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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #801
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There must be lots of people who love Spam because it sells, 35 M cans per year, but I can't find anyone who will admit to it! My mother used to buy Treet, by Armour. I think it is cheaper than Spam and that would be why she bought it. I haven't had it in years, but as I recall it tastes a lot better than Spam. Not as spicy. My mother used to slice it and fry it with breakfast.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #802
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i almost forgot to write Spam on the foods I never want to see on my plate. It looks indescribeable then in jelly on top of it! Yuck!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #803
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Goodness, let's not get overwrought about it! Carol and sb: Do you eat pork sausage? Because Spam is just sausage in a shape that's easy to fry in a pan and put on a sandwich. If you do a search here, you'll find lots of us who admit to eating Spam, including, I'm pretty sure, a former member who was a professional chef in Hawaii where Spam is very popular.

Ingredients (from the can in my pantry): Pork with ham, salt, water, modified potato starch, sugar, sodium nitrite.

Ever roast a chicken or turkey? Ever find jelly under it after it's cooled? Same stuff as in the Spam can: Gelatin that came from the connective tissue during the cooking process.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #804
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I'm sorry, but Spam, whatever it is, doesn't come close to any of the sausages I know and love. Other than having some commonality in manufacture - as in the yuck factor - flavor, texture, spicing - nothing the same.

Spam is spam and sausage is sausage, and never the twain shall meat! LOL!
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #805
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Goodness, let's not get overwrought about it! Carol and sb: Do you eat pork sausage? Because Spam is just sausage in a shape that's easy to fry in a pan and put on a sandwich. If you do a search here, you'll find lots of us who admit to eating Spam, including, I'm pretty sure, a former member who was a professional chef in Hawaii where Spam is very popular.

Ingredients (from the can in my pantry): Pork with ham, salt, water, modified potato starch, sugar, sodium nitrite.

Ever roast a chicken or turkey? Ever find jelly under it after it's cooled? Same stuff as in the Spam can: Gelatin that came from the connective tissue during the cooking process.

My issue with Spam is not the ingredients or the gel. It's the spicy taste. That's why I like the Treet better...it's not as spicy. I was just making a point that although so much Spam is sold, I have never heard anyone admit to liking it...until now.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #806
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I'm sorry, but Spam, whatever it is, doesn't come close to any of the sausages I know and love. Other than having some commonality in manufacture - as in the yuck factor - flavor, texture, spicing - nothing the same.

Spam is spam and sausage is sausage, and never the twain shall meat! LOL!
Of course you're right. How utterly foolish of me to have a different opinion. I abjectly apologize.
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Of course you're right. How utterly foolish of me to have a different opinion. I abjectly apologize.
Apology accepted.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #808
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My only problem with Spam is that it's too salty for my taste.

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Apology accepted.
Whoops, forgot to sign my post.

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My only problem with Spam is that it's too salty for my taste.

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Have you tried the low-salt version?
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