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Jun 30, 2007 08:30 AM

Cool Dogs??

Went to the Boston Pops last night for the final night of a Boston week (more food reports later). Music was great, but I have to admit I saw the single most gross snack I've ever seen served there, a "cool dog". Does anyone know if this is their invention or a regular recipe in the east.

Basically its a banana (that is what makes it gross, btw, I HATE bananas!) wrapped in a thin soft cookie-like pastry designed to make it look like a hot dog on a bun. It is served with various "condiments" that you can spread on: chocolate sauce, sprinkles, a few M and Ms....etc.

Anyone ever heard of such a thing before? Just curious....

(The kid next to me seemed to love his!). Whatever...

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  1. I have never heard of such a thing, but as a youngster, a favorite treat of mine was a frozen chocolate dipped banana. Honestly, I think a cookie wrapped banana sounds very good, but I will admit to having the palate of a five year old. I firmly beleive the sweeter the better =)

    1. My mother used to make somethign similar for my lunch in elementary school. Instead of a banana in a cookie, though, it was a banana and some peanut butter in a hot dog bun. This was in place of what would normallly be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my lunch. I was a really picky eater and hated any meat on a sandwich.

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      1. re: alliebear

        The Cool Dogs I have seen have a sponge cake that resembles a Twinkie and are filled with soft serve ice cream (to resemble a hot dog).

      2. Invented by an Ice cream shop owner out in Cape Cod, MA. It is a spongecake like product resembling a bun, and a round roll of Vanilla Ice Cream (same shape as a hot dog). Condiments are equivalent of Sundae toppings, such as chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles, etc...

        1. It is ice cream ... not bananas

          But, ya know, the Noah's ark version topped with animal crackers sort of appeals to me ... how to top your cool dog

          This site on state fair food says they are not easy to eat with out them falling apart

          The above link has gratuitous pictures of fried twinkies, fried oreos, fried cheesecake, fried ice cream, fried alligator, fried cheese curds, fried snickers and pie on a stick. All the basic food groups.

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          1. re: rworange

            Oh my! Am I interpreting correctly that the man on the state fair food website ate all of those foods in one day?! No wonder he had to recover from a food coma before posting.

            1. re: ArikaDawn

              Good grief ... literally ... I didn't notice that. You are right. Even I wouldn't try something like that.

            2. re: rworange

              well shoot...if I had known it was ice cream I might have bought one!! But I SWEAR it was a banana.....looked just like one (and I was right next to the kid) AND in a warm concert hall there was no evidence of melting even 10 minutes later. If that was ice cream in that thing (and not banana) then it must have been frozen solid. It would have been a COLD dog, not a cool dog!!

              1. re: janetofreno

                hi janet! i had my first cool dog at fenway park a year ago. it was a twinkie with soft-serve ice cream and sprinkles. i just HAD to have one, I'd never, ever seen them before that day. The best thing about it tho, was I made a deal with some guy that was sitting next to me at the game, he wanted me to bring him back 3 beers (that in itself was complicated since you can only buy 2 at a time), so the deal was, I'd bring him back the beers (at his expense) if he paid for my family's Cool Dogs - it worked.

            3. I was just in Smart & Final and saw them there in the freezer section.