Maybe I made up a phrase:
'because of the novelty of it'
Surely not, but searching online returns no results, zero.
I wonder, could a retro and/or abundant food such as Spam be considered a novelty or have any sense of novelty to it?
Examples of usage:
Q: Why are y'all taking selfies with Spam? In the Walmart, on vacation?
A: Because of the novelty of it. There's a whole lotta Spam here!
Q: Did you eat Spam there?
A: No, but we have it once in a while, with mac-n-cheese, because of the novelty of it.
They understood what I meant, but after researching it, that sort of usage seems incorrect. Is it?
Still, I think novelty should have a definition that conveys some kind of sentiment (like nostalgia but pleasant, in a quirky way). No one is actually playing the mini Parcheesi game, you know; it's just a 'good memory' aid.
novelty [M-W, 4 of 4]
something (such as a song or food item) that provides often fleeting amusement and is often based on a theme → often used attributively
Novelty Foods From the Past 20 Years [Mentalfloss.com]
Hawaiian SPAMBURGER™ Hamburger [spam.com]