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Old 11-15-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Edible Economic Indicators: Spam, Beer Sales Rise - General * US * News * Story - CNBC.com


“We are scheduled to work every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Darwin Sellers, 56, a Spam “formulator” who adds salt, sugar and nitrates to batches of Spam. “Mr. Ettinger is negotiating with the man upstairs to get us to work eight days a week.”

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Every day since July, except for holidays. Man! At least his job is safe. Safer. Whatever.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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Spam in a can. I wonder if you can mold into the shape of a turkey.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Canned Spam and canned tuna. It's the fact that it's "canned" that makes it so popular. As in, it will keep. For a few years. You can stock up and stash it away.

And that, my friends, is behind the great sudden attraction to Spam!
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Steilacoom, WA by way of East Tennessee
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Spam inflation!!

1999 I bought some spam to stock up on Y2K....yeah, yeah crazy, crazy....point was that I liked it and it stored well. But we were buying cans of spam for $1.00 a can on sale. I went to Wally world today and it was $2.38 a can, now I can't afford spam!! I bought the Walmart brand for $1.58 a can.

Inflation, a thief in the night.

Good luck, stock up when on sale.

Tony
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Spam is gross. Spam is also very popular in Hawaii. One aspect of Hawaii I definately don't miss!
SPAM™ Festivals | SPAM.com (http://www.spam.com/museum/spam_jams.aspx - broken link)
4th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam to be Held on April 29, 2006
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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Spam is the perfect canned good for the hobo riding the rails hoping to find a job somewhere in the United States.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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Admit it, you occasionally buy it
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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UPDATE 5-Hormel profit tops view with Spam demand; shares up | Global Industries | Consumer Products & Retail | Reuters

* Spam, Dinty Moore sales up in double-digits
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I have switched to some peasant food to get used to it. However the beauty of it is I can make my peasant food from scratch. My hand made tortillas filled with refried pinto beans made from dry are better than what most people are eating out.

Here is a ground cherry pie. $30 a pop but under $2 for me.




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Old 02-19-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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My dad said he ate Spam every day for about 3 months during WW2. He still ate it once in a while. I can see it fried in the morning with eggs but it would be a good survival meal or something to take camping.
My bunker staple: canned Chicken ala king. Put it on toast and you have a tasty meal.
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