Bought a package of the Lower East Side Kosher hot dogs at Stop and Shop on Sunday, also @ 5 for $5.49, 12 ounce package. Real Kosher seems to be making them for Toronto-based Baldwin Street Kosher: http://www.kosher.com/Articles/QuickKosherShopping/HotDogs.html
Their unfinished website: http://www.lowereastsidekosher.com/
These hot dogs use quality cuts of beef. However, the spice mixture is one I associate more with knockwurst, leberkase, or bologna. While there is no garlic listed on the label, the third ingredient listed after beef and water is corn syrup solids.
I think part of the problem is that people who see the words Lower East Side on the label are expecting a certain flavor profile. The flavor profile suggests Chicago or Milwaukee rather than the Lower East Side in NYC. Marketing. Gotta love it.
These franks are lower in fat and salt than most. Try a package with an open mind. You might enjoy the taste of the spice mixture they are using.
post edited by David_NYC - 2010/05/17 06:23:23