Do you eat Hot Dogs? Do you know what they are made of?

@seamonkey (1981)
Ireland
March 22, 2007 3:47pm CST
Hot-dog.org provides us with these hot dog facts: "Americans purchase 350 million pounds of hot dogs at retail stores - that's 9 billion hot dogs!....The Council estimates Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year - more than twice the retail sales figures. That works out to about 70 hot dogs per person each year. Hot dogs are served in 95 percent of homes in the United States. Fifteen percent of hot dogs are purchased from street vendors and 9 percent are purchased at ballparks." Do you eat them? Does anyone know what is actually IN them?
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Hot dogs & other sausages belong to a long tradition going back centeries and is part of our history of the conservation of calories. In earlier times, all the parts of an animal had to be used and sausage was a way to get the last bits into a form that could be eaten. (kind of like chitlins in the south) The Germans especially have a long history of sausage making & sausage (and hot dogs) are one of the indications of the heavy Germanic influences on the United States. Having said that, someone else must be eating my hot dogs because my allergist told me not to eat hot dogs 20+ yrs ago.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
23 Mar 07
My step father still makes home made sausages, and one of the varieties he makes actually adds in bits of the pig's skin. It's pretty unique! It's called Cotechino and as he is Swiss I assume it is a Swiss recipe.
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
23 Mar 07
On occasion, I LOVE a nice "fresh" hot dog. There's just something about the taste. But I most certainly do not want to know what's in them! Makes me squirmy just thinking about it! When I buy them at the store, I only buy brand name, all beef dogs. I like to think this makes them a little less scary. :)
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I don't know what ingredients that ur country put in your hotdogs but in Manila, Phillipines, the hotdogs were made of almost rotten meat, huge amount of salitre (a mixture of water and brown sugar), tons of preservatives.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
23 Mar 07
Oh my god! Do you eat them? Don't people get food poisoning?
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
23 Mar 07
well I don't like hot dogs very much...in fact I like vegetables and fruit and mediterranean food..I don't eat hamburger and chips, too..I am against fast food and junk food...I cannot live without my favourite vegetables or yoghurts and now that spring is coming and the air is warmer I am starting eating all kind of salads...so I am not well aware of what hot dogs are made of...I think they are made of pork..
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
23 Mar 07
At coolquiz.com they say this is what is in hot dogs, which sounds a lot better then what I imagined. I suppose it depends on the brand of hot dogs, though: "Most recipes for hot dogs combine together a tasty blend of favorite meats (pork, beef, chicken, or turkey), meat fat, a cereal filler which could be either bread crumbs, flour, or oatmeal, a little bit of egg white, and a mouth-watering array of herbs and seasonings including garlic, pepper, ground mustard, nutmeg, salt, and onion."
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@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
26 Mar 07
I eat them but I think they're gross. I think basically everything they sweep off the floor goes into them. Pigs trotters, pig snouts, everything. I eat them becasue they are quick and easy, about 30 seconds in the microwave. then I put them in an artificial bun, with ketchup on that probably has no real tomatos in it. I put the whole thing on a plastic plate which probably adds more god knows what in it. Now that I think about it, I should probably stop doing this.
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24 Mar 07
I used to eat them all the time in the States. The ones you get here in the UK are a not very good. I do know what goes into them and I try not to think about it!! They are not good for you but they sure are tasty!
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29 Jan 18
Here are some interesting facts about hotdogs: Baseball fans will consume more than 26 million hot dogs at US baseball stadiums this season. That’s enough to circle the bases 36,000 times. In honor of the 1996 Olympics, the world’s biggest hot dog was 1,996 feet long, created by Sara Lee Corp. The most popular hot dog topping among adults is mustard (87.6%). Among children, it is ketchup. The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites. NASA has approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions and space shuttle flights. Did you know there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to enjoy your hot dog? Check out these etiquette tips. Use a spatula or tongs to cook your hot dog on the grill. They can lose moisture and tasty juices when pierced by a fork. From Memorial Day to Labor Day every year, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second. U.S. soldiers in military posts around the world consumed 2.4 million hot dogs in 2007. Arizona’s claim to hot dog fame is that the World Hot Dog Eating competition was held in Tempe. Around 19 billion hotdogs are eaten annually in the United States. Five hundred and fifty (550) hot dogs are eaten every second of the day in the United States. During the Fourth of July weekend, Americans will consume 175 million hot dogs. Hot dogs are served in 94% of homes in the USA. Children prefer hot dogs (first choice) to hamburgers (second choice) and ice-cream. The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites. Mustard remains the most popular hot dog topping - 88% of hot dog eaters use mustard. Children prefer ketchup to mustard as their favorite hot dog topping. Hot dog consumption is uniform throughout various income levels. Southerners eat the largest portion of hot dogs. NASA has approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions and space shuttle flights. The world’s biggest hot dog was 1,996 feet long, created by Sara Lee Corp. in honor of the 1996 Olympics. A 2,377-foot chicken dog was made in 1985 by Maple Lodge Farms in Norval, Canada. Marlene Dietrich said that her favorite meal was hot dogs & champagne. Read more:
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