Hormel Pepperoni: Hot & Spicy & Smaller by Almost Half.

I love pepperoni. I usually buy Hormel, even though it can be a little more expensive. Last shopping trip, I bought 2/$6.00. In an attempt to spice things up, I purchased the Hot & Spicy flavor. From the photo below, you can see the packages are exactly the same except for where I had torn the top off the Hot & Spicy variety.

Once I got in the bag, I immediately noticed that something was not right. The bag seemed half empty. I looked at the size on the bag:

5oz (note the easy to read black on red)

I pulled the other bag out and looked at it:


I was getting screwed out of 3oz because of flavoring? It's a different between $.60 and ounce and $.38 an ounce. I just don't get it. It would be like getting charged double for Salt and Vinegar potato chips over regular potato chips just because it is a different flavor.

The packaging is completely misleading. It's exactly the same size! I will not make the same mistake next time.

Shame on you Hormel!


Karee said...

Nice on getting linked to Consumerist with your rip off Pepperoni story!

Your blog always cracks me up. :)

Steve said...

You paid for flavoring and the licensing costs of the Tabasco brand. Another value added service brought to you by the good people at Hormel.

Anonymous said...


Ipad Reviews, Articles, Video Demonstrations and Where to buy all the
latest accessories for the Ipad.
Best regards