You can technically eat scrapple raw
Remember the recipe above? By the time it hits the pan, scrapple is fully cooked. You could eat that stuff "raw," like dumping SPAM out on a plate directly from the can (mmmm!!!!!!!!!!). But we like it best when it’s nice and crispy.
There’s a very popular scrapple festival
Yes, you read that correctly. Now in its 25th year, the Apple Scrapple festival in Bridgeville, Del. -- a short two-hour jaunt from Philly -- celebrates all things scrapple and apples and attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year.
November 9th is National Scrapple Day
... which goes to show that there is a national holiday for everything.
You can thank scrapple for Labor Day
Possibly an urban legend, but the story goes that in 1879, a man named Rasher Liverburg -- a union member at Philadelphia’s Panhas Packers -- proposed a day in September where all the company’s workers get the day off to enjoy the scrapple they were producing. “Enjoy Your Scrapple Labor Day” soon become a yearly tradition at the plant. Eventually, the idea of a yearly day off of work spread, and Labor Day became an official US holiday in 1894.
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Dan McKay wasn’t born in Philly, so like the rest of the country, he thinks scrapple is all sorts of nasty. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @dannypageviews.