Meatloaf is a product which gets its characteristic flavor from the blend of spices, which also distinguishes meatloaf from other product types. It is finely ground and chopped meat, which comes from a variety of meat parts. By grilling meatloaf, it gains a typical 'grilled' taste, and ensures that the product has a longer shelf life. Meatloaf is a popular meal component. Breadcrumbs are also often added to meatloaf in order to shape it into meatballs, or in order to make it sliceable in order to eat it in slices on bread. The addition of breadcrumbs also gives meatloaf a nice texture.