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.
This is the best kind of pumpkin to carve. 2-packs are coming Sept. 23rd to https://t.co/cdPAAqrwms and https://t.co/EEa1WIc63I. Get yours while supplies last: https://t.co/HbQloGUAKE #SPAMPumpkinSpice pic.twitter.com/d0eUpuTMBd
— SPAM® Brand (@SPAMbrand) September 21, 2019
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.
Turns out it was pretty popular. What are you cooking up with your SPAM® Pumpkin Spice? If you didn’t get your hands on any, we have 15 other flavorful varieties you can enjoy. And maybe someone will be generous enough to share their 2-pack with you. pic.twitter.com/IjO53NZxnV
— SPAM® Brand (@SPAMbrand) September 23, 2019
Spam lovers who missed out vented their frustrations on Twitter.
Many pleaded with Hormel to replenish its supplies.
I didn’t get any and I’m pretty disappointed. No Pumpkin Spice Musubis for this family……😥
— Rad Dad 📣🙏🤴🏡🪴☕️ (@RadDadTM) September 23, 2019
Damn, sold out already? stock more! 😅
— Birdpoof (@Birdpoof) September 23, 2019
Y'all sold out before I could even find them. 😐😭😭😭
— Crisp R. (@Z3roTol3r4nc3) September 23, 2019
Any chance you’ll be selling more? 😔
— Ryan Arthur (@TwisterRyan) September 26, 2019
Pay day is TOMORROW!!! 😭😭😭
Please do another batch!!!
— Joseph Kowalczyk (@Silvrin) September 23, 2019
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.
I think I'd have to be paid to put this abomination in my mouth.
— Ebenezer Douche (@DeadonDave) September 24, 2019
— B 💫 (@blancsssTX) September 24, 2019
I LIKE Spam, but this is a hard no. Everybody else enjoy.
— Ed DeLoach (@Ed_Deloach) September 24, 2019
— Eric Kohan (@EricKohan) September 23, 2019
I don't know about anyone else but I am thinking pumpkin spice Spam being a "thing" is absofuckinglutely the real beginning of the end.
— Peebeaux's End (@cheryl_marlin) September 24, 2019
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.
I have eaten Pumpkin Spice Spam, and I am ready to spill its many secrets. https://t.co/rfQh54hnJi
— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@DinosaurDracula) September 26, 2019
“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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