Kicker: Pumpkin spice Spam


NICK EICHER, HOST: So you’re probably looking forward to turkey and dressing, you know, the traditional Thanksgiving meal, some Pumpkin pie at the end. 

But how about a little Pumpkin-spice Spam with it?

That’s got Spam in it … I don’t like Spam!

Graham Chapman of the Monty Python troupe would be stunned to know this news. But when Hormel Foods rolled out America’s favorite canned meat in its limited-edition Pumpkin-spice variety, it sold out completely.

Sold out on the Hormel website. Sold out at Walmart. 

All gone in just seven hours’ time.

Disappointed customers asked whether Hormel would make more. Alas, it’s already made all the Pumpkin Spice meaty goodness for this year.

BUT … we are reporters:  we checked Ebay. There you’ll find a can with a buy-it-now price of around $19 plus another $6 for shipping! 

And there you can get your ham, sugar, water, salt, modified potato starch, spices, and sodium nitrite slimy, little brick. 

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Ecchhh. I don’t like Spam.

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.


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