Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spam spam spam spam!

Spam: The official snack food of the recession!


(H/T to SurvivalBlog.)

13 comments:

CAR said...

It probably does not occur to the media (or it does but they just don't want to talk about it), that the foods listed have the ability to be stored for long periods of time and be prepared and eten under conditions of emergency.

Ed Foster said...

Also, as our neighbors in Canuckistan (where it is the national dish) have long understood, it's really ham, instead of various pork scraps ground up and tossed into a can.

For reference, the stuff the military ate long decades ago was called Spam because of the can shape, but wasn't the Hormel product.

A thousand calories per can, and chock full of amazing amounts of vitamins and minerals. It costs a bit more than the cheaper imitations, but it tastes better too.

And yes, there are several cases of it down in the cellar, dated and rotated (I finish a case in about six weeks).

My God(s)! You don't think I'm a latent Canuck, do you?

Joseph said...

I like the occasional SPAM, but I can't have it due to the astronomical amount of sodium in it (High BP). I was just in the grocery two days ago looking at the varieties of SPAM, hoping they have a low sodium version. They don't, but I did find a Bacon SPAM, yum (I guess anyways as I didn't buy it).

reflectoscope said...

I don't know about the national dish part, but it is pretty good survival food, provided you have enough water to manage all the salt in it.

Jim

B.S. philosopher said...

With the price of Spam® about $2.50 for a 12 ounce can ($3.75/lb.) People simply aren't buying it for its low price and its salty greasy goodness. You can buy generic whole roaster chickens for less than $.79/lb. The price of Spam® is pretty close to some decent mid-range cuts of meat.

I don't think the Legacy media is grokking the implications here...

Sam said...

Last SPAM I ate was in C-rations, just as MREs were being phased in.

Hawaiians love it, for some reason.

WV: ticya

As in, what ticya off?

Old Grouch said...

@Joseph,
There are nine varieties of Spam, including a low-sodium version. If your store doesn't have 'em, Hormel will sell to you direct.



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benEzra said...

"Spam", another musical masterpiece by Wierd Al Yankovic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjqZ0aIAgFM

And yes, it's available on iTunes...

Neutrino Cannon said...

In Hawaii, where Spam has been popular for years since it's so easy to ship there, a variety of interesting cross-cultural spam recipes have sprung up, including Spam MusubiWord verification: "hoplogit"

That idiot behind the counter who keeps sweeping you.

Crucis said...

My Grandson, for his 9th Birthday, asked for Spam and 'Mac for his birthday dinner. His Grandmothers and I were appalled but we shoveled it down with a smile. His other Grandfather pleaded high blood pressure and weasled a hamburger.

Prior to that day a few months ago, the last time I'd eaten spam was in 1971 outa a C-Rat can.

I coulda waited another forty years

Somerled said...

Sure, it's the food of the recession now. But Spam, no doubt a menace to public health particularly when bacon is added, will be taxed on behalf of health care reform.

Sgt.Fathead said...

I love SPAM and am sorry to have high BP (from the SPAM?) and so limit my intake. I quit smoking and drinking for this? Such is my love of this canned porcine delicacy that my wife and I have been to the SPAM Museum in Minnesota and my truck bears an "I [HEART] SPAM!" bumper sticker......now a Haiku from a favorite book, SPAM-Ku....

Split the SPAM atom.
Enormous pink mushroom cloud.
World covered in pork.

Ed Foster said...

Sgt. Fathead, I humbly stand in awe of you sir.