After the U.S., the world’s largest consumer of Spam is South Korea. But how did a simple processed meat product turn into a popular luxury item in an East Asian country?
With its pale pink hue and spongy texture, Spam has been called “disgusting” and “inedible” in the U.S since the late 1930s. Hormel Foods Corporation states that their product contains just six ingredients, but the canned good has received a reputation for being “mystery meat,” prompting Hormel to create campaigns such as “Don’t Knock It ‘Til You’ve Fried It.”
Hormel Foods, the American company behind the popular canned meat Spam, just announced its new limited-edition flavor for the coming autumn season in late September.
The limited-edition Spam Pumpkin Spice 2-packs are set to hit the company’s online store and Walmart shelves on September 23, according to the company’s announcement.
Anyone who knows how to fry and cook rice can probably make Spam musubi in a heartbeat, but tiny Spam musubi, ladies and gentlemen, is another story.
See, it’s not the same when your fingers are larger than the ingredients you need. While Spam musubi is a simple meal, making a tiny one requires a little more dexterity.
To say that most Filipinos really like Spam, the popular American canned cooked meat brand, is a total understatement. It’s this exact sentiment that makes one wonder: “Why DO Filipinos love Spam so much?”
There are several factors that lead to the loving relationship between Spam and the Philippines. It all started during World War 2.
A thief in Hawaii went through all the trouble of assaulting a security guard and becoming a prime suspect just to steal a whole case of Spam.
Authorities in Honolulu are searching for a man who was seen nabbing a case of Spam, and leaving the store on October 3 at around 11:46 a.m., without any intention of paying.
A notorious online spammer from Las Vegas who came into notoriety in 1997 as the original “Spam King” was given a 30-month prison sentence by a San Jose court for sending unsolicited messages to millions of Facebook users.
According to Bloomberg, 47-year-old Sanford Wallace is facing jail time for accessing about 500,000 Facebook accounts and sending 27 million spam messages to users in the span of three months. The San Jose federal judge who presided over the case also ordered Wallace to pay $310,000 in restitution.