No, I’m not talking about spam of the “I’m a Nigerian financier who has this fund stuck in a bank somewhere” variety, but rather the Hormel precooked meat product better known as SPAM (and yes, even Hormel capitalizes it), which is very popular in Hawaii thanks to all of the GIs eating it while stationed there during the War.
Nowadays, there are more varieties of SPAM than you can shake a stick at, and if you’re in Hawaii, you can get all of them. Here on the mainland, I’ve only seen SPAM, SPAM Lite and low sodium. The good news is that you can order all of the varieties online here for $3 each (plus shipping)
These were the variations available at Foodland inside Ala Moana. Also seen is the Libby’s Vienna Sausage, which is another item that I assume is popular in Hawaii 😉
Finally, any discussion of SPAM would not be complete without this –
– the classic Monty Python Sketch 😉