Applegate introduces new snackable pepperoni flavors.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Applegate wants pepperoni to be seen as more than just a pizza topping. In an effort to do so, the natural and organic meat brand and subsidiary of Hormel Foods is introducing two new pepperoni snack products.

"While pepperoni is undeniably fabulous on pizza, we've zeroed in on how to make America's favorite pizza topping portable without the need for artificial preservatives," said Nicole Glenn, Applegate vice president of marketing. "Our new pepperoni recipe allows meat lovers to enjoy our pepperoni on a pizza or as a high-protein grab-and-go snack."

Applegate Naturals Pork & Beef Pepperoni and Applegate Naturals Turkey Pepperoni use dry-curing techniques – adding salt and drying to a desired moisture level – which means the unopened product doesn’t need to be refrigerated. The Applegate Naturals Pork & Beef Pepperoni combines pork with grass-fed beef and the Naturals Turkey Pepperoni is made with leaner turkey. The products feature a new flavor profile including a coarser grind of meat and enhanced savory spices for a more authentic and artisanal flavor.

Both products are available in 4-oz. re-sealable packs at select retailers nationwide.