SPOTTED: SPAM Limited Edition Figgy Pudding

SPAM Figgy Pudding

Make your holiday dinner a little more, um, adventurous? Weird? Regrettable? Well, make it whatever your taste buds think with SPAM’s Limited Edition Figgy Pudding.

What’s figgy pudding? I dunno, but according to the press release from Hormel Foods, 69% of consumers surveyed know what Figgy Pudding is or have heard of it, but only 17% have had the classic holiday dish before. While I’m part of the minority that has never heard of it, I do think Figgy Pudding is 100% an awesome name for a band.

The press release goes on to say that the canned meat features the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves, along with popular winter flavor profiles like fig and orange. Yum?

Still don’t know what figgy pudding is? Well, Hormel has processed and canned a video to help explain.

If SPAM Figgy Pudding sounds like something you’d like to experience at your holiday party, visit SPAM.com, Amazon.com (UPDATE: As of this posting, it appears to be sold out on Amazon), or Walmart.com to order now, while supplies last. Each purchase includes a two-pack of 12oz cans at a suggested retail price of $10.

REVIEW: Entenmann’s Cake Truffles

Entenmann s Cake Truffles Box

What are they?

Not content with simply occupying an entire endcap in seemingly every supermarket on Earth, Entenmann’s is taking steps into the more luxurious side of the snack food aisle with these “decadent” chocolate cake truffles.

How are they?

First, I love Entenmann’s; I have since I was a child. That said, I don’t buy their products too often because I find it really hard to exercise portion control with them. Their crumb-topped donuts are God-tier and their chocolate-iced cakes are a chocoholic’s delight. Then there’re those little chewy chocolate chip cookies… yeah, Entenmann’s stuff always makes me want to eat the entire carton. Given my portioning problems, the idea of cake truffles that bundle the company’s cake experience into conveniently-sized balls of sugary bliss that don’t break the calorie bank is appealing.

Entenmann s Cake Truffles Top

Fresh out of the package, they smell exactly like an Entenmann’s iced fudge cake. Under the thin layer of chocolate icing is a really dense chocolate cake — so dense, in fact, that it may be the confection’s greatest shortfall. I know that these are supposed to be like a chocolate-flavored punch to the face, but the interior texture just doesn’t tempt my tongue. When I eat a piece of an Entenmann’s iced fudge cake, I enjoy the contrast between the thick icing and the loose crumb of the fluffy cake. I’m really missing that here.

Entenmann s Cake Truffles Split

However, the portion control aspect might be very appealing to some chocoholics: two of these balls come to a not-that-heavy 260 calories, and polishing off two of them is relatively satisfying. Of course, you defeat the purpose of portion control when you finish off the entire box (not that I would know or anything).

Anything else you need to know?

There are two varieties, Chocolate Delight and Cookies & Cream. Now I wish I’d picked up the latter because, from the pictures on Entenmann’s website, they look like they have more textural contrast.

Conclusion:

These could be very useful if you’re a chocolate-lover watching your caloric intake, but when I really want to indulge, I usually want a big slice of cake, not…little chocolate golf balls.

Purchased Price: $6.89
Size: 9.1 oz
Purchased at: King Kullen
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 pieces) 260 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 23 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

SPOTTED: 11/15/2022

Here are some interesting new products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

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Clancy’s Garlic Mashed Wavy Potato Chips
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Clancy’s Bratwurst and Beer Potato Chips

(Spotted by James D at Aldi.)

Specially Selected Brioche Stuffing Mixes
Specially Selected Brioche Stuffing Mixes

(Spotted by James D at Aldi.)

Wise Pies Pizza Make a Wish Wish Pies Cinnamon Apple Drizzle Dessert Pizza
Wise Pies Wish Pies Cinnamon Apple Drizzle Dessert Pizza

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Good  Gather Fontina  Truffle Flavored Oil Ravioli
Good & Gather Fontina & Truffle Flavored Oil Ravioli

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Great Value Minions Lowfat Yogurt Tubes
Great Value Minions Lowfat Yogurt Tubes

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

The Original Donut Shop Coffee Twix K Cups
The Original Donut Shop Coffee Twix K-Cups

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Hershey s 25 Less Sugar Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Hershey’s 25% Less Sugar Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart Neighborhood Market.)

Cafe Ole by H E B Light Roast and Dark Roast Iced Coffee
Cafe Ole by H-E-B Light Roast and Dark Roast Iced Coffee

There’s also a medium roast one that we covered earlier. (Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

H E B Natural Cheese Shaved 3 Cheese Italian Style Blend
H-E-B Natural Cheese Shaved 3 Cheese Italian Style Blend
H E B Mi Tienda Instant Masa
H-E-B Mi Tienda Instant Masa

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)