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June 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Report from Lana`i: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…

Spam comes in 10 varieties at a market on the Hawaiian island of Lana`i. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell/The Seattle Times)

Spam comes in 10 varieties at a market on the Hawaiian island of Lana`i. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell/The Seattle Times)

Because of high surf, the weekly supply barge didn’t make it Wednesday to the Hawaiian island of Lana`i (population: 3,000) , so when I visited Saturday the market shelves were getting a little bare.

One lonely gallon of milk sat in the cooler at the Pine Isle Market in grandly named Lana`i City, which was the company town for Dole Pineapple during its 70-year reign here.

“It gets to be slim pickings!” said local resident Bruce Harvey, my guide for the day.

But reflective of Hawaiian tastes, one thing Pine Isle Market did have: the best selection of Spam I’ve ever seen — in 10 varieties. Who knew it came in such gourmet flavors as

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