Finding good pepperoni is not hard. Finding great pepperoni is a different story. Great pepperoni has to be the right flavor—spicy and smoky, not a mini-puck of grease and salt. Great pepperoni has to be the right texture so that it crisps up nicely while keeping a bit of chew. Great pepperoni should be made with humanely-raised pork and include only pronounceable ingredients.
Our great pepperoni hunt ended victoriously with this take on the classic from Coro Meats. The thinly sliced pepperoni is spiced with smoked paprika, garlic and oregano, a bit like a chorizo earning it the moniker “pepperizo.”
There’s enough in the package for you to enjoy on pizzas, in sandwiches, and as a quick snack each time you happen to walk by the fridge.