I am always on the look out for new snacks to put in mine and my husbands packed lunch. Although I really like salami I had never actually tried peperami until a couple of weeks ago when my father in law asked of I would like one. Obviously I was aware of there existence due to the well known adverts with the slogan 'it's a bit of an animal'. Since then I have purchased a few as they make a nice, easy snack and am surprised I have looked over them for so long.
The peperami sticks can be purchased individually or in multi-packs. My last purchase was one of the individual 25g sticks which was on a half price special offer in Sainsbury's and cost just £0.35 which I thought was pretty good value.
The sticks of peperami are long and quite thin and come packed in a green foil wrapper. Inside the stick of peperami is contained in a thin plastic sleeve which keeps the salami nice and fresh and can easily be peeled back to reveal the salami stick. On the pack you can find a picture of the salami as well as all the necessary information that you need to know including ingredients listings, storage instructions and company contact details.
The peperami is described on the pack as being a 'smoked pork salami sausage'. Although it states that for the best taste you should keep the peperami in the fridge this is not necessary as it is pasteurised and packaged to preserve the meat.
As with most convenience foods the peperami sticks are not the healthiest snacks but they make a nice occasional
treat. A 25g peperami stick currently contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 126
Carbohydrate - 0.6g
Fat - 11.0g
Fibre - trace
Sodium - 0.40g
As soon as you open the packet you can smell the salami. It has quite a strong and rich, smoky smell which I found quite appealing. The peperami is quite strong tasting but it has a lovely smoky, tasty and a slight spiciness. The only downside that I found with the peperami is that it is a little tough especially the outer side of the salami stick. I do like to eat these straight from the packet just the way they are and usually take one in my lunch box to work. But I have also chopped one of these up and added it to a speedy pasta dish in a hurry which gave it a lovely taste and when warmed did make it less tough.
Overall I do really like these salami sticks, they are really tasty and make an ideal snack. It would be nice if they could make them a little softer but I will still continue to purchase them as I really like the taste.
Peperami "its a bit of an animal". I think we have all seen at least one advertising campaign when it comes to Peperami, some of the ads were banned because of poor taste and some were plain comical.
There are alots of different types of peperami to choose from on sale in all good shops and supermarkets, but today im reviewing the Peperami "green" stick,
It comes in the form of a long thin sausage with a plastic wrap around the sausage then placed in an outer plasticy type sleeve that you open at one end.
There was a time when i went mad for peperami and eat loads of them ! over the years tho i have noticed a change in the quality of the sausage itself and i cant quite put my finger on why or how i just think they taste different and the texture has changed over the years. i just dont enjoy them as much as i did, maybe i had a bit of a peperami overdose at some point lol i just dont know.
They can be brought in single sticks or in mulipacks of 5's at quite a costly price considering what they actually are, made up of 145g of pork that equals 36.2g of pork per 25g finish product stick. the reason for that being is moisture is lost during the curing process. Packaged in a protective atomsphere peperami does not require being put in the fridge and can be kept in a cupboard at room temp which no problem to the product itsself.
Prices of this snack varies considerably depending on where you shop. single sticks can range from 60 pence to a pound in some smaller outlets, but i tend to buy mine in asda when it is on a roll back a multipack of 5 for one pound (not on rollback as often as it used to be) that works out a snip at 20 pence a stick. if its not on roll back then expect to back about £2.25 for 5 which in my head just seems day light robbery !!!
In the past i found peperami to be one of my fave snacks really meaty with a lovely texture and mild spice i loved a good chew on them. But from about a year ago i started to feel quite disapointed with my fave snack. the meat just seems alot dryer than it used to be, i would love to know where all the juicyness went. and not only that there just seems to be alot more impurities in the stick itself like fat and strange white bits i would rather not think about.
All in all peperami makes a nice change to a packet of crisps (if you are lucky enough to find a clean stick,, and that still does happen)
but please Peperami make them back to the standard they was years ago :)
I have sampled a whole array of junk food in my life which I believe is anything really that hasn't been prepared from scratch including things like ready meals or pot noodles. It is surprising then that it wasn't until recently within the last year or so that I tried my first Peperami. I don't know why it took me 27 years or so to get round to trying one because I am not a vegetarian and like I say if I can purchase something that I can eat straight away then I am sold.
A Peperami is basically a thin smoked pork salami sausage that is presented to you the customer in a green foil packet and then further inside in a sleeve of some kind which you have to release it from to consume. That is about it really, you eat this as you would a chocolate bar and it doesn't last particularly long, it is quick to eat, well that is my experience anyway. These are not tough or hard to bite like jerky is and they are not soft at all, they have a very moderate texture which is not uncomfortable for your teeth. I am not really a fan of food that is very hot as regards spice and yet I enjoy these so they must be suitable for many people. They do have a nice kick so it is not just like eating your normal pork sausage but maybe some would still consider them bland or not hot enough and if this is the case they could purchase some of the other varieties of Peperami available (which I assume are much stronger although I have not tasted them) but this type is just right for me.
You can currently purchase a pack of five of these on the Tesco website for £2.35 but I tend to buy them individually. One of these contains 126 calories and 11g of fat which is similar to an average chocolate bar so would be a good accompaniment to your lunchtime sandwiches or just tasty as an occasional snack and possibly like other items like this best enjoyed in moderation.
Peperami Orginal is a chilled, smoked pork, salami sausage snack. Its basically a thin long sausage that is browny in color. It comes in a green wrapper with a slogan stating "Serious Salami". The product is manufactured by Unilever and also states 100% pork salami. A single stick of Peperami Original can normally be purchased for about 50p from your local shop.
Once you open the green wrapping you are presented with a shrink wrap type sheath which contains the sausage snack. This sheath always seems to remind me of a condom lol. Its a thin clear kind of shrink wrap.
Once you unsheath the sausage it is then ready to engulf. The texture of the Peperami is quite chewwy with a slight fatty slimy residue. The snack itself tastes quite salty and doesnt really resemble pork meat as its to chewy and processed. It also has a slight spice to the taste.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION FOR A TYPICAL 25G STICK
of which sugars: Trace
of which saturates: 4.5g
Salt (based on sodium): 0.9g
Pork (150%), Salt, Glucose, Spices, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium 5' Ribonucleotides), Garlic Powder & Preservative (Sodium Nitrate)
Id consider Peperami to be ok as a quick snack but wouldn't recommend eating them on a daily basis or as part of a healthy diet. I think it should be more of a guilty pleasure snack thats ok to have now and then. The taste is ok, price ok, packaging is ok apart from the inner shrink wrap reminds me of a condom. Overall its just ok
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