SPAM® 101

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 the 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.

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® with Bacon

Perfection, by definition, cannot be improved upon. This SPAM® variety is the exception. We married the timeless taste of SPAM® Classic with the irresistible flavor of bacon. It’s swine on swine, and that’s a scrumptious thing. Try it once and breakfast will never be the same.

Limited availability in stores. Prices may vary.

$3.00
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Ingredients

Made with Real HORMEL® Bacon Ingredients: Pork with Ham, Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), Rendered Bacon Fat, Water, Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Nitrite.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 0%
Saturated Fat 6g 0%
Cholesterol 40mg 15%
Sodium 590mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g

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.

  • At full capacity in the U.S., Hormel Foods is capable of producing more than 44,000 cans of SPAM® products per hour.

  • 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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