Spam can
Spam (officially trademarked as SPAM, a portmanteau of "Spiced Ham") is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation. The labeled ingredients in the classic variety of Spam are chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, and sodium nitrite as a preservative. Spam's gelatinous glaze, or aspic, forms from the cooling of meat stock. The product has become part of many jokes and urban legends about mystery meat, which has made it part of pop culture and folklore.

The residents of the state of Hawaii and the territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands consume the most Spam per capita in the United States. In Hawaii, Spam is so popular it is sometimes dubbed "The Hawaiian Steak".

Spam in Days of InfamyEdit

Near the end of the Japanese invasion of Hawaii, Shiro Wakuzawa raided a grocery store and stole stocks of Spam for his unit. Yasuo Furusawa, who spoke English, recognized Wakuzawa's bounty. The Spam was considered Wakuzawa's triumph as the meat was delicious and satisfying.[1]


  1. Days of Infamy, pgs. 175-176, HC.

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