SPAM® aficionados are a unique breed. They comprise a veritable cult and can become defensive with those who eschew this canned pork product. In the 1950s, homemakers used it for ham salad, a popular sandwich filling, and substituted it for bacon. It was tasty, economical and easy to store. Cooks could jazz it up with pineapple, make fried Spam sandwiches or serve it for breakfast. Hawaii holds it in high regard, and many of their restaurants and eateries feature it prominently. It has become the subject of parodies, comedians and TV skits. Joke if you will, but Spam still sells. More than ever.