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SueDonim

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Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« on: November 15, 2008, 04:25:24 PM »
Article on rise of sales in Spam in New York Times.

Spam Turns Serious and Hormel Turns Out More

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/business/15spam.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Funny that it attributes the rise in sales to the weak economy.  Not a word about preppers.  But look at these paragraphs.  Obviously the economy is a part of the issue, but I think the media is missing the boat altogether.

"Pancake mixes and instant potatoes are booming. So are vitamins, fruit and vegetable preservatives and beer, according to data from October compiled by Information Resources, a market research firm.

“We’ve seen a double-digit increase in the sale of rice and beans,” said Teena Massingill, spokeswoman for the Safeway grocery chain, in an e-mail message. “They’re real belly fillers.” ....

With the exception of beer  ;), all these have a long shelf life.  Preppers are buying up.  I've always wanted to be a trend-setter.

Ebbtide

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 08:30:26 PM »
I looooove me sum fried spam. Yum!

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 08:35:01 PM »
Actually, I really DO like Spam.

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 11:17:47 PM »
Try boiling it sometime. My friend used to eat it that way.... I could never stand it that way. But BBQ was not too bad....

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 05:56:58 AM »
Fried with maple syrup or honey til it hardens/caramelizes on the outside, toss in some eggs and  potatoes and salsa.....I gots me some breakkiefast! (and don't need to stop for lunch!). There are so many things you can do with Spam that it is just too useful NOT to have in the pantry.

Definitely a prep product. If you don't have lots, you're gonna DIE!!!

(actually, you're just gonna hate life for a while)

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 11:12:37 PM »
I just checked the cupboard and I'M OUT OF SPAM!!! I did notice that the corned Beef is good until 2013 though. ;D

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 09:37:50 AM »
There is Corned Beef in a can?  I didn't know that.  Is it any good?  (I like CB also.)

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 11:38:42 AM »
There is Corned Beef in a can?  I didn't know that.  Is it any good?  (I like CB also.)

Yep it is good. There is all sorts of meat in a can including cheeseburgers! Of course I do not know if we can order the canned cheeseburgers from Deutschland in the U.S.

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 03:37:29 PM »
Thanks!  I'll be looking for some.

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 09:57:27 AM »
I love spam.....but there's a special place in my stomach for potted beef. Good thing about that is that my grandfather can chow that down and he has zero teeth. it's his candy! :)

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 06:27:29 AM »
"With the exception of beer   ;), all these have a long shelf life."


Man let me tell you kept anywhere but directly in the sun beer has a very long shelf life.  I have buried some of my homebrews at "strategic" points on the mountains and had a "cool one" YEARS after my last visit to the area in question.  If anything it gets better with time.

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Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam....
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 07:05:46 AM »
"With the exception of beer   ;), all these have a long shelf life."


Man let me tell you kept anywhere but directly in the sun beer has a very long shelf life.  I have buried some of my homebrews at "strategic" points on the mountains and had a "cool one" YEARS after my last visit to the area in question.  If anything it gets better with time.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it