SPAM<sup>®</sup> Meal – Cheesy Potatoes

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What is SPAM® Classic? Ah, the age-old question; what is the meat in that special can comprised of? Many myths abound, but the answer is actually quite simple. It’s merely six simple ingredients.

Why is SPAM® Brand a Household Name? We could go on for days about this. But rather than get all Socrates on you, let’s look to the people for the answer -- the legions of SPAM® brand lovers all over the world who crave, and celebrate, this delightful meat.

History of the SPAM® Brand / The SPAM® Story 1937 - Hormel Foods introduces SPAM® luncheon meat. Ken Daigneau, brother of a Hormel Foods vice president, wins a contest and $100 for naming SPAM®.

The SPAM® Museum Few experiences in life are as meaningful and meaty-filled as those you’ll have at the magnificent SPAM® Museum. Referred to by some meat historians as The Guggenham, Porkopolis or M.O.M.A. (Museum Of Meat-Themed Awesomeness), the SPAM® Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of spiced pork artifacts.

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SPAM® Meal – Cheesy Potatoes
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Smile and say “cheesy potato!” Because SPAM® & Cheesy Potatoes have just the right combination of cheese, potatoes and SPAM® Classic to put a huge smile on your face. You'll be cheesing even bigger when you hear that it takes only 60 seconds to make!

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Ingredients

Rehydrated Potatoes, Water, Spam® (Pork with Ham, Water, Modified Potato Starch, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sugar, Pork Flavor [Natural Flavor, Rendered Pork Fat, Lactic Acid, Salt), Tartaric Acid, Sodium Nitrite), Cream Cheese (Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Carob Bean Gum), Cream, Modified Cornstarch, Contains 2% or less of Butter, Corn Oil, Sugar, Flavoring, Flavor (Parmesan Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Salt, Yeast Extract, Unsalted Butter, Corn Oil, Olive Oil, Cream Powder, Sugar, Natural Flavorings), Cornstarch (Contains Erythorbic Acid), Flavor (Cheddar Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Water, Salt, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum), Yeast Extract, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Sodium Bisulfite, Carotene (Color), Annatto Color.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tray (283g)

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving  
Calories 480  
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g  
Protein 12g  

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
This product is GLUTEN FREE.

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  • The SPAM® brand is trademarked in more than 100 countries worldwide, and sold in 45 nations, from Andorra to Zimbabwe.

  • Outside the United States, the Republic of South Korea is the largest market for SPAM® products.

  • SPAM® products are consumed at a rate of 3.1 cans per second in the United States. Beat that, world!

  • In 1940, Hormel Foods unveiled what was believed to be the first singing commercial, advertising SPAM® luncheon meat.

  • Following World War II, world leaders including Dwight Eisenhower, Margaret Thatcher and Nikita Khrushchev all credited SPAM® for its role in sustaining soldiers.

  • The SPAM® name was suggested by Kenneth Daigneau, the brother of a Hormel Foods vice president, at a New Year’s Eve gala.

  • SPAM® Stinky French Garlic collector’s edition was introduced in England in conjunction with the opening of the the musical SPAMALOT.

  • SPAM® Classic made its cyberspace debut in 1998 with the launch of its official brand homepage at spam.com -- where you’re staring right now!

  • In 2000, the SPAM® brand received its own Minnesota State lottery ticket scratch game. Astonishingly, the tickets were not scratch ‘n sniff.

  • SPAM® products have appeared in several movies, including Soul Surfer and Yogi Bear, most recently. No word on whether the can got its own trailer.

  • The SPAM® brand previously sponsored the No. 9 race car in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Unfortunately it did not run on SPAM®.

  • Upon meeting former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, former Hormel Foods President R.L. Knowlton presented him with a can of SPAM® Classic.

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