In a rather long sandwich thread, someone never heard about Boars Head and asked what was so special about them because people mentioned them so often in the thread.
What is so special about them other than they are not Oscar Meyer and usually fresh cut? Off the top of my head the only thing I can think of is that I associate them with being a better quality than generic deli meat but I can't tell you why.
I never did a taste off between Boars Head and Oscar Meyer or whatever other cold cut might be out there.
I did do a taste off between Boars Head pastrami and some locally made pastramis. It was second to the bottom, the taste being mainly salt.
I do like Boars Head Black forest ham, but again, never compared it to another.
From the website it says they don't use fillers, artificial flavors or colors, by-products or cereals ... so I guess that makes them special.
Very funny picture and recipe for a Dagwood sandwich on the site. I guess it is about presentation.
The Dagwood uses Boars Head bacon which I don't think I've ever tried. Any good?
What about the condiments? Anything especially chow worthy there?
I don't know about the bottled pickles, but if your market ever has a pickle barrel of whole pickles, don't pass these up. They are crispy yet so juicy ... almost succulant if a pickle can be that ... those pickles are reason enough that Boars Head should be in business.
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