The News Tribune ran an Associated Press story Thursday about how sales of Spam and other lower-cost foods have increased as folks deal with tighter budgets. Alas, the price of Spam is also up – about 7 percent from this time last year. An average 12-ounce can costs $2.62.
I suspect this much-mocked lunchmeat has many more fans than one might suspect. It’s very popular, for instance, among Hawaiians and other Pacific islanders. In Hawaii, Spam is on McDonald’s breakfast menu. And at L&I Hawaiian Barbecue (a…