Has science finally gone too far? The R&D; team at Hormel has further adulterated Spam — that canned meat you may have eaten once on a camping trip — into something called Spam Snacks, which are, to just go ahead and quote the official description, “dried Spam bites” in a bag. In fact, these things are currently being tested in the canned meat’s strongest markets — out West, in the Southeast, and of course in Hawaii.
Bags come in three flavors (classic, teriyaki, and bacon) and go for $2.39 each. Hormel is trying to pass them off as a “breakthrough innovation,” but that seems to ignore the fact that beef jerky already exists and is perfectly suited to road trips.