The USA’s most beloved tube of meat is Sara Lee’s Ball Park brand, which eclipsed sales of Oscar Mayer in 2010. Other media outlets have pulled back the curtain on hot dog ingredients in the past — and since we’re at the start of prime hot dog season, it seems as good a time as any to take another look at the who’s who of hot dog ingredients.
If anyone has ever seen the television show “you are what you eat” it used to run in the states on BBCA. There was one episode that stuck out in my mind when this couple ate roughly 20 hot dogs every week, the host of the show showed them exactly what makes the average hot dog. I remember that the girlfriend actually broke down crying saying that she’d never touch another hot dog again.