Spam has been quietly multiplying. There’s regular old Spam (which producer Hormel likes to call “Spam Classic”), Spam Lite, hot & spicy Spam (with Tabasco sauce), less-sodium Spam, hickory smoke flavor Spam, oven-roasted turkey Spam, black pepper Spam, jalapeño Spam, Spam “with Real Hormel Bacon” and Spam with cheese. That’s 10 kinds of Spam, plus Spam Singles (slices of classic or Lite Spam).
But that’s not all. There are four new shelf-stable Spam dinners: Spam & penne pasta in Alfredo sauce, Spam & red beans with rice, Spam & sausage jambalaya and Spam & roasted potatoes with gravy. (“Shelf-stable” meals are on the regular grocery shelf, not the freezer, and to serve them you pop them in the microwave for only a minute. They’re like canned food but in plastic trays.)
Spam and gravy! Is this a great country or what?
— Al Sicherman
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)