When Was Taylor Ham First Sold in the United States?


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Taylor Ham was first sold in the United States in 1856 by Taylor Provisions of Trenton, New Jersey. In 1906, the name was changed to John Taylor's Original Taylor Pork Roll.

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Pork roll is a processed pork product packed in a cylindrical cotton bag. It is sliced and pan-fried or grilled. Pork roll is commonly available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware and Maryland. Taylor Provisions markets its product as both Taylor Pork Roll and Trenton Pork Roll.

Other companies also produce pork roll, including Hatfield Quality Meats and Case Pork Roll Company. New Jerseyans living in the northern part of the state call it "Taylor ham," while residents of South Jersey and Philadelphia use the term "pork roll."

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