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Jul 5, 2005 11:37 AM

whats the best supermarket hot dog brand ?

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Is there anything better than nathan's famous franks?

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  1. We like "BallPark" franks and second would be "Carolina Pride"; both all beef and bun length.

    1. We like Hebrew National and Boar's Head brands.

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      1. re: Janet

        I second boars head. Very flavorful juicy meat with a great natural casing... I have them in my fridge at all times! :)


      2. I like Esskay Beef Hotdogs for a super market brand and there are some local places in Baltimore that make their own with natural casings that are much better (but more expensive)

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          JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

          Niman Ranch franks.

          The ones out of the local upscale supermarket's butcher case are pure heaven, though.

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          1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

            Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Just had my first Niman Ranch dog experience last weekend. I couldn't stop raving about them.

            The only thing is-- they're HUGE! They're almost as thick as a brat. One was more than enough for me.

          2. People say Ralph's Private Selection brand, in California, are good.

            I always enjoy a hot dog much more when I get it at a stand.