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HOTDOG showdown


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HOTDOG showdown

popo | Jul 13, 2007 12:31 AM

I'm talking supermarket dogs that you can cook yourself. I thought this would be a good 'poll' of sorts, since there actually aren't all too many different brands. Although I'm sure there are variations across the country (I live in Los Angeles).

BALLPARK: used to eat these almost exclusively since childhood. Don't really know why, but this is certainly a national brand. I guess I just see these as the 'mcdonalds' of hotdog brands.

HEBREW NATIONAL: I really got into these after going for trying something new. I think I overdid it and got sick of these.

NATHAN'S: Tried these recently-- I heard that Nathen's where known for their 'snap' which I was looking for, but looking even at the packaging, it stated that they were 'skinless', and of course, they weren't particularly snappy when I ate them. I would assume these are pretty much identical to what they serve in their store(s), so I don't really know if people were just off the mark.

HOFFY: Never tried. See these all the time, noteworthy because they are stunningly CHEAP. I looked them up to see if I could find any info, and surprisingly found that these are what the famous LA hotdog 'mecca' Pinks serve (well, the Hoffy brand anyway). Curiosity piqued.

FARMER JOHN'S: Never tried. These may not be national-- but certainly you find them in LA. They are famous for making "Dodger dogs". You can find Dodger dogs in the supermarket as well-- in addtion to I believe, a normal variety.

OSCAR MEYER: Don't recall ever trying these.


Don't know if I'm missing any brands. Really curious to what y'all have to say, especially on the ones I haven't tried yet, like Hoffy (idea for this thread came while seeking info on this brand). Hope this topic hasn't been done yet, or at least not too recently!!

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