Monday, November 17, 2008

Something Posing As Meat

wall of spam, originally uploaded by chotda.

Spam sales are up.

AUSTIN, Minn. — The economy is in tatters and, for millions of people, the future is uncertain. But for some employees at the Hormel Foods Corporation [HRL 26.76 --- UNCH (0) ] plant here, times have never been better. They are working at a furious pace and piling up all the overtime they want.

he workers make Spam, perhaps the emblematic hard-times food in the American pantry.

Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting something that resembles meat on the table. Now, in a sign of the times, it is happening again, and Hormel is cranking out as much Spam as its workers can produce.

The article goes on to say things like Kraft Mac-n-Cheese, rice, and bean sales are up too.

The generic name for Spam Is potted meat food. Do you really want to eat something that has to remind you that it is indeed food?


1 comment:

Dave said...

I just finished the AT and I ate me a lot of Spam singles. I liked them at the time.