Americans Turning to Spam as Economy Weakens

I can’t stand SPAM.  It doesn’t matter which way you cook it, I can’t stand it.  My son loves it, and my wife deals with  it, but I just can’t stand the stuff.

As money tightens around America, more and more people are turning to spam to stretch their dollar.

According to this recent New York Times article:

…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. Now, in a sign of the times, it is happening again, and Hormel is cranking out as much Spam as its workers can produce…

…Spam “seems to do well when hard times hit,” said Dan Bartel, business agent for the union local. “We’ll probably see Spam lines instead of soup lines…”

…Mr. Gutknecht recalled that he once served as a judge in a Spam recipe contest. “The best thing was Spam brownies,” he said, with more or less a straight face…

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