I'm brutally honest. I like Spam. I like it a lot. It gives my blood pressure medication something to do. I like Spam fried in a pan, grilled, deep fried, diced up and tossed in fried rice and any other possible way you can think about cooking it. I will try it. You should to.

How is Spam produced?

According to Spam:

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 temperature. From there, the mixture is moved over to the canning line, where it’s filled into the familiar metal cans, 12 ounces 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.

Early in my radio career we used to do "phone pranks". My cohost and stunt guy, Dave, and I called Spam to complain about the Spam we had purchased. There was nothing wrong with the Spam, we just wanted to have some fun. Let me tell you. Spam's customer service was awesome. They sent us a whole case of Spam that we ended up using for silly stunts on the street. It was a blast.

Spam is a very popular item. It can be used in many different types of cooking. It is popular in Hawaiian food and many other styles.

If you are craving Spam, you should check out these area locations that offer Spam dishes on their menu. According to yelp, these are the gems.

Top Mid Michigan Restaurants Serving Up Spam

Aloha Cookin' - 350 Albert Ave East Lansing, MI 48823

Great food, great service! We have been to a few Hawaiian restaurants around the Midwest, but Aloha Cookin' definitely had the greatest variety of options out of any we have been to. Both me, a devoted Poke lover, and my husband, a poke skeptic, found something we enjoyed on the menu. We'll definitely stop by again next time we are in East Lansing.

Bao Boys - 1928 Packard St Ann Arbor, MI 48104

I had never had a Bao until I tried one here, so I don't know what they should taste like. However, I kid you not, the baos I did try, I literally dreamed about them for MONTHS after eating them. Unfortunately due to being a broke college kid, I can't afford to eat these all the time, but my mouth still waters thinking about how good they were. 10/10 you MUST try these!

Give Spam a shot. You might have been missing this in your life! If you can get by the gelatin in the can of meat, you'll do just fine.

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