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Thread title: What type of hotdogs do you serve your kids?
Original Post: Hello epicurean friends! My kids really love hotdogs (what kid doesn’t? lol) but I was watching Some Random News/Talk Show and they had a piece on processed meats that made me a little concerned. I’d like to try to find a healthier type of hotdog. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Comment 1: We really like Applegate Farms. They use grass fed meat and fewer preservatives. A little more expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
Comment 2: We actually don’t do hotdogs but since this thread is about hotdogs I thought I’d just mention that cutting them in quarters is really important if you’re feeding them to kids younger than 3. They can be a pretty big choking hazard.
Comment 3: Honestly, we just go with good ol’ Oscar Meyer. I grew up on them and I’m just fine. Plus, we’re on a tight budget. I think a lot of times Some Random News/Talk Show creates a lot of smoke when there’s no fire. Everything in moderation, right? Good luck with whatever you decide!
OP: Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the reminder on choking hazards and everything in moderation. I’ll check into Applegate farms.
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Comment 143: You know what? SMH. I’m just plain sick of the level of ignorance in this thread. Do you know how many chemicals are in hotdogs? A
Comment 144: Oh FFS, you high and mighty know it all. You can drive around in your hybrid Mercedes preaching to people and turning your nose up at hotdogs all you want. I live in the real world where people have budgets. Excuse me if I can’t feed my kid Organic Truffle Tofu Pate Dogs or whatever the hell you feed your kid. If hotdogs were really that dangerous the USDA would ban them. People have eaten hotdogs for decades and they’re fine. smh.
Comment 145: Yes. They’re all fine. Cancer didn’t happen. Childhood obesity didn’t happen. Gross labor violations didn’t happen. You probably also think the Holocaust didn’t happen. Your level of denial is incredible.
Comment 146: Oh please, you’re just like Hitler. A hotdog Nazi invading everyone’s lives forcing them to feed their kids food-Nazi-approved food only.
You start off with a perfectly cordial, coherent question and if you go on long enough the issue becomes One of Great Importance. Sure, there’s stuff like global warming, genocide re-emerging in the South Sudan, and one in five kids in the
living in poverty. But do you know what’s really important – worthy of harsh
rhetoric and metaphorical lines in the e-sand? – HOTDOGS. US