mmmmmmmmmm I beg to differ with the premise that Boars Head selections are loaded with bad things:
From the American Heart Association and the Feingold Program(As listed in their Nutritional information brochure):
Boar’s Head Provisions Co., Inc., is pleased to announce
that all products marked with a diamond ( ) in this
brochure are qualified for inclusion on the Feingold®
food list for persons on food sensitive diets.
The Feingold® Associations of the United States are
non-profit volunteer organizations whose purposes are
to support their members in the implementation of the
Feingold® Program and to generate public awareness
of the potential role of foods and synthetic additives in
behavior, learning and health problems.
Branded Deluxe Ham - 42% Lower Sodium
Golden Catering Style Oven Roasted Turkey Breast - Skinless
Hickory Smoked Black Forest Turkey Breast
Ovengold® Roast Breast of Turkey - Skinless
Ovengold® Roast Breast of Turkey - Skin-On
Salsalito® Roasted Breast of Turkey
Our Premium Turkey Breast - Skinless 47% Lower Sodium
Our Premium Turkey Breast - Skin-On 50% Lower Sodium
AroasticaTM Seasoned Chicken Breast
Blazing BuffaloTM Style Roasted Chicken Breast
Golden Classic® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
Hickory Smoked Chicken Breast
Deluxe Cap-Off Top Round Roast Beef - Low Sodium
Italian Style Seasoned Roast Beef - USDA Choice
Boar’s Head is proud that the following products are
certified by the American Heart Association because
they’re low in fat and cholesterol. We met their high
standards simply by living up to our own.
Further investigation by myself, also reveals that the American Diabetic Association recommends several of their products as a part of their suggested diabetic diet regimen. Also upon more research, Boar's Head brand products are the ONLY deli style meats certified and endorsed by these organizations.
Seems to me that with these certifications, that Boars Head has much more validity as a healthy way of eating (as well as super tasty) than much of what we buy and consume from the grocery.
I do not buy my Boars Head from Kroger's et al. I find they mark up these products considerably. We have a deli here that handles only Boars Head meats and cheeses and they ALL sell for 5.99 and 6.99 a lb, with the exception of the proscuitto, which is 8.99, plus they deliver the stuff right to my door!