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Tribune Hot Dog Tasting

Rene G | | Jul 26, 2001 08:05 PM

This could be of special interest to John, the hot dog fanatic from NJ.

In the Good Eating section of the Chicago Tribune (July 25, 2001) the results of a hot dog tasting were reported. The hot dogs were purchased at local supermarkets and the panel consisted of members of the Tribune food staff. They didn't say how they were prepared or how points were awarded.

On a 9 point scale:

Fluky's, 5.6 points
Usinger's, 5.3 points
Best's, 5.3 points
Eckrich, 4.8 points
Armour, 4.6 points
Hebrew National, 4.6 points
Dominick's*, 4.1 points
Nathan's, 4.1 points
Scott Petersen, 3.8 points
Ball Park, 3.6 points
Vienna, 3.3 points (they don't say but I suspect these were the skinless ones)
Jewel*, 3.0 points
Farmland Black Angus, 2.8 points
Oscar Mayer, 2.8 points
Safeway*, 2.8 points
Boar's Head, 2.5 points
Applegate Farms, 2.3 points
Han's, 1.6 points

* large supermarket chains; don’t know who actually makes the sausages