The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket: A Review

 

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The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket(TM)

PLANT BASED FRIED CHICKEN
Plant based fried chicken in The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket(TM) is absolutely delicious. In fact, it is as good as any fried chicken I have ever tasted, animal or plant based.

A Review Plus

The spicing is perfect. In addition, one would never know by the taste that this is a plant based rather than a chicken based product.
Therefore, this is not only a Happy Pig’s plant based fried chicken review. But it is also an acknowledgement of a fantastic plant-based product that I am delighted to eat as well as write about.

 

HOW I FOUND THE HAPPY PIG’S CLUCKET BUCKET(TM)
A Farmers Market Find

My social life began again last weekend after a long, barren winter. The past season was devoid of social activity due to to continued concerns about COVID. As a result, the spring and the Farmers Market season have come as an especially welcome time. To add to that, the find of a new product, The Happy Pig’s Plant Based Fried Chicken makes it extra special.
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Sample pack and sandwich of plant based fried chicken. What a delicious meal!

SAMPLING THIS PRODUCT

I learned that the sample packet I received is not the usual selling portion. In fact it was a complementary sample. Actually, the plant based fried chicken and other products have been part of the circuit of growing Nassau County based food trucks.
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The Happy Pig Food Truck
On Social Media, But Nowhere To Be Found
So when I went to the same farmers market this past weekend, plant based fried chicken was nowhere to be found. Another mystery and another ‘amateur detective’ project challenged me.

I had to start somewhere. Of course, the website was the best place to start. But I found no Farmers Market schedule there. Instead are these social media links:

Facebook

 
Instagram

 
Yelp

 

Now Where?
A good detective does not give up. Since I earned my Ace-Detective badge from my favorite call-in music radio show, I have an obligation to solve the mystery of where, when, and how to get more of this amazing plant-based-fried-chicken.

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A stack of plant-based fried chicken from The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket (TM).

There is a saying, ‘when all else fails, read the directions’. In this case, all the social media sources and resources did not yield a solution, except one. This one was a phone number on the website. Since my writing started very early in the morning, I did not call it. But when a reasonable time came, I did call. Alas, Wendy Ann Lantigua, the owner of the company answered.

During our delightful conversation, I learned the following:
• Wendy was about to update the website providing additional information.
• She attends the Malverne, LI Farmers Market whenever possible.
• Delivery will be available. There is a $5. charge.
• The food truck has been sold.

Most important, I certainly would have enough options to get more of this amazing plant-based fried chicken. Just to be certain, I added this healthy, delicous resource to my own healthy food list on the Healthy Food Categories Page

SOURCES AND RESOURCES

All photos about The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket are © Little Kitchen Creations By Wendy LLC

The Happy Pig’s Clucket Bucket Chick’n (TM).
Website
email The Happy Pig
Facebook page
Instagram
Yelp Review
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THE RIDGEWOOD EUROPEAN PORK STORE

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Butcher ‘rock star’ Jonel Picioane proudly poses in his Ridgewood European Pork Store for The Bushwick Daily. The is located in Ridgewood Queens since the 1930’s. This write up is for The Bushwick Daily.

INTRODUCTION

The Ridgewood European Pork Store transcends modern-day food. It is, in fact, an endangered species. It is located in what was originally an eastern European neighborhood. Amazingly, the store was born in the 1930s with very few changes in ownership and products.

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The Ridgewood European Pork Store looking similar to the way it did when it first opened in the 1930s. Photo from Yelp.

ARTISAN FOOD

Technically homemade meat products like it had in 1930s US and Europe fill much of the store today. Artisan is the new name that has been given to this type of food. This term represents foods made in small batches, made often for freshness, and traditionally-prepared to taste as it originally did. Artisan is a new word for old-time goodness. Here is a definition for artisan food from Wikipedia
 

FOOD THAT TAKES US BACK IN TIME

There is an entire movement of Artisan Food. We crave food the way it used to taste, free of preservative for long shelf lives. We want it homemade with a focus on quality, not quantity, wrapped in butcher paper, not vacuum sealed plastic-wrapped. There was time when speed of preparation rather than taste was the priority. But things have changed. We want slow food. We want to go back in time.
 
 

FOOD TODAY WITH A TASTE FOR YESTERDAY

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Owner Jonel , the rockstar butcher, at work at his butcher shop. Photo from The Bushwick Daily.

CONCLUSIOIN

I haven’t had a chance to visit the European Pork Store yet. But it is on my list of things I want very much to do. Even though I am not much of a world traveler, I love to travel the world and its history within my own world.

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