Spam: a peculiar substance that became popular during WWII shortly after George A. Hormel manufactured it in 1937. During the war, the scarcity of money prevailed as a big problem to feed the thousands of soldiers that had been stationed in many different countries around the world. Spam especially became popular in Hawaii. Hawaii is the leading consumer in the world with an estimate of 4,300,000 cans sold annually. Everyone loves Spam! Spam is sold in 99% of all American grocery stores. In the United States, 3.8 cans of Spam luncheon meat are consumed every second by 60 million Americans! This is equal to 228 cans per minute and 13,680 per hour!
This year is Spamâ€™s 60th anniversary and we must celebrate. There are many different ways to celebrate and prepare Americaâ€™s favorite food. Spam luncheon meat is the focus of several community celebrations. It Austin, Texas a Spamorama cookoff, founded in 1974, is staged each year. In Hawaii, a Maui Mall Spam luncheon meat cookoff is held annually; while in Seattle, Washington, a Spam luncheon meat celebration is a yearly attraction. A Spam Jamboree is held each year in Austin, Minnesota, where the product originated 60 years ago. Spam luncheon meat festivities are also popular at colleges and universities where contests, eat-a-thons and artistic exhibitions are conducted.
For some, Spam luncheon meat has sentimental value and many artistic poets bring out the true meaning of the wonderful pink fleshy meat with songs, poems, and spirited drawings. â€œThere is more to Spam than its meaty content,â€ proclaimed Seth Neuffer (Spam the Great) as he nobly defended Spamâ€™s cause and real purpose on Earth, â€œThey just donâ€™t understand. They canâ€™t comprehend the greatness of this stuff.â€ Those who have trouble comprehending Spamâ€™s real purpose, like to focus on the useless but interesting facts of Spam, such as<