Economy's Spam Sector Picks Up Steam Amid Downturn


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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.

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