Spam production is up while stocks are down

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    joepunk

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    The food product that is :p

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    GSMiller

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    I watched a video about this on CNN just before you posted...

    Kinda made me want some fried Spam :)
     
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    mknawabi

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    Hm, I have never actually tried SPAM. I wonder what it tastes like ? :(
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    SPAM is an "aquired taste", hehehehe... ;)

    I've worked at their HQ, in Austin, MN and lemme tell'ya, they're proud of it! It was made as a war-time staple but now a delicacy... Either you get it, or you don't... :)
     
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    rdowns

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    I tried it once when my college roommate bought some. I gagged and spit it out. <shudder>
     
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    I'm told it tastes a lot like canned ham... but I'm not all that sure. I know I really like canned ham for no particular reason.
     
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    mknawabi

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    Yeeesh, I don't think I want to try it after taking a look at their packaging again.

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    thomahawk

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    lmao!
    you mainland people dont appreciate the awesomeness of SPAM here in Hawaii! xD
     
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    irmongoose

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    I can go for some spam musubi any day. In fact, let me go to Walmart and buy some right now... :eek:


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    iJohnHenry

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    Raw Spam is an acquired taste. :mad:

    But fried up in some butter is an entirely different matter.

    Had many a fried Spam sandwich in my youth. We were skint, to put it mildly.

    Spam!!

    An afterthought. Swift's Prem was the cream-de-la-cream of luncheon meats for us. :D
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    Years ago I was a YMCA camp counselor and when camping we would make "Boxcars"

    A small slab of SPAM fried up with some brown sugar and a 1/2 slice of cheese on top...

    Mmmm....I still make them occasionally, but my wife hates them so it is a rare treat...
     
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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Last time I had Spam - I was in the woods in Maine for 3 weeks. (well over a decade ago)

    I'd like to keep it that way. :eek:

    Does anyone else think of cat food when they open the can and get that first whiff?
     
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    Be upwind when you open it. [​IMG]
     
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    bunit

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    SPAM is good. Was just at the store and picked some up. Didn't know you can buy it in individually sliced packages! How cool!
     
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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    As if a gelatinous mass of protein was hard to cut in the first pace. ;)

    Random thought.

    Does anyone else's cat look at them like they're an @$$hole when they pop open a can of Spam, and then cook it. (the cat thinking, WTF?!? that's MY food!)
     
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    bunit

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    Yes, Especially when you don't give the cat any. And the cat won't leave you alone until it is gone.
     
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    Protein is protein. :confused:

    The time to satiate your more delicate tastes might be in remission. ;)

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    TwinCities Dan

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    Hahaha, I don't make it enough for our cats to know what it is. I can tell you that tuna drives them crazy! And my wife is a push over for her cats, so if she's making the tuna sammich (Yep, now I'm stealin' that term as well ;) :p) the cats get more of the tuna then my sammich. :(
     
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    Haha interesting eh?
     
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    When times get tough, the cats get TCD. :p
     
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    Mmmmm...spam.

    My family is from Hawaii so I grew up on spam, egg and rice for breakfast. LOL, I'm surprised I turned out so petite as I did considering I ate spam so much as a kid.

    I rarely eat it now but the smell of fried spam brings back memories.
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    Hahaha, let's hope times don't get that tough! :eek:
     
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    I used to work at Macromedia on a development team. Whenever we were working on a new product, we referred to it by a code name in all communications to prevent word of an unreleased product leaking to the outside world. One time we chose "Spam" as a code name for one of our products (I think it was a version of FreeHand).

    We called Hormel and told them that we were using "Spam" as a code name for one of our products and asked if they could send some fun Spam-related stuff for our development team. They sent a ton of stuff. Spam t-shirts, Spam toys, Spam stickers, you name it. I think they even sent us a bunch of Spam. It was wacky, Spammy fun.
     
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    SactoGuy18

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    I have 12 cans of low-sodium SPAM sitting in my cupboard right now. It tastes really good diced up and stir-fried with green onions over rice. :D
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    SPAM is eaten by 3 types of people:
    - Stoners
    - Hawaiians
    - University Students


    But with that said I have on occasions had some SPAM.... mmmmm SPAM :rolleyes:
     

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