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Offline Smokeat

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Re: Pepperoni Frustration
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2014, 01:51:13 PM »
I just ordered some Vermont Smoke & Cure Pepperoni from I've got some Ezzo coming too, so it will be nice to compare the two.

1 stick:
2 sticks:
7 sticks:

Looking forward to hearing the results Steve.

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Re: Pepperoni Frustration
« Reply #126 on: March 22, 2014, 09:46:39 AM »
Actually, I got so much Ezzo (20 pounds of it) that I froze the Vermont Smoke & Cure pepperoni. I'll slice it up and compare sometime soon.

Offline Phone Guy

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Re: Pepperoni Frustration
« Reply #127 on: May 16, 2014, 04:56:14 PM »
I have been making pizza for some time. I am no professional but I can make pizza. I have a Blackstone pizza oven but prior to that I used a stone on my gas grill with excellent results.

Currently I use Caputo 00 flour and have been trying different pepperoni. I first bought some from Cash and Carry but wasn't impressed at all. After trying a variety I have narrowed down what I think is good pepperoni. There are three that I currently have and like all of them. I have a couple sticks of Bridgford which cups nice and has great flavor. I traveled 6 hours round trip to Ashland Oregon to get 7 sticks of Vermont Smoke and cured Pepperoni and went to San Francisco to get Molinari's Pepperoni. My opinion is that Molinari's has a nice spicy flavor and cups well which is why it's my favorite. The Vermont Smoke and cure is really good and cups well also (my second fav.) I am impressed with the Bridgford stick I found at Walmart. It has a good flavor and also cups well. So that is what I found for my taste.

1. Molinari
2. Vermont
3. Bridgford stick

Yes, shipping would have been cheaper but I took my Wife to SF and I got to ride my BMW motorcycle to Ashland (Priceless)