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Pumpkin Spice Spam Is A Real Thing—And It Sold Out In A Matter Of Hours

Fall is officially here, and that means one thing: Pumpkin spice season is in full swing. And this time, it’s not just donuts and lattes ruling the marketplace. Pumpkin spice Spam debuted Monday to much fanfare. But if you were hoping to get your hands on a can or two, we have some bad news.

The limited-edition product sold out mere hours after its release, and according to The Independent, Hormel Foods has no plans to make more.

Cue the collective sighs of Spam fans everywhere.

Here’s how Hormel describes the new concoction:

“The new variety features a blend of seasonal spices including cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg to give it a subtle sweetness. While fitting for any meal, consumers are finding Spam Pumpkin Spice to be the perfect breakfast companion with frittatas, egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos.”

Pumpkin spice Spam became available for purchase Monday on Walmart.com and SPAM.com in packs of two.

Despite the, um, unique combination of flavors, the product was gone seven hours later.

Spam lovers who missed out vented their frustrations on Twitter.

Many pleaded with Hormel to replenish its supplies.


Of course, not everyone was on board with the idea of messing with the classic canned meat.

The original version of Spam, which has been around since 1937, has six ingredients: pork with ham, salt, water, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrite.

Hormel even developed special recipes for pumpkin spice Spam, including cheddar grilled cheese.

One reviewer used his stash to make waffles topped with maple syrup, nutmeg-dusted whipped cream, and fried cubes of Spam.

His verdict?

“It’s divine. Shit’s like a whole breakfast plate from Denny’s, localized to two frozen waffles,” blogger Matt Carracappas wrote on his website, Dinosaur Dracula. “While I’d imagine this would work almost as well with regular Spam, the sweeter notes of pumpkin spice Spam pair nicely with the syrup and whipped cream.”

We have to admit, it does sound kind of delicious.

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