Top 10 Untold Truths of How SPAM Is Really Made


Spam is one of those foods that you either
love or you hate. If you’re a lover of canned mystery meats, then you probably find yourself
stocking up on Spam every time you’re at the supermarket. Here we’re going to share with
you the Top 10 Untold Truths of How Spam Is Really Made. Spam is cooked in the can Have you ever wondered how each of those little
blocks of deliciously flavored pork product is cooked? Those of you who have never eaten
Spam probably don’t realize that the product is fully cooked before you open it. You can
eat Spam right out of the can. Slice a piece off of the hunk and slap it between two slices
of bread, and you’ve got yourself a tasty sandwich that requires little to no work at
all. Add some condiments to your Spam sandwich, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a king. The
Spam factory cooks thousands of cans of Spam all at once. The meat is cooked while it’s
inside the can. That’s right, the meat is put in the can raw, then the can is run through
a cooker and once it comes out the other side, the meat in the can is actually fully cooked.
After a cooling down process, the Spam in the can is ready to eat! From there it goes
on to be sealed and packed for delivery to your nearest grocery store. So the next time
you pop the top off of a can of Spam think about how hot the can had to get to cook the
meat inside it. Spam is mostly pork shoulders and ham Ever wonder why eating Spam makes you think
of Christmas and Easter? It’s because those two-holiday feasts have something in common
with an ingredient in Spam. If you guessed the ingredient was depression because you’re
home all alone eating another holiday meal by yourself, then you’d be partially correct.
The familiar flavor in Spam isn’t your tears of desperation; it’s ham. That’s right, the
meat that everyone eats on Christmas and Easter is also in Spam. The good folks over at Spam
don’t want everyone to know the exact shoulder to ham ratio in their product. If you knew
that valuable information, then you could create your own Spam. Although since Spam
comes in at such an affordable price, we’re not sure spending the time and effort to make
your own would really be that worthwhile anyways. And even then, half the fun of Spam is cracking
open the can and trying to get that pork cube out of it. However Spam is indeed an iconic
food product and we can understand why the people over at Hormel foods want to keep the
exact recipe to themselves regardless. But the main ingredients are indeed Ham and Pork
Shoulder, not so complicated for a meat often thought of as having a mysterious allure around
its ingredients. Spam and its classic shape What’s the first thing you think of when it
comes to ground meat? You probably think of hamburgers. Those hockey puck-shaped discs
of beefy delight aren’t the only meats that are ground up. You see, not every grinding
process is the same. Sometimes meat is required to be ground finely for a product, while other
times the meat is coarsely ground to produce a variety of shapes. The workers in the Spam
factory don’t hand grind every piece of pork like your grandpa used to do. These days,
they have huge metal grinders that are powered by strong motors. Those big machines may do
all the heavy lifting, but it still takes a keen eye to make sure everything at the
factory runs smoothly. Spam is made all over the world International travellers and foreigners alike
are probably shocked to find Spam on supermarket shelves all over the world. It’s always surprising
to see a familiar product during a trip to the grocery store while you’re traveling.
Spam isn’t only made in the United States. There are factories producing Spam all over
the world. Yes, it’s not only Americans who love Spam. It seems the rest of the world
can’t get enough of this processed pork food either. The goodness of Spam fills the bellies
of countless people around the world every day. Those people know what happiness is since
the taste of Spam is just like how a smile makes you feel. If you’re feeling homesick,
then grab a can of Spam off of the shelf the next time you’re visiting a foreign country.
Be warned that customs is very strict about what you can and can’t bring into any country.
Don’t even think about trying to smuggle a can of Spam in your pants while going through
security. Those international flavors are addictive, but not only will they take away
your Spam, you’ll have to pay a hefty fine as well. Scarf down the Spam before you leave
and start planning your next trip while in the air if you’re so much in love with the
new flavor. There are no snouts, lips, or ears in Spam What is the one thing that makes you squeamish
about eating any processed meat? It’s the fact that you don’t know exactly what cuts
of meat are in the product. Anyone with a good imagination can come up with a few undesirable
cuts that are more than likely in your hot dogs. They say you don’t want to know what’s
in sausage and there’s usually a grain of truth in that. Since butchery has been in
existence, people have always been suspicious of any processed meat. You can rest assured
that there are only high-quality cuts of meat in your can of Spam. Surprisingly, the quality
of the meat in Spam is extremely high. It’s not possible to produce a pork product such
as Spam if you’re using anything other than the best cuts. So you never have to worry
about mystery meat or anything like that when buying a can of Spam. Sadly, you can’t say
the same about the hot dogs you’re going to buy for your next cookout. The Product Safety Of Spam If you think that the Spam is placed in the
can and that’s it, then you’re highly mistaken. If the Spam is produced in America, it must
sit at the factory for ten days before it’s allowed to leave. This is not like a little
vacation before going off to college, there is a reason for this. There won’t be any cocktails
or afternoons on the beach, because soon a random can will be tested. Cans are heated
up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit to check for any bulges. The final product inside the can
is also checked for bacteria. These procedures and others are done to ensure the quality
and safety of the final product. If there are any doubts about the integrity of the
can or the product itself, then it will be pulled and not sent out for delivery. The
makers of Spam are very serious about product safety, and they want to make sure everyone
who buys a can enjoys a fine meal made with it. You can’t expect anything less from a
company that uses top-notch cuts of meat. That clear stuff in the Spam can The clear jello-like stuff is gelatine, and
it’s perfectly safe to eat. You’ve probably allowed Spam to get cold in the refrigerator
and noticed there’s even more of the jiggly stuff. Yes, it’s kind of gross, but it won’t
hurt you. There’s nothing in the gelatine that’s bad or foul in any way. It’s just some
weird meat juices that form the gelatine. Think of it as watered-down Jell-O that tastes
meaty. If you can get past the odd texture of Spam’s gelatine, it tastes pretty good.
It has a meaty taste that is reminiscent of pork. Eating Spam’s gelatine won’t hurt you
or have any unwanted side effects along the way. Hopefully, now you understand there’s
nothing at all weird about it, and it won’t hurt you. Who are we fooling, that stuff will
always be weird. It’s okay to get freaked out by something that looks as strange as
the gelatine in a can of Spam. Hydraulic presses squeeze the meat off of
the bone Things have changed, and you’ve got to come
up with some pretty creative ways to give everyone the amount of pork they crave. You
might think that every ounce of pork is skillfully cut off the bone by butchers who know a pork
shoulder better than their own. That’s not the case, and the pork shoulders are squeezed
to the point the meat comes right off of the bone. If you thought your uncle gave strong
hugs, then you’ve never come across a machine like this. If you’re wondering, ham is still
cut by hand off of the bone. They haven’t come up with a way to squeeze the meat off
of a ham bone. The meat is further separated by the fat content and color. White and dark
meats are placed in separate containers and they will be added in secret amounts later
on. The ratio of fat, along with white and dark meat is crucial to the taste and texture
of the final product. Too much fat will create a product that would have a greasy feel to
it. If too much dark meat is used, then the texture of Spam could be too tough, and the
eating experience might be less enjoyable. Spam comes in many varieties for every taste It’s not only turkey and bacon that have made
their way into Spam, there’s many different varieties, in fact it’s actually pretty impressive.
Some of the flavors you can get include: Spam Teriyaki, Chorizo, Jalapeño, Garlic, Hot
and Spicy, Hickory Smoke and Black Pepper. There’s even a variety called Spam with Cheese,
which sounds interesting, as well as “Lite” and “Less Sodium” variations of the original
flavor. In late 2019 Spam released a Limited Edition variety that can only be called their
most unique flavor yet, Spam Pumpkin Spice. This flavor actually started off as a fake
product, posted by Hormel themselves on social media. The post went viral, and people started
clamouring for this flavor of Spam. Hormel foods responded by saying, “We think it’s
great that you’d like to see this product! Unfortunately this variety is only a joke,
so it cannot be found anywhere.” That said, 2 years later, Spam announced they were making
a real limited edition run of the Pumpkin Spice flavor for the autumn season. So yes,
this is a real product. That said, the Pumpkin Spice flavor was only available on Spam’s
website, as well as at Walmart’s website. And like many limited Edition items, sold
out insanely fast. Reports were that in less than seven hours after release, Spam Pumpkin
Spice had completely sold out. Some say it’ll be back next Fall, some say it’s gone forever,
only time will tell. Spam only has six ingredients Why is it that even the simplest of foods
have a million ingredients in them? It’s hard to comprehend why the factories are dumping
all that stuff in the food. You can rest assured that there isn’t a laundry list of
ingredients in your Spam. There are only six ingredients in Spam and they are as follows:
pork, water, salt, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrate. That’s all there is in a can
of Spam. How refreshing it is to know that you aren’t stuffing your face full of all
kinds of unheard-of ingredients. The only troubling thing is sodium nitrate, which is
a common additive in many processed foods. It’s the sodium nitrate that enables Spam
to sit on shelves for years upon years without the need for refrigeration. Many people put
a can or two of Spam in their pantry in case of emergency, and they need a source of protein
that doesn’t require refrigeration. Spam can safely be eaten for quite a few years after
the purchase date. If the Spam is kept in a cool, dry place, the meat will last for
an almost indefinite time. Take a bite out of another great video, hit
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  1. Hey, ya wanna hear a Joke about spam. Well ok, here it goes
    Yo mama so poor, she eats the spam in the cumputer. Get it. No, oh ok

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  4. So um is this supposed to be bad truths or good truths because the title and picture made it looked like they are mad truths, also some of these facts most people already knows. BUT SPAM IS TO SALTY

  5. 04:35 (Eric Idle) "I love it! I'm 'avin' spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam 'n' spam." HAHA!!! Gotta love Monty Python!!! I love Spam because it's so versatile. Stir fry it with your favorite vegetables. Spambled eggs. Infinite uses. Once, I even cut it into perfect thin squares and made raviolis. A tip: if you can't finish a whole can at once, wrap the remaining chunk tightly in plastic. It not only will take up less space in the fridge but also will retain its color. If you try covering the can itself, there's still enough oxygen inside to discolor it. (Ham at Xmas, yes, but never heard of having ham for Easter.) Great video, as always, Babble Top!!!!

  6. It’s not a bad product but I hate it. Mostly because I hate pork. LOL. Might be great right now since people are panicking.

  7. I've loved Spam since I was a kid. However, now that I'm older and it's more difficult for me to lose weight, plus I have to watch saturated fat due to cholesterol issues (yeah, just shoot me now) I limit how much of this kind of thing I eat and, after some experimenting, I found I actually like the Turkey Spam. Still just as ridiculously high in sodium, but it's so damn good fried up with some eggs or on a sandwich. Er, once in a while, of course 😉

  8. That shit salty as hell it's by far the most horrible food to eat it's like eating a pack of salty becon I don't recommend this get this off the market close the spam company forreal

  9. What i learned about spam, had me like wow!
    #6 reasons why is,
    #1 all over the world.
    #2 many different ingredients, which i didn't really knew of!
    #3 it's already cooked for you!
    #4 Spam isn't related to a sausage!!
    #5 pumpkin spam that was ment as joke, then in 2 years later, it became a real pumkin spam though limited! Which at the end of the fall season of 2019, gotten gone. Might or might not return.
    #6 different ingredients!
    This video was well done ✔
    Better late than never! which is a Top 10 best quotes! Good job y'all, good job!

  10. Been to the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN. Highly recommended!

    Also, for all of those who say they hate SPAM? The store shelves are empty of SPAM now in this time of crisis…LOL!
    SPAM helped save the Free World in WWII and it will help save America again in the next few months. God Bless Hormel!

  11. will tbh i like spam n most of the time i m fill hu gry the top of food i eat n yes raw is spam hu i wonder y collins adn deven key dont like it

  12. I used to be skeptical of Spam. But recently, I've been buying it when it's on special & oh my it's so tasty. It's actually safer to eat Spam than eat at a restaurant.

  13. Me and my grandpa used to LOVE span he used to eat it with crackers and he died a few years ago my life has been difficult and hard and i haunt heard of span since a few years before he died thanks

  14. If you only knew what goes on in factories, (especially on the night shift), where processed food is made you wouldn't eat any of it. Without being too graphic, lets just say that if the products were tested for human DNA the results would be shocking. Sorry but it's true.

  15. 0:00 through 4:32 Me: I don’t care at least made it to the tallest mountain! me: sees spam with a spam flag me: what?!?!