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How Spam Became a Luxury Item in South Korea

Spam South Korea luxury item

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.”

Why Filipinos Love Spam So Much

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.

Man Sentenced to 2 Years In Prison For Spamming People on Facebook

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.