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Hawaii gets its own flavor of Spam

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HONOLULU (AP) - To thank Hawaii for being the country's number one consumer of Spam, the brand will debut a new flavor exclusively for the state.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Hormel Foods Corp. will begin selling Portuguese sausage-flavored Spam in Hawaii next month.

The product will be revealed during the Waikiki Spam Jam, an annual festival devoted to the product.

Spam Brand Product Manager Jennifer Nolander said that, for now, the new flavor will only be in Hawaii. But it could eventually be offered in some international locations.

Some people have already tasted Spam with Portuguese Sausage Seasoning and Nolander said the feedback has been "very, very favorable."

Nolander said Hard Rock Cafe will be using the product in a new dish.

Islanders can sample bite-size pieces during May's Spam Jam.

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