It's an age-old question: what is the meat in the special can of SPAM® Classic? Many myths abound, but the answer is actually quite simple.
At first glance, one might assume SPAM® products are produced through magic. But it’s actually a relatively simple, conventional process.
First, the pork and ham are pre-ground. Then, salt, sugar and the rest of the ingredients are added and mixed, to reach the desired texture. From there, the mixture is moved over to the canning line, where it’s filled into the familiar metal cans, 340 grams at a time.
Once filled, cans are conveyed to a closing machine where lids are applied through vacuum-sealing. Next, the cans are cooked and cooled for about three hours. At this point they’re nearly ready for enjoyment. But the cans can’t leave naked. Labels are applied and then they’re off to be cased, where they await distribution.
Hormel Foods introduces SPAM® luncheon meat. Ken Daigneau, brother of a Hormel Foods vice president, wins a contest–and $100–for naming the SPAM® Brand.
More than 100 million pounds of SPAM® luncheon meat are shipped abroad to feed allied troops during WWII.
"The Hormel Girls," a 60 member performing troupe, toured cities across America to generate awareness for SPAM® Classic & other HORMEL® products.
SPAM® Classic was introduced in Canada for the first time.
The one-billionth can of SPAM® Classic produced worldwide.
The two-billionth can of SPAM® products produced worldwide. SPAM® Classic makes its TV debut in Monty Python's Flying Circus.
The three-billionth can of SPAM® products produced worldwide.
The five-billionth can of SPAM® products produced worldwide.
Sponsored No. 9 SPAM® race car on NASCAR Winston Cup Series.
SPAM® packaging donated to the Smithsonian.
SPAM® Museum opens at the Hormel Foods Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.)
SPAM® Lite was first introduced in Canada.
SPAM® Less Sodium was first introduced in Canada.
The seven-billionth can of SPAM® products produced worldwide.
The eight-billionth can of SPAM® products produced worldwide. The SPAM® Family of Products celebrates its 75th anniversary. The SPAM® Brand introduces the SIR-CAN-A-LOT® character, its first ever spokes-character.
SPAM® with Real HORMEL® Bacon was first introduced in Canada.
The brand new SPAM® Museum opens in downtown Austin, Minn.
SPAM® Brand turns 80.
SPAM® Brand and Marcus Mariota at Super Bowl.
SPAM® Tocino was first introduced in Canada.
SPAM® products are sold in 43 different countries around the world.
It would take 6,916 stacked SPAM® cans to reach the top of the CN Tower.
There are 12.8 cans of SPAM® products eaten every second.
Over 8 billion cans of SPAM® products have been sold.
Big Ben in England is 1,163 SPAM® Brand cans tall.
The canjo is a banjo made using a SPAM® Brand can.
There are 15 different varieties of SPAM® products.