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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spam fritter, anyone?

For the last few years I've been scoffed at whenever I suggest a dinner of Spam and bubble to my other half - I believe, "URRRGGHHH!" was the word he used. But now, I'm pleased to say that Spam is back and 2009 is set to the year of canned spiced ham and pork. Mmmmmm...

Along with other retro foods, such as Arctic Roll which now has a new chocolate flavour out, many of us are harking back to foods of yesteryear and shaking off the luxury foods of today. Spam in particular held the nation together through WWII, and experts believe our modern-day credit-crunch is the reason behind it's come back - it's cheap, fills you up and is a good cupboard staple. Last year saw sales rise by 9.7%, which is quite a turnaround from the slump its seen since the 80s. Americans especially are getting behind the product, and there are now fan sites, recipe books and even its own museum for Spam lovers to savour.

At the launch of Spam in 1936, its slogan was "Tastes fine. Saves time" and this hasn't really changed. So, ignore Monty Python's infamous Spam slur, and instead let Hormel Foods brand-new advertising campaign convince you that Spam is "still out there".


  • At 5:04 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I still love Spam (and my kids do too!)...had it only this week, with baked beans. Yum!

  • At 5:55 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I never liked Spam "raw" but fried it is one of my favourites. Try it diced in a stir-fry!

  • At 11:01 pm , Blogger Unknown said...

    Spam just takes me to the classic (and brilliant) Monty Python sketch...
    spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, beans, eggs and spam!


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