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Cant find Pepperoni sticks anywhere (Livermore Area)

I moved to Livermore from Canada. I cant find Pepperoni sticks anywhere. you could get them at all grocery stores in Canada. I know some convenience stores have them but im looking for a pack of 10 or more.

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  1. Smart and Final sells them by the jar (couple of dozen), Tillamook brand.

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    1. re: ML8000

      I never heard of it, thanks. Did you notice the price?

        1. re: ML8000

          Costco dosent have them. Do you remember paying over $20? I just called and she said they were 20 something. I found those online for $12

          1. re: 10pmStalker

            I think they were .75ยข ea x 20. I didn't buy them, just looked.

            BTW, Costco says they have them, another brand:

      1. re: ML8000

        Smart and Final in Oakland has Old Wisconsin brand, $12.99 for 1 1/2 lbs.

        Just across the street Taylor's has them, $1 each.

      2. you can drive to lockeford, about an hour or a little less from livermore, and get homemade teriyaki and landjager sticks at the lockeford meat and sausage services. really really good stuff.

        in trailer park boys ricky is always going on about pepperoni and now i see that there is a reality to it!

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        1. re: essvee

          Thanks, I will check it out if im ever down that way. Im a huge fan of Trailer Park Boys. Two new seasons are going to air on Netflix later this year.

        2. Are Slim Jims not the same thing under a different name?

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Kinda similar but slim jims arent as good.

          2. I used to buy these for backpacking/extended mountain expeditions. I believe I would get them in large quantity at Country Cheese Store ... which normally I wouldnt recommend for someone asking from Livermore, but you seem unusually motivated.

            I'm not sure if they still keep this ... I think they tried to go a little more upscale and changed some of their stock.

            I recall something like this being a next-to-the-cashier impulse buy item somewhere ... maybe Pasta Shop on 4th St in Berkeley? Lucca on Valencia has landjager ... dont recall if they have these sticks. There isnt a cheese+meat shop to try in your area?

            Genoa Deli is another Oak/Berk candidate.

            1. What is your favorite brand?

              1. I'm also from Canada, and I've been looking for them as well since moving here. They don't seem popular. I'm in the South Bay and I haven't been able to find them :( Not sure if Livermore has European meat shops but you might be able to find them there.

                If anyone knows a place in the South Bay I would so appreciate it!

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                1. re: beergal

                  Smart and Final is the place I get them from, they're the same as you get in 7-11 but in a bulk jar. Not as good as the Damn Hot from Superstore in canada but they will do til I find better. I had no idea peperoni was a canadian thing. I've also found coffee crisp and aero, $2 per but worth it!

                2. If you're in the Rockridge/Elmwood area of Oakland, Verbrugge makes their own using turkey, and no preservatives. They're rather good.

                  1. escargot3's Ver Brugge recommendation touched on a wider point here.

                    The sticks in the photo are an evolution, a more modern commercial form, of a venerable type of small dry sausage popular all over Europe, with various names like hunter's sausages, traditionally used for portable snacks, backpacking, etc.

                    Various versions closer to the originals are readily available in the Bay Area, and they can be addictive.

                    The Molinari line includes fennel (my favorite) and pepperoni versions. I've seen these variously at A. G. Ferrari shops, some farmer's markets, and random delis and independent grocers. They're a little pricey, around $2 each (before quantity discounts), but also they're bigger than the 7-11 type: more like half a pound each. Links, shipped in bundles of 12 or so, refrigerated. These sausages initially have a little moisture, but when unwrapped and left at room tmp. they soon become completely dry (the way they're sold, individually or in linked pairs, at retailers), and seem to last in that dry state indefinitely.

                    In the past, I saw the bundled sausages offered online, deliverable, on A G Ferrari's web site although, maddeningly but charcteristically, neither AGF's nor Molinari's online order sites brought up these products just now, when searched with correct names. But you can see both Molinari's finocchiona and pepperoni "link" sausages, in bundles, in the photos on the firm's home page. (If you like pepperoni, DO NOT FAIL to try also the fennel versions of these, you'll see what I mean.)