Since its creation in 1937, there have been more than 8 billion cans of Spam sold across 44 different countries throughout the world! Spam was created by Hormel, a meat company that was founded in Austin, Minnesota, in the late 19th century. By the 1920s, Hormel was a successful regional brand that sold mostly to other butchers. At that time, it was selling a version of canned meat exclusively to butchers. However, at a weight of 2.7 kg, these were much larger than the cans of spam that we know today!
Later on, the son of Hormel’s founder, Jay Hormel, set out on a mission to skip the butchers and sell a home version directly to consumers. After years of research to determine the best size and design for a can that could be easily opened, the Hormel company finally released its 12-ounce (340 g) can design with an “easy-to-open” lid.
Ryan Lim For The Junior Times
1. When was Spam first created?
2. Who did Homel initially sell Spam to?
3. Who changed the design of Spam's can?
1. What other foreign food products do you know are being sold in your country today?
2. Have you ever eaten Spam before?
3. Are you satisfied with the current size and design of Spam's containers?
4. What do you think about canned meat?