Spam, the famous and somewhat infamous canned meat by Hormel, now has a new sweet flavor. Maple Flavored Spam is the first new Spam flavor in eight years, one of many variations of the meat offering in its 86 years of business.
This new flavor brings the brand’s family of varieties to 11 flavors. Hormel states that, “Spam maple flavored ushers in a unique addition to breakfast menus, outdoor barbeques and one-of-a-kind desserts. The makers of the Spam brand created the new maple-flavored variety following an outpouring of fan-developed maple recipes and consumer insights and feedback.”
This new Maple Flavored Spam cost $5. As our first ever Spam taste test, the meat’s squelching noise and general looks weren’t appeasing. But, Spam is famous for this odd look. The meat itself offered a subtle sweet taste with the majority of the flavor tasting like canned meat, as you would expect.
Each container of Maple Flavored Spam has six servings at 180 calories per serving. While low in carbs, these servings are high in fat and sodium, but do provide some additional protein to your meal.
At home recipe
Hormel offers an at home recipe to enhance breakfast with this new Spam flavor:
- 1 (12-ounce) can Spam maple flavored, cut into eight slices
- 4 fried eggs
- 8 small frozen Belgian waffles, toasted
- Maple syrup, if desired
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook slices of Spam maple flavored for three to five minutes, or until browned. Assemble sandwiches by dividing eggs among four waffles. Layer each with two Spam maple-flavored slices and top with remaining waffles. Serve with maple syrup and enjoy.
Another sweet new offering is available, McDonald’s limited-time Peanut Butter Crunch McFlurry. This cereal and peanut based McFlurry should only be at participating McDonalds for a short time this summer and into fall.