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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2013, 09:41:13 PM »
Why thank you.... so do I.  :)
I do hope your daughter is getting better though.

Bob,

Thank you, she is!  Part common cold, part altitude sickness, part PRINCESS!

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2013, 10:20:15 PM »
Good to hear John...I know she did not want to have to spend the vacation inside.

Last time I checked my grandparenting folder it said equal parts of sugar, spice, and everything nice.   ;D
Enjoy your stay, weather back home here in NC is a real drag right now as you may know.  >:(
You lucky dog!  8)

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2013, 12:29:12 AM »
Good to hear John...I know she did not want to have to spend the vacation inside.

Last time I checked my grandparenting folder it said equal parts of sugar, spice, and everything nice.   ;D
Enjoy your stay, weather back home here in NC is a real drag right now as you may know.  >:(
You lucky dog!  8)

Bob

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I got multiple cancellation notices from Cape Fear Lacrosse so,I figured the weather was 💩

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2013, 09:55:16 PM »
This pepperoni is damn good. Why was it discontinued at world market? Is the company gone?

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2013, 12:03:16 AM »
This pepperoni is damn good. Why was it discontinued at world market? Is the company gone?

I think it was probably a one-time buy VT used to blow out some excess inventory. That sort of thing seems pretty common at World Market. I don't believe it was ever a regularly stocked item.
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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2013, 04:19:01 PM »
I have never seen it there, and I hit them 3 or 4 times a year for beer and chocolates.

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2013, 06:44:12 PM »
The strangest thing I've encountered is here in Wilmington NC the
Whole Foods carries every VT Smoke and Cure product EXCEPT the pepperoni.  The manager was very willing to special order it for me but has no intention of adding it to their regularly stocked items?!?!

Prior to 2 months ago I had never seen it at World Market either.

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2013, 06:55:19 PM »
Whole Foods carries every VT Smoke and Cure product EXCEPT the pepperoni.  The manager was very willing to special order it for me but has no intention of adding it to their regularly stocked items?!?!

John - I believe it is because the pepperoni contains sodium nitrite and other additives, whereas the other products do not.

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2013, 09:07:13 PM »
Has anyone tried this VT pepperoni? No nitrates. I think this company was in RI.
http://www.fortunasausage.com/All_Natural_Pepperoni_p/np.htm
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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2013, 09:18:46 PM »
I think this company was in RI.


Wouldn't that make it RI pepperoni, instead of VT (Vermont) pepperoni?
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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2013, 09:33:45 PM »
Current home Sandgate VT, but you may have a point.  I see a lot of references to Greenville RI. Starting to wonder if it's made in RI, but the company operates from VT, for some type of business reason.
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Re: VT Pepperoni!
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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2013, 12:12:43 AM »
John - I believe it is because the pepperoni contains sodium nitrite and other additives, whereas the other products do not.

John

Very interesting! During the course of my search I did come across a decent looking stick of "no nitrate" pepperoni which I did not buy simply b/c I am lousy with pepperoni at the moment!

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2013, 12:47:41 AM »
Did the list of ingredients in the "no nitrite / nitrate" pepperoni contain celery powder or celery juice?  If so, then that is the source of the nitrates in the pepperoni that are necessary to prevent the proliferation of Clostridium botulinum during the curing process.  A pepperoni or other dry-cured sausage made with no source of nitrate may not be safe to eat.  The nitrate is probably there in most of those "no nitrite / nitrate added" products.  It's just coming from natural vegetable sources rather than from a curing salt that has nitrite or nitrate added to it.

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Re: VT Pepperoni!
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2013, 12:07:55 AM »
Did the list of ingredients in the "no nitrite / nitrate" pepperoni contain celery powder or celery juice?  If so, then that is the source of the nitrates in the pepperoni that are necessary to prevent the proliferation of Clostridium botulinum during the curing process.  A pepperoni or other dry-cured sausage made with no source of nitrate may not be safe to eat.  The nitrate is probably there in most of those "no nitrite / nitrate added" products.  It's just coming from natural vegetable sources rather than from a curing salt that has nitrite or nitrate added to it.


I will check on that!

However I must say that I am more worried about contracting Bubonic Plague than botulism, given the numbers in the US each year:


In the United States an average of 145 cases of botulism are reported each year.   Of these, approximately 15 percent are foodborne, 65 percent are infant botulism, and the rest are wound botulism.

http://www.deschutes.org/Media-Releases/Botulism-in-3-People-Caused-by-Home-Canned-Food.aspx

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