first taste | What is scrapple? Underappreciated breakfast meat? Gross pig offal? On this scrapple blog we will answer these questions and more!

First Taste (3)

Written by Adam Gerard | September 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM | 8 Comments

A Video Presentation to Help You Understand Scrapple

To the uninitiated, scrapple sounds gross: "Do you know what's in there? No way I'm eating that!" It's hard to really blame them.

But I've found if people understand the full history of scrapple and why it was initially created -- we've got all these left over pig parts and we need to feed our family -- people are a little bit more open to listening and trying.

That's why I gave this speech at my Toastmasters group:


Topics: first taste, scrapple origins, scrapple history

Written by Adam Gerard | September 1, 2012 at 8:11 AM | 2 Comments

3 Tips for When You Introduce Someone to Scrapple

You love scrapple. If you could, you would eat it every day (maybe you do). But part of your job as a scrapple eater is to spread the love.

So what's the best technique for introducing scrapple newbies to this delicious, but often misunderstood meat? Here are a few suggestions.

1. Play It Cool
Don't make a big deal about how awesome scrapple is. It will only lead to questions, and in this case, questions are our enemy. The less newbies know before eating scrapple, the better.

Just offer to make breakfast. Nothing special, no big deal.


Topics: first taste, what is scrapple, scrapple ingredients

Written by Adam Gerard | February 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM | 10 Comments

Do You Remember Your First Taste of Scrapple?

First Taste of ScrappleMy first taste of scrapple: a moment that changed my life forever. I was probably about 14-years-old and fairly new to the state of Maryland.

I had done most of my growing up before then in Upstate New York. Being a long distance from Philadelphia, scrapple was not much of a known food up there. I was completely oblivious.


Topics: scrapple stories, first taste