Skip to comments.Hormel: Another All-Time High for the Spam Seller
Posted on 02/22/2013 10:31:50 AM PST by Kartographer
If we keep talking about it, one day we might actually jinx Hormel's (HRL) stock -- but we're not there yet.
Shares of the Austin, Minn., food company were up 1.6% Thursday to $36.74, a level that, if it holds, would be an all-time closing high. This came after the maker of Spam, bacon and canned chili raised its full-year profit forecast following a first quarter in which it met estimates of 48 cents a share. Sales of $2.12 billion were slightly under the $2.14 billion consensus.
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Five days into a semi-starvation themed military survival course, we were given Spam, one can to every four men. Best meal of my life.
I heard somewhere that Spam is the acronym for Synthetic Processed Artificial Meat.
The shelf life of Spam, as indicated by the Hormel website, is "indefinate". It also states that spam will be safe to eat a lot longer than the Enjoy By date, although the flavor will decrease over time.
Any sealed(canned) container will remain safe to eat until a few things happen.
1) A break in the seal, through punctures or through corrosion of the metal.
2) Any kind of swelling of the container, or a outrush of gas upon opening.
The first is self-explanitory. The second is from bacteria build up in the container when it was sealed. Sometimes in the commercial canning industry cans get through that have not been sterilized properly. I'm not sure the exact number of these "tainted" cans that get through, but they are miniscule in comparison to the safe cans that make it through.
Also, remember that heat will do damage to canned foods. Keeping that can of spam in the pantry will allow it to keep much longer than it would in say the trunk of your car. It will still be safe to eat, and provide you with needed protein and sodium in an emergency, but it won't taste quite as good.
Hope this helps.
I just bought 50 15-ounce cans of Hormel chili at $0.60 a can with the coupon plus the store special. It’s not gourmet food, but if we get hungry, that’s a lot of adequate meals.
I've read that during the second half of WW2, the Soviet army would have starved if we hadn't shipped them thousand of tons of Spam.
High fat and protein content, stores indefinitely and can be prepared/cooked in a multitude of ways. What’s not to like?
Popular product in Hawaii also...
They make some great food.
Mu-su-bi: Essentially nigiri style. sticky rice pressed into the bottom of a spam can, a nice thick slice of grilled spam, maybe some scrambled egg, and wrapped with a narrow strip of nori. Wrap it up in plastic wrap. Stick a couple in a day pack and they are Hawaiian energy bars.
Opened a can last weekend and nearly barfed. The dogs wouldn't touch it either.
FYI, the 32 oz jars of mayo have shrunk to 30 oz.
Officially, it means “pork shoulder and ham”
Have eaten the stuff on a number of ocassions...While it’s edible, it’s probably at the bottom of my list of desirable meats...
A person can actually live on about $1.50 a day, food-wise.
You won’t get fat, and you won’t be eating any filet mignon, but you won’t starve!
Add a can of spray cheese and box of crackers and you’re on a show with Robin Leach.
MY wife won't touch it. Or even buy it. Last year she helped me get ready for a camping trip by shopping. I thought, "HA, here's my chance..."
She bought me turkey Spam.
If we have a SHTF scenario the first thing you want to do is shoot those dogs. Too high maintenance. If she can't make Spam into a tasty meal shoot the wife also.
Spam musubi is hugely popular with high school kids around here. I was thinking of learning how to make it.