Happy Birthday To That True American Icon:


Spam turns 75 years old this July, and it’s celebrating with a new mascot and a party at its chief US manufacturing plant. Once a staple of soldiers’ diets, Spam’s reluctant legacy may be as the clown of the US food world.

…Burger King and McDonald’s locations in Hawaii both feature Spam on their menus, and Spam musubi – a sort of spam in sushi form, paired with white rice and wrapped in seaweed – is a signature dish of the islands.


7 Responses to “Happy Birthday To That True American Icon:”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Got nothin’ on pork roll with egg and cheese.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Indeed. I’ll pick me up some pork roll tonight for the weekend.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    Well Wham!

    /This post courtesy of the Mr. Blandings’ Marching and Chowder Society.:)

  4. JeffS says:


  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Nothing wrong with Spam the Original. Kept a lot of people alive – and may yet keep more alive. And it’s not bad tasting, at all. (Funny thing about google mail – every time I look at my spam box, I get Spam recipe ads. Some of them sound pretty delicious.)

    OTOH, spam (notice the small s) should be removed from the face of this earth. Yesterday.

  6. Frank Waleczak says:

    Nice to have a fried spam sandwich now and again. Spam and scrambled eggs. Not often, but well worth it when I do.
    p.s. They sell the spam sushi in Seattle at Uwajimaya

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