Wrong, it was invented in 1937 as a means to use up pork shoulder that at the time went for a .01 a pound. Jay Hormel was very unhappy with the waste of this meat, so he hired a French chef to figure out what to do with it. The french man spiced it and figured out how to cook it in the can. Then Jay Hormel then held a contest at a dinner party to name the new product. A man named Ken came up with soft pork shoulder as ham. But he made the acyronm of SPAM.I read somewhere that they sell more SPAM in Hawaii than any other state. Makes sense since they invented SPAM to feed the soldiers in the Pacific during the second world war.
I've seen the same history channel special, it's very interesting what people will do when faced with a hard situation. What do you do when you have a warehouse full of dead picks with no way to sell them. Which on a side note is actually a reason to allow recessions to naturally occur. Sometimes we have to face the hard time to have a really good reason to succeed.Wrong, it was invented in 1937 as a means to use up pork shoulder that at the time went for a .01 a pound. Rifleman 336
Spam from what I was told by a friend who lived in Korea is something of a national icon.Spam was huge in Korea when I was there in the late 80's-early 90's.