Here’s an interesting sign of the times. Sales of Spam, processed meat in a can, have risen by 10% in the past three months. Believe it or not, the Hormel Foods Corporation has had to introduce a double shift at its factory in
Spam was invented in 1936 during the Great Depression by Jay Hormel, the son of the founder of the Hormel company. Spam became a staple food for Allied troops during the Second World War. It’s still popular in many parts of the world where the troops were stationed. Spam is sold in more than 45 countries and over six billion cans have been sold over the years. The range of Spam products includes Spam with real bacon, Spam Lite, Spam fritters, Spam spreaders, Spam with black pepper and Spam.
True Spam devotees will be interested in knowing that in 1991 the official Spam museum opened in