Mum makes ‘creative’ lunch for her son but divides opinions for using Spam


A mum has sparked a debate after she revealed she sent her son to school with Spam in his lunchbox.

The woman, from Sydney, Australia, made her son lunch which consisted of a homemade “sushi sandwich”, crisps, a bottle of Yakult and fresh fruit.

She shared a snap of the lunch on the Facebook group Lunch box Ideas Australia in the hopes of giving fellow parents inspiration.

The anonymous mum wrote: “First attempt making sushi sandwich, pan-fried Spam, scrambled egg and cooked shredded carrots. Hopefully, it will be eaten.”

While a number of group members praised her for her creativity, a number of people criticised her sandwich for being packed with processed meat.

“Was … it eaten?” one woman asked.

Despite the backlash, a number of people quickly jumped to the woman’s defense as they praised how much effort she put into making the meal and for thinking outside of the box.

One person said: “Why does everyone have such a problem with the Spam? I personally don’t eat it, but isn’t the goal to have fed happy children?

“And any kid who picks on another just for their food choices has unfortunately probably been raised with a small-minded parent.”

Whilst another commented: “Anyone ordered fried rice from a takeaway shop? Guess what you’ve eaten … SPAM!”

For those who don’t know, Spam is processed meat made from just six ingredients: cooked pork (shoulder and ham), salt, water, sugar, potato starch and sodium nitrite.

It first hit supermarkets in 1937 but became a hit during World War II for being a cupboard essential.