For over 100 years, the pepperoni has dazzled, tantalized and satisfied pizza lovers all over the world. In fact, pepperoni is so popular that according to the National Association of Pizza Operators reports that pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in the U.S., amounting to a whopping estimated 250 million pounds consumed annually.
Pepperoni is so beloved that there is a day dedicated to its mouthwatering honor, National Pepperoni Pizza Day, and it’s coming up Sunday, Sept. 20. LloydPans’ pizza pans and tools are designed to serve up the highest quality pizza on menus across the U.S., and while you’re baking your pepperoni creations, why not have a conversation about the day with some of the LloydPans’ innovation team’s favorite fun facts.
Pepperoni gets its color from a powder made from ground red pepper pods, chili peppers and sodium nitrate, which is used to cure the meat.