Your thoughts about hot dogs

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Some people refuse to eat hot dogs because what they are made up of.

Do you eat them?
  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    What are they made of?

    I thought all this while it was some nice processed chicken, some souce and some veges.

    Didnt know that some mutt could be involved.. :-P
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I'm about to eat my 10th mini dog with meat sauce, onions, and mustard.
      Does that answer your question:confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author UTOPIA
        Dont care what they are made of, they taste damn good.
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        • Profile picture of the author lauraswane
          I'd take a hot dog over a hamburger any day on taste alone. I've tried to replace them with veggie dogs but the texture's not quite the same.

          Lately, I've been going for the veggie burger. You can't really go wrong with that unless you're afraid that soy might cause cancer. Doesn't everything though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by MommyEnterprises View Post

    Some people refuse to eat hot dogs because what they are made up of.

    Do you eat them?
    Yes, I eat them, but NOT the chicken or turkey ones. Just a taste preference.

    I have read the book Fast Food Nation which does not paint a pretty picture of slaughterhouses (as if such a picture could be painted), and I still eat burgers, bratwurst, hot dogs, etc. Heck, I could probably chow down a few chili dogs while watching hot dogs being made in person.

    No big deal. It would be interesting.

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  • Profile picture of the author Frankie D
    I'm strictly a Home Depot Vienna Beef hot dog lover I tried to get the lady who runs the cart, to give me her suppliers name. I guess, you can imagine how that went. Should of known better... But it was worth a shot!

    I did manage to get a lead on some design work, so it wasn't a total loss.
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  • Profile picture of the author netalab
    Yes, I do. But not always...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyvan
    Put a little chili on it and I would eat it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author teleam
      I like hot dogs not the jumbo ones as they fall off the bun. And I also eat them with bake beans,and chile.

      I tried Heberw franks once as they were made with 100% beef. I didn't like them so I am back to chicken franks.

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Why do some figure that anything that could resemble a tube is a phallic symbol. That is DUMB! Hot Dogs USED to be, and were designed as, a type of SAUSAGE! Their shape allows easy thorough cooking! It was using ANOTHER part of the animal which really didn't allow ANY other shape. If you want to think any such thing is phallic, that is YOUR problem!

    Patrician,

    Cute, even if I HATE the implication.

    Hot dogs are sometimes made from SCRAPS. I haven't had them in a LONG time, although I ate MANY as a kid. Hamburgers are SUPPOSED to be made from slabs of meat like round or chuck.

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  • Profile picture of the author aau99
    I was listening to the radio a while ago and they talked about what was in them. Don't really want to get into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    Hot dogs rock. and it doesnt matter who makes them, they have the same stuff in them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wakunahum
    Well once you read about the junk in ALL the meat on the store shelves, it kind of doesn't matter anymore what's in a hotdog.
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  • Profile picture of the author haikuangel
    Well I know for a fact that in my country, Hotdogs are created from laboratory cultivated earthworms. It doesnt bother me though because my children and I just love to have them when we watch a footbal game or for that stuffing snack.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by renault760 View Post

      Wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. How can anyone knowingly eat crap? They should carry a health warning.

      Mind you, that doesn't mean that they are any worse than 'hamburgers'.

      I'd rather eat my own toes. At least I know what has gone into them! LG.
      If you stopped eating everything that you need to buy (meats, canned foods, frozen veggies, etc) because you don't know what goes in them, you would soon have very little to eat.

      Anything that is processed has stuff in it. Much of it unintentionally. For example, I once read that it is not recommended you eat more than one can of tunafish per week. Know why?

      No - not because of the dolphins. Because of the amount of rat hair and, um, excrement found in it. Mostly from the holds of the fishing barges, but also from the plants where they are processed and canned.

      Do you drink soda from a can? Do you wash the can top before you drink out of it? If not...you should.

      I could go on.

      As for hot dogs...love them grilled to just a slight char, on a toasted bun with spicy brown mustard and chili.

      Yum!
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
          Originally Posted by renault760 View Post

          Well of course, anything you buy could be contaminated with some form of foreign object.

          The difference being, frozen cauliflower is, well, just cauliflower that has been frozen.

          Hotdogs are processed garbage made from god knows what. And can still be contaminated with foreign objects!

          Tuna? Don't eat it because the human rape of the oceans is deplorable, (and I hope that people that do eat it find lots of rat hair and excrement in it, not to mention loads of other man made pollutants).

          Drink soda? Are you totally mad? The most pointless beverage ever. I'd rather drink my own urine. At least I'd know.............Oh, sorry. I think I've already used that line! LG.
          My point was simply that there are things in just about anything you buy that you don't see. I really don't care if people eat tuna or not...this post isn't about the politics of fisherman or the human race.

          But I digress...

          Even that bag of frozen cauliflower - between the poisons put on it (pesticides) while it's grown to the unknown entities crawling around on them in the "bagging plant", well, you're just as susceptible.

          The soda reference was not about what is INSIDE the can (I stopped drinking that stuff about 22 years ago) but what crawls around the cans after canning, and what they do on top of them.

          Anyway, on average people swallow upwards of 17 spiders or other insects per year... while they sleep. So it seems we're not safe even if you grew all of your own food. LOL.

          Interesting stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    I saw a place on one of the food channels the other night that was a hot dog restraunt.

    he had one dog that was a hot dog, wrapped in bacon, deep fried with chili and cheese. I could practically hear my ass growing just watching this thing being cooked.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      I saw a place on one of the food channels the other night that was a hot dog restraunt.

      he had one dog that was a hot dog, wrapped in bacon, deep fried with chili and cheese. I could practically hear my ass growing just watching this thing being cooked.
      Did you hear the screaming? That was the arteries starting to harden, begging for mercy!

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Bugs are good nutrition - they are not aesthetically pleasing to think about swallowing.
    It's the man-made chemicals that will get ya in the long run.

    I don't eat more than a few hot dogs a year. I just don't like them that much, but once in a great while I get a hankering for one. Then it has to be heaped up with other goodies. Saurkraut is awesome on a hot dog and so is chili...but not together.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Bugs are good nutrition - they are not aesthetically pleasing to think about swallowing.
      It's the man-made chemicals that will get ya in the long run.

      I don't eat more than a few hot dogs a year. I just don't like them that much, but once in a great while I get a hankering for one. Then it has to be heaped up with other goodies. Saurkraut is awesome on a hot dog and so is chili...but not together.
      Before the days of processed foods, bugs were an important part of our diet. Still are in some parts of the world. But like you said - not very appealing.

      Chemicals will be the death of us all!
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      • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
        The problem with tuna is mercury, very well publicized.

        So far as hotdogs go, all of the mechanically separated "bits" and scraps and whatever are dumped in a big vat and boiled, essentially sterilizing it. The resultant sludge is then made into your classic tube steak. Not really healthy, but technically safe.

        Personally, I like to grill Bavarian smokies or cheddar smokies and eat them like hotdogs.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

        Before the days of processed foods, bugs were an important part of our diet. Still are in some parts of the world. But like you said - not very appealing.

        Chemicals will be the death of us all!
        That's true, Mike. I know that when stranded in the wilderness, eating grubs can save your life - fat source. But not sure if I could keep one down if I swallowed it even if I cooked it first. I've grown some very "civilized" taste buds. In some parts of Africa they will grab flying insects right out of the air and eat them live. I don't think I could do that unless I was actually in danger of starvation. On the other hand, chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers have become elite delicacies.
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    Mystery meat. Yuck. Cow ass holes,lips,tails,parts of road kill probably,tumors,festering sores scraped into a bucket and forced into intestine casings ,oooh boy "downers" are soo Yummy
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by John M Kane View Post

      Mystery meat. Yuck. Cow ass holes,lips,tails,parts of road kill probably,tumors,festering sores scraped into a bucket and forced into intestine casings ,oooh boy "downers" are soo Yummy
      Damn...you just made me hungry!
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  • Profile picture of the author chateauRedunet
    Yup, I've read the ingredients list on the back. Will admit to being totally unable to pronounce several of the ingredients.

    Really don't eat hot dogs but 2 or 3 times a year now. Always grilled with a smorgasbord of fixin's to slather on. Ahhhhhhh, chili, cheese and chopped onions.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeddyP
    If you stopped eating everything that you need to buy (meats, canned foods, frozen veggies, etc) because you don't know what goes in them, you would soon have very little to eat
    Ehh I dunno about that - I work out with a guy that won't touch processed food - only eats organic meat, produce, dairy and whole grains - he eats pretty well. Never hear him complain about lack of choices.

    Oh BTW the spider swallowing thing is a myth apparently - forget where I herd that but it stuck with me.

    As for hot dogs I am not opposed to them. I don't care what kind of meat is put in them personally - I don't believe that festering wounds, worms or other things mentioned are used - but I have no doubt animals lest desirable parts are. I just don't care.

    I don't eat them much anymore though - the sodium level in most hot dogs is ridiculous.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      Before the days of processed foods, bugs were an important part of our diet. Still are in some parts of the world. But like you said - not very appealing.

      Chemicals will be the death of us all!
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      That's true, Mike. I know that when stranded in the wilderness, eating grubs can save your life - fat source. But not sure if I could keep one down if I swallowed it even if I cooked it first. I've grown some very "civilized" taste buds. In some parts of Africa they will grab flying insects right out of the air and eat them live. I don't think I could do that unless I was actually in danger of starvation. On the other hand, chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers have become elite delicacies.
      For those interested in eating grubs (and those not), you have to check out this short video...Watch the entire thing. Pay attention to his facial expressions, they're hilarious:

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      • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        For those interested in eating grubs (and those not), you have to check out this short video...Watch the entire thing. Pay attention to his facial expressions, they're hilarious:

        YouTube - Man vs. Wild : Eating Giant Larva

        Not before breakfast...
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by TeddyP View Post

      Ehh I dunno about that - I work out with a guy that won't touch processed food - only eats organic meat, produce, dairy and whole grains - he eats pretty well. Never hear him complain about lack of choices.
      Yeah, there's exceptions to every rule. But the way most people eat, they'd go nuts without their processed foods (I probably would too )

      Oh BTW the spider swallowing thing is a myth apparently - forget where I herd that but it stuck with me.
      And I heard that the myth is a myth For every "fact" there is a contradictory "fact". I have no idea if the spider thing is true, but I HAVE woken up more than once in my life with SOMEthing crawling on me, so even if it's not 17, I wouldn't doubt it happens a few times in your life

      As for hot dogs I am not opposed to them. I don't care what kind of meat is put in them personally - I don't believe that festering wounds, worms or other things mentioned are used - but I have no doubt animals lest desirable parts are. I just don't care.
      Waste not want not. This doesn't bother me either. Many cultures don't believe in wasting ANY part of an animal they kill for food/clothing/etc. If it's good enough for them...

      I don't eat them much anymore though - the sodium level in most hot dogs is ridiculous.
      Amen Brother!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    LOL Kurt - my feelings, too. I'm gonna pass on that video Mike. Uh..thanks anyway.

    RE: eating 17 bugs. I heard that it was about 7 spiders. I'm sure that anyone who has been outside at dusk or who rides bikes, motorcycles, or other open vehicles has had a knat or other insect fly into their mouth at one time or other.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeddyP
    And I heard that the myth is a myth For every "fact" there is a contradictory "fact". I have no idea if the spider thing is true, but I HAVE woken up more than once in my life with SOMEthing crawling on me, so even if it's not 17, I wouldn't doubt it happens a few times in your life
    yeah you are probably right - I will be honest I think I latched onto it being a myth because it is so much better to think about that erather than actually swallowing them LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Danii Of Oz
      Love them with tomato sauce and heaps of butter on the roll. So good every now and then
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    I also love to slice them into little "coins" and throw them into a pot of baked beans.


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