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Published:April 6th, 2013 10:12 EST

A Pork Chop By Any Other Name Tastes Just As Delicious

By Robert Paul Reyes

"In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal.


So pork and beef industry officials say they hope the new names will show up in stores nationwide by this summer`s grilling season.

If it does, the lowly `pork chop` will be gone. Instead, grocery retailers could be stocking stacks of  `porterhouse chops`  `ribeye chops` and `New York chops.` The pork butt - which actually comes from shoulder meat - will be called a Boston roast."

NBC News

The other white meat (not Lindsay Lohan) pork is getting a make-over, or at least some fancy new names.

A rose by any other name smells just as sweet, and pork by any other name tastes just as delicious. I don`t care what they call pork chops as long as the food police don`t ban them.

Muslims and Jews may consider pigs an unclean animal, but if there aren`t any pigs walking down the streets of gold in heaven, I`d rather be barbequing pork ribs with Satan in hell.

I love every product from a pig except for chitlins, but if they rename them "sweetlins" I might develop a taste for them.

Grocers will be forced to use the new politically-correct names for pork products, but in my house a pork chop will always be a pork chop. As far as I`m concerned it`s always going to be kosher to use the splendid work "pork."

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