Have You Ever Wondered What’s in Spam?

No, not the junk email… the meat product from Hormel.  According to a recent issue of the Straight Dope:

The common assumption is that Spam is made of stuff even pigs don’t like to admit they’ve got. Not so, says a spokeswoman for Hormel Foods, which manufactures Spam. It contains a mixture of ham and chopped pork shoulder. (Ham is the pig’s thigh; pork is everything else.) Ham is Hormel’s top-of-the-line product, and Spam was created in 1937 partly to use up what was left of the pig after the ham had been removed. But only the wholesome parts.

The name Spam is short for “spiced ham.”

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