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SPAM SALES UP !

 
 
Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:06 pm
this made the headlines on MSNBC , NY TIMES and many other newspapers

Sales of Spam rise as consumers trim spending
Much-maligned canned meat benefits from ad campaign, weak economy


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24861341/

hormel has been working two 8 hour shifts to fill the increasing demand by consumers for MORE SPAM PLEASE <GRIN>

i do remember that in our first few years in canada we also consumed our portions of spam , klick , bologna and other delicacies of "the new continent" BURP !
i also consumed a good bit of "alka seltzer" . BURP !
hbg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:13 pm
@hamburger,
While I have not survived by eating Spam, I have occasionally had it for a meal. and I don't mind a little at all.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:16 pm
@hamburger,
http://myninjaplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/spam.gif
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:22 pm
more recent news on spam production
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/business/15spam.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:31 pm
@Reyn,
Did you know that Hawaii has the highest per capita consumption of Spam in the U.S.?
gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:32 pm
@realjohnboy,
Johnny, these are serious times... back off on the statistics.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:33 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

Did you know that Hawaii has the highest per capita consumption of Spam in the U.S.?
In the US? I thought Obama was born in Hawaii and everyone knows he's not a citizen.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:34 pm
@realjohnboy,
Quote:

updated 6:22 a.m. PT, Mon., June. 11, 2007
HONOLULU - For many Americans, spam is a four-letter word for unwanted e-mail. In Hawaii, Spam is a beloved comfort food, with cans of the gelatinous pork bricks found in virtually every cupboard.

Hoping to cash in on Hawaii's love affair with the pinkish meat product, Burger King Corp. last month began offering Spam for breakfast " going head-to-head with rival McDonald's Corp., which has been featuring Spam in the islands for years.

Burger King is offering the Spam Platter " two slices of Spam nestled between white rice and scrambled eggs. The fast-food giant also offers the Croissanwich or Biscuit Sandwich with Spam.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19165747/

Yummm
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:37 pm
Why must Johnny torture us so? Does the man not have a soul?
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:52 pm
@realjohnboy,
Yup. Spam is very popular in Hawaii. You can order it on pizza, they serve it with pineapple rings, etc. etc.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 05:26 pm
we use little squares of Spam to bait our weasel traps. Now theres some good eatin.
hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 05:46 pm
@farmerman,
be glad you don't live in korea or japan where SPAM is considered a fancy holiday gift for the hostess .
just picture yourself with being presented with a dozen cans of spam by your holiday guests .
hbg

http://www.mombu.com/cuisine/fish-and-seafood/t-let-them-eat-spam-1556585.html

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Especially during the holidays, you can see the blue-and-yellow cans
neatly stacked in the aisles of the better stores. South Koreans are
nearly as passionate about packaging as the Japanese are, and the Spam
often comes wrapped in boxed sets. A set of 12 cans costs $44.

"Spam really is a luxury item," said Han Geun Rae, 43, an impeccably
dressed fashion buyer who was loading gift boxes of Spam into a cart at
the Shinsegae department store before the recent Chusok holiday.



SPAM served japanese style

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/spam_musubi/spam_can_musubi.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 05:53 pm
@hamburger,
It was only a matter of time but...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODshB09FQ8w
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 07:09 pm
If you receive spam with a link, is it called sausage?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 07:11 pm
@roger,
Drunk
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 07:24 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
If you receive spam with a link, is it called sausage?

Hey, that's a good one. Think I'll tell that one at work. Laughing
roger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 08:36 pm
@Reyn,
Remember, If you ain't eaten Spam, you ain't eaten ham!
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 08:42 pm
a few years back I was at an US Army Dinning Facility where spam was used in place of ham for the omelets. I was surprised. However, the soldiers seemed to like it.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 10:25 pm
@hawkeye10,
In the context of mess halls (dining facility indeed!) I was familiar with, Spam might have been considered food.
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Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 11:06 pm
For those that haven't had SPAM before, it really is quite good. SPAM just stands for "Spiced Ham". I didn't have it until college, then wondered why it had such a bad wrap. Obviously its not high quality food, but it is on the same level as Ramen, Hot Pockets, and Easy Mac (especially when made without milk, as it's done in many a college dorm room).
 

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