AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corp. said it plans to discontinue SPAM Snacks, the snack-size version of its famous canned pork product. The single-serve, dried version will disappear from shelves by the end of the summer.
“The decision to discontinue SPAM Snacks came following post launch review of consumer and sales metrics, which didn’t meet our initial expectations,” Hormel said. “SPAM Snacks will continue to be on shelves through the summer. Hormel Foods remains committed to product innovation and the snacking category, and will continue to look for ways to grow the portfolio to address the changing tastes of consumers.”SPAM Snacks hit the market in the summer of 2015 with the intention of complementing the fast-growing meat snacks category. The products were part of an expansion movement from Hormel in the snack market that included Skippy P.B. Bites and Jennie-O Turkey Breast Sticks.