Have you ever tried SPAM®? I used to eat it quite a bit as a kid, but as of late haven’t really had it much. When Hormel sent me a can (along with some other goodies to try) this month, I was a little bit excited. I hadn’t had it in so long I couldn’t wait to have one of my childhood classics…a Spam sandwich!

Hormel sent me the 25% less sodium variety, which is really great because I like to limit my sodium intake as much as possible. The taste is just as I remember though! Making SPAM is so simple too. Check out how I made this tasty sandwich in four easy steps:

  1. Slice the SPAM
  2. Fry the SPAM (I always set on paper towels to drain any fat/grease)
  3. Chop/Slice banana peppers (I’ve had a thing for banana peppers since I became pregnant, but you can use whatever you want)
  4. Assemble the sandwich! I added Miracle Whip to the bread and a slice of cheese (I am a Miracle Whip girl at heart, but you could use mayo or butter as well).

spam assemble sandwich

Mmmmm, a tasty SPAM sandwich!

spam sandwich

SPAM Across America

For a brand that has been a well-known food icon for the past 76 years, it’s amazing how many people have never tried SPAM®! After so many years, SPAM® still provides the same tasty experience in a variety of flavors and sizes to SPAM® lovers worldwide today. More recently, chefs across the United States have been finding ways to work the unique flavors of SPAM® into authentic and unique recipes, making SPAM® a delicacy that everyone can enjoy.

The below map can act as a guide as you begin your quest to try as many SPAM® recipes as your stomach can handle. Summer is perfect road-trip time; so why not try something a little bit different this year? The highlight of your trip? The magnificent SPAM® Museum in Austin, Minnesota has 16,500 square feet of tastefully presented SPAM®-filled history. There’s a little something for everyone in your family:

  • Educational: See the World War II exhibit, SPAM® history timeline and interactive SPAM™ Game Show quiz
  • Entertaining: Great exhibits for the Monty Python fans out there
  • Interactive: Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at canning SPAM® along a mock assembly line and participate in SPAM-related trivia
  • Full of Goodies:  Explore a whole store filled with SPAM® collectibles and tasty treats
  • Free!: Open seven days a week Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SPAM map

So tell us….

Have you ever tried SPAM?  What is your favorite way to eat it?



I am currently a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement in the Group. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in The Mommy Bunch are my own.