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SPAM-based recipes.

March 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I find this amusing:

If you use Gmail (it’s possible that other email platforms have this feature too) click on your Spam box. Now go back to your Inbox and look at the hyperlink above your Archive button. What does it say? Chances are you have a hyperlink for a SPAM-based recipe, for example, “French Fry SPAM Casserole.” So how does this happen? It’s all part of a behavioral interactive marketing tactic that picks-up on keywords in your email and then generates an advertisement based on your current topic of interest.

Not only does this amuse me every time I check my Spam, but I think it’s an oversight that search engine marketing developers didn’t consider: Click on your spam box and get a spam-based recipe? Who would’ve guessed? It seems like a techie joke . . . albeit an unintentional one.

Oh, and just in case you’re interested, here’s that French Fry Spam Casserole recipe. Let me know how it is — if you’re brave enough to make it.


Categories: Main dish
Yield:8 servings

1 pk Frozen french fry potatoes,-thawed (20 oz)
2 c Shredded Cheddar cheese
2 c Sour cream
1 cn Condensed cream of chicken-soup (10 3/4 oz)
1 cn SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed-(12 oz)
1/2 c Chopped red bell pepper
1/2 c Chopped green onion
1/2 c Finely crushed corn flakes

Heat oven to 350’F. In large bowl, combine potatoes, cheese, sour cream, and soup. Stir in SPAM, bell pepper, and green onion. Spoon into 13×9″ baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed flakes. Bake 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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