In 1957, when Harry J. Hoenselaar opened the first HoneyBaked Ham store in Detroit, Michigan, like most great companies, he did so because he believed in an idea. An idea that produced what is regarded today as the best tasting ham in the world.
Using the highest quality bone-in smoked ham, Harry created a special curing and cooking procedure, bringing out a one-of-a-kind taste that can only be described as perfection.
With its sweet, crunchy glaze enhancing the flavor of the bone-in smoked ham, Harry’s patented spiral-slicing process made HoneyBaked Ham the easy-to-serve centerpiece, becoming an instant staple at holiday dinners, Easter celebrations and meaningful meals shared and savored by family and friends.
All these years later, the company has stayed within the Hoenselaar family and so has the commitment to make every ham the same way Harry did – one at a time. Along with the unmistakable Honey Baked Ham®, that guarantee of satisfaction has grown to include homemade side dishes, classic roasted turkeys, and save-room-for worthy desserts that meet our strict standards.
We proudly stand behind each and every one of our products and take pride in serving our customers, whether it’s the height of holiday season or just a simple lunch at the cafe.
It’s that commitment to premium quality that lets us say when you serve The Authentic Honey Baked Ham®, it’s always a special occasion.
At HoneyBaked Ham, we take pride in knowing that our hams are the centerpiece for your most treasured occasions, as well as the perfect gift for those whom you want to enjoy the very best. That’s why our standards for quality are unmatched and the taste is so good.
Each Honey Baked Ham® is hand-selected from grain-fed stock and once our 16 point inspection checklist is complete, only one out of every ten hams is selected.
Expertly prepared, the hams are cured without extra water or juices, enhancing the flavor of the meat in the most natural way.
Using a unique blend of hardwood chips in our smokers, we slow smoke each ham for up to 24 hours, locking in the taste that makes each slice its own culinary masterpiece.
Often imitated, but never duplicated, the spiral slicer invented by HoneyBaked Ham founder, Harry Hoenselaar is still used today (with a few upgrades), expertly slicing each ham to 1/6 of an inch and creating the perfect serving size each time.
And as you know, it wouldn’t be a Honey Baked Ham® without the unmistakable taste of that sweet, crunchy glaze. Using our top-secret blend of sugar and spices, we hand-glaze each ham right there in your store, balancing the sweet and smoky flavors with a crunchy texture that creates a savory, tender taste unlike any other.
After one final inspection, we wrap each ham in our signature gold foil that’s ready to serve, share and savor.
We have been committed to this level of quality from the very start because we know that the perfect meal makes every occasion memorable and lets everyone at your table know they’re worth it.