This Holiday Season You Can Eat… Spam Figgy Pudding?


| LAST UPDATE 11/22/2022

By Amie Alfaro
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As the holiday season approaches, companies are switching to their holiday-themed products. Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, from peppermint-smelling soaps to gingerbread lattes - including the folks at Spam. They announced they would be selling a limited edition Figgy Pudding flavored Spam.

Practically everyone in the world is familiar with the famous tin can, but not everyone knows what Spam actually is. Let’s set the record straight. What exactly is Spam? Spam comprises pork shoulder and pork ham, which are then chopped up, cooked, and pressed together. After the meat, salt, potato starch, pure sugar, and sodium nitrite are added. The six-ingredient recipe has not changed since 1937. Spam rose to prominence during World War II because it was the only meat that could last the long distances necessary for the war efforts. Since then, people have incorporated Spam into their daily lives, and it remains a staple. The possibilities are endless, from Spam fried rice to scrambling it in with eggs.

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That is apparently what the people at Spam think, too. The company has released a limited-edition flavor of Figgy Pudding Spam in tune with the holiday spirit. Their website describes the holiday edition as “…a blend of warm spices and seasonal ingredients that will be the star in many wintertime recipe favorites. With notes of cinnamon and nutmeg combined with fig and orange flavors, you’ll taste true holiday comfort that will have you caroling all season long.” The WFMZ Newscast team decided that they were going to try the new flavor on air. All of them seemed to be very surprised that it tasted pretty... good. 

It may be a bit weird and unconventional, but the Figgy Pudding Spam may be the perfect addition to this holiday season. It is available for purchase on Walmart and Amazon's websites. Will you celebrate this holiday season with a can of Spam Figgy Pudding?

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