There's something about the SPAM Museum that makes me happy. Is it the cheerful colors? The fact that everyone jokes about SPAM? Maybe its because I tricked two of my friends into visiting it! They had no idea what my plans were when I opted to stay in Austin, Minnesota on a weekend trip. My pal Melisa was visiting me from Georgia and I figured we'd never find a more perfect time to go to the museum. I love that she was delighted when I pulled up to the gate ... she got right in the groove of things!
It's pretty obvious when you pull up to the museum that pork is a primary ingredient at Hormel. Right before we got to the museum I'd been on Twitter with some of my friends and one guy asked if I'd get him some vegan SPAM. Geez!
The first thing you see when you walk through the doors is the amazingly cheerful hostess who points out the features and tells you how to move through the museum. The second thing you see is the wall of SPAM ... over thirty-one hundred cans!
George Hormel was lucky to have a business ... he discovered an associate imbellezed over $1M ... which is probably the equivalent of $10M or something today ... but his bankers lent him the money to cover the loss on a handshake. Does anyone do business like this any more?
When I was in the Army I don't remember eating any SPAM but we ate a lot of things out of cans and carried our own little can opener on our key chains. I still do. Ask to see it! Now days they get MREs ... Meals Ready to Eat ... and the Hormel brand besides!