Marge: Strange, regular ham doesn’t thrill me anymore. I’m crossing over to deviled ham!
– The Springfield Connection (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 23)
It’s amazing what The Simpsons has taught me over the years. Without this show, I never would have known that Henry Kissinger is always losing his glasses in the toilet. I also wouldn’t know that deviled ham is apparently a thing that people eat.
Of course, just like last year I’m using a canned food drive as an excuse to generate a blog post. Last year I featured delicious corn and this year I’m focusing on canned ham to answer the question that has plagued mankind for centuries: what is the difference between regular ham and deviled ham? Is it a walking clock?
Deviled ham is basically just like regular canned ham, except it includes additional spices. In the case of the deviled ham that I purchased, additional spices were: brown sugar, seasoning (mustard flour, spices, turmeric). This seems intentionally vague to me. Why list “seasoning” and then mention mustard flour and turmeric but keep things super generic with the spices? Aren’t tho other two things that were listed spices? What exactly is the Deviled Ham conglomerate trying to hide here?
My opinion on canned meat products is they are great in a post-apocalyptic scenario, but in the current society that I enjoy I want my meat to be cooked fresh and not come in a metal container. However, I hope the less fortunate enjoy their slightly spicy pork concoction since I’m all out of corn.
Cromulence: 5 counterfeit jeans out of 10
No Fuss, No Muss Deviled Ham From: The Springfield Connection (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 23)