We Tasted and Ranked 12 Flavors of Spam—Here Are the Results

 

Tiffany Stevens, MyRecipes

via Yahoo Lifestyle - October 3, 2019

 

If youre anything like us, your heart was a little broken on Sept. 24.

 

Thats the day both Walmart and the official Spam website debuted a new novelty flavor for the classic canned meat: pumpkin spice. Its also when both websites, which were selling the product exclusively, sold out in a matter of a few hours.

 

Its unclear if Hormel is going to do a second run of their newest flavor. If they do, well try to snag a can. But if you also missed out on the pumpkin spice Spam boat, theres no need to mourn too deeply. Amazon has provided an alternative, though less pumpkin spiced, option for those who are deeply craving alternative flavors of spam.

 

America, meet the Large Spam Lovers Sampler...

 

For just $63, you get not one, not two, but 12 flavors of spam. Everything from teriyaki to Portuguese sausage is represented in this bundle, providing the average family with enough spam to feed a small army. And the possibilities for these cans are highly varied; Hormel even helpfully provides recipe suggestions on each can for those who arent familiar with how tocino-flavored Spam is served in the Philippines, for example, or who need ideas for how to use the cheese-flavored variety.

 

For the sake of science, we tried all 12 options, prepared in the same, classic Spam-cooking method: fried in a pan until golden brown. Heres our ranking of that sampler pack, from most flavorful to just OK. While this list is loosely categorized from our most to least favorite options, keep in mind that Spam preferences can vary widely, depending on how its prepared and which variety is most favored in a given culture. Ultimately, theres no going wrong with this multi-pack, and while we had clear favorites, we encountered no flavors that we truly didnt like.

 

Best Overall ...

 

Runners-Up ...

 

Best Sausage Flavor ...

 

Most Spicy  ...

 

Pleasant Tastes of Bacon ...

 

Not Our Favorites, but Still Spam ...

 

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