I finally gave these a try after hearing so much hype. I had recent returned from the States with some Hebrew Nationals and and thought a tasteoff was in order. I included Schneider's all beef hot hogs for comparison.
Three of us tasted. I was only the person who knew which was which. The other two tasters didn't even know what brands were being tasted. I steamed the hot dogs and served them plain.
The results are overwhelming and unanimous. Hebrew National was by far the winner, even though the hot dogs had sat in my freezer for 2 two weeks and the other two were fresh from the store. We all disliked the Baldwin St. hot dogs. Everyone agreed that they had a harsh, unpleasant taste. The Schneider's were limp and tasteless with a rubbery consistency. Still, the two blind tasters preferred them to the Baldwin St dogs if they had to choose.
So the big loser was Baldwin St. Well, that's why they call it hype.