Pellegrino Foods Heat and Eat Pepperoni Pizza Flavor Pepperoni Balls are made by Pellegrino Foods from Warren, PA. The only thing I can find out about this company is this antidefamation appeal [pdf]. In any case this item consists of two dinner rolls injected with something approximating pizza gunk. Ingredients include: Potassium Bromate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Mozzarella Cheese Substitute, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Cyanocobalamin, Ferric Orthophosphate, Pyridoxine HCO, Calcium Caseinate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Trisodium Phosphate, Calcium Panothenate, Sodium Erythorbate and paprika. All in just 6oz and for $1.30.

It was also inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture EST 8575. Excuse me while I go die.

12 thoughts on “Pellegrino Foods Heat and Eat Pepperoni Pizza Flavor Pepperoni Balls

  1. Oh, Adam. Did that long weaselspeak name not forewarn you? The legally required inclusion of the “flavor” in the names of things that aren’t indeed what they are called? The repetition of “pepperoni” in the hope that the repetition might actually charm it into resembling pepperoni somehow? Pepperoni balls, fergodsakes? You’re going to singlehandedly keep some gastroenterologist well stocked with BMWs someday. But at least you got your vitamin B12 (that’s the “cyanocobalamin” part).

  2. I find your food reviews fascinating. I notice that you did not say much about the taste. On the other hand your descriptions of beer is very descriptive.

    From that I deduct that you liked the beer a whole lot more 🙂

    I think you should write a vending machine review book, it would be a big hit at my job since we do not have a cafeteria but a few vending machines. I take my lunch but I have seen a few brave soul eating out of the vendy.

  3. Oh jeez.

    I swear, someday I will not be surprised to hear you have keeled over from the force of your stomach spontaneously combusting. I might be sad, but definitely not surprised.

  4. I see you’ve recovered enough from last weekends meat-​induced comma fest to actually try tackling some artifical crap from the vendy. Remember what does not kill you makes you stronger. I expect that you’ll be able to drink battery acid by the time you’re done battling the vendy.

  5. Well, I am very happy to see another vending machine entry 🙂 (though, I was told I was akin to the kid who mixes all his lunch together and you were the one who eats it on a bet.

  6. I JUST ATEPACKAGED SLOPPY JOE. IT WAS HORRIBLE. IF YOU PACKAGED THIS FOOD ITEM, I WOULD STOP. SOMEONE NEEDS TO GIVE YOURECIEPT FOR SLOPPY JOES. THAT WASN’T WHATATE.…TOSSED IN THE TRASH.

  7. For those of you skeptical of “pepperoni balls,” you should know that they are pretty much a staple of Northwest Pennsylvania pizza places, although they are typically just pepperoni in bread, none of this “pizza flavored” crap. They’re really good, unless you get them from a vending machine, apparently. Why would you think that was a good idea

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