Spam in a can just turned into spam in a small bag. According to an announcement from Hormel Foods Corporation on Wednesday, the canned meat is now being served up in bite-sized pieces aptly called "Spam Snacks."
Rick Williamson, manager of external communications for Hormel, told The Huffington Post that the small pieces of dried Spam will be available in select regions later this fall. They will come in bacon, teriyaki and classic flavors.
"These fun-to-eat Spam brand product snacks are a perfect complement to the fast-growing dried meat snacking category," said James Splinter, group vice president of Hormel’s grocery products, during a presentation with Hormel’s investors. "Spam Snacks will be available in limited geographies this summer as we are now in the process of introducing this to the marketplace.”
Spam Snacks reportedly contain 8 to 10 grams of protein per serving, which sounds like the company is trying to take on popular snacks like beef jerky. Though no nutritional information is being released from Hormel at the moment, Spam in a can contains six ingredients: pork shoulder and ham, sodium chloride (salt), water, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrate. So while it's not exactly healthy, it's about the same as having a hot dog or pepperoni.
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H/T Candice Choi