Pumpkin Spice Spam Is Officially a Thing Now
The limited-edition product is only available online.
Now that fall is officially here, it's time to ring in the season with all the pumpkin spice-flavored foods and drinks you can find.
From the OG PSL to a limited-edition pumpkin spice sneaker, there's no shortage of goodies to help you express your love for fall. But in case you want a savory treat to pair with your Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, you're in luck: Pumpkin spice Spam now exists (and no, this is not a joke).
Spam, the classic canned cooked pork brand, is getting in on the seasonal pumpkin trend, and we're not sure whether to be delighted or horrified—or perhaps a little bit of both. (Related: 8 Facts About Pumpkin That Will Blow Your Gourd)
Beginning today, Spam lovers can try the new Spam Pumpkin Spice (Buy It, $9, walmart.com), which features "a blend of seasonal spices including cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg to give it a subtle sweetness," according to a press release from Hormel Foods, the manufacturer behind the canned creation.
ICYMI, Hormel announced plans for Spam Pumpkin Spice back in August. Understandably, people had mixed feelings about it at first.
But now that the product has officially launched, it seems like people have actually warmed up to the idea.
"Early reviews from consumers note the product is a mix of rich savory flavors with a hint of sweetness, making it a perfect and easy answer for those warm flavor cravings in the fall," Jason Hron, SPAM brand manager, said in a statement for the press release. (Related: 10 Creative Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin In All Your Recipes)
Even better: Hormel cooked up three recipes for you to try with Spam Pumpkin Spice—pumpkin spice grilled cheese, pumpkin spice topped waffles, and a pumpkin spice fall vegetable hash—which all sound pretty delicious.
Granted, Spam Pumpkin Spice is a bit of an indulgent breakfast treat, considering it has 6 grams of saturated fat and 600 milligrams of sodium per serving. The American Heart Association recommends about 13 grams of saturated fat and 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day, so moderation is key when enjoying Spam's latest product.
Feeling inspired by fall food? These pumpkin health benefits will make you want to eat even more of the stuff.