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Salvatore Pepperoncini Cardini, aka "Salty Peppers," was a creepy old man with a recipe for a sardine-based salad dressing that could eat through anything. He is the twin brother of Caesar Cardini, whose Caesar salad caused the rise of the anchovy industry and the subsequent fall of sardines.


  • In reality, Caesar Cardini has seven siblings: Bonifacio, Annibale, Nereo, Alessandro, Carlotta, Gaudenzio and Maria.[1]
  • The fall of the sardine industry in the Eastern United States was not due to competition from anchovies, but rather changes in consumer tastes, especially among young people.[2] So the change to "sardines are super gross" is more historically accurate.