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Oscar Mayerís New Offering: Itís Bacon, Itís A Hot Dog ó Itís A Bacon Hot Dog
Consumerist ^ | May 15, 2013 | Mary Beth Quirk

Posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

How many times have you looked at pigs in a blanket with a side-eyed glance, secretly wishing those blankets were made of bacon — pigs in a pig blanket, if you will? Maybe often, perhaps never, but fans of all things pork are surely rejoicing at the news that Oscar Mayer is debuting bacon hot dogs this summer.

Yes, you read that correctly — hot dogs with the flavor of bacon. No need to wrap your pork in pork by hand, in other words.

“No one knows bacon like Oscar Mayer,” Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs *, said in a statement, via Yahoo! Shine. “We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon.”

Kraft Foods says the bacon dogs will be on store shelves in time for the Memorial Day grilling season kickoff , and will be available around the country. Other hot dog iterations are also in the works, including a gluten-free chicken-breast hot dog and a larger version of the Smokies smoked sausages.

Of course, these hot dogs aren’t just ground up bacon (sigh) — the ingredients tout no artificial flavors, fillers or by-products, but include mechanically separated turkey, chicken, and pork as well as bacon pieces.

*Full disclosure: Hot dog director is my dream job. Or perhaps Deputy Chief of Cheese.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: bacon

1 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

But is it Halal?


2 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

yes it is eat all you want


3 posted on 05/15/2013 6:20:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan

4 posted on 05/15/2013 6:21:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Pan_Yan

5 posted on 05/15/2013 6:22:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Pan_Yan

Praise mohammod!


6 posted on 05/15/2013 6:22:43 PM PDT by Blogatron (Death to islaam)
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To: Pan_Yan

7 posted on 05/15/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Pan_Yan

There is nothing bacon can’t do.

Nothing.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 6:24:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Blogatron

yes, Muslim outreach. Sold at NASA snackbar


9 posted on 05/15/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Pan_Yan

yummmmm


10 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:13 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I am going to wear on on my next plane trip.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 6:28:30 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s like the Fourth of July ... but NOW WITH BACON!


12 posted on 05/15/2013 6:28:48 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: JoeProBono
Now they just need to have a core of melty cheese to be perfect.
13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:29:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: Pan_Yan

I don’t remember where I got the recipe, but when my kids were younger (over 30 years ago at least), I used to split open a hot dog, put pieces of American cheese in the middle, then wrap it in bacon, and cook it in the oven until the bacon was done.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 6:34:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
+1 !
15 posted on 05/15/2013 6:34:51 PM PDT by tomkat ( solve for x: islam = the enemy .. Baraq = islamite ... Baraq = x)
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To: Pan_Yan

I think this is a big plus, because the flavorings used in hot dogs, bologna and bratwurst get kind of loathsome after a while.

The reason bacon is so tasty is because it has some of the highest concentration of “savory” flavor in it. Savory is the “fifth flavor”, along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter.

While there is some savory in most meat, bacon has about half a dozen different kinds. Comparatively, imagine how good salty food would be if you hadn’t had any for months.

Oddly enough, savory is canceled out by sweetness, so it only works in foods that are not sweet.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

17 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Daffynition

now that is a home wrecker


18 posted on 05/15/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: mass55th

I used to split open a hot dog, put pieces of American cheese in the middle, then wrap it in bacon, and cook it in the oven until the bacon was done.
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That’s not a recipe, it’s a life shortener. Where can I get these dogs.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Pan_Yan

'Pork bellies... I knew it, I knew it.'

20 posted on 05/15/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Pan_Yan

"...a dozen to go, don't bother wrappin em"

21 posted on 05/15/2013 6:49:43 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mass55th

I remember those! Only my dad would barbeque them.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: o-n-money

my mom made those all the time when i was a growing up


23 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan
Sorry to bust your bubble boys, but I just ate a couple of them.

they're alright, but IMHO, nothing to to get freaked out about.

Now to be fair ,I like bacon but not batsh*t crazy about it

24 posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:45 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Bacon dogs? Has Bloomberg banned it yet?


25 posted on 05/15/2013 6:56:19 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: JoeProBono

Tastiest lookin’ heart attack I’ve seen in a long time! If you want something even more delicious but Kosher, try this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3019883/posts?page=22#22 Can’t really say if it is any healthier, especially if you order the ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘fat’, though.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:01:49 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Cheapskate
If you're going to do bacon, do it right.


27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Pan_Yan

Actually, it stinks. Now the chili filled hotdogs of the 1990’s were UNBELIEVABLE!


28 posted on 05/15/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear


29 posted on 05/15/2013 7:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Cheapskate
they're alright, but IMHO, nothing to to get freaked out about.

Not surprising but it's still a clever marketing strategy. Lots of people will try them just to try them, then go back to home made ones.

30 posted on 05/15/2013 7:19:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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31 posted on 05/15/2013 7:21:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

No. Hot dogs are NOT made of Turkey or Chicken. Ever


32 posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: AzSteven


33 posted on 05/15/2013 7:35:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: JoeProBono

I had no idea that most Nathan’s hot dogs are not kosher until I saw this thread.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 7:37:41 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: o-n-money
That’s not a recipe, it’s a life shortener. Where can I get these dogs.

Use smoked brats!

35 posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: JoeProBono

Hebrew National! I can add bacon, but I can’t remove the “mechanically separated turkey [&] chicken” from Oscar’s dogs...


36 posted on 05/15/2013 7:48:32 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: JoeProBono

oh my goodness !


37 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:56 PM PDT by onona (KCCO & I loves me some gap)
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To: mass55th

First the cheese dog and now the Bacon Dog. Next the bacon-cheese dog? Life would truly be good!


38 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:08 PM PDT by Dawggie
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To: ClearCase_guy

nope not Halal, but it IS full of Hell on You to Muslims ;)


39 posted on 05/15/2013 8:29:51 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
“...savory is canceled out by sweetness...”

But I love bacon with pancakes with lots of real maple syrup covering it all.

40 posted on 05/15/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: JoeProBono
Hey, that's my brand.

Recipe: Brick hot dog. Use Hebrew brand, or Nathan's as a second choice.

Bun, kraut, yellow mustard, brick.

Butterfly hotdog by cutting long way. Don't cut all the way through. Open hot dog like a long book and press down on hot skillet. Place a little foil over the dog and press with brick while cooking. Turn over, repeat. Turn over one last time until seared well and heated through.

Place in toasted bun which has had mustard applied, cut side up. Fill cut with kraut and more mustard.

Best. Hot dog. Ever.

41 posted on 05/15/2013 8:42:32 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: bigheadfred
You've grown up?


42 posted on 05/15/2013 9:27:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Doesn’t sound Kosher to me!


43 posted on 05/15/2013 9:46:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Monterrosa-24

(rolls sleeves up arms)(It may be worth it to save this list for future cooking reference)

The five primary flavors are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savory(umami). The tastiest foods have a good blend of these primary flavors and pleasant secondary, tertiary and mouth feel sensations.

The six secondary flavors are spicy (piquance or pungency),
fatty or oily, coolness (like minty, menthol or camphor),
astringent (like alum or lemon), heartiness (like alcohol),
and numbness (like nutmeg or clove).

The tertiary flavors are more oriented towards textures, like crunchy, chewy, crispy, crystalline, powdery, earthy, fishy, juicy, squashy, runny, solid, hard, soft, tough, soggy, firm, and creamy. I think a good argument can be made for fizzy (carbonated) and foamy to be added to this list.

And these are different from what is called the “mouth feel” of foods:

Cohesiveness: Degree to which the sample deforms before rupturing when biting with molars.

Density: Compactness of cross section of the sample after biting completely through with the molars.

Dryness: Degree to which the sample feels dry in the mouth.

Fracturability: Force with which the sample crumbles, cracks or shatters. Fracturability encompasses crumbliness, crispiness, crunchiness and brittleness.

Graininess: Degree to which a sample contains small grainy particles.

Gumminess: Energy required to disintegrate a semi-solid food to a state ready for swallowing.

Hardness: Force required to deform the product to given distance, i.e., force to compress between molars, bite through with incisors, compress between tongue and palate.

Heaviness: Weight of product perceived when first placed on tongue.

Moisture absorption: Amount of saliva absorbed by product.

Moisture release: Amount of wetness/juiciness released from sample.

Mouthcoating: Type and degree of coating in the mouth after mastication (for example, fat/oil).

Roughness: Degree of abrasiveness of product’s surface perceived by the tongue.

Slipperiness: Degree to which the product slides over the tongue.

Smoothness: Absence of any particles, lumps, bumps, etc., in the product.

Uniformity: Degree to which the sample is even throughout; homogeneity.

Uniformity of Bite: Evenness of force through bite.

Uniformity of Chew: Degree to which the chewing characteristics of the product are even throughout mastication.

Viscosity: Force required to draw a liquid from a spoon over the tongue.

Wetness: Amount of moisture perceived on product’s surface.

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Starting with the primary flavors, many professional chefs now consider the ultimate flavor sauce to be equal parts Tabasco and Worcestershire.

It is a near perfect blend of sweet-sour-salty-bitter savory(umami) and spicy(piquance), so when added to recipes that have fats (fatty or oily taste), it covers most the taste spectrum, except for coolness, astringent, heartiness, and numbness.

The two together are the western equivalent of Chinese
Five Spice Powder, which is supposed to be a perfect blend of what they call Yin and Yang. Likewise, curry powder has an elaborate blend of spices to produce this flavor blend.

As a food, bacon is almost unique by having so much savory, a characteristic shared, oddly enough, by anchovies, which is the secret ingredient in Worcestershire sauce. But bacon also blends salty, sour and bitter very well, so sweetness is the “odd man out”.

This is why a sweet syrup tastes so good with bacon, perhaps separated somewhat in the mouth so it does not entirely cancel out the rather bland savory taste.

A good comparison is to piquance, how sweetness cancels hot sauce to some extent, but not entirely. Definitely not enough if you have eaten something way too spicy for you. This is why it works much better as a sweet, rich dairy product, as milk fat actually binds with capsicum to take it away from the taste buds, while the sweetness blocks it further.


44 posted on 05/16/2013 8:35:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Daffynition
You've grown up?

what do you think bhf means

45 posted on 05/16/2013 5:06:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

46 posted on 05/16/2013 6:40:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

yeah take it lying down


47 posted on 05/17/2013 2:48:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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