MANILA – Did you know that the precooked meat brand Spam has a variant that is inspired by a Filipino breakfast dish?
Spam is currently offering a “limited edition” Tocino variant at $3 each, according to its website. The label shows the popular meat product with a glaze similar to tocino, a sweet pork dish usually served for breakfast in Filipino homes.
Spam Tocino. Photo from Spam’s website
Nutrition facts of Spam Tocino show that it has less sodium (590 mg per 2-oz serving) compared to its original variant (790 mg), although it has one gram of sugar per serving.
Some netizens have been talking about Spam Tocino on Twitter after the restaurant smartphone app Looloo shared the trivia via the microblogging site.
Other variants of Spam include Less Sodium, Black Pepper, Teriyaki, Chorizo, With Cheese, Hickory Smoke, Jalapeño, With Bacon and Hot and Spicy.