I was super-excited when I saw an article called “Taste Test: All-Beef Hot Dogs” on one of my favourite food sites. With summer finally on the horizon, visions of hot dogs and hamburgers tend to dance in my head. I agree with their premise that a hot dog should be juicy, firm and have some snap. And I’m personally always looking for something to compare with the deliciousness of that hot dog from that vendor one time in downtown Toronto at 2 a.m. after a night of dancing.
I have to say I was a little let-down by the comparison though. While they rate the best of those available across the U.S. and give two runner-ups, there wasn’t any advice on what to avoid. Maybe that wouldn’t be kosher on a site that probably relies on ad revenue from numerous food conglomerates, but it seems to me the old idea of taking criticism to make a product better loses out here too.