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Old 05-06-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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With summer just around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to take a close look at the ingredients in the all American hot dog. Here's an interesting source that lists all the ingredients on several popular brand of hot dogs:

http://www.labelwatch.com/prod_resul...502500&level=3

The first one listed looks the least offensive to me, although I like Apple Gate hot dogs.

What do you guys think?
Oscar Meyer used to make a 100% "all natural" angus dog that was hands down the best name brand hot dog that I have ever tasted and one of the best period. It seems to have been replaced by the one listed at the top of the list, which is a great hot dog as well.

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Hebrew national franks followed by Sabaret. Any other brand is just garbage.
Hebrew National makes a great dog, too, and they are definitely up there in terms of name brands and taste. They are similar to the Oscar Meyer dogs mentioned above.

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Jesus.
For what it is worth there are many food items that Americans eat everyday that most would be grossed out if they saw it being produced.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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I never read the ingredients because then I wouldn't eat hot dogs. I buy all beef but that is probably beef lips, butts, tails, eyeballs and eyelids. So I stay clear of the ingredients. I watch ingredients on most of the processed meat I buy but I have never checked out weenies.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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There is this lady at my job who swears Sodium Erythorbate is ground up Earthworms..

After a bit of research I found this to be a widely told story of old..
No matter how many times I try to convince her otherwise she's still not buying it..

She loves Hot Dogs.. Oscar Myers at that.. Go figure...
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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There is this lady at my job who swears Sodium Erythorbate is ground up Earthworms..

After a bit of research I found this to be a widely told story of old..
No matter how many times I try to convince her otherwise she's still not buying it..

She loves Hot Dogs.. Oscar Myers at that.. Go figure...
Ground up earthworms would be MUCH healthier than sodium erythorbate which causes red blood cells to rupture, kidney stones, nausea, gastritis, vomiting, abdominal cramping, heartburn, diarrhoea, high blood pressure, allergies, headaches, and more. Unfortunately, the FDA still considers it GRAS
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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I buy all beef but that is probably beef lips, butts, tails, eyeballs and eyelids.
It really isn't, we aren't living in the 1920's, and companies can make good money selling lips, butts and eyeballs for a variety of uses other than hot dogs. They have an adverse effect on the texture and taste of food for human consumption, so aren't generally used. They're mostly ground up, spray dried, and used for industrial purposes. Nowadays companies that are selling cheap hot dogs save money by putting cheap soy byproducts, "mechanically separated meat", and grain meals into sausages. Those additives are significantly cheaper than animal by products. Crappy hot dogs are bad because they have they have filler than takes away from the taste, as well as some chemicals (mainly sanitizers and preservatives) that both hurt the taste and also haven't been fully tested for health considerations over the long term.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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I just realized I should have probably mentioned that GRAS = "Generally Recognized As Safe"
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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Some things I do miss every now and then having gone vegetarian -- I used to love a corned dog at the fair with mustard!
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Back in the 1980s, there was an appropriate quote in the movie The Great Outdoors, where Dan Ackroyd explains what hot dogs are made of:

The Great Outdoors (1988) - Quotes - IMDb
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Some things I do miss every now and then having gone vegetarian -- I used to love a corned dog at the fair with mustard!
When I was a teenager, there was a corn dog stand in the parking lot of one of the shopping centers in my home town. They'd serve them up piping hot right out of the oil (drained well) and I'd smear them with mustard! They were delicious!

Like you, I don't eat them any more but I do get a hankering for one occasionally! If I could find a place that made them with non-gmo corn and fried them in a non-gmo oil, I would eat one occasionally even now.

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...If I could find a place that made them with non-gmo corn and fried them in a non-gmo oil, I would eat one occasionally even now.
I have to eat a fresh, hot, crispy, mustard-slathered corn dog every now and then - I don't care if they use GMO corn and GMO critters, heck - they could be DayGlo orange, I'll still eat them.
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