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Aug 23, 2009 06:33 AM

Thumanns hotdogs in CT

For anyone familiar with Thumanns hotdogs, I have found a market in central CT that carries them. I learned of this hotdog from the website but have never been able to find it. It's always rated as one of the best.
As far as CT dogs go I always preferred Mucke's, Hummel and Kayem. Thumanns tops them both in my opinion. Gotta get the ones with the natural casings. Thumanns deli meats are comparable to Boars Head and arguably better.
If you've been looking for them, you can get them at a place called Meriden Supermaket on Hall Ave in Meriden, CT. He sometimes has them in the case but you would be safest to call and order them first. Great market for deli items and meats.

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  1. Thanks I have never had Thumanns but I will give them a try. My favorite is Mucke's but tonight a friend is bringinfg his fave. He will stop on his way over at Martin Rosol's in New Britain for dogs and kellies which are also pretty good on the (charcial) grill.

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    1. re: RonBou

      Anyone know where, besides New Britain, one can get Martin Rosol's? That's what they use at New Guida's in Middlefield and, right now, I'm crazy about them. Thanks.

      1. re: philbkr

        Stew Leanards on the Berlin Tpke. also carries Martin Rosol. And they are open on Sundays (Martin Rosol has limitted hours).
        I also think Thumanns are the best. The type in the blue package. They are rather large, and you get 14 in a package. I just had my mother in law bring some from N.J.
        Thanks for the info Hotdoggal, now I'll try getting them from Meriden.

        1. re: philbkr

          <<That's what they use at New Guida's in Middlefield and, right now, I'm crazy about them.>>

          Me, too! Me, too! Mom and I went last night for 2-for-1 dogs. Mine was chili 'n cheddar. Yummmmmmmm! They are soooooooooooo tasty.

          I don't care for Hummel dogs, but for anyone who is--that's what they serve at Top Dog on Route 66 and High St. (across from Cumberland Farms/Gulf) in Portland.

      2. I live in N.J. where Thumann's are plentiful. They are my favorite beef/pork dog (in the blue package). Definitely try them. I love Mucke's and Hummels as well and wish I could get them here.

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        1. re: hotdoglover

          Stop and Shop in Newington on Fenn Rd (Exit 28 off Rte 9n) carries Rosols hot dogs and Bliss Market in Wethersfield carries Hummels hot dogs. I went a couple of weeks ago to Meriden to get a couple of packages of Thumanns and will be back for more.......

          1. re: jonsull

            Shaw's Supermarket was carrying Thumann's for a while - don't know if they have the hot dogs now, but worth a call. My favorite is Grote & Weigel from Bloomfield.

        2. I believe I've seen them at the Southbury Food Market

          1. I don't live in your area (will visit soon) but a little market in San Francisco got some Thumann hot dogs in stock. I looked at the pkg and it says 200 calories each. Calories from fat: 190!!!! So, it's like almost all fat.

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            1. re: walker

              Holy crow, you're right. 2nd one from the bottom. Gross.

              edit: That can't be right. They must mean 200 calories that aren't fat, and 190 that are. They list 21 grams of fat, 9 calories per gram, so that's 189 calories of fat, but they also show 2g carbs and 9g protein, which are both 4 calories per gram, so that alone would bring the total to 233 calories. I think they just didn't do their labels right.

              1. re: ratbuddy

                So do we think each dog has 390 calories??? Is that possible? Let's see, could I find a hotdog bun about two inches long?

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              1. I don't think anyone is saying hot dogs are health food, but if the 200/190 numbers are correct, that hot dog is 95% fat. I don't think that's the case.

                1. re: ratbuddy

                  Inquiry to Thumann's was answered:
                  I reviewed the laboratory reports. The total calories should read 240. Thank you for the heads up. We will correct the information.
                  Bill Merkent
                  Plant Manager