It sounds like a Good Idea
with an ultra-long shelf life
in an attractive package
. Unfortunately, that's about all it is.
Having always lead a simple life, the canned ham called, no, beckoned to me in Wal-Mart
. So I bought one. What I discovered was truly disappointing.
Canned hams are little ovalish
of pressed meat
covered in some sort of fatty membrane
. They have a very lumpy
texture, high fat content, and are amazingly salty
. So salty in fact, that I had to rinse
the meat before eating
to avoid becoming some sort of human jerky
The hams aren't cheap
either: a 1lb 8oz ham cost about $5
. For $5 I could have gotten a real ham.
Granted, a real ham wouldn't last until Feb 27 of 2004
like my canned ham did, but the taste is sure a hell of a lot better.
, unless you are white trash
living in the sticks
, avoid canned ham except for a rare adventure into processed meat
Canned hams do have one redeeming quality: they come with this old school key
to open the package. Food that requires a tool
to open is really lacking in the food industry today.