Hawaii Special Edition SPAM Can Coming Soon

Honolulu, Hawaii, July 25, (DHN) – Visitors to Hawaii have long been fascinated by the 50thState’s infatuation with the canned meat SPAM. McDonald’s here in Hawaii have long served SPAM on its breakfast menu. Burger King even got in on the craze in 2007 at their island stores. We even have cookbooks here dedicated to cooking with SPAM! And of course, if you walk into a Hawaii 7-11 convenience store you will inevitably see SPAM musubi stacked in neat little rows (SPAM musubi’s are a Hawaiian delicacy consisting of a brick of rice, slice of SPAM fried in teriyaki sauce and wrapped in seaweed).
Hormel Foods, the makers of SPAM, recently held a Hawaii SPAM label design contest for their new 25% less sodium SPAM can. The winner was announced at the Waikiki SPAM Jam in April, a huge block party that shuts down Kalakaua Avenue and features bands and all the SPAM you can eat. The winner, Scott Kaneshiro (an art director for The Madden Corporation) won with his design of a hand holding a SPAM musubi and throwing the shaka. The new reduced sodium can of SPAM goes on sale exclusively in Hawaii on August 1, so if you are looking for a rare souvenir here on vacation, SPAM might be the way to go.

Did you know?

Hawaii consumes over 7 million cans of SPAM per year. It should be noted that the population of the State of Hawaii is about 1.4 million people. Needless to say, people in the islands LOVE them some SPAM! But what exactly is SPAM made of you might be wondering? Well, SPAM is chopped pork shoulder, ham, salt, water, modified potato starch and sodium nitrate that is precooked. As of 2007, there have been over seven billion cans of SPAM sold throughout the world! And nowhere else in the world is SPAM loved like it is here in Hawaii! All content, unless otherwise noted, is created by and for Discover Hawaii News, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Hawaii Tours. © 2011

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