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I decided, with trepidation....to try plant based hot dogs. I mean since my youth I have been used to good old hot dogs made of extra pig snouts and enough msg to last a month in one hot dog.

Right off the bat I wrinkled my nose and narrowed my eyes at the package of plant dogs, 'They are too small' I immediately thought. And yes they were small even for small hot dogs, what kind of outrage is this? I do not expect jumbo dogs but these things are slightly bigger than breakfast sausages. :ytho:

I open the package and they are glomed together, and tough to separate...another minus point from me. I just know I am going to hate these things.

So I stick two dogs into my new air fryer oven and prepare my hot dog buns, mayo, hot n spicy mustard and sliced cheese.

As they are cooking I raise my eyebrows and am surprised that they are starting to wrinkle like a good dog should and skin bubbling a bit.

Timer goes off, dogs are ready and now for the taste test.

I was very surprised that the taste and consistency was good, not as good as the dogs from my childhood but still as good as current day hot dogs.

So conclusion: Plant based dogs are small but a very good replication taste and consistency wise. Would buy again.

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7 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

I put mayo on everything, I am Canadian.  It's the law.

It's funny, I LOVE mayo--didn't as a kid and the first time I ever had it was in Canada--on a burger, couldn't eat it.

Now, I could eat it on a spoon.  Hot dog is a bit weird though.  In Amsterdam we used to eat mayo on french fires.  

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2 minutes ago, Peace Frog said:

It's funny, I LOVE mayo--didn't as a kid and the first time I ever had it was in Canada--on a burger, couldn't eat it.

Now, I could eat it on a spoon.  Hot dog is a bit weird though.  In Amsterdam we used to eat mayo on french fires.  

I don't put it on fries but for sure on burgers and most sandwichs.  For fries ketchup is the tradition but  these days I do not put anything on fries except a little salt.

I could easily skip the mayo on dogs if i have some good relish to go with it.  The only must must have for a dog for me is mustard.

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5 hours ago, Peace Frog said:

It's funny, I LOVE mayo--didn't as a kid and the first time I ever had it was in Canada--on a burger, couldn't eat it.

Now, I could eat it on a spoon.  Hot dog is a bit weird though.  In Amsterdam we used to eat mayo on french fires.  

You would have flipped in France, too.  I was in Lyon where people were lined up for french fries on a hero roll slathered in mayo.  Surprisingly pretty good.

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Became a vegetarian right after I graduated undergrad in '08. In general I don't like the imitation stuff like the Beyond or Impossible brands. I'd rather just eat burgers made out of actual veggies and grains/rice or eat real veggies with similar taste profiles (such as Jackfruit pulled 'pork' instead of Seitan pulled 'pork').

That said, I do enjoy two imitation items and IMO they are very close to what I remember from 13+ years ago: The Boca Spicy Chick'n patties (frozen food aisle) come close in taste to the spicy chicken sandwich I used to get at Wendys in the early '00s, and the Buffalo Gardien Wings prepared at a restaurant franchise called YardHouse come frighteningly close to real wings in terms of taste and texture.

I hated dogs growing up even when I ate meat and have absolutely no desire to try any form of imitation, but I'm happy you enjoy them. The more this stuff becomes streamlined to the general public, the more options it opens up for me - so I'm all for it! 😇

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