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Hot dog & hamburger buns - does it matter?

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Hot dog & hamburger buns - does it matter?

rworange | Jul 2, 2006 05:12 AM

I'm going to a potluck on the 4th and have been assigned to bring the buns.

I'm almost certain I won't get to a bakery on the 3rd, so I need to rely on supermarket buns.

It has been so long since I bought a package of hot dog buns that I didn't realize that SOMEONE got smart and started selling them in packages of eight instead of six. Yeah! No two missing buns for an eight-pack of dogs.

Anyway, does it matter which bun? Is Sarah Lee or Ball Park any better than Wonder? Are any of them any noticbly better than the cheapo supermarket brand or Rainbow?

Doing a trial run tonight I bought some Sarah Lee Whole Grain white hot dog buns. They also had gourmet white and heart healthy wheat. I might buy one package of wheat, but it's not that type of crowd.

The whole grain white tasted like a plain old white classic bun. However, it fell apart easily.

I was going to go with Ballpark which looked nice but there was something about the feel of the bun that was, well, un-hot-dog-bunish.

Any preferences? Are the pricy (on sale) 2 bags for $4 'name' buns any better than the 99 cent no name buns?

And what about hamburger buns? Any favorites?

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