Bridgford pepperoni is made using the finest ingredients to ensure the very best tasting pepperoni available. Together with the unique, “old-world” Italian recipe and our natural fermentation process, Bridgford is the top choice for quality pepperoni.
The first thing I noticed after opening the sealed bag was a godawful smell. It really slaps you in the face. The taste, well, it’s not as bad as the smell, things things are edible, but I can’t really say I would enjoy eating them. The good news is that after eating about a few of them, it totally killed my appetite.
BasiliaMohegan Lake, NY
Those people who wrote positive reviews on this pepperoni are definitely their workers doing their job behind the computer.
These smell bad, taste bad and looks bad.
I love pepperoni, I love them cooked but preferably eat it raw.
They should be licking finger good. But Nope! Not these.
It has that after taste and before taste. Very strong beefy like taste.
Like that other one star review, it smells awful but not that bad when eating.
It is edible but definitely not enjoying ones.
I’m gonna try to put these on pizza and have it cooked all the way.
Or else We’re gonna throw away 6 packs of these.
This Old World Pepperoni is worlds better in taste than your standard pre-sliced Pepperoni in a bag found in most grocery store which is relatively flavorless and uninteresting in my opinion. We bought this at SamsClub for years before they stopped carrying it and is great for our home made pizzas.
The Pepporoni is seasoned well and makes all the difference in home cooking!
Haven’t bought this online, just at the supermarket.
It’s good on homemade pizza. Thick slices are amazing. Just peel off the casing or it warps the pepperoni into a concave dome that pools the fat. And there’s TONS of fat.
Another tip would be to put the cuts on paper towels then nuke them. Good to get rid of as much grease as you can.
LOL at the people eating them “raw” and giving it a negative review. What the hell are you expecting?
This isn’t a sausage stick to eat like you just bought from a gas station.
The fat content is way too high be to eaten plain. Add chunks to a soup, bread, whatever.
CarolineNorth Carver, MA
I wasn’t sure what these pepperoni slices would taste like, (since Bridgford isn’t a brand I’m familiar with) but was pleased with the purchase. Unlike the other review, there was no foul smell upon opening any of the packages. The taste, right out of the packaging, was great. Will definitely be ordering these again.
How convenient it is to have a big stick of pepperoni on hand? Very! Now all I have to do is slice what I want for my pizza, chunk it for a salad or in pasta. It works for everything. Spaghetti sauce gets an extra kick with pepperoni added. I’m still working on things to add it to.
My family loves homemade pepperoni pizza so this is the perfect item to keep in the pantry! Great flavor. The one thing I like the most is there is NO expiration date, only the fact that you must keep the package refrigerated after opening. So these are shelf stable and buying six packages at once means I will have them on hand when I need them. Will be ordering more!
I have been eating these pepperonis for 15 years. I have had two go bad in storage but that is not Bridgford’s fault. They store for a year or more at room temperature if you keep them in a cool room but if one gets a puncture in the wrapper or exposed to too much heat, etc., then all bets are off. If the wrapper is still vacuum tight and the expiration date has not passed, then it should be fine. If the wrapper is loose at all or the product has expired then, yes, you might have one that is bad. If it is as bad as some here describe then it is my guess they are eating spoiled food. Not smart. But in 15 years of eating these, I have only thrown out two for spoilage and that is after having stored them for quite a while.
These do have more fat (and more flavor) than bagged pepperoni. They do make great pizza but you will have a hard time slicing them as thin and even as some big factory – so just don’t expect the exact look, feel, and taste. These are still delicious in their own right.
I have to laugh about reviews from folks who eat seemingly spoiled food and then say that anyone who likes this must work for Bridgford. No, I do not work for Bridgford. I just eat their products.
I eat this like a summer sausage with cheese crackers. I’m a fan of meat snacks like beef jerky and summer sausage.
I know that this is meant to be used as a pizza topping but all the summer sausages I have tried lately are very moist almost like Spam or potted meat. I like a more dry summer sausauge so I thought I’d try this.
This is very dry and solid. This is a plus for me.
If you eat it in thick pieces like I do, it has a grainy quality to it. The spices are very strong, distinct, and unique.
Where this loses points is the pepperoni casing that surrounds the pepperoni. In most sausages, the casing is so thin that you can’t even taste it or know it’s there.
The casing on this is thick and it tastes similiar to wax paper.
I don’t think I’d buy this again even to use on pizzas. It will take me a long time to use the two sticks I have left.
It’s a decent product but just not good to use as a meat snack. It’s not worth buying it for pepperoni on a pizza, either, for me. I’ll just stick to Hormel for that.
This is great pepperoni, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re tired of buying the limp tasteless mush they package precut in bags at the grocery store, this is what you should buy. It’s good seared, baked, and raw. We’ve served it frequently with cheese and crackers. Many guests (but not all) appreciate the bold flavor. For a pack of three and with a subscription, this price can’t be beat. It’ll last you a good long while.
(Just make sure to cut off the casing before eating!)
The person with the negative view must have received pepperoni that had accidentally been punctured at some point. Something is definitely wrong. I have been eating this pepperoni for over 30 years and it is fantastic! Thirty years ago, my brother convinced me to put some slices of the pepperoni in my spaghetti sauce; it was outrageously good. I have used it ever since–me and my entire family.
I even eat it “raw” (can’t be raw or it wouldn’t keep). It’s one of my primary snacks on the Atkins (and I’ve lost 25 lbs). I hope the nay-sayers try it one more time–they are missing out.
The super Wal-Marts sell it and they are always running out. And by the way, I live in Sacramento and I’m an instructor at a college; don’t work for Bridgeford! I’m only online because Wal-Mart runs out so fast (just came from there) and I would like to buy a large supply I can count on. Actually, I have two, inch and ahalf pieces that I’ve hid from my husband in the fridge. I guess I’m addicted!
EarnestSumava Resorts, IN
I ordered this product and absolutely love it! I will definitely order again and recommend to others. I have been on weight watchers and was really missing my pepperoni when I found this… 12 slices = 2 points 🙂
I saw a few reviews that said this was not great and I’m here to say that’s totally not my opinion. I think that it has even more flavor than regular pepperoni.
Has a great spice to it and works great to make a flat bread low point pizza without feeling like your skipping on taste.
What a wonderful surprise this turned out to be. If you love real pepperoni buy this. I recommend this wholeheartedly.
TarynSaint Elmo, IL
I have been preparing pizza at home exclusively for over 20 years and only considered recently to purchase pepperoni in quantity to get a better price. I had tried several brands over the years but this brand has not been offered in my area. After reading other reviews I decided buying 3 pounds was not a big risk.
I knew not having a meat slicer was going to be a challenge but I also knew that “practice makes perfect”.
The flavor is different from what I considered to be the best of pepperoni I had tried, but I have not tried any that may have been considered gourmet quality, and I like it. It is oilier but I don’t consider it excessively oily.
The bottom line is that if you enjoy preparing pizza from home you should try this Bridgford pepperoni. I have had 2 shipments and both arrived in 3 business days.
This pepperoni is chewy and a bit oily– good if you’re into that. It’s also got a surprise in the form of a strong paprika aftertaste that kicks in about 10 seconds after you’ve eaten a piece (or two, or however many you’re going to munch on at that instance). If you’re sensitive to spicy food, this probably isn’t for you.
Each package yields enough pepperoni slices to populate roughly two 12″ pizzas (one if you really want to pile on the toppings).
It’s definitely good on pizza. My advice is to slice thin, as thin as you can make it. This pepperoni is GREASY!
AngleNew Roads, LA
I love this! I do not buy it here, but at the store. I like it on pizza of course. But I also like to eat it right out of the container it comes in! It’s good on crackers by itself or with cheese, on hot dogs, in soup & pasta dishes. It is a little drier than other products I’ve tried. But that is ok, because I don’t like peporoni that is too greasy. This product also does not give me heartburn & many of the others do. I like the product! GOOD!!
Off and on over the years I’ve kept a package of pepperoni in the frig because it’s a great “seasoning” product. You can throw a few into just about any savory dish to add extra flavor. It works a lot like bacon in that regard, in those instances where you don’t need a lot of meat, but a little helps to round out the dish. You can use these instead of adding flavoring fats too, like butter or olive oil. It adds variety and broadens your options especially for quick cooking, or when you are out of some of your usual basics and don’t feel like running to the store.
The problem sometimes is that some brands of pepperoni taste a bit odd – perhaps chemically, or greasy, or papery and bland. These are good. I will say that these aren’t super-intensely flavored, but to my mind that is good for my purposes. If you want to get an intensely flavored pepperoni for a particular application or for direct snacking, I figure you want to hit up your local Italian market.
I also like the size and thinness of these – they are very thin, which I think is great, because I typically would use these in circumstances where I would want only a few and well distributed in small pieces. I can use these whole where with some other brands that are cut thicker I’d typically have to cut them up some first.
These also taste fresh and have a nice texture.
We are big Pepperoni fans in my house but can’t eat that much of the unhealthy real stuff. This is the closest to real Pepperoni that I could find and I’ve tried them all. (even Boars Head Turkey Pepperoni can’t compare) I have had this coming in through Subscribe and Save as long as I can remember. Great on Salads. Even better heated.
I ordered 3 sticks and was pleasantly surprised that they arrived (in Egypt) about two weeks later. I got them home and immediately opened one because I have been craving pepperoni since I got here three months ago. The flavor is awesome. It’s very spicy, but in a good way. Heat in the microwave for a few seconds to get some of the extra grease out of it.
Pepperoni with a bite! Delicious for appetizers or Bridgford Pepperoni, Old World, 16-Ounce Sticks (Pack of 3)
chopped finely to mix with scrambled eggs, and of course great on Pizza. Makes macaroni and cheese special also. Unexpected guests can be served speedy appetizers; just slice & serve with cheese and fruit! Love it.
Bridgford Pepperoni,Old world, has to be one of the great tasting pepperoni’s for anyone who likes pepperoni. I have had three orders of this pepperoni, the last being this past Christmas, wow what a surprising Christmas gift, and I will be ordering more in the furture.
Thank you Bridgford and Amazon for this great product.
VERY VERY GOOD!! COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR ANY BETTER!!!! I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE. PLUS FAST SERVICE AND EXCELLENT PACKAGING
This pepperoni is a fixture at our family New Year’s Eve party, and local stores have stopped carrying it. I was thrilled to find it on Amazon at a competitive price!
Bridford Turkey Pepperoni, it has half the calories as regular pepperoni only 70, regular pepperoni has 140 calories. I found it locally and I have been eating it ever since, I use it when making Pizza and it tastes very good, I like it when it gets crispy in the oven on top of the pizza. I am not an expert in pepperoni, however this low calorie choice does a great job, it doesn’t have any after taste or all that grease, maybe because it is made with turkey (less grease, fewer calories) and high quality ingredients. I love low calorie turkey pepperoni! Thank You
This review is for the regular sliced pepperoni. The way I use them is to nuke them in the microwave for a couple minutes and it makes a nice spicy pepperoni chip for a low carb diet. Kind of reminds me of thin slices of spicy bacon. Anyway I have done this with lots of different kinds of pepperoni. This pepperoni astonishes me at the quantity of fat that is thrown off during cooking. The grease soaks through several layers of paper towel. People talked about eating them raw and if you did, that would be a lot of fat! No other pepperoni I have tried has generated this quantity of fat during cooking.
Now once they have crisped up and you have gotten rid of most of the fat, they are crispy and quite nice. The slices are very thin, so if you go too long they will burn in a flash. I am going to try the thick sliced to see how they work.
**UPDATE** tried the thick sliced and they are perfect for my application of pepperoni chips! Way better than the thin sliced. Still amazed by how much orange grease comes off these things during microwaving, but when they are done cooking they are a great consistency and have a nice amount of kick to them. Kind of like spicy bacon. I imagine the thick would be very good on pizza if you don’t mind some oil added to your pie.
Good texture and spice. Nice n salty. Not “artisan” standards but who wants to spend $20 for a stick of pizza topping?!?
LynwoodMc Coy, CO
This is the real stuff!
I was glancing through as I usually by Bridgeford from them directly, but in a pinch, some to give friends for the holiday without big shipping costs might be a good idea.
This is the real, old time, hard pepperoni with a spicy flavor that is great! I like it even more than the smaller sticks you find in some of the old Italian grocery.meat markets, mainly because of the spicy nature. (That’s not to discount thos sticks, they’re great, too.)
I don’t just recommend this, I give it to friends as gifts. (Na, I don’t wrap them. I just hand half a stick to them and say… Here, have some real pepperoni!)