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    first... i would like to apologize in advance for any spelling mistakes...i am the worst at it... and i LOVE this board!

    i could really use some help with this. i have been eyeing the different varieties of Spam and i want to try them but can anyone give me some input on what they taste like? i am very interested in the garlic and the hickory smoke...and also the bacon. can anyone tell me what the difference in taste is between the bacon and the hickory smoke?
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    Aloha! I keep reading your post and forgive for laughing but I dunno wat your trying to ask....Hickory Smoked Spam tastes similiar to Hickory Smoked Ham. Add that to Bacon Flavor. Wat's so hard about dat?

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    yes it sounds logical but i guess what i am asking is if it really does taste like bacon or smoked ham. becuase i read somewhere from another board that the hickory smoked spam tasted like bacon and there was very little difference between that and the bacon spam.

    So... i thought i would ask what the board thought. have you had the hickory smoked spam? or the bacon spam? if so do they really taste like smoked ham or bacon?
    thats what i want to know.
    eventually i will try them both but i would love to know what people think.
    glad you had a good laugh.
    but not all things taste like what they are suppose to taste like.

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    OnoLoa, Today is Sunday. I have nuttin better else to do except cleaning my Hale and doing whateva's. Spam is Spam. Period.

    As a local Wahine growing up, eating onolicious Spam every which way possible, I know about SPAM! As to your questions. They enhance the flavors of Hickory and Bacon so the Spam tastes like they say it does. To give them the benefit of the doubt - I will hele over to my local grocery store and buy one can of each because now I am inquisitive as to how they do taste on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

    Plus, I neva have lunch yet. I going cook my rice now.

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    Hello? Just as I suspected. It is enhanced with flavoring. I fried a slice of each and tasted. I also ate a piece of white bread in between and drank a glass of water with lemon.

    My guess is it will soon be in the boxes to be given away at many of the Food Distribution Outlets.

    I still prefer Plain Spam with Low Sodium.

    I dunno why when there is a product that is already good and well known for it's taste...dey like ruin it! For instance, Coke-a-Cola. Nuttin beats the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine
    [...]BTW: I still neva eat lunch!
    Guess what, Auntie? You did! You had an inside-out sandwich...a piece of bread between 2 pieces of Spam...and a glass of water with lemon! There, are ya feeling less hungry now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue
    Guess what, Auntie? You did! You had an inside-out sandwich...a piece of bread between 2 pieces of Spam...and a glass of water with lemon! There, are ya feeling less hungry now?
    Oh, yeah! I still gotta eat - I'm a growing girl.

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    Aloha Auntie!
    thanks for the taste test.... i will have to do it myself. i grew up eating spam too and there was only one kind back then.... thats why i was curious about the others. i love to eat and i am always curious about flavours. spam is unfortunately a big part of my diet... too big. i am trying to cut down....between that and rice i dont stand a chance to lose any weight.... still i am drawn to it. oh well.

    if anyone else has any spam comments on the varieties please lets hear from you. mahalo

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    There are times when I eat the Turkey Spam and that seems to be okay. And I tend to go for the 25% Less Sodium version.

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    OnoLoa, It was my pleasure! You made a boring Sunday turn into a very interesting and educational one foa me.

    Cut down on your intake of Spam. Buy the Less Sodium Spam.

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    Wait, there's even more spam for people to hate? (which I never understand)
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine
    Spam is Spam. Period.
    Nah... the Tabasco one is waaaay more spicy than the regular one.

    As for the bacon and hickory smoked, they do taste similar. Personally, I like the hickory better than the bacon, but I still prefer the regular Spam overall.

    And forget that less sodium baloney. If you're eating Spam, you're already eating unhealthy. RUSH 'EM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Palolo Joe
    And forget that less sodium baloney. If you're eating Spam, you're already eating unhealthy. RUSH 'EM.
    Hear hear. "Lite" Spam? What's the point of that? If you're gonna go early, might as well go happy.

    Anyway, the varieties of Spam are fascinating to me. And we've had dozens of threads here at HawaiiThreads.com about everyone's favorite mystery meat. How much folks in Hawaii consume, how much folks in Guam consume, why some people won't consume Spam, the "Spam Jam" in Waikiki, Spam musubi, Spam recipes, even Spam vs. Treet vs. Tulip (and I rather liked Tulip). I'm not sure if we've really run down all the varieties of Spam that Hormel makes, though. I have to admit, I haven't tried any -- I'm an "original recipe" kind of guy, I guess.

    Okay. Well, according to Hormel's Spam knowledge base: "There are six permanent varieties of SPAM: SPAM Classic, SPAM lite, SPAM less sodium, SPAM hot & spicy, SPAM smoke flavored and SPAM oven roasted turkey. In addition, there are two seasonal flavors--SPAM with cheese and SPAM bbq flavored. Also, SPAM garlic flavored is distributed outside the U.S."

    Spam with cheese? Golly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helen
    There are times when I eat the Turkey Spam and that seems to be okay. And I tend to go for the 25% Less Sodium version.

    Is the Turkey Spam readily available at the major supermarkets here? I've never given Spam a second thought because I didn't realize there were non-pork varieties...wish they had a Tabasco Turkey one...

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    Hey Auntie! YOU RIGHT!
    I need to cut down....after i do my taste test i will. its hard to resist for me but i'll have to manage it somehow.... theres just something about that rice with spam together mmmmmm... i am cravin it now.
    mahalo for your help.

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    We've tried the oven-roasted turkey spam in our house (fried of course) and to me, it tasted just like most turkey lunch meats you buy in the sandwich sections or at the deli. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it all that much either and preferred the original one. Sister in law thought it tasted like her mom's fried fish (or something that wasn't turkeyish) iirc.

    You know, I don't recall seeing the oven-roasted turkey spam at the market - just the hickory smoked version (it kinda seems like they change varieties every so often). But I do remember that we got our can of oven-roasted turkey spam at the Kunia Walmart.

    Ive always wanted to try the Nacho Cheese spam. I'm afraid, yet very curious.

    Cheers!
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    I've seen turkey spam in Safeway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Hear hear. "Lite" Spam? What's the point of that? If you're gonna go early, might as well go happy.
    I don't know about now but when it first came out the Lite Spam just went to pieces if you tried to slice it.

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    KELLY! nacho cheese spam? wow.... i dont think so. HAHAHAHA!

    if the turkey tastes like turkey then why not buy real roasted turkey...but original spam is a taste on its own...and great with rice. i am look forward to tasting some of the other varieties like the smoked and bacon. i have seen the spam and cheese but i dont think i would bother.... i like to add my own cheese when i am making a sandwich. but maybe the nacho cheese would work.... would that make it Mexispam?

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    I like the "HOT" spam from Guam. Great for omelettes!
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    Speak of the devil, turns out the annual Waikiki Spam Jam is this weekend. I know you can get all kinds of Spam merchandise and eat Spam dishes prepared by local restaurants... but I don't know if there'll be a buffet of all Spam varieties -- and if not, there should be!

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    Hey Auntie guess what! i discovered a new variety of spam !
    spam with honey ! saw it in the times market today ! HA! now i want to know what on earth that taste like ! they CRAZY! dont know what to do with spam next! HAHAHA!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnoLoa View Post
    Hey Auntie guess what! i discovered a new variety of spam !
    spam with honey ! saw it in the times market today ! HA! now i want to know what on earth that taste like ! they CRAZY! dont know what to do with spam next! HAHAHA!!!
    heheheh. We have a thread on Spam Jam and the various kinds of Spam but I can't find the thread. Maybe somebody can. It can be helpful to you as far as taste and wot nots.hahahaha

    Have FuN!

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    this honey spam is a new one...i think it just came out. I saw that thread your speaking of but .... there is no mention of it.
    remember ? ....you went out and bought the other spam i was talking about and told me about it. bacon i think it was.
    anyway....now i gonna have to try the honey..... this is never gonna end ! HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnoLoa View Post
    this honey spam is a new one...i think it just came out. I saw that thread your speaking of but .... there is no mention of it.
    remember ? ....you went out and bought the other spam i was talking about and told me about it. bacon i think it was.
    anyway....now i gonna have to try the honey..... this is never gonna end ! HA!
    hahahahaha.

    Yeah. I remember YOU!

    Too funny.

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