- Pack of six, 12-ounce cans(total of 72-ounces)
- Made with 100% white, lean turkey
- Inspected for wholesomeness by US Department of Agriculture
4 Star Taste, But Overall Not A Pleasing Product
Now in my mid 30s, I work a lot of late nights and was looking for something quick and easy to eat, yet actually has protein and is filling. Walking down the grocery aisle, it jumped out at me, viola, Spam.
While it no longer sports its key that you used to tear away that thin strip of metal, it was just as I remembered. However, I no longer had the metabolism of a child. I am already festively plump, so I figured I better lay off the blue Spam.
So I decided to give the Turkey Spam a try. At about half the calories and much less fat, how could I go wrong.
What separates Spam from the cheap Wal-Mart knock off for me is that Spam has a nice firm texture which other imitation brands do not seem to have. While I would give the taste of the Turkey Spam 4 stars, the texture was terrible. The texture was soft and mushy, much like the imitation Spam products. Personally, it reminded me of eating a can of cat food. After eating a few slices, I could not bring myself to finish the can. I did not try frying it. Perhaps some further cooking would firm it up a bit.
If you are a Spam addict and figure you need to shave some calories out of your diet, it is definitely worth a try. The taste was not bad at all. However, if the texture of your mystery meat products is important to you, I’d probably stick to Spam blue.
Turkey matter that you can gobble anytime!
So what to call this stuff? Turkey Meat and Stuff? TUMS? Nope, that one’s been taken. TWAM? Turkey Wing and Meat? Who knows what turkey parts are in here? I just assume that the really good turkeys are sold intact, with the innards removed, so there must be plenty of other parts we don’t get to see, or turkeys that are not worth trying to sell intact, that goes into this lowest fat of all of the famous and legandary SPAM product.
The good news is that it’s way easier to slice than a real turkey, and you can cook it in a few minutes. And yes, I really recommend slicing and browning this stuff in a frying pan. Otherwise it does sort of resemble cat food.
Personally, I’m experimenting with shifting my breakfast toward protein and away from fat and carbs so won’t be tempted to eat a huge lunch in the middle of the day when my job is basically sitting and moving a mouse around.
So, I gave this a try and if you fry it a bit it isn’t bad. It’s sort of like going to Arby’s without getting in the car. Oh yeah, and if there’s another economic downturn, it’s a really cheap way to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Better stock up now!
better than regular Spam
Turkey Spam is pretty good; not great. I’d give it 7 out of 10. it’s worth a try if you haven’t.
not sealed enough
Turkey Spam = Healthy Mystery Meat?
Just don’t eat it at room temperature
Either cook it or refrigerate it and you’ll be perfectly happy–seriously.
Turkey Spam – Yummm!!
I am a huge fan of turkey. I will make an extra large turkey at Thanksgiving so I will have plenty of leftover turkey for later. Turkey Span will be a reasonable substitute the rest of the year. It will pair well with eggs, make good casseroles and decent sandwiches, just to name a few uses. It also has a good turkey flavor.
Not your average Spam
I sliced the turkey spam with my MIU France Stainless Steel Lunch Meat Slicer, fried it and turned it into a yummy spamburger with a little lettuce, tomato and mayo.
I also use the slicer to make diced spam for spam salad with mayo, pickle relish, chopped onion and diced hard boiled eggs and it’s tasty diced, lightly fried and scrambled into eggs with a little hot sauce.
As you can see, I like turkey spam best with a variety of other bland foods. This because it has a lot of flavor and a way too much salt.
Satisfying, Low Fat and Versatile; Dented Cans, Though
Unfortunately, several cans were badly dented upon arrival, making them unsafe to eat, really. So the high price was not worth paying. But as it was during the winter storm, “Blizzard-Geddon” of 2010 (78″ snow total), I thank the Lord for having even the dented cans on hand! Yes, in everything give thanks!
Do not know WHAT I expected
Much better fried.
Believe it or not; it’s Spam!
The first night we got our shipment one of my sons grabbed a can to try; he was surprised to find that this was “supposed” to be a 6 serving size can. He had already finished off almost all of it plain and on seasoned Triscuits! We have used it on pizza; yes! Pizza! It actually makes a great addition to a pizza with a white sauce base. We toss it in salads, pasta, and rice dishes. There are so many times that we just want a light snack and the addition of the Spam makes it like a mini meal.
The whole family loves it. I had to upsize next month’s order to make sure we don’t run out too quickly. 🙂
Just because it says Spam on the can doesn’t mean it’s mystery meat. lol Loving this stuff!
As canned meats go – Not bad at all when fixed …..
NO Salt adds though as already has Nitrites in it – not as bad a many brands of Hot Dogs, but enuff to use caution if U tend to have a blood pressure problem.
Precooked – so handy to have on hand if Power failures arise.
Does not have same overpowering taste nor grizzle chunks as Regular Spam.
Slice thin – for all uses and pan fry also – in Maple syrup [optional] or dice into soups/ scrambled eggs or omlets.
Some Kinda Good !!!
Half the calories of their other SPAM products and a better alternative to fast food . Make your own lunch with this and enjoy a product made in America that is Some Kinda Good !!!
Tasty with OK nutrition when used carefully
An obvious consideration with Pam is its nutritional value, or possible lack there of. So I looked up some of the relevant nutritional information, some of which I will repeat here. You should consider doing the same.
Each can of Spam holds 12 ounces, or six servings (in Hormel’s estimation). Each serving of Turkey Spam has 80 calories. The bacon and cheese versions have 180 and 170 calories, respectively.
A serving of Turkey Spam has 4.5 grams of total fat and 1.5 grams of saturated fat. The numbers for Bacon Spam are 16 and 6 grams. And for Cheese Spam, the numbers are 15 and 6 grams. The recommended daily reference values are 65 and 20 grams.
A serving of Turkey Spam has 35 mg of cholesterol while the others have 40 mg of cholesterol. The recommended daily value is 300 mg.
A serving of Turkey Spam And Bacon Spam have 520 mg of sodium. Cheese Spam has 720 Mg. The recommended daily value is 2400 mg.
Essentially this means that Turkey Spam is healthier than the others, but any of these versions of Spam can fit into a nutritious program SO LONG AS you limit the servings and don’t use a lot of fatty oil if you fry your servings. If you insist on eating a whole can every day, you will tend to be fat with clogged arteries and high blood pressure.
I don’t fry my Spam although it’s tempting to do that a slice at a time for breakfast. Instead, I tend to use Turkey Spam diced in pasta salads and sliced for sandwiches. The cheese and bacon versions have a more distinctive taste, and I use them mostly to add some meat to the Betty Crocker mashed potatoes that I also buy from Amazon.
Of course, Spam IS very tasty and when fried is always a winner with kids. As long as they don’t gorge themselves on it, it should be fine. In the end, the key with Spam as with many other foods is to be moderate and balanced in what you eat.
I hope this helps.
Turkey Spam Is Good For Your Storage Preps
We like it cut up and cubed and fried with potatoes or eggs. Good for making a turkey salad too. It really does taste good. I know so many people put Spam down but it is a product that is useful. Especially if you need meat that does not have to be refrigerated.
This product I did purchase from Amazon even though it is not verified that I did. That is because I purchased it with my husband’s account.
Tasty, All-Purpose Filler, Long Lasting
Diced for salads, thin slices for sandwiches,
long and thick for hot dogs, etc.
You should refrigerate any unused portion.
I keep it bagged and soaked in water in the frige,
because lack of oxygen and lower temp slows down degradation.
You could say it’s filled with preservatives and salt,
ok smarty pants, it’s true Spam lasts forever.
This is perfect for emergency kits.
It’s not too big and heavy.
Be sure to buy the other varieties,
you’ll get sick of eating Turkey Spam everyday.
It’s turkey in a can.
It tastes nothing like regular SPAM, since the original is make from pork.
If your looking for a leaner alternative to original SPAM, then turkey SPAM is for you.
A tasty treat for all occasions
really salty but was able to use it another way
Later, after a month, tried to use it to make some fried rice and turned okay because I can save salt/soy sauce. And it began to be okay as food again!