It’s real, it’s delicious and it’s for your enjoyment. Look for limited edition SPAM® Pumpkin Spice 2-packs coming Sept. 23rd to https://t.co/cdPAAqrwms and https://t.co/EEa1WIc63I. Eat one, save one! #SPAMBrand #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #PSL #fall pic.twitter.com/T9XwqwfPw8— The SPAM® Brand (@SPAMbrand) August 15, 2019
The SPAM company is getting on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. There's no mention of the SPAM including any actual pumpkin, but the spices that trend for autumn are there: clove, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. The staff at Food&Wine give us a review.
Spam sent over a can of its autumnally-inspired creation for us to try. First thing's first, Spam itself, I acknowledge, is somewhat of an acquired taste and one that I've generally not acquired. That said, it's a staple for many people and often used in certain regional cuisines, so adding a hint of spice to this hearty ingredient could offer some interesting variations on classic and familiar favorites. The pumpkin spice flavors are certainly present, though more subtly than I had expected. Pumpkin Spice Spam certainly seems to err on the side of a breakfast food, and could easily be slathered in maple syrup as you might with breakfast sausage. The brand suggests putting slices into a breakfast sandwich, serving it alongside some pancakes or waffles, or baking it into some cornbread, which seems to echo that notion. One colleague even compared it to gingerbread plus ham — maybe this Christmas you could even build a little village out of it? Whatever you choose to do, just take satisfaction in knowing you're on the bleeding edge of pumpkin spice innovations.
Pumpkin spice SPAM will be available beginning September 23 at Walmart and at the online SPAM store.