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Spam fritters are back - here's where you can buy them

Fans of Spam will soon be able to enjoy the famous Spam fritters at home.

Published: June 26, 2020
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A retro favourite for some, Spam fritters are back and available to buy frozen for the first time.

With a long heritage that spans eight decades, from WWII saviour to tea at your Grans', the famous fritters have been feeding the nation through good times and bad.

Now Spam fans can enjoy the treat in the comfort of their own home, as they're available in Iceland supermarkets.

Spam is made from chopped pork and ham, and the fritters are created by wrapping this mix in crispy batter - making them an indulgent snack, usually from the chip shop.

Serve with egg and beans for a hearty breakfast, with chips or mash and mushy peas for a retro tea or TV dinner.

There's also a recipe for Spam katsu curry, for those feeling adventurous.

Fans have been showing their love for Spam fritters on social media, with an outcry from hundreds to bring back to UK stores – and now their voices have been heard.

Up until now, you could only make their own fritters thanks to a recipe on the Spam website

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Available now from Iceland, a pack of four frozen Spam fritters is £2.

Spam history

Spam arrived in the UK in 1941 and in the 1950 the billionth can was sold.

In the 1960s Spam, including in fritter form, is a regular dish in school meals.

The real Spam song was rediscovered in 1963 and a new ad campaign was launched in 1999.

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In 2006 Monty Python's Spamalot the musical is launched and the fritter makes a return to school dinners.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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