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  1. #26

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    Ever heard of Scrapple? Someone told me about it, and I even saw it in Safeway once. Its frozen and its grayish. I heard what doesnt go into spam goes into scrapple. It is made in Philly.

    I think during the first spam fest someone concocted a spam milkshake. mmMMM spam.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent
    what doesnt go into spam goes into scrapple. It is made in Philly.
    that sounds about right!

    during the first spam fest someone concocted a spam milkshake. mmMMM spam.
    now THAT does NOT sound right.

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456
    To some people in the islands, spam is the most versatile foods around.

    We locals grew up on this stuff, and we don't have steaks, lobster, or whatever they (mainlanders) eat everyday.
    Steaks? Lobsters? None of the people I see here eat that "everyday", though here in RI, where I can currently buy live lobster (if I ever chose to) for $3 a pound dockside (the price goes up in winter), I guess people could eat it on a daily basis.

    As for Spam, (made on the mainland in Austin, MN), there must be some mainlanders who consume it. Shoots...every supermarket I go into here has a full line of it, with all of its varieties, usually right next to the Vienna Sausages and the "potted meat product". I don't imagine it's there to take up valuable shelf space. We even occasionally get coupons for Spam in the Sunday papers..usually save $1 on 2 cans.

    Also: Maybe legal secretary in mtl can verify this for me, but up in Quebec and in some of the French villages of northern New England, there is a ground meat product to be had known as "cretons". I guess one could call this the Quebecois version of Spam, though it is usually sold fresh in small plastic containers and is no where near as firm as Spam...it certainly doesn't appear it would hold up well to frying. I doubt those unfamiliar with cretons would find it appatizing to any degree...it appears to be an acquired taste.
    Last edited by Surfingfarmboy; August 11th, 2006 at 03:52 AM.

  4. #29

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    SPAM (Hormel) has it over their competition, including the most recent entry, TULIP, which was not bad taste-wise. TREET (Armour) and TEMPT (Dubuque) tasted inferior to me. When we couldn't afford kalua pork or corned beef, it was spam and cabbage.

    We used to buy luncheon meat from the butcher, sliced thin and wrapped in butcher's paper. That was closer to bologna than SPAM.

    Once, there was only one variety of SPAM, Now, we buy the lower-sodium type (25% less).

    Vienna sausage is another favorite - we stick with the Libby's brand in the yellow label. They once used the blue label and it didn't sell, even though the sausages were the same.

    Until I was 18, the only spaghetti I was familiar with came in cans: Libby's, Franco American, and Chef-Boy-Ardee. Not even the Kraft spaghetti kits. Other canned meats we ate were salmon and sardines (oil, tomato sauce) over hot rice, minature franks with pork-n-beans, and corned beef.

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Well, since someone resurrected the thread anyway... I live on the mainland and I have to admit that I like Spam. I don't eat much because it's got to be one of the worst possible foods for you... but it sure is tasty.

    Got a big Costco pack of it in our "disaster stash".

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    Posteb by surfingfarmboy:
    though here in RI, where I can currently buy live lobster (if I ever chose to) for $3 a pound dockside
    I guess you now know what your bringing as treats the next time you visit

  7. #32

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    My dad owned a butcher shop growing up, so we got all the good stuff. Things like SPAM and Underwood Deviled Ham were never brought into the equation. I'd ask for that stuff and get an earful from mom about how we don't eat "that crap". I missed out on alot of fun foods that way.

    The fact that SPAM is like ham blended up and mixed in with gelatin (ie: Processed Ham flavored food product) kinda grosses people out so it got a really negative connotation here on the mainland.You know..."mystery meat"...Now in my adult life I've had SPAM a few times and like the way it tastes, but the health factor (or lack thereof) is scary.

    Spam and eggs sounds great tho :-)
    Last edited by tikiyaki; August 11th, 2006 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukui_nut
    Spam and Vienna Sausage = "Food of the gods"
    Agreed.

    I loved Cheese Spam. I think I was the only one that would buy it from the stores in Kaimuki before it dissapeared. My favorite right now is Bacon Spam, especially using it in Spam Musubi. Try it. It's da grindz!

    My next plan is to use Bacon Spam to make Spam Katsu... with curry.

    I never did understand why mainlanders don't like da Spam. It's a gift from Hormel.

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    Love spam. Fried and topped with ketchup. Any meal. On bread or not.

    Addicted to Scrapple! It is like cornmeal mush with pork sausage mixed in. Cut the loaf into 1/2 inch slices (like bread) and fry (no oil) turning once when browned. Pour maple syrup on it and you have manna from heaven. I have to have it a least a few times in the winter. It's one of those family comfort foods that you get a taste for at certain times.

    note: Scrapple is a food you either hate or love... a category many foods fall into...should we start a list? Put Brie on it for me. Ick.
    Last edited by Debwhosmiles; August 11th, 2006 at 08:20 AM. Reason: clarity

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by kukui_nut
    Spam and Vienna Sausage = "Food of the gods"
    My cupboards are full of these......my son loves the spam (in eggs, in saimin, just plain, etc.) I love the vienna sausage, can eat it everyday, fry em up and eat. Since I can't get the real local grindz, this will suffice for now.
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    I actually don't know anyone who hates SPAM and I am on the "mainland". It sells very well here! I like it crispy fried!
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Here in Indiana, I kinda got used to the weird looks I get from the cashier when buying SPAM and Saimin. I just chalk it up to them not knowing the joy of Spam and Kamaboko in your fried saimin!!

  13. #38

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    Even before I went veggie, I didn't like it. D'oh!

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    I don't want to over generalize here...

    But I think Spam has heavily contributed to the problem of many of our kids being over weight here in Hawaii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebulacans
    Its Funny cause Im from Hawaii ( #1 spam lovers) and I live in Alaska ( #2 spam lovers )
    I thought Minnesota was #2 in Spam consumption - it's made there, you know.

    As others have mentioned, for many people Spam is a "too poor to afford other meat" kinda food, so it can trigger bad memories. As a kid, I had some straight outta the can - ECCCCHHHH!!! - so I wouldn't touch it for years.

    Until someone from Hawai`i (the AF, o'course) made it for me, the RIGHT way. Her preferred method is to fry it up with small slices of garlic - and now I love it.

    Still haven't tried the hot 'n' spicy variety yet; we plan to dice it up onto a pizza someday.

  16. #41

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    Just had some for lunch. Two slices fried with pineapple chunks, over hot rice. Local food to the max .........

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    I had Bacon Spam with eggs and rice for breakfast. Good stuff.

    As for the Spam being part of the weight problem, I'd have to say it may be part of it. Alot of foods we eat back home can have that effect. Saimin or ramen, does that, along with all the rice. I noticed I lost weight when I cut back on my overeating and not eating as much rice.

    Then I overate again and had rice with every meal and now I'm big again. *sigh*

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    Well, your big local dish the Loco Moco probably weighs into the equation.

    If you were counting weight watchers points, the Loco Moco would be like 2 entire days worth :-)

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    SPAM =

    S-pare
    P-arts
    A-nimal
    M-eat

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    I don't want to over generalize here...

    But I think Spam has heavily contributed to the problem of many of our kids being over weight here in Hawaii.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    How can mainlanders hate spam?


    what IS... a
    "can mainlander"
    ?

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55

    what IS... a
    "can mainlander"
    ?
    Dass how, kimo. Now you're 74 posts ahead of Miulang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    How can mainlanders hate spam?
    what IS... a
    "can mainlander"
    ?
    A can of...
    Someone
    Pissed
    At
    Mainlanders?

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfingfarmboy
    As for Spam, (made on the mainland in Austin, MN), there must be some mainlanders who consume it.
    Poor college kids, and some other poor people...and weirdos.
    Seriously, when I lived in Minnesota it was considered a
    joke food, and has an image problem. People think of it as
    pressed scrapings off the slaughterhouse floor.
    "SPAM, SPAM, eggs, sausage and SPAM. SPAM, SPAM, SPAM!"
    But hey, they eat lutefisk there.

    However, Hormel chili was accepted (makes great chip dip),
    and Hormel tamales are a guilty pleasure of mine. Both of
    those are much less healthy.

    "potted meat product".
    I occasionally bought that vile stuff because it sometimes
    actually tastes good on saltines when you're in the right mood.
    Good for late night snack breaks at work. Judging by the texture
    I think it contains ground-up bones as filler. A good source
    of calcium!
    Last edited by beaker; August 11th, 2006 at 06:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaker
    Poor college kids, and some other poor people...and weirdos.
    Seriously, when I lived in Minnesota it was considered a
    joke food, and has an image problem. People think of it as
    pressed scrapings off the slaughterhouse floor.
    "SPAM, SPAM, eggs, sausage and SPAM. SPAM, SPAM, SPAM!"
    i always heard spam was assholes, nipples, and snouts

    "sorry, but we're out of eggs and saaaauuusage"
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