Spam! The yummy one, not the annoying stuff you see in your inbox
Spam got its name from the combination of the words "Spiced" and "Ham". Spam is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937.
Made of inexpensive cuts of pork and blended with spices and nitrates, it's cooked in its own can, which pressurizes it and allows the meat mixture to reach a temperature that renders it sterile so it can sit for an eternity on a store shelf.
Spam remains hugely popular in Hawaii, where it's served sushi style, as well as in China, where it's a common sandwich filling.
As of 2003, Spam is sold in 41 countries worldwide, sold on six continents and trademarked in over 100 different countries.