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Old 11-15-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Spam Sales Soar in the USA

Americans are buying so much Spam the Hormel factory is in overdrive.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/bu...=1&oref=slogin


A few cases of Spam and dried beans
*and Twinkies
A country boy can survive
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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Gross!
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That's disgusting.
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If things get bad, I can live on ramen noodles, Kraft mac & cheese and PB&J. I will not resort to Spam.
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Americans are buying so much Spam the Hormel factory is in overdrive.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/bu...=1&oref=slogin


A few cases of Spam and dried beans
*and Twinkies
A country boy can survive

The country boy might be better off considering more nutritous alternatives, e.g. potatoes:-

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A 56 gram (approximately 2 ounce) serving of original Spam provides 7 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat (23% US Daily Value) including 6 grams of saturated fat (28% US Daily Value), and over 170 calories. A serving also contains nearly a third of the recommended daily intake of sodium (salt). Spam provides very little in terms of vitamins and minerals (0% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 3% iron). It has been listed as a food that is a poor choice for weight loss and optimum health and as a food that "is high in saturated fat and sodium". [7]

Spam (food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #6
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Oh please!

Don't believe the negative propaganda about Spam.

It is a quality and noble food that has a proud history of feeding American troops in World War Two and Amercan civilians for decades.

Learn more here:
Welcome to SPAM.com
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A 56 gram (approximately 2 ounce) serving of original Spam provides 7 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat (23% US Daily Value) including 6 grams of saturated fat (28% US Daily Value), and over 170 calories. A serving also contains nearly a third of the recommended daily intake of sodium (salt). Spam provides very little in terms of vitamins and minerals (0% vitamin A, 1% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 3% iron). It has been listed as a food that is a poor choice for weight loss and optimum health and as a food that "is high in saturated fat and sodium.


Oooh, pressed pork shoulder! Yummy! And high in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol as an added bonus! I think I'll smoke a cigarette and have a Twinkie for dessert while I'm at it.





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It's not negative propaganda; it's a statement of fact that SPAM is disgusting - in appearance, texture, smell, and taste.
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A proud history in times of utter crises and hardship. That's what it was made for. If you like the taste of it, go for it, but trying to sell it by saying it supported the troops is pretty weak.
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If things get bad, I can live on ramen noodles, Kraft mac & cheese and PB&J. I will not resort to Spam.
I like Ramen Noodles, but I prefer homemade mac and cheese
Kraft Mac&Cheese is on my yuk list. sorry

Interesting...
Like Spam, Ramen Noodles also have a history from WWII.
History of ramen noodles
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My dad used to eat fried Spam and mayonnaise sandwiches. He may still.
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Interesting...
Like Spam, Ramen Noodles also have a history from WWII.
History of ramen noodles
Yeah, well, so did typhoid fever but we kinda got rid of that too.
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Yeah, well, so did typhoid fever but we kinda got rid of that too.

Now anitram,
I doubt you read any information on the Spam site or the Ramen site.
Why are so quick to judge without knowing any information on these two food products?

The typhoid fever comment was a low blow
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My favourite line from the article:

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Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting something that resembles meat on the table.
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