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I read somewhere that Spam is popular among some people, like on New Guinea and thereabouts because it has "that slightly porky taste of human flesh."

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It does almost taste like human flesh!

The spam with bacon is mmmm mmmm good!


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You, and the NYT, need to remember that it's SPAM.  All capitals, all the time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014....ml?_r=1

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Not long ago I realized it had been years since I'd eaten the stuff so I bought a can. After taking one bite I remembered just why it's been years....

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Pacific Islands are a long ways from anywhere so canned meat, such as SPAM and it's competitors, with it's superior shipping ability is going to be available. Refrigeration is very thin on the ground in a lot of the world as well: canned goods store very well.
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It'll be a cold day in hell before I eat SPAM again. And an even colder one before I ever touch Underwood's Deviled Ham again. I still break into a cold sweat thinking about being forced to eat that canned nastiness while growing up..

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My wife and I eat a good bit of SPAM on our backpacking trips. I buy several cases, during the winter months, of pouch foil SPAM along with pouch salmon and tuna. Good stuff with powdered mashed potatos, instant rice, rice stick noodles, and grits. I use the empty foil pouches to store some of the more nasty garbage that is brought back.

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And an even colder one before I ever touch Underwood's Deviled Ham again.

Count your blessings, my Grandmother came to live with us in the mid 1960's after my grandfather passed.

She was from Finland.....creamed cod and Deviled ham on rye crisp.....yum yum yum...

At least she had impeccable table manners...it really could have been worse but she ate like she was invited by the Queen of England...(I think most kids growing up in the 50's and 60's put up with that line....get yer elbows off the table, what if you get invited to eat w...blah blah blah)

As for the OP....I think the foil pack tastes better than the can.....but neither taste as good as human.

OTOH:  Potted meat product tastes a lot like Germans...


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I have never liked Spam, ever. I seriously doubt I will ever like it.  :p

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Ooooh! Just noticed this thread! Mmmmm... SPAMmmmmm....  I loves me SPAM! So much so that I bought 4 CASES of it for my move to Butedale in November. And ya know what? Just finished the last can this week.   :(  

And to all the Americans here on the forum; you are SO lucky.  Us poor Canucks don't have access to even a tenth of the SPAM products you do.  :angry:

We got SPAM and SPAM Lite; and that's it. We ain't even got Singles! The HUMANITIES!

We ain't got Spam Hot & Spicy, Jalapeño, Black Pepper, Oven Roasted Turkey, Hickory Smoke flavor, Bacon (That one's a REAL shame!) Spam with Cheese, or any other non-original SPAM. It sucks! If I could get a hold of some SPAM Bacon, or the Oven Roasted Turkey I'd be in SPAM heaven!  :p  Mmmm... SPAMmmmbaconnnn...   :D  

Ah well, I guess I'll have to befriend one of my American visitors who regularly comes to Butedale so I can give him / her a few hundred bucks and get 'em to bring me up some SPAMy goodness on their next trip.  :laugh:

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http://www.spam.com/recipes/

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But Canadians have access to SPAM knockoffs such as Klik, KAM, Swift prem and Holiday in the canned luncheon meats pantheon. I am not making this up.


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Maybe it's popular with people who'd prefer to avoid real meat?
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But Canadians have access to SPAM knockoffs such as Klik, KAM, Swift prem and Holiday in the canned luncheon meats pantheon. I am not making this up.

Yup! But they ain't no SPAM with bacon! Klik actually used to be my favorite canned luncheon meat. And Holiday is pretty good too. A completely different texture than SPAM. The bits of fat are minuscule compared to SPAM; and makes for a more homogeneous product. Of course all that means is that they grind it just a wee bit finer; blending in the mystery meats a little better.  :O

I NEED SPAM WITH BACON!!! (Yes, I yelled that.)  :D

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Spam is really good. It is the perfect food to bring for a hiking trip. It doesn't spoil easily and it can feed 2 to 3 people. What's amazing is that SPAM has lots of varieties to choose from. You can even pick a healthier option since SPAM has flavors with less fat and salt.
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Ghastly stuff.  My worst backpacking memory as a child was the time when my dad's cousin was in charge of breakfast and my grandma in charge of lunch. The cousin brought pancake mix but nothing to cook it in but the grease left in the pan from the spam that he cooked first.  No syrup or jam...just dry spammy pancakes with a side of spam. And my grandma brought spam and crackers for lunch. I damn near starved over that five days.  Thank goodness my dad was in charge of dinner.

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Since Spam became available in Spam Single Classic it has been in our hiking/backpacking food repertoire. We use the Star-Kist Single Serving Albacore Tuna as well. It's easy to eat, no mess, no cooking with minimal weight and the slim profile pack well. It may not be the most nutritious food choice, but on a once in a while basis tastes great.... IMHO.
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It's all fat and protien in a small, small package!  What else do you want?

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I like Spam, especially with lightly fried Spam between bread  slices with a generous helping of yellow mustard
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When compared to what? A rotting carcass when you've been in starvation mode for 2 weeks....?  

Then again, I like scrapple so I'm not sure I can say much.... :laugh:


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I buy spam on a regular basis..  I suppose I might be nuts via the posts.  On all hikes, spam is one of our dinners.  Salt, meat and fat kick- spam! :)
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When compared to what? A rotting carcass when you've been in starvation mode for 2 weeks....?  

Then again, I like scrapple so I'm not sure I can say much.... :laugh:

Wheree did you eat scrapple? That glorious mystery meat is virtually unknown outside the mid-atlantic I thought.

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When compared to what? A rotting carcass when you've been in starvation mode for 2 weeks....?  

Then again, I like scrapple so I'm not sure I can say much.... :laugh:

Wheree did you eat scrapple? That glorious mystery meat is virtually unknown outside the mid-atlantic I thought.

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I had my brother bring me 10# when he visited from Portland. They will ship but that costs an extra $20/5#.

Scrapple isn't exactly "mystery meat". It's just that few really want to know what it is....  :p

Edit: BTW,  there are some decent recipes on-line that use production pork sausage rather than the real way to make it.


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Oh, and I didn't really answer your  question.
I'm originally from SW VA in the central Appalachians, descended from Dutch/German on mom's side, the origin of "ponhaus", the real name of scrapple. I grew up eating the "leftover" parts of hogs and didn't think it was odd until I left there and saw people turn green when I mentioned some of the things I ate growing up.
But really no worse than some things people think are gourmet. Like escargot and  raw oysters....


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Dorf has posted numerous photos of SPAM from Winds to Beartooths...
The real story with the South Pacific and SPAM goes back to WWll and our military that flooded the islands with the stuff. The GI's altered Europe with white bread, Hersey chocolate, and cigarettes...it the Pacific it was SPAM and a cornucopia of useful debris.
When hiking out into the desert when I was in 5~7th grade, SPAM was a staple. I actually like it fried up leather like, almost crisp with pineapple slices in the same GI mess kit fry pan.
I actually tried SPAM singles when they came out. I won't try that again. With me is first about processed food, then pork production, and finally the weird texture of the stuff.


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I visited the Spam museum in Minnesota. Ironically it is in the same town as the Mayo clinic.

Makes no sense to me to bring it camping. Too heavy and expensive. I'll use summer sausage or salami or some other dried meat instead. Put some summer sausage over a campfire OMG, or salami fried up and thrown into a pasta dish is wonderful too.
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I just realized something:

TJC needs a SPAM shipment to Butedale!

Let's get together and help the man out.

GBH, you got connections...see if we can dropship some.


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TJC needs a SPAM shipment to Butedale!

Let's get together and help the man out.

GBH, you got connections...see if we can dropship some.


Aw, shucks!


One can never have too much!  


SPAM, SPAM, SPAM... Klik!


It can be cut into four half inch thick squares, fried up 'till it's crispy on the outside, and it becomes  SPAMburgers! Cut into eight four sided logs, fried up, and it becomes SPAMdogs! Diced and fried and mixed with rice and veggies for a cheap stir-SPAM-fry! Heck, you can even chill it, slice it thin, slap it in between two slices of bread, and it's a SPAMbalogna sandwich!

 Nom, nom, nom!   :p

Thanks for the thought TDale! You d'man!

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