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Old 04-09-2008, 03:42 PM   #41
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I guess Smith's dogs aren't that widespread at all.
Their head sales rep was just in here, so I brought it up
He said as far west as the Cleveland area in Ryders (sp?) and Sam's Club, into Buffalo to the east (just picked up the Seneca Niagara casino contract) and barely into VA to the south. He said it's a tough market to crack with the national brands because merchants are hesitant to try something new.....
It has me wondering how widespread Welch's Juices and jellies are, which are made right in my backyard....

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:50 PM   #42
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I believe Welch's are pretty much national. We have had them in MA forever.

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:52 PM   #43
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I work right next to a Welch's office. I do not know if they are a manufacturer or distributor or something else, but they have a big grape purple sign out front.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:17 PM   #44
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Being a vegetarian, only hot dogs I buy are Worthington Leanies (owned by morning star farms). Every other vegetarian hot dog Ive tasted tastes like poison.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:47 PM   #45
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I see where Concord, MA is their headquarters. I didn't realize they were so widespread.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #46
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Pearl's, no question.

And they must be heated for 10 minutes in boiled water that has been turned off. To preserve the incredible SNAP and juiciness.

Grilled hot dogs are nice, but not as good to me as water-heated Pearls.

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:27 PM   #47
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oscar mayer all beef bun length ... that is what is usually in the
fridge .. if i buy them ..
boarshead ..
nathans ..
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:24 PM   #48
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[quote=AMSeccia;583387]Godweed, see if you can get Koegel's ... they're made in Michigan and I can't find them outside of MI. They are FANTASTIC.

DH likes the new Ball Park Angus ... locally I like Chermake Stadium (or a good local skinned wiener GRILLED over the skinless variety)...

I do get Koegle's and only one store in our area carries Chermade, and then no all the time. I tried the Chermade jsut for grins because I'd never heard of them before, and they were cheap, and I was nearly broke. To my suprise, they became one of my favorites.

I grew up on Volwurths hot dogs. I used to love eating them cold from the fridge, taking my teeth and peeling the "skin from end to end, all the way around, until there was nothing left but the inner meat. Then, I'd just munch that. And as far as a cooked dog goes, my favorite is on a stick, in a campfire, followed by pigs-in-the-blanket, baked in fresh bread dough, and finally, cooked whole in Van Camp's Pork & Beans.

And as for the dogs skewered by a fork and cooked over a gas burner, I taught my kids to do that, and still do it for me and the DW every now and again.

Lastly, there is no better way to presearve the flavor of a good hot dog than to nuke it for just the right amount of time, just until it begins to swell, but not split, especially with skin-on wieners.

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #49
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My favourite are the swedish ones they do in Ikea.

They only thing that keeps me going all the way round the shop is the thought of their hot dogs at the end!
They have hot dogs? I can never find my way out of that store.

I luv their Swedish meatballs.

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:57 PM   #50
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I'm a Sabrette's girl...followed closely by Nathan's and Thumanns.

Did you know that prior to the invention of the hot dog bun, people ate the sausages wearing white cotton gloves supplied by the vendor? You would order your sausage, and he'd hand you a glove to wear to protect your hand. The problem was, many people walked off with the glove, in addition to the laundering process each evening. It was a frankfurter maker's wife who suggested a type of bread that wouldn't overpower the meat, yet be sturdy enough to hold the sausage...

That might explain this...

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