Did you know that Hawaii has the highest per capita consumption of Spam in the U.S.?
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.
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.
If you receive spam with a link, is it called sausage?