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Dried Spam? No Thanks!

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I love Spam! I like eating it fried with eggs, chopped up in a quesadilla or even straight out of the can. Yes, despite the fact that it’s a canned meat product I find Spam to be quite the versatile delicacy. However, the same can’t be said unfortunately of Spam Snacks. It’s disappointing really because when I wrote about them awhile back I was really excited at the prospect of trying these snacks out. Now that I have tried them out I’m really regretting ever having done so in the first place.

Presentation: I’ll give the product points (very few) in this department because the packaging itself is very eye catching. These bags of dried meat snacks are available in three varieties: Classic, Bacon and Teriyaki. The snacks themselves come in bite sized rectangular shapes making them easy for snacking on the go or wherever you fancy. On a side note, when I went looking for Spam Snacks in the grocery store I naturally went to the aisle where the beef jerky was sold and couldn’t find them anywhere. Where I eventually ended up finding them ironically was in the same aisle where the canned variety of Spam was sold. Just a tip if you have any trouble finding them in your grocery store.

Bacon flavor Spam Snacks.
Bacon flavor Spam Snacks.
Look at how they glisten.
Look at how they glisten.

Texture: The product is dry of course being that they are essentially dried pieces of Spam or “Spam Jerky” as I like to call it. What I didn’t expect was just how greasy these rectangular pieces of meat ended up being. Right out of the pouch they had this greasy almost slimy shine to them almost as if they had just been fried. If you look at the picture of me holding them I put the flash on so you could see what I meant in terms of their “greasy” look. The rectangular pieces of Spam are firm to the touch yet soft and pliable making them easy to chew than most dried meat snacks.

Taste: So how do Spam Snacks taste? The answer unfortunately from this self professed fan of Spam is that they taste terrible. And I ate an entire bag of the Bacon flavor just so that I could be as objective as possible for this review. These rectangular abominations taste as greasy as they look and almost as if they were fried prior to being dried. Hell I could have easily made these up my self by simply just over frying Spam out of the can and I would’ve tasted better. On paper I’m sure the concept may have seemed sound, but the actual product just does not live up to the expectation that I had for them.

 

Bite-sized piece of Spam.
Bite-sized piece of Spam.
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While Spam is versatile product which can be used in a variety of dishes it just isn't meant to be served as a jerky type of snack. If you're really having a craving for Spam reach for a can instead of these snacks. Also at about $2.24 before tax for a small bag (1.4oz) they cost nearly as much as an actual can of a Spam. Steer clear of Spam Snacks and snap into a Slim-Jim instead.

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Will Mendez
Wilson is one of our very talented writers here on the Xyphur who enjoys writing what he’s most passionate about, nostalgia. His writing is reflective of his experiences as well as providing a narrative to the pop culture that molded him. He’s definitely a child of the 80’s who still proudly enjoys television, film and video games from that era. Maybe a little too much. In his free time he likes to exercise, draw, play video games and binge watch anything on Hulu or Netflix.

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