There was a Scout who enjoyed campouts. I got a kick out of it when it was his patrol’s turn to plan the meals for a weekend. That included shopping for everything.
He also liked SPAM. He’d heard of it but had never tasted it, so we bought a small can. He was hooked. Every weekend his patrol was in charge, all the kids knew they’d have “SPAM McMuffins” for breakfast
It earned him the nickname of SPAM.
His Grandma Doris bought a Valley High School letter jacket for his academic and music (three choruses) awards. He paid to have the name on is changed from DAN to SPAM!
I’m not a fan of SPAM (I think it’s the texture) and a lot of people really dislike it. But a surprising 17-minute story about it on Our American Stories changed my mind about its food value. (One of my favorite WHO-Radio personalities admitted that he enjoys toasted SPAM and Velveeta cheese sandwiches!)
Since SPAM is a product of Hormel, the SPAM Museum is in Austin, Minnesota. Hey, it looks like fun! You can even buy SPAM cookbooks there. I wonder if any include an Iowa Scout’s version of SPAM McMuffins.
Who’s ready for SPAM Figgy Pudding?
We grew up eating Spam! Even to this day, my siblings and our poppa still LOVE the stuff. And we are all major fans of Velveeta too. What can I say, it’s a Spam thang!! LOL
Hmm, I might have to try it again! Thanks, Annette!
I had it as a kid and liked it. In an effort to relive that experience, I had some a few years ago and was appalled at the amount of salt in it! But in WWII, millions of soldiers survived on it. Nonetheless, whenever I pass it on the shelves today, I’m tempted to grab a can–but not the figgy pudding version!
Hey, Dennis, it might turn out to be your favorite version!
What a fun story.
Thanks, Deb! Someone brought it up on the Max & Amy Show. Maxwell Schaeffer is who enjoys grilled SPAM and Velveeta. Emory, their producer, shuddered at it.
Spam is best as the subject of ridicule by Monty Python.
I forgot about that. I’ve heard Dan recite it!
I’m not a fan of Spam, but I loved the story… And no thank you to the Spam Figgy Pudding.
I’m with you!
We never had much Spam at home but when we did, Mom always fried it. I think my wife would starve rather than eat any Spam.
Nice story, Joy.
Maybe frying it would help!
We always had spam in the house when I was a child. It was one of our favorites to take camping.
Everything tastes better when you’re camping, doesn’t it!
Thats funny that he changes the his name on his jacket. I’ve never had spam 🙂
Kids with Valley letter jackets were considered yuppie, but changing his name to SPAM brought grins instead.
That’s a funny story about the letter jacket! I ate fried Spam as a kid, usually along with Kraft macaroni and cheese. Yum! I would not eat it now, though, as a choice. Better things and finer tastes these days!
Thanks, Eilene. Same here!
Some men came home refusing to ever eat it again, but my dad liked it and would still have it once in a while.
My husband remembers how salty it was. I only remember the odd texture.
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