Hawaii consumes 7 million cans of Spam a year and there are only 1.42 million of us currently living in the islands—let that sink in a little bit. Nonetheless, Spam is both a blessing and a curse to Hawaiian cuisine.
A closer look at the individual cans reveals that their labels read as follows: “Colorful Sky Rat” and “Boiled Parrot—In Gravy.”
There hasn't been a food-borne illness case from the failure of metal packaging in over 35 years thanks to the chemical, says an industry representative.
At Tincan, there's no kitchen and no chef. Servers simply decant the contents of tins of seafood onto your plate. It might sound like a gimmick, but Portuguese conservas restaurants have been doing it for years.
Last week at a music festival in Sweden, attendees were rocked by an IED made from a can of surströmming, or rotten herring. But these cans of fermented fish are already plenty explosive on their own.