At a dinner I hosted last night ( we were all eating variations of grilled cheese) we started to talk about spam. You see you can't buy spam here in the province of Quebec. You can buy the imatators (klick, kam, ect.)
So we went on Hormel's spam site and low and behold we found out that there are 12 or more different types of spam including Spam Classic - original flavor
Spam Hot & Spicy - with tabasco flavor
Spam Less Sodium - "25% less sodium"
Spam Lite - "33% less calories and 50% less fat"
Spam Oven Roasted Turkey
Spam Hickory Smoke flavor
Spam Spread - "if you're a spreader, not a slicer...just like Spam Classic, but in a spreadable form"
Spam with Bacon
Spam with Cheese
Spam Golden Honey Grail - a limited-release special flavor made in honor of Monty Python's SPAMALOT Broadway musical
They ship a case of a dozen cans of 8 different types. Needless to say that we decided to order some spam and see what we could do with it. (We all for the most part are in the food industry) Imagine our ire when we found that the official spam web site will sell us all sorts of spam memorabilia, but will not ship spam itself outside the US. Now I know that spam is sold in Ontario and other provinces, so what gives?
Is America trying to hold on to all the spam it has? Or is the US government frightened that by shipping spam to another country that they will be accused of trying to start a war? LOL
So please tell me your spam stories, recipes and whether you love or hate the product. I am curious, really.
I'd especially love to hear something about the spam types other than the "classic" spam.