If there's a Hello Kitty fan on your holiday gift list this year, we've got you covered. If he or she also happens to be a Spam fan, you're well on your way to becoming best friend of the year.
All you'll need is the Hello Kitty Spam musubi (or shaped and decorated rice snacks) kit. Yes, it's a kitty mold that will turn Spam musubi into a Hello Kitty head and body in no time.
The kit, which was a limited edition release from the Spam brand, comes with two 12-ounce cans of Spam, the "less sodium" variety, and a Hello Kitty rice mold. The kits are available from a few eBay sellers, or you can make your own with a couple cans of Spam, and these Hello Kitty rice molds on Amazon.
To make the Hello Kitty Spam musubi, just fill the kitty head mold with rice, then attach the head to a piece of traditional Spam musubi.
According to the Hello Kitty Spam musubi workshop at the recent Hello Kitty Convention in Los Angeles, you use small strips of nori to make whiskers and eyes, a small piece of yellow bellpepper as a nose, and a carrot in the shape of a flower to decorate Hello Kitty's head.
Or you can use a red pepper to create her little red bow. That's what L.A. chef Roy Choi used when he made a Hello Kitty Spam musubi at the Line Hotel earlier this year to celebrate the character's 40th anniversary.
For Hello Kitty's paws, use two small rice balls. And voila, a Hello Kitty Spam musubi almost too cute to eat. We said almost.