Spam link-up is one to Relish in Sheffield

Pamela Freeman, owner of Henderson's Relish, with a bottle of the sauce and tins of Spam
Pamela Freeman, owner of Henderson's Relish, with a bottle of the sauce and tins of Spam

It’s a meeting of two time-honoured favourites – one a tasty tinned meat, the other a spicy Sheffield sauce.

So hungry diners will be queuing up eagerly at the Crucible Corner restaurant in Tudor Square, where meals of Spam and Henderson’s Relish are being served at a special event in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The two companies have been working together on several recipes, and have settled on two all-day breakfasts – a hearty fry-up, and an egg ‘Spamwich’, each served with a liberal dash of Henderson’s.

All proceeds will go towards the Children’s Hospital Charity. Visitors are also getting the chance to have their photo taken in a giant Spam tin, and enter a prize draw on the day.

Pamela Freeman, owner of Henderson’s Relish, based on Parkway Rise in Darnall, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with a brand that has such a strong heritage like ourselves to raise money for the hospital.

“Our sauce tastes delicious with freshly cooked Spam and I’m sure people will love what we’ve got in store. We’re hoping to raise as much money as possible for such a great cause and look forward to seeing everyone on the day.”

The event runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 4. Fry-ups cost £2, sandwiches are £1. Visit to download a voucher from September 1.

Everything you never needed to know about Spam...

* Spam was first made in 1937 when the Minnesota-based Hormel Food Company ground surplus pork shoulder with ham to create a long-life meat.

* In 1970 it inspired a sketch by Monty Python, in which a café includes Spam in almost every dish. The sketch’s repetition of the word ‘Spam’ led to its becoming a term for unwanted junk emails.

* The name is thought to be short for ‘spiced ham’.