapple cooking up at once would be). The Hughes family quickly put a plan into place to rebuild and get back to scrapple-making.

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Topics: scrapple makers, hughes delaware maid scrapple, scrapple news