Hi everyone - I've been reading over this post (and learning a lot!) in trying to find a certain kind of pepperoni that they use on my favorite kind of pizza. This pepperoni is made by the shop, and is intentionally made about 25% leaner than most brands so that they can put more pepperoni on the 'za without making it greasy. It's a rather large in diameter (relatively) and is sliced very thin. It cooks up crisp, but doesn't bowl/cup too much. I've attached a picture of this pepperoni below - does anyone know of any brands that cook up/look like this?
Also, I've tried the following brands: Boars head, Margarita, and Ezzo. All were very good, but just not quite what I'm looking for. They all cooked up rather small in diameter and had a nice bright-red color. As you can see below the pepperoni I'm trying to "find" has a more muted, almost brown/rust kind of color.
Anyhow, thanks so much for all the information!!