The Food History of SPAM

“SPAM” is a mysterious acronym that may not immediately bring to mind dishes like SPAM sushi or Korean “army base stew.” However, people have a way of making the best of what they have, and the sealed mystery meat known as SPAM is a prime example of this. In this video, Mental Floss provides an in-depth look at SPAM. But what does the acronym actually stand for? Special Processed American Meat? Shoulder of Pork and Ham? Scientifically Processed Animal Matter? Spiced and Ham? Watch below!

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