Heard on the Street: Hormel introduces Teriyaki Spam

The new Spam Teriyaki brand.

Austin-based Hormel Foods introducing a new flavor of Spam — one that reflects the luncheon meat's popularity in Hawaii and Asia.

Spam Teriyakiflavor will soon be available nationwide.

Aloha Plate food truck of Hawaii, run by Chef Adam Tabura, Lanai Tabura and Shawn Felipe, is joining with Hormel to announce the flavor. The Aloha Plate members were champions of the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, Season Four.

"As Hawaiian natives, the Aloha Plate team is a natural fit to introduce Spam Teriyaki, and the fun-loving personalities of Chef Adam, Lanai and Shawn will encourage people to embrace this popular handheld treat and show us their variations on how they Musubi," according to the press release.

Spam Teriyaki is inspired by the rising popularity of Asian and Island cuisine within the food community.


Spam Teriyaki is a key ingredient in Spam Musubi — a slice of fried Spam Teriyaki and rice wrapped in nori (seaweed).

"We are thrilled to work with the Spam brand as these iconic products have been in our kitchens and part of our lives since we were kids, and today are a focal point on our food truck menu," said Lanai Tabura of The Aloha Plate Food Truck.

Spam Teriyaki is available in supermarkets nationwide at retail price of $2.96 for a 12-ounce can. -- Mike Klein

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