We rated the Pepperoni a (4) because
although it is not an altered gluten-free product, it is not
as good as authentic Italian pepperoni.
The Canadian Style Bacon is a very processed
version of butcher type Canadian bacon.
The pepperoni has a close texture and
appearance to sausage style pepperoni.
The Canadian Style Bacon is small rounds
specifically manufactured for pizzas or snacks.
Both products will store well in the
refrigerator for 1 month unopened and about a week after opening.
Both products are widely available at
almost all grocery stores throughout the U.S.
Test: Hormel Pepperoni and Canadian Style Bacon
Austin, MN 55912
Both these products are great for snack food or appetizers,
but our favorite thing about them is that they say ‘Gluten-free’
in bold letters right on the package, a pretty exciting thing
for a mainstream food product.
The pepperoni has BHA, BHT and citric acid
to protect flavor. They are ready to eat and need to be refrigerated
after opening the package.
The Canadian Style Bacon includes pork sirloin
hips and added water. It is fully cooked and must be refrigerated
after opening package.
Pork, beef, salt, contains 2% or less of water, dextrose,
natural spices, oleoresin of paprika, lactic acid starter
culture, garlic powder, sodium nitrate, BHA, BHT, citric acid.
Canadian Style Bacon Ingredients
Cured with water, salt, sugar, sodium phosphates, sodium erythorbate,
These products are a nice change of convenience
for those on a gluten-free diet. They are great on-the-go
or to dress up a gf pizza or for a quick snack. We are very
pleased to see that the Hormel company is sensitive to the
Celiac community by labeling its gluten-free products as such.