ed wrote:Rob Lister wrote: I don't know why.
When I was a kid, my Dad, when waxing nostalgic about WW2, would buy Spam and we'd eat it with eggs or whatever.
I wonder if the popularity is a survival/racial memory from GIs in WW2 providing rare protein to the inhabitants.
Grandma used to fry it until it was crispy. It's delicious that way.
Were it not for grandma, I probably would never have tried the stuff. Has the feel and smell of cat food when you take it out of the can.