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Old 06-14-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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No, the reason it is so popular is that during WWII it was readily available (introduced by the Military) and it was a staple that kept people fed during wartime when rationing was a way of life.

We grew to like the taste and this affection has been passed on successive newer generations.
Makes sense
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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Default Hate Spam!!

I grew up (mostly) on the mainland, and Spam, represented to me, Dad not getting paid! My Dad worked in construction and we could usually tell if he got paid by what we had for dinner! Spam=no paycheck!
My Mom was very frugal and stockpiled food, while Dad worked...as soon as Spam and home-canned veggies appeared, we knew times were tough!
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Hey Teach

I just moved here in April 2010 I have not seem this much spam since I was a child and I am 49........Growing up as a kid my brothers and I would joke that SPAM was poor peoples HAM!!! and yes we ate alot of spam as kids. I have not had spam since 1975 until i got here I tried it again and not so bad
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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my mom would make spam & egg sandwiches for me & my brother when we were kids..
loved the stuff..
still like it today..
but my wife and kids will not eat it...
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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My supervisor at PHNSY taught me the highest and best use of Spam-fried rice! Chop cold Spam into small slivers and fry the rice and veggies in it. "Broke da mout'"!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Yeah, SPAM is still a staple. Any ad on a discount will get you shoppers. SPAM Musubi will NEVER be turned away - though the Spicy Spam has made me a convert.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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You could always get:

Spam
Spam Lite
Spam less sodium
Spam with bacon
Spam Hot and Spicy (with Tabasco)
Spam Oven Roasted Turkey
Spam Hickory smoked
Spam Spread (mayo)
Spam with Cheese
Spam Hot Dogs


glad tohear SPAM is still alive and plentiful. I've never seen SPAM hot dogs. Thanks for all the replies, they made me laugh.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Specially Processed American Meat is what I've always heard the "SPAM" was all about, but that could be just an urban rumor.

We don't eat it as a main dish since it's about 50% fat, but it does make a tasty addition to dishes if it is used more as a flavoring than as a steady diet. We still get SPAM musubi at the gas station occasionally, even though it isn't healthy for us.

As far as fresh meat goes, we haven't bought any meat for years now and we've still got a freezer full of the stuff. If friends with cows and sheep isn't enough, there's always one too many young tender roosters who woke us up or a feral pig which wandered in to dig up the garden. I think there is something similar in Alaska with fish. We were asking someone there where to get smoked salmon and they said their friend has a smoke shack so they always get some from him and everyone else gives them fresh salmon if they want it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ohio
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SPAM - YUMMMMMMMM!

Check these sites:

SPAM > Home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)
The Book of Spam: A Most Glorious ... - Google Books

Mickey
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Fried SPAM Turkey is the schnitzel.
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