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Old 09-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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pepperoni ?

I am having trouble finding any pepperoni that doesn't contain dextrose in the ingredients. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hormel contains "less than 2% of.." including dextrose.
Your best bet is to limit the servings

Ingredients: BHA, BHT with Citric Acid Added to Help Protect Flavor Ingredients: Pork, Beef, Salt, Contains 2% or less of Water, Dextrose, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin of Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sodium Nitrite, BHA, BHT, Citric Acid.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by doobiephillips View Post
I am having trouble finding any pepperoni that doesn't contain dextrose in the ingredients. Anyone have any suggestions?
Most cold cuts will have some dextrose in it, if you're looking to make pizza if you a have a real italian store around, they make sausages without sugar or flour. (filler)
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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I do eat the hormel but I do limit the amount within my carb limit!!

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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And have you weighed out an ounce, which I believe is a serving size listed on the package? That's a lot of pepperoni. There's just over half a gram of dextrose in the ounce of pepperoni, so that's less than 1 carb from the dextrose per oz of pepperoni.

I eat it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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I just buy the Hormel pepperoni and don't pay any attention to the ingredients. I've never had an issue with the added stuff; the protein-fatty goodness overrides all else.

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #7
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If you can find it in your area Applegate Farms makes some without all the other stuff..
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:56 AM   #8
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I eat the Hormel as well. I typically eat about a third of a serving, because a serving is a LOT.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:46 AM   #9
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try Grimms pepperoni.....
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #10
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Isn't it annoying? I have not found the low levels of dextrose, corn syrup, etc, to be problematic,as long as you watch the carb count. They can be 0 (which really means less than .5) or as high as 3 or 4 carbs. So be careful. Try to opt for the specialty stuff when you can afford it and find it.

It really makes me mad that they add these things to EVERYTHING. I went to pick up some bouillon to help get me through my re-induction. Did not notice until I got home that the first ingredient was corn syrup solids, followed by MSG and a bunch of other crap.

So I roasted a medication-free chicken instead and made my own. It was
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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