Food

Haute-Spam: Coming To A Food Truck Near You

Before the word “spam” stood for unwanted commercial e-mails, it was short for SPiced hAM or SPAM. An American pantry staple for long, the lunch meat is having a renaissance, of sorts, popping up in food truck menus.

SPAM is a pre-World War II product, first appearing in 1937.

The original cans were labeled “The Meat of Many Uses,” and at 10¢, they were an immediate hit with Depression-era families. The product became an institution during World War II, when the nearly indestructible square cans were a staple of U.S. servicemen.

Interestingly, SPAM is canned before it’s cooked in a 70-foot-tall cylindrical oven, at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.

h/t: BLOOMBERG BUSINESS

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