Economy's Spam Sector Picks Up Steam Amid Downturn


Photograph by Robyn Lee

As Americans cut costs, they're starting to put more Spam back on the table.

But these days, consumers are rediscovering relatively cheap foods, Spam among them. A 12-ounce can of Spam, marketed as “Crazy Tasty,” costs about $2.40. “People are realizing it’s not that bad a product,” said Dan Johnson, 55, who operates a 70-foot-high Spam oven.

I love the mental image of a 70-foot-high Spam oven.

Related: How to Make Spam Musubi

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