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vocal

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Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 1:46 PM (permalink)
I demand a recount. What no Thumann's or Bests??? From todays New York Post

AND THE WIENER IS . . .
HEBREW NATIONAL JUDGED TOP DOG
By DAN KADISON

June 13, 2007 -- Frankly speaking, Hebrew National hot dogs are the best of the wurst.

Consumer Reports magazine fed its testers 620 hot dogs representing 23 brands.

And when they finished stuffing themselves, Hebrew National's kosher beef franks turned out to be the chosen ones.

Not that other wieners didn't come close to cutting the mustard.

Nathan's Famous Skinless Beef Franks took second place, while Boar's Head Skinless Beef Franks came in third.

The top three dogs "stood out from the others" because of their taste, the magazine said.

At the Roxy Delicatessen in Times Square yesterday, David Mersfelder, 36, a motorcycle test engineer from Milwaukee, Wis., was enjoying a foot-long Hebrew National hot dog.

"They're great; I had them before," said Mersfelder. "They're all flavor."

Philip Reklitis, 24, of Queens, also gave Hebrew National dogs a rave review.

"I like the beef flavor," said Reklitis, who ought to know, since he works as a cook.

"They're nice and tasty and juicy."

Another spot that serves Hebrew National dogs is the Sweet Café in Central Park.

The stand offers a simple $4 hot dog, as well as $6 designer dogs, including one with pineapple and bacon bits and another with buffalo sauce and blue cheese.

"You get a real meaty bite," said Sweet Café clerk Guy Brooks, 19.

"It's what you expect a New York hot dog to be."

Trisha DeGraaf, a tourist from the Netherlands, pronounced her Hebrew National dog "just right."

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, who happened to be walking through Times Square, was diplomatic about New York's favored snack.

They all got his vote.

"You can find a bad hot dog, of course, but overall, one hot dog is as good as another," he said.

The magazine said its winner made the top of the "very good" list because none of the contenders rated "excellent."

"None of the dogs we tested had the right balance of flavor and texture needed to score an excellent rating," it said in its July issue.

"But several came very close and, on a bun, topped with your favorite condiments, they could make for a perfectly satisfying experience."

All the dogs were cooked on a "concession-style" rolling grill, the magazine said.

dan.kadison@nypost.com

 
#1
    stanpnepa

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    RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 2:00 PM (permalink)
    The # 1 dog was served at my nephew's fifth birthday party on Saturday. They were quite tasty!
     
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      ScreenBear

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      RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 6:32 PM (permalink)
      Whenever you read a news story about something that you really know about, it makes you worry. Gosh. If they're saying that about that, how about everything they're saying about all the stuff I know nothing about? You mean the Vega wasn't really one of the best cars ever made?
      The Bear
       
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        Twinwillow

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        RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 6:48 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by ScreenBear

        Whenever you read a news story about something that you really know about, it makes you worry. Gosh. If they're saying that about that, how about everything they're saying about all the stuff I know nothing about? You mean the Vega wasn't really one of the best cars ever made?
        The Bear


        Hey! it just happens to be that I owned the ONLY trouble free Vega in the USA!
        Yup, I had it for 3 trouble free months.
         
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          Twinwillow

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          RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 6:50 PM (permalink)
          I'll have to try Hebrew National and see how they compare with my current favorite: Sabrett (in the casing).
           
          #5
            Stephen Rushmore Jr.

            RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 7:06 PM (permalink)
            Kayem natural casing is my local favorite in Boston.
             
            #6
              Kiowa1

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              RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 7:09 PM (permalink)
              Nothing beats a Kogel's Vienna (natural casing, of course)...
               
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                Greymo

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                RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 7:49 PM (permalink)
                Well, people vote for what they know and Hebrew National is known through out the country so I do not put much stock in this.
                 
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                  enginecapt

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                  RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 9:54 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by ScreenBear

                  Whenever you read a news story about something that you really know about, it makes you worry. Gosh. If they're saying that about that, how about everything they're saying about all the stuff I know nothing about? You mean the Vega wasn't really one of the best cars ever made?
                  The Bear
                  Taste in food and and the frequency of repair of a washer and dryer do not a trustworthy review make.

                  Or something like that.
                   
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                    kensandyeggo

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                    RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 06/13/07 11:36 PM (permalink)
                    Almost every alternative rag/newspaper in the U.S. has a "Reader's Choice" survey/vote every year. Under "Best Pizza," Pizza Hut or Domino's always wins. It's a joke. So much for the taste of the American public.
                     
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                      tiki

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                      RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Thu, 06/14/07 12:05 AM (permalink)
                      By my own personal survey, taken for over a 60 yrs,i do believe that i have never had a natural casing dog that wasn't at least as good and probably better then ANY skinless one---It's GOT to have Snap!---no casing--no snap!---and Stephen Rushmore--your absolutely dead on right about Kayems! Good dogs--my brothers sends me some every now and then---good dogs are hard to come by in "Burger Central",Oklahoma that is. The best around here are at the Super Walmart--a house brand packed in Wisconson-Labeled as New York Style. The ONLY casing dogs i have found here!
                       
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                        BR

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                        RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Thu, 06/14/07 8:27 AM (permalink)
                        tiki... I see Nathan's and Hebrew National in some grocery stores in the Tulsa area. Thus far Nathan's is my favorite but I've not tried Hebrew National. That will change soon.
                         
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                          John Fox

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                          RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Fri, 06/15/07 6:05 AM (permalink)
                          Consumer Reports tested hot dogs that are widely available in supermarkets across the country. Not included were natural casing dogs (like Best) which are hard to find, and in many cases, not available in most supermarkets. Thumanns was also not included. That said, Hebrew National, Boars Head, and Nathans are among the best all beef dogs available.
                           
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                            vocal

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                            RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Fri, 06/15/07 9:47 AM (permalink)
                            Here is another reply to the Consumer Reports article. This guy has a very well written and observant website. Click the link.

                            http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2007/06/14/evaluating-hot-dogs/#more-1547
                             
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                              seafarer john

                              RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Fri, 06/15/07 6:25 PM (permalink)
                              Never, Never, ever trust consumer Reports when it comes to matters of taste.
                              They are engineers (remember The Mad Woman of Chaillot ?) and engineers deal in numbers and measurements, and quantities, and formulas, and facts.
                              But they dont know squat about matters of taste. If I want to buy a washing machine I'll trust CR to lead me straight. If i want a good meal I'll trust Roadfood to lead me straight.

                              Cheers, John
                               
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                                Greyghost

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                                RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Fri, 06/15/07 7:35 PM (permalink)
                                I saw the same report, but what is missing is the favorable reviews for low fat, low salt dogs
                                Amazingly, Oscar Meyer did well with their beef light franks.

                                Of course, holding my nose, I had to try them. Not bad for a quickie mass market dog. Decent flavor,
                                low fat and sodium numbers. It certainly would not win in the dog show because it does not have a
                                pedigree, but I think it might win in the mutt show. In the health show it may take top honors.
                                 
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                                  Jason Perlow

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                                  RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Tue, 07/3/07 1:22 PM (permalink)
                                   
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                                    Pwingsx

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                                    RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Tue, 07/3/07 5:28 PM (permalink)
                                    Wow, welcome to Roadfood, Mr Perlow. I've been reading your posts on Egullet for a couple of years now.
                                     
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                                      Hot Dawg

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                                      RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Tue, 07/3/07 7:18 PM (permalink)
                                      Excellent post!
                                      I'll link to that.

                                      -- Hot Dawg
                                       
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                                        CajunKing

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                                        RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Tue, 07/3/07 8:53 PM (permalink)
                                        Thanks for the posting, I am gladto see someone looking out for our hot dawg needs.

                                        Welcome to Roadfood, I see our fellow raodfooder John Fox made the podcast too.
                                         
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                                          mar52

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                                          RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Sun, 07/8/07 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                          They've obviously never tasted the "by the pound" dogs sold at the Alpine Market in Torrance, CA.

                                          Now that's a hot dog!
                                           
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                                            bbires

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                                            RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Mon, 07/9/07 5:34 PM (permalink)
                                            I like the way you think, mar52. The house "quarter pounder" dog sold at the Fresh Market grocery chain is also quite a dog.
                                             
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                                              EddyBees Dogs

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                                              RE: Consumer reports Best Tasting Hot Dogs 2007 Wed, 07/11/07 2:38 AM (permalink)
                                              Hebrew Nationals are marketed very well. They are also smaller than usual dogs and don't hold up well for longer periods of time.
                                               
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