New ‘Spam Cognition Theory’ Proves Everyone Still Hates It

Spam, bam, no thank you, m'am.

Over at Serious Eats, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt tries to persuade his colleagues to give Spam — which he unregrettably grew up with and has a strong emotional connection to — a shot. No luck. "It tastes like assholes and lips," peers cried out (less original haters called it "cat food"). Thus, Lopez-Alt proposes a new "Spam Cognition Theory" that goes like this: "Unless a child has been exposed to and indoctrinated into the world of Spam before the age of 6 by an adult member of the Spam-loving community, he or she will never love Spam for the remainder of their life." Sounds about right. [Serious Eats]