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Porklife: SPAM Celebrates its 80th Birthday


World Travel Guide

Eight decades since it first rolled off the production line, Spam endures. Beluga caviar, wagyu beef and black truffles sell for more (Spam is £1.99 for 340g), but can those luxuries provide directions to their own custom-built museum? Spam can.

Spam has inspired poetry, and there are even wedding ceremonies in its name. Monty Python secured its iconic status with its “Spam” sketch, together with a choir of helmeted Vikings. The musical Spamalot owes some of its inspiration to the canned meat.