04/09/2011 12:34 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2011

Spam Four-Way: Does The Iconic Canned Meat Hold Up?

Is there a food more widely mocked than Spam? Its name was long rumored to stand for Stuff Posing as Meat. It's synonymous with Internet junk. (No, kids, they didn't name the canned pig after banking offers from dispossessed Nigerian millionaires. It was the other way around.) And well before there were ironic visits to the Spam Museum, comedy crossed into Spamland with Monty Python's famous Viking Spam sketch. But for all the mockery, I'd always assumed that we only kid because we love. I mean, everyone grew up on Spam, right?

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