SPAM is outnumbered, overpriced and overrated

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r.w. dawson on February 2, 2011

Dude..... SPAM is deluxe compared to Treet.

© Tom Cooper on March 3, 2011

Spam is manufactured in Austin, MN (note my ID). And yet, I have never in my life been to Austin, MN.

Jessica G. on March 4, 2011

So is AustinMN your name/initials rather than the city, then?

© Tom Cooper on March 4, 2011

Austin is an old family name, and I live in the state of Minnesota. When I lived in Massachusetts I went by AustinBoston because of my proximity to the city of Boston. I was making a complete break from Massachusetts when I moved to Minnesota, and seached for something better than the name of the city where Hormel manufactures that Stuff Posing As Meat.

Are prem and Klik Canadian-manufactured alternatives? I don't recall ever seeing either here in the US.

JBTHEMILKER on December 12, 2012

I get spam quite often. I try to never eat it.

r.w. dawson on December 12, 2012

Jessica, have you ever had "Bully Beef"?

Jessica G. on December 12, 2012

Yes JB, it's quite unappetizing, isn't it?

I've never had "Bully Beef." I'm not sure what that is?

r.w. dawson on December 12, 2012

Bully Beef was what the Commonwealth Nations had instead of Spam during WWII. Canada and Australia both had a plentiful supply of beef which was then turned into canned Corned Beef. It took a little work on my part to figure out exactly what it was. Commonwealth troops complained about Bully Beef in much the same way as American troops complained about Spam. American troops who were stationed for any length of time in England also complained about Bully Beef and said that one of the benefits of going to the front was escaping the daily diet of Bully Beef that was served up in the U.K. I wonder who canned the Bully Beef and what happened to it after the war? If you really want to go old school on canned food products that were made for war time, grab yourself a can of Van Camp's Pork and Beans. It's the same recipe since the American Civil War.

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    by Jessica G.
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