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Spam Snacks Are The Weirdest Snack We've Ever Seen

06/17/2015 05:39 pm ET | Updated Jun 18, 2015

Spam in a can just turned into spam in a small bag. According to an announcement from Hormel Foods Corporation on Wednesday, the canned meat is now being served up in bite-sized pieces aptly called "Spam Snacks."

Rick Williamson, manager of external communications for Hormel, told The Huffington Post that the small pieces of dried Spam will be available in select regions later this fall. They will come in bacon, teriyaki and classic flavors.

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"These fun-to-eat Spam brand product snacks are a perfect complement to the fast-growing dried meat snacking category," said James Splinter, group vice president of Hormel’s grocery products, during a presentation with Hormel’s investors. "Spam Snacks will be available in limited geographies this summer as we are now in the process of introducing this to the marketplace.”

Spam Snacks reportedly contain 8 to 10 grams of protein per serving, which sounds like the company is trying to take on popular snacks like beef jerky. Though no nutritional information is being released from Hormel at the moment, Spam in a can contains six ingredients: pork shoulder and ham, sodium chloride (salt), water, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrate. So while it's not exactly healthy, it's about the same as having a hot dog or pepperoni.

Would you eat them? Sound off in the comments below!

  • 9 NOT RECOMMENDED: Slant Shack Dried & True
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Whoa. This tastes like ginger and crayons?" "Kind of off-tasting." "Really gingery." "Really sweet, too much like licorice." "Seaweed flavored? Tastes like sushi." "Good texture, too much citrus." "Ginger craziness."
  • 8 NOT RECOMMENDED: 365 Organic Original
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "This is less like dried jerky and more like old meat." "The texture is too gelatinous. No." "Like a gummy bear." "Too chewy and sweet." "Has a weird healthy Fruit Roll Up texture."
  • 7 Slant Shack Bronx Pale Ale
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Yep. Yes. You are my jerky. Dry, chewy, perfect." "Very beefy." "It's really fun to chew." "So hard." "There's a lot going on here. I'm getting a bunch of Parmesan cheese notes." "Tastes like bread." "Almost tastes like lemongrass -- can't figure it out."
  • 6 Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "This actually tastes like eating a campfire. But in a good way." "The smokiest in all the land. Smells terrible, tastes great." "Tastes sort of like what I imagine the sawdust on the floor of a great old BBQ restaurant would taste like. In a good way." "Overwhelmingly bitter."
  • 5 Krave Chili Lime
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Flavorful. Weird texture." "Pleasantly surprised by the spiciness of the powder." "The looks of this one are deplorable, but it tastes spicy, smoky, BBQ-y." "Strangely delicate texture." "Tastes like brisket." "This tastes like a car air freshener."
  • 4 Duke's Bourbon Glaze
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Feels slimy, but tastes alright." "Good amount of chew." "This is what I imagine as the typical beef jerky." "Weird, blue cheese after-taste." "Tough texture." "Is this soy?" "Slightly sweet, easy to eat."
  • 3 RECOMMENDED: Matador Original
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "A nice smoky flavor on the end, and I like its little steak-y shape." "Nice, pepperoni-like texture." "Spicy, complex flavor." "Hate the sugar."
  • 2 RECOMMENDED: 365 Organic Peppered
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Love the chewy texture and the sweet/peppery flavor." "Simple, sugary, dried. Ketchup?" "Sweet, like pepperoni." "Kind of generic, but not bad."
  • 1 WINNER: Jack Link's Teriyaki
    Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
    "Very meaty. Hint of sesame, maybe?" "Classic jerky texture, flavor." "Good chewiness." "Tomato-y flavor, reminds me of Memphis BBQ sauce." "All I can taste are chemicals at first. It wears off into a Dinty Moore Beef Stew flavor."
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