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The cast of SPAMalot eat their words...

London was buzzing on the first day of SPAM® Appreciation Week as the team at SPAMALOT offered passers by a free SPAMBURGER Hamburger to celebrate. Hundreds enjoyed the great taste of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, including SPAMALOT stars James Bisp and Daniel Boys, who chatted to fans outside the Playhouse Theatre and joined in the fun.

The Star of the show


The US version of 'The Taste', the new cookery programme featuring Nigella Lawson,
had SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham as the secret ingredient in one of the dishes.....

No surprises which one won!!


After 75 years in a can, iconic meat SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham will also now be available in the UK in an easy to open plastic tub from mid July 2013.

The already convenient, quick and easy to prepare, SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham now comes in an easy to open and lighter weight tub.

Convenient, uniquely tasty, quick and easy to prepare, SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is the ideal meat to make a variety of hot and cold meals and snacks. Made from more than 90% prime shoulder pork and leg ham, it’s versatile enough that you can slice it, chop it, grill it, fry it and even toast it.

Once opened, the new tub can be easily resealed and stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours, which means less wastage. If you don’t use the entire tub for an evening snack, you can reseal and make a tasty lunch the next day!

SPAM® Tortilla Sandwiches
SPAM® Tortilla Sandwiches


27th May to June 2nd 2013

27 May is the start of National BBQ Week and for those looking for something a bit different to share on the BBQ this year our friends at SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham have developed some delicious alfresco recipes.

Convenient, uniquely tasty, quick and easy to prepare, SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is the ideal meat to make a variety of sizzling summer snacks.SPAM® BBQ Kebabs Made from over 90% prime shoulder pork and leg ham, the iconic meat is so versatile you can slice it to make a toasted SPAM® Tortilla Sandwich, or dice it to make mouth-watering SPAM® BBQ Kebabs. And if you’re looking for something slightly more gastro, get grilling to make a chunky SPAM® Steak Sandwich with crunchy barbecued onions rings.

National Chip Week

National Chip Week 18-24 February 2013

Did you know the land required to grow potatoes for chips to feed the UK is 33,664 hectares? That’s big enough to fit London’s Hyde Park 237 times, or 47,000 Wembley football pitches. It’s a fact that Brits love chips and there’s no better meat to complement the delicious potato delights than SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham.

Giant SPAM® FritterSPAM® Fritters are renowned for being a chip shop classic, that’s why Francine’s Fish & Chip Shop in Plymouth rose to the challenge in 2007 to make the UK’s biggest ever SPAM® Fritter and still holds the record today. It took Francine Baker, who owns the chip shop, one week and 12 cans to make the gigantic meat feast. It measured an impressive 18 inches long and weighed 3 kilos.

The all-time chip shop favourite is quick, simple and convenient to make in your own home. Slice a can of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, dunk into a creamy mixture of flower and eggs, fry until golden brown and serve with chips, peas and a splash of tomato ketchup. Check out our SPAM® Fritters recipe video to find out just how quick they really are to make or simply fry and serve with egg and chips.

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Inside Soap, Best & Real People magazines

A special treat for magazine readers to celebrate SPAM® Appreciation Week

As well as our ‘Show Your Appreciation’ competition, keep a look out for Inside Soap, Best and Real People magazines towards the end of February. We’ve teamed up with them to give readers a SPAMTASTIC surprise with a full page advertorial, which includes a £1 off voucher, in honour of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham’s special week.
More information will follow shortly.

SPAM® Appreciation Week

SPAM® Appreciation Week 2013
dates announced!

Every year there’s a special week devoted to SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham and we are pleased to announce the dates for 2013 will be 4 March to 10 March 2013.

We have lots of exciting activity planned including a ‘show your appreciation’ competition, which will be launched on 1 February 2013. With more than 100 pieces of SPAM Merchandise to be won and an amazing first prize that will ensure you and your family will have SPAMTASTIC fun in the outdoors this summer, we hope you will participate and show your appreciation for SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham!
More information will follow shortly.

Goats Cheese and Tomato SPAM™apé recipe

Come SPAM® with Rach

Rachel Baxter is a food blogger based in North Yorkshire, and when we made her aware of our delicious SPAMapés she decided to create her own.

To discover her great Goats Cheese and Tomato SPAMapé recipe click here.


It’s 1937. In the year that President D.Roosevelt pushed the button to signal the first traffic over the Golden Gate Bridge, President of Hormel foods, Jay Hormel, pressed the button to start the production line of a great innovation. Ground pork shoulder and ham, cooked in a can then sealed to create one of the first ‘long life’ meat product. Perhaps even he couldn’t have foreseen just how long-lived the SPAM® Brand would become.

In the UK we’ve gone through a World War, 2 monarchs, 14 different Prime Ministers and 17 England Football Team Managers. Over 7 billion cans have now been sold around the world. – more than one for every living person on the planet. SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is now sold in 40 countries and on all 7 continents. The world may have changed and technology may have transformed the world but SPAM® Chopped Pork & Ham and its iconic can is as delicious and as versatile in the kitchen as it ever was.


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