Pepperoni is unquestionably the most popular meat topping on pizza. When you think of pepperoni, you might picture a small, flat disk that sits either above or below the cheese. Many pizza restaurants have multiple pepperoni products that you can order, so it's always worthwhile to carefully check the menu. One option that is very trendy right now is pepperoni cups. These disks are smaller in diameter than most conventional pepperoni and form a cup-like shape as the pizza cooks.
Here are three reasons to order a pepperoni cup pizza.
Perhaps the biggest reason to try a pepperoni cup pizza is the unique texture that this type of pepperoni offers. When the edges of each piece of pepperoni rise up as the disk turns into a cup, they get closer to the overhead heating element in the pizza oven. This causes the edges of each cup to get a little crispy. This change might sound simple, but you'll know what the fuss is about when you take your first bite of this pie. The change in texture results in a satisfying crunch and a pleasant contrast to the softer elements on each piece.
Another thing to like about a pepperoni cup pizza is how the cup shape of each piece of pepperoni retains a bit of fat at the bottom of the cup. Fat is instrumental in flavor, so you don't want more of it than necessary to run off your pizza and soak into the pizza box. When you take a bit of a slice that has a bit of fat floating in each pepperoni cup, you'll almost certainly notice that the bite is extremely flavorful — so much so that you might stick with pepperoni cup pizzas for the foreseeable future.
While you might order a specific type of pizza primarily for the taste, there's value in choosing a pie that has an appealing look, too. This can especially be true if you're the type of person who is eager to share your food photos on social media. Pepperoni cup pizzas are appealing because they have more of a three-dimensional look than standard pizzas, thanks to how the edges of each pepperoni cup jut upward. If you haven't seen one of these pizzas in person, you can expect to be impressed with its unique appearance. Look online to find a pizza restaurant in your area that has pepperoni cup pies on its menu.