Older generations often talk about how things were better in their day without appreciating that some things are simply better now. Take food, for example – today, convenience can mean a tasty takeaway or a quick meal from a microwave. In the 1950s, however, it meant canned or solidified in Jell-O. Sometimes both and sometimes involving questionable combinations. All the following items actually existed, and they might just make you gag.
For those not familiar with Spam, this tinned meat is processed pork blended with processed ham. And if that isn’t enough to turn your stomach, consumers were encouraged to do ghastly things with it. For example, mash it with milk, ketchup, mustard and rolled oats before placing it into peach halves to create the horrendous Fiesta Spam Peach Cups. Yum yum.