Friday, July 10, 2020

Trader Joe's Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

I'm going to admit something that I never really thought about until just now when I sat down to write this post: I really don't know much about pepperoni. 

It was my favorite pizza topping until the age of 25, but I probably couldn't pass a basic quiz. It's pork, and I think beef, but I have no idea what else. I have no idea what gives pepperoni its reddish appearance. I probably could not give you a basic explanation of the difference between pepperoni and salami. 

And I certainly have no clue why "uncured" pepperoni is a selling point. 

Of course, I don't really care as long as it tastes good.

The dough is thicker than most other Trader Joe's pizzas. 

But the thicker dough was surprisingly tasty. Instead of serving merely as a vehicle to deliver the toppings - which is how I regard pretty much all frozen pizza crust - it was a pleasure to eat. It would have been tasty dipped into oil and vinegar.

I had rolled my eyes when I read that TJ's acquired their crust from "Italian pizza suppliers," but damn, this was great crust for a frozen pizza.

The pepperoni was good. I wish I could be more descriptive in either direction, but "good" is how I feel about almost all pepperoni. (Except turkey pepperoni. Turkey pepperoni fucking sucks.)

I wish there had been a little more cheese and a lot more sauce. The main fault of this pizza is that it tasted like dough and pepperoni and nothing else. Of course, considering that I liked the taste of both, that's not a major flaw to have.

This is one of the best frozen pepperoni pizzas I have had in a long time.


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