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SPAM has released a limited-edition Figgy Pudding.
’Tis the season for holiday-spiced WTF food news.
And Minnesota-based canned meat conglomerate Spam is apparently off to the races with the launch of its limited-edition figgy pudding. Limited edition? Well, thank sweet baby Jesus.
The new canned product pays homage to a “savory, sweet and comforting treat” that's a British Christmas favorite, according to the folks at Spam. It reportedly boasts notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and clove alongside winter-forward flavor profiles such as fig and orange — and pork ... of course.
If you're still trying to figure out what figgy pudding is, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
According to a poll released by none other than Spam itself, 69% of surveyed consumers know what figgy pudding is or have heard of it, but only 17% have had it before.
The term "pudding," in the British sense, refers to a steamed, cakelike dessert. A traditional Christmas version uses expected dessert ingredients such as eggs, brown sugar and spices but with the addition of beef or mutton fat. Yum.
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Spam suggests its figgy pudding be set aflame — or served with crackers.
The Christmas-spiced meat lump isn’t the first holiday-themed WTF food item to cross our path in recent years.
Just last month, waffle giant Eggo partnered with Tennessee-based Sugarlands Distilling Co. for a new Eggo Nog liqueur
, and last fall, upscale grocery brand Grey Poupon partnered with a Napa Valley vintner for a mustard-infused wine
Culinary curiosity seekers take note: Spam's latest canned product is available at the company website
as well as on Amazon and at Walmart.
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