I remember eating Spam as a kid.
In retrospect, we probably didn’t have a lot of money at the time. And Spam was probably cheap. And my dad was probably exposed to it during his military service.
We didn’t think much about it as children. It was Spam, it was soft and salty, and we had it every once in a while along with powdered milk and Kool-Aid®.
Then we grew up and learned somehow that Spam has a reputation. “Ewww!” So it dropped out of the diet and off my radar.
Until we moved to Guam.
I took the photo above at a local Cost U Less. Essentially, that’s the equivalent of Costco here on Guam, but there’s no membership required.
I’ve come to learn that Spam is available in a variety of flavors including Teriyaki!
And they love it here!
I’ve seen it incorporated into breakfast omelettes (tried it, it’s pretty much like I remember), and into the menu of some family-oriented restaurants.
So… you never know.
Spam official: http://www.spam.com/