As of September 23, you will officially be able to purchase the limited-edition pumpkin spice flavoured Spam – which you probably never even asked for.
Mixed with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg, it’s recommended to be topped over waffles or to be baked into a cornbread muffin.
What could possibly be more perfect than waking up to the waft of waffles, with a hint of spam and pumpkin?
According to a report in the CNN in 2017, Longwood University Assistant Professor of Psychology Catherin Franssen stated that our love for sugar and spice is possibly rooted in neurology with the combination being something that the brain has learnt to crave.
Well, this may not be true in regards to everyone based on the reactions on Twitter.
It’s real, it’s delicious and it’s for your enjoyment. Look for limited edition SPAM® Pumpkin Spice 2-packs coming Sept. 23rd to https://t.co/cdPAAqrwms and https://t.co/EEa1WIc63I. Eat one, save one! #SPAMBrand #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #PSL #fall pic.twitter.com/T9XwqwfPw8
— The SPAM® Brand (@SPAMbrand) August 15, 2019
— Heather Catlin (@HeatherCatlin) August 16, 2019
— Sean Copeland (@TheSeanCopeland) August 16, 2019
The release of pumpkin spiced Spam has had the social media world divided; many have said they are looking forward to the release and are looking forward to tasting the autumnal-inspired canned meat, whilst some have said it’s a step too far for many people’s tastebuds.
Within recent years, autumnal-inspired food has certainly become more common, with the iconic Starbuck Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
A reviewer for the magazine Food & Wine was one of the first to try the unusual food combination: “Pumpkin Spice Spam certainly seems to err on the side of breakfast food, and could easily be slathered in maple syrup as you might with breakfast sausage.”