Wednesday, June 2

The evil that is Spam

Okay, I swear that today I had planned to talk about happy foods. You know, like Skittles and Cheetos (followed by a lovely little Diet Coke chaser and perhaps a few delicious M&Ms just for good cheer) but after Greg blogged about the grossness that is tripe, it brought up all the animosity that I have toward Spam.

Let's be clear, I hate Spam. Not only does it smell funny and taste weird, but for something that's meant to be cheap, it's not (because seriously, here in NZ a can of Spam cost the same as two pieces of steak). Unfortunately, my husband has a very unhealthy relationship with the bright pink meat that comes in a can and somehow he has managed to pass it onto my daughter. Yes, that's right. Miss 9 who virtually refuses to eat any meat whatsoever has also shown an alarming love for Spam. Thankfully my son is on the fence about it, but every time husband and daughter crack open a can, I worry that he will go down their forsaken route.

Plus, if Spam was so great then it wouldn't have found itself at the center of a Monty Python skit. So what about everyone else. Is there a particularly evil food that has you pulling a face every time you even have to think about it?


Blodeuedd said...

Never tasted spam, but I do love the spamsong :)

Greg Logsted said...

Actually Spams not that bad. The trick is you've got to hold your nose while you eat it. Holding your nose dulls the taste.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Hate the very idea of spam but grateful for its existence since that did lead to the Monty Python bit. Also grateful to limbless knights for same reason.

Alyson Noel said...

I remember eating Spam as a kid.


That was enough for a lifetime!

You have my sympathies!

Rowena said...

I love spam. My family fries it up in a pan, serve with white rice and eat it with teriyaki sauce and it is so yum!

Not a lot of people are fans though but that's okay, I love it enough for everyone.

I would never eat spam straight out of a can or even nuked in a microwave. That is gross.

Amanda Ashby said...

Blodeuedd - lucky you that you've never tasted Spam! But the singing vikings are awesome!!!

Greg - life is too short to eat Spam - even when holding nose!!!

Lauren - gotta love all things Monty Python (especially when you're at University and it was hilariously funny to spend a whole night reciting Life of Brian and Holy Grail quotes!)

Alyson - it's just one of those things that makes no sense!! (btw, I'm reading Shadowland right this minute!!)

Rowena - my kids make me do them Spam pizza and my husband likes to fry it up like bacon. Someone else told me you can do spam sushi but I'm trying to ignore that!!!! And I should've mentioned that I do love the retro cans. Since I'm forced to buy it, I always keep the cans because they are hilariously cute!!!

Gerb said...

We used to eat Spam once in a while when I was growing up, but I never cared for it. Smells like dog food. Only saltier. Plus I have a problem with any "meat product" that has jelly stuff on it. Like Vienna Sausages. We used to have those, too. Bleh.

Do love Monty Python and the Spam singing vikings, though. : )

Amanda Ashby said...

Gerb - we are as one!

Wendy Toliver said...

I've never tasted it either but I distinctly recall my mom saying it was the worst things she'd ever eaten.

Amanda Ashby said...

Wendy - yes, it is all kinds of wrong!

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