If you follow along here, you’ll remember that I cracked open a can of Spam recently (see here). So when I discovered this can of Holiday Choppped Ham in the cupboard, I figured it was time to head down the mystery meat meal path again (say that three times fast). This version of pork was definitely more popular around the house when I was young, but in a family that rarely ate canned meat, it doesn’t say much. If I, however, had to guess why it was a more popular choice, my bet would be with the wording. Chopped ham somehow made it seem closer to the real thing.
The Kraft Dinner part of this package, was random and just seemed to fit into the ghetto meal that I was creating. Plus, everyone’s been known to eat a box or two in their day. Well the Spam was on rice, and this on pasta, but the biggest difference came with the ham. The chopped version didn’t look or feel as dense as Spam, nor did it fry up the same. Comparing the two meats, it’s a hands down victory for Spam; something that even surprised me. Now I’ll have to see how many other versions I can pit against Spam, and maybe crown a mystery meat victor.