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

By Rosalind Erskine
Friday, 26th June 2020, 11:32 am
Updated Friday, 26th June 2020, 11:32 am
Did you enjoy Spam fritters in your school dinner days? (Photo: Shutterstock)
Did you enjoy Spam fritters in your school dinner days? (Photo: Shutterstock)

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 gran's) 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 to buy in supermarkets.

Where can I buy Spam fritters?

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    You can buy Spam fritters frozen in Iceland supermarkets now. A pack of four costs £2.

    What is Spam?

    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, fans could only make their own fritters, thanks to a recipe on the Spam website.

    The history of Spam

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

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

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

    In 2006, Monty Python's Spamalot the musical was launched and the fritter made a return to school dinners.