So I'm sure this is going to be pooh-poohed by purists.....so please forgive me. I have some of my own reasons for, well, asking this.
Anyone happen to know what brand of pepperoni it is that...um....Papa John's uses?
If nobody can chime in, if someone knows of a super-thin (like Papa John's) pepperoni that's offered at the retail level, please let me know.
I have a serious issue with eating garlic and onion -- it's horribly difficult to deal with, because I get ill when eating it. Sucks. And to my knowledge, there is currently NO pepperoni on the market that is free of garlic and/or onion.
And I miss pepperoni very much.....so, if I eat a smaller quantity of it, due to the slices being *thinner* than others......((CROSSING FINGERS HERE))....I can ((POSSIBLY)) eat at least one or two little slices of pepperoni on a pizza. Possibly.
But only if the pepperoni itself is sliced very, very thin. That way, it will look like I'm able to eat more quantities of pepperoni than I'd normally get with a pepperoni of average thickness...it's a visual 'trick' that will give me the taste I want, while reducing my exposure to garlic and/or onion in the pepperoni itself.
That's why it needs to be 'thinner than other brands of pepperoni.'
Less exposure to things in pepperoni that my body objects to.
As I recall, the Papa John's pepperoni is razor-thin. And taste is fine with me for them; I'm positive I could do better for taste than their pepperoni, but tbh taste is not my #1 top concern.
I'm making a compromise at this point between physical well-being and taste; kind of have to.
If there was ONE BRAND that didn't have onion and/or garlic in it -- I wouldn't have to worry abt this, lol. But, well...I do. Trust me, that would be my first option if it existed. And I've called every company that I could find, to ask if their 'natural flavorings' (how the FDA says they can get away with 'listing' garlic and onion on labels)......contained garlic or onion. Sadly, if 'natural flavorings' is on a pepperoni label, it likely means garlic or onion is in there. Some brands list it separate from that, but it's not a legal requirement to do so. I wish it was.
So. If anyone knows what brand of pepperoni it is that...Papa John's uses, OR can suggest, possibly...another brand that has super-thin sliced pepperoni at retail sale, I'd dearly appreciate it.
I will also possibly be venturing into the local supermarket deli to have them slice whatver brands they have on-hand razor thin for me, but tbh if it was already pre-sliced that would make my life easier.
And most pepperonis I see in the deli for slicing by counter help are the large, sandwich-styled pepperoni, which are ofc too big for placing on a little mini-pizza. So if I do that, I'll have to go to a few different markets. Not my first choice, tho.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.