Case's Pork Roll packages have recently appeared at the Dollar Tree in my town, and from the looks of the way they're selliing, they appear to have been pretty well-accepted. I gave both the Tangy and the Mild varieties a try to see how they stacked up against the Taylor Pork Roll, which is the original product and one which many pork roll aficianadoes consider the "real deal."
Mild: "Mild" is an understatement; they might have just as well called this one "bland." Some hammy flavor, but none of the sharp qualities that distinguish good pork roll from a round slice of SPAM. Decidedly "meh."
Tangy: Much better than the mild, and yet it still doesn't hold up to Taylor's, thanks to a weaker cure and a less-robust porky flavor.
If you've got a jones for Jersey Breakfast and the only place near you carrying pork roll is Dollar Tree, Case's will do, I guess, in an "any-pork-in-a-storm" way. But personally, Case will always be the imitator.
I bought one of those from my local Dollar Tree, and have yet to gather the guts to try it....
I think I'll throw some on the old George Foreman Grill.
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