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Title: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: cayenneman08 on August 04, 2021, 10:57:55 AM
I make a lot of pizzas at home for family and friends and everyone loves the cuppers.  I can get Hormel Cup and Crisp, but what I tend to use is Bridgford stick pepperoni that I slice on a meat slicer.  It's a decent pepperoni but I was wanting to try something else.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Peter B on August 04, 2021, 12:19:54 PM
I remember enjoying the Boars Head stick pepperoni. I think I might have nuked the slices for 10 seconds in order to ensure that they were nice and crispy on the finished pie.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on August 04, 2021, 12:29:40 PM
I remember enjoying the Boars Head stick pepperoni. I think I might have nuked the slices for 10 seconds in order to ensure that they were nice and crispy on the finished pie.

^^^ But I don't find the need to precook.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: DannyG on August 04, 2021, 03:34:47 PM
Margherita Pepperoni - Not the presliced. I slice it myself, as thin as I can.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: jsaras on August 04, 2021, 10:32:27 PM
I havenít used Hormel  Cup Ďn Crisp, so I donít know how it compares to Hormel Rosa Grande, but itís the best I can source.  Ezzo is fantastic.  Salumeria Bielese has the best flavor of all of them IMO, but itís not cup and char.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: ARenko on August 04, 2021, 11:10:15 PM
Vermont Smoke and Cure is the best of the few brands I've tried.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Fiorot on August 05, 2021, 07:09:07 PM
Why does it have to cup in the first place? 
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: quietdesperation on August 05, 2021, 08:08:55 PM
Why does it have to cup in the first place?

good to see you back here fiorot! My experience is that as pepperoni  cups, the bottom outside rim of the pepperoni moves off the pizza, creating more surface area for crisping, hence "cup and crisp". take a look at the prince st square below.

best,
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Pete-zza on August 05, 2021, 08:16:54 PM
Why does it have to cup in the first place?
Fiorot,

Many people like the fact that flavorful oils collect in the cupped pepperoni slices.

Peter
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: PizzaEater101 on August 05, 2021, 10:04:15 PM
Swiss American Sausage Co. Pepperoni by Burke Corp.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: DannyG on August 06, 2021, 08:36:21 AM
Margherita Pepperoni - Not the presliced. I slice it myself, as thin as I can.

Picture added.

Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: texmex on August 06, 2021, 08:53:59 AM
Yep, I always liked the Margherita pepperoni stick. Some of our Walmart stores carried it, but I have not found it locally for a long while.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Trinity on August 06, 2021, 08:54:45 AM
I havenít used Hormel  Cup Ďn Crisp, so I donít know how it compares to Hormel Rosa Grande, but itís the best I can source.  Ezzo is fantastic.  Salumeria Bielese has the best flavor of all of them IMO, but itís not cup and char.

I have a bag of the cup and crisp. Have not used it. Will report back later after I have. :pizza:
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on August 06, 2021, 09:05:16 AM
Boars Head stick is as good as any and widely available.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: texmex on August 06, 2021, 11:00:25 AM
Boars Head stick is as good as any and widely available.


That's 20 cents more per ounce than the Margherita!   :o :-D
Guess they stopped carrying it at my nearest wallyworld, but I see on their site it's still around, just have to seek it out a little better.


I really like the Boars Head large pepperoni sliced from the deli for sandwiches.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on August 06, 2021, 11:25:35 AM

That's 20 cents more per ounce than the Margherita!   :o :-D
Guess they stopped carrying it at my nearest wallyworld, but I see on their site it's still around, just have to seek it out a little better.


I really like the Boars Head large pepperoni sliced from the deli for sandwiches.

I never look at prices for my pizza ingredients...
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: texmex on August 06, 2021, 12:05:54 PM
I never look at prices for my pizza ingredients...


Yep, we know. Why do you think I mentioned it, Mr. GotsRocks?   :-D
Just messing around, as usual, Hans.


That said, we would have to decrease the pepperoni load by 5.3 tiny, greasy charred cups per pie by ignoring prices. 
Unsatisfactory, to say the least!
I also think the Margherita is a bit spicier, and tastier.

Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Whisky on August 06, 2021, 12:23:00 PM
I have a bag of the cup and crisp. Have not used it. Will report back later after I have. :pizza:

I've used a few bags. I really like it!
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on August 06, 2021, 12:27:42 PM

Yep, we know. Why do you think I mentioned it, Mr. GotsRocks?   :-D
Just messing around, as usual, Hans.


 :-D Well, I'm not wealthy but even buying all high end pizza ingredients, home made pizza is still not half the cost of buying pizza from a shop/restaurant.

Has anyone tried Hormel Natural Choice?

https://www.seriouseats.com/taste-tests-sliced-pepperoni
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Pizza_Not_War on August 06, 2021, 02:32:47 PM
:-D Well, I'm not wealthy but even buying all high end pizza ingredients, home made pizza is still not half the cost of buying pizza from a shop/restaurant.

Has anyone tried Hormel Natural Choice?

https://www.seriouseats.com/taste-tests-sliced-pepperoni
For me it was tasteless, boring, bland. But otherwise I liked it. ;D

Current favorite is sandwich sized Creminelli pepperoni. I'm over the cupping fascination.

Instead of spending $30 for a local 18" pepperoni "high end pizza" I can probably make 4 14" organic pies at home.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: Gene in Acadiana on August 07, 2021, 02:41:45 PM
I make a lot of pizzas at home for family and friends and everyone loves the cuppers.  I can get Hormel Cup and Crisp, but what I tend to use is Bridgford stick pepperoni that I slice on a meat slicer.  It's a decent pepperoni but I was wanting to try something else.  Any suggestions?

I've tried Hormel Cup and Crisp and didn't like it at all. Yes, it cups just like the images on the packaging but it had a different taste and texture when cooked that was odd. Made me wonder what exactly was in it. Also made me think it's probably best I don't know. 
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on August 07, 2021, 03:20:00 PM
I didn't like the Cup N' Crisp, but thought that the Cup N' Crisp Bold was okay.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: BeanAnimal on August 07, 2021, 05:00:42 PM
Hands down Ezzo GiAntonio 38mm or Ezzo Supprem(crispier edges)
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: bigMoose on September 22, 2021, 09:39:27 PM
 For me, Ezzo Supreme Special (SS) is the best, followed by  Hormel Rosa Grande.  I like the spice package in Ezzo SS a bit better.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: woodfiredandrew on November 01, 2021, 02:22:06 PM
margharita Ronni with candied Jalapeno
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: 02ebz06 on November 01, 2021, 05:21:06 PM
I use Ezzo 38mm Cup & Char
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: hotsawce on November 02, 2021, 02:13:40 PM
Ezzo makes garbage pepperoni - terrible bake and texture. Their Giantonnio brand is marginally better. Hormel Rosa Grande is king. Margherita and Pavone not too bad either.
Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: GumbaWill on November 02, 2021, 06:12:13 PM
Ezzo makes garbage pepperoni - terrible bake and texture. Their Giantonnio brand is marginally better. Hormel Rosa Grande is king. Margherita and Pavone not too bad either.

I love pepperoni. However, it no longer loves me. Rosa Grande gives me big-time heartburn. The Ezzo with the peel-off casing is much milder and does not come back up on me. Way back when I first started out, many would comment on how nice my pepperoni looked. Guess what most times back then it was pre-sliced& bagged Boars Head from the deli counter! I guess The boar's head pepperoni bakes did not make it into my consolidated post. However, this pie is making me nostalgic for Rosa Grande.



Title: Re: Favorite Cupping Pepperoni?
Post by: HansB on November 02, 2021, 06:15:46 PM
Omeprazole. I can eat anything thankfully.