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Have you ever eaten SPAM?

  1. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    Have you ever eaten SPAM?

    If so, did you like it?  Do you like it?  Would you continue to eat it?

  2. loveofnight profile image79
    loveofnightposted 4 years ago

    As a kid I ate it a lot which is probably the reason why I don't buy it today. My mother had a way of turning a can of spam into some very good and unique dishes. But as a kid I promised myself that when I got big my days of eatting spam would be over. I don't dislike the meat but it's not the first thing that I think of when I go shopping.

  3. Blond Logic profile image98
    Blond Logicposted 4 years ago

    Yes I do, but I haven't see it here in Brazil. I have a very good recipe for it as well. My daughter emailed me and asked for the recipe so I guess the tradition continues.

  4. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 4 years ago

    Spam was a favorite sandwich food when I was a kid. I haven't had a spam sandwich in years. Mom use to make a spread with mayo and pickle relish mixed in chopped spam.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I have eaten it. It doesn't taste too bad fried, but it's not my favorite either, so I don't buy it. Also, I don't think it's that healthy, I'm a little suspicious of what's in it. I'm sure there are some delicious ways to prepare spam and if someone set a plate of it in front of me I'd probably eat it.

  6. platinumOwl4 profile image75
    platinumOwl4posted 4 years ago

    Yes, I have eaten it, during a state of ignorance I thought it was flavorful. No, I would never ever eat it again. Spare ham created during one of the numerous wars in the United States, along with mac and cheese in a box.

  7. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 4 years ago

    I certainly ate it when I was younger.  Now, I probably would not eat it since I don't eat most meat products.  I am pretty sure what is in SPAM is a mystery substance anyway, so I am better off without it at this point in my life.

  8. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I ate a lot of it in college because it was cheap (and if you mixed it with Kraft Mac & Cheese it made for a pretty sweet dinner!). Nowadays I buy it once in a blue moon, I'll cube it, fry it up and mix it with my breakfast eggs.

  9. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    When I was a kid and visiting at someone else's house for dinner, the mother often served fried Spam with fried potatoes.  I loved it, and whenever I'd ask my mother about it she was kind of horrified to think I'd a) been served it, and b) liked it.

    Today, hovering on the border of being almost all vegetarian (but not quite) there's no way in heck I'd not be entirely creeped out, and disgusted, by Spam.

  10. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I have eaten SPAM. My husband loves it. I no longer care for it, it is too salty and to me sort of smells like canned dog food.

  11. earner profile image88
    earnerposted 4 years ago

    I've eaten Spam and I loved it.

    Spam was a regularly occurring dish on the menu of school dinners when I was at school.  The Spam was always served battered, with chips (that's the UK chips, so French fries to Americans) and baked beans.  Baked beans are another UK staple food - and very tasty.

    Spam is now being promoted in some supermarkets in the UK as a ready meal, in batter rather than the traditional canned version.  I'm very tempted to have some again.  Spam is lovely.

  12. Dreamhowl profile image97
    Dreamhowlposted 4 years ago

    I have eaten it a few times when I was younger. It's been years since I have, though.

  13. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    Yes, fried with HP sauce, between doorstep slices, whilst singing the Python Spam Song which I was addicted to for about 6 months back in the 1970's.

  14. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 4 years ago

    Yes, it was part of our staple diet during World War II.   As I understand it, this was a product that "grew" out of the Food Rationing situation.   The food resource had to be managed carefully and as efficiently as possible.   A bit like sausages.... chop up every bit of the animal, even the less-attractive parts, then combine everything into a palatable mass.  Cook it in the most tasty way, add some kind of cheap sauce, and you have a good meal.   This was the to make the resources "go round," when resources were meager.
    I agree with those folk who loved it during childhood.  Spam dipped in batter, then fried in lard, or dripping, served hot, with tomato ketchup and a slice of bread and margarine (we only got a ration of 2 oz butter per person per week...) and that was our "tea," served around 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
    Tinned, dried egg was another part of our Ration diet.   Does anyone remember that?

  15. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 4 years ago

    Yes I have, and I like it. It is popular here in PR to make different dishes, specially dips. It's been some time since I last ate spam, though.

  16. dorothy0328 profile image76
    dorothy0328posted 4 years ago

    Absolutely I have eaten spam. I come from the south so a lot of people keep it as a kitchen staple for a snack, lunch or just for the kiddies. I personally like to fry spam with a little but of garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, onion powder, celery seed and black pepper toast up some bread and slap a slice of velveeta cheese on it with some yellow mustard. It's not my normal thing but it's not bad for a change of pace. I also like to fry up my spam the same way and cut it in to bite size pieces and slice up some cheddar cheese and put it on a Ritz cracker. So to answer your question yes I do like spam but it's not a healthy choice so I choose to only eat it on occasion. And if you are out to impress guests I don't recommend the use of spam unless it is a favorite with your friends.

  17. kmaskreations profile image71
    kmaskreationsposted 4 years ago

    Spam was something my mom served quite frequently in the 50s.  Fried is the best.  Haven't had it for decades but these comments are making me want to try it again.