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June 1st, 2011


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01:49 pm
I'm very disappointed with CostCo.

Once upon a time, their outside cafe would serve a Hebrew National hot dog and a drink for a buck and a half, which I thought was a pretty good price for a hot dog that I thought tasted pretty good.

Now, they've dumped Hebrew National and put in their own brand.

Doesn't taste very good. For that matter, they've changed the buns...too small, and taste stale.

Your cafe loses a customer in me, CostCo. Too bad.

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From:mythusmage
Date:June 2nd, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
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If you're in the area where there's a Ralphs, check it out to see if they have Nathan at 99 cents each. My neighborhood Ralphs was offering 2 for 99 cents, if you bought a 20oz coke at the same time.

For those not in the know, Nathans is the other kosher beef hot dog.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 2nd, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
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Funny. I looked at the Nathan's hot dogs that Costco sold in the packs, and there wasn't a single kosher insignia.

From:mythusmage
Date:June 3rd, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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Guess I need to look better. I do know that Nathans is all beef.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 3rd, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Yes, they announce that on the package...

From:dennisthetiger
Date:June 2nd, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
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I've checked into it. They aren't kosher. I think they're used as Chicago dogs, though. COuld be wrong.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 2nd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Now, Sinai 48 is another truly kosher hot dog. FYI.
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From:thechaim42
Date:June 2nd, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Actually Hebrew National isn't kosher at all. It's kosher "style". I know that when I was orthodox, we wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole!
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 2nd, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
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I've checked before, and there is one of the kosher markings on the hot dogs. If you were Orthodox, though, it might not have been marked with the marking that your rabbi accepted.
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From:thechaim42
Date:June 2nd, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
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No, I remember very clearly that there were no kashrut markings on Hebrew National at all.

Remember that this was like, thirty years ago, however!
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 3rd, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
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What, when you were in diapers?

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From:mycroftca
Date:June 4th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
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I just served 21 Hebrew National hot dogs to our religious group, and every package had a triangle with a K in it. Last I heard, that was a Kosher indicator, not "kosher-style".

Are you sure you're not thinking of Nathan's?

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