I have talked about it on Twitter, but I can’t remember if I have mentioned it here.
I will now. I love me some Spam. When I ate potatoes, one of my favorite meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner, was fried potatoes and Spam. Throw some salt and chopped onions on it, and it’s a slice of fried gold.
I’m not alone in my enjoyment of Spam. Last year, when we asked one of our daughters what she wanted for Christmas, she replied, “The biggest box of Spam in the WORLD!”
Despite it’s reputation, Spam is good. And that’s why it’s been around for 75 years:
“Sometimes you have to get down to what you really like,” says the 75-year-old. As a matter of fact, she says she is holding a SPAM Single Classic in her hand as she talks on the phone.
“I don’t know what it has in it, but it doesn’t matter, I like it.”
That is the kind of consumer who has paved the way for SPAM to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month, which Hormel is marking with a bit of touché. The company has introduced two new “limited-edition” flavors, black pepper and jalapeno, in an appeal to the modern palate. It also is — mark your calendars — hosting a community celebration July 28 in Austin, Minn., home of the official SPAM Museum.
A celebration of Spam in July, followed by Baconfest in August?
God bless America.