Hormel Rolls Out Analogue Pepperoni

Aug. 24, 2021
Hormel has added America’s favorite pizza topping to its lineup of plant-based meat alternatives for foodservice.

Hormel has added America’s favorite pizza topping to its lineup of plant-based meat alternatives for foodservice.

Happy Little Plants, Hormel’s line of analogue meats, is rolling out a pepperoni version. Happy Little Plants Pepperoni has 150 calories and 11 grams of fat per 3.5-oz. serving. In that regard, it’s not much better than Hormel’s standard pepperoni, which has 13 grams of fat (6 saturated) and 140 calories. But it answers the mounting demand in foodservice for plant-based meat alternatives.

Happy Little Plants is in the process of rolling out nationwide and should start being offered by pizzerias and other restaurants soon.

“Our team worked closely with pizzerias, chefs, foodservice operators and pizza experts to develop a plant-based pepperoni style topping that cooks and tastes exactly like traditional pepperoni,” Anthony Panichelli, foodservice pizza toppings brand manager at Hormel Foods, said in a statement.

Other products in the Happy Little Plants portfolio include analogue sausage crumbles and unseasoned ground meat.

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