Do you like Spam (the canned food product)?

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Poll Do you like Spam (the canned food product)? (375 votes)

Yes 54%
No 20%
I've never had it but have talked shit about it. 20%
Result 6%

Hey, I like Spam, I think it tastes good, but it's one of those things I hear people talk shit about pretty often. I've always been puzzled about this because conversely, I don't think I've ever heard people talk shit about hot dogs and we all kinda know what goes into making those.

So I was just kinda wondering.

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In before Monty Python clips.

I dig spam.

Toss it in the skillet, serve it up with some eggs, good stuff.

Dice it up and mix it in with some frozen veggies for a quick stir fry, yup.

I dig it.

It's like ham....but special.

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I think a more polarizing canned meat product would be Vienna Sausages.

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Yes i love spam, i think it tastes great. I used to eat it all the time when i was a kid. And as an adult i still enjoy it from time to time.

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I chose the third option.

It LOOKS really really gross. What does it taste like? What does it feel like? How does it sound?

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I chose the third option.

It LOOKS really really gross. What does it taste like? What does it feel like? How does it sound?

Tastes like fake ham.

Ham-like slab covered in a bit of gelatin goo.

Squishy as it slides out of the can, an orchestra of sizzling pops as it fries.

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Yeah, spam is awesome. Whenever I have it, it's usually with egg 'n' rice (a bowl of rice mixed with raw egg, sesame oil, and soy sauce). So kinda a mix of west and east cuisine.

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#7  Edited By imhungry

I'm into spam but absolutely have to go for the low sodium variants cause I think it's way too salty otherwise. But really it's a great versatile food option and I would go in on some spam musubi pretty much whenever.

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#8  Edited By Onemanarmyy

It's very nice.

As a kid my mother would cut it into little blocks to throw through the macaroni, and i would always steal a few of them :)

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#9  Edited By TheFlamingo352

I’ve never tried spam cause of all the shit talking it gets, but you guys are kinda selling me on it. Good with stir-fry rice, huh?

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#10  Edited By Anthony

I grew up on it. We weren't poor either but my parents loved it. Just cook it like crispy bacon.

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#11  Edited By mike

I think it's edible but that's about as far as I would go. There are also at least 10 different flavors of Spam, I've seen variants Tabasco and Garlic out there but have never tried them.

Spam isn't something I would buy or go out of my way to eat, but if it was there and I was hungry I'd go for it. Also, Jollibee has these little Spam sandwiches on sweet rolls that are pretty good. The sandwich is a slab of Spam, some mayo, and a roll. It tastes exactly like you expect it would, it's like a somewhat close approximation of a ham sandwich, but saltier.

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Back when I used to eat meat, I thought spam was pretty good, the only thing that ever annoyed me was once and a while I'd take a bite and there would be some sort of minuscule but noticeable hard... thing, I don't know what. Just a noticeable tiny bit of grit. That always bugged me. Besides that, liked it.

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Yes. My girlfriend hates it.

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I like it. They have these Spam singles that I thought were discontinued, but a coworker found one Walmart that still carries them. Now I stock up on the Lite ones.

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I can take or leave it. My fiance loves it though.

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#16  Edited By Shiftygism

@zolroyce said:

once and a while I'd take a bite and there would be some sort of minuscule but noticeable hard... thing, I don't know what. Just a noticeable tiny bit of grit.

Most likely a stray bit of bone.

I hate that shit too, I come across them once in awhile in processed meats, including and especially prepackaged bbq rib sandwiches.

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Hell yeah, Spam is great. I dunno, when I grew up, kids (and people in general I guess...) used to joke about how it was shitty poor people food, so I hated it without even trying it because of the stigma. You know how those things go. Then, maybe a few years ago, my dad wanted me to pick some up from the store since he hadn't had it in ages. Got some and while I was cooking it for him, I had a little nibble, and fell in love with it.

Obviously, it's not like fine cuisine or some shit, but it's definitely good to me.

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Spam sandwiches are the shit. Used to have it when I was growing up.

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Take some Spam and mix it into some ramen with egg and you got yourself a cheap but tasty lunch.

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Used to think it was disgusting until living in Korea, they go nuts for the stuff here. Now I actually like it a lot.

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I think the jelly and overall nastiness of canned "meat" isn't worth saving a dollar over some decent bacon. I'm rarely in the mood for salty meat to begin with though.

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I'm a vegetarian, but even before that I wouldn't have touched Spam with a ten foot pole. It's presented as the least appetizing thing in the world. They need to get a new ad team on that project, stat.

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I had it as a child and it was okay with male syrup on it. I don't quite remember how it tastes.

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#24  Edited By SubliminalKitteh

Who else here has been to the SPAM museum?

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Yes but i never eat it. The history behind it is understandable but its a trend that should of died.

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It makes a fine lazy breakfast, and sometimes I really need that.

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I had it as a child and it was okay with male syrup on it. I don't quite remember how it tastes.

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@teddie: Do you consider Spam a substitute for bacon? I don't see the connection just 'cause they're both salty meat, 2 completely separate things to me.

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A Hawaiian staple food, you gotta love it

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I do. It’s actually super good in an egg sandwich.

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Is that hypothetical? Who doesn't like Spam?

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#33  Edited By Picky_Bugger

Spam is for War time rationing and only war time rationing.

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Spam Fried Rice, Spam Grilled Cheese/Melt, Spam Mac & Cheese, and Spam Breakfast Sandwiches are all pretty damn good.

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#35  Edited By OldGuy

Scrapple is better, but Spam'll do in a pinch.

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#36  Edited By Ravelle

I had it on toast once, it's super salty but it wasn't that bad. It's never something I would buy though. Unless the apocalypse happens.

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#37  Edited By bybeach

Won't go fucking near it.

I hate ham also.

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Spam is real tasty. I hardly ever eat it, but it's good.

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good stuff

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Yes. I love all the foods created during the great depression including SPAM.

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Deli meats exist, so I have no desire to eat it. Maybe with eggs or something? Probably not tho.

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I do. Grilled. Pan fried with some honey. In rice. With eggs.

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It's been a long time since I had it but I remember it being gross. Hot dogs might also be a mess of meat parts, but there's something about the look and texture and spam that puts me off.

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Yeah, I love it thinly sliced in soup noodles. And then any left over that I didn't use in that I'll still slice up and either have on a sandwich or just eat on its own.

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Yeah, spam is awesome. Whenever I have it, it's usually with egg 'n' rice (a bowl of rice mixed with raw egg, sesame oil, and soy sauce). So kinda a mix of west and east cuisine.

There's this whole weird Canto-Western cuisine in Hong Kong. When I went as a kid, it was sort of comfort food to me as it was as close to American food as I was allowed to get when I was there. Fried spam, fried egg on rice with soy sauce and macaroni in tomato soup.

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Spam is great when fried. Cut it thin so it crisps up just right and you've got a proper sandwich sized slice of bacon. I mean there is nothing wrong with spam it's simply pork shoulder meat that's too hard to cut into meaningful sizes. I'm actually happier that it's a thing instead of letting all that meat go to waste.

There again I'm one who typically enjoys processed meats, most have a nostalgic place in my heart (possibly a literally one too). I mean spam itself is quite tame, bigger question would be who enjoys eating Scrapple?

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So I sometimes get drunk, and get some Hot and Spicy Spam. I open the lid, stick a fork riiiiight into the center, slide the goopy thang out, and then eat it like a lollipop, cold and dripping. This is my reality.

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Haven't tried it but when it's sliced and grilled it's looked really good so I wanna try it.