Here’s a phrase you’ve probably said, or SUNG. But I bet you can’t tell me what it is: What’s “figgy pudding”?
The answer is NOT what most Americans think of as pudding. It’s a classic holiday CAKE made with flour, dried fruit, and “suet”, which is hardened fat. (Yum.)
Most Americans just know if from the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. But now’s your chance to see what it’s all about, because the makers of SPAM are selling their own version for the holidays.
It’s not REAL figgy pudding though. It’s a much more meat-forward version. The top ingredient is still pork, so it’s figgy pudding-FLAVORED, but not the actual dessert.
The last holiday flavor SPAM came up with was surprisingly popular. Back in 2019, their pumpkin spice version sold out instantly.
(Here’s a photo of SPAM Figgy Pudding. They also did a claymation video in the style of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. The fact that the pig character is so interested in tasting it is a little disturbing.)