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Ryda Wong, EBfCo.
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Well, I guess the more positive way would be to say they've resolved that whole too many buns for not enough hot dogs package situation:

Fast Franks

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snapdragonfly
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35 seconds? You have to wait a whole 35 seconds? How inconvenient. Also it doesn't come already with mustard and relish.

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Hmm. I can already microwave a hotdog in less than a minute. Without a special tray. For cheaper. And wasting less landfill space with less packaging.

Are there really people who will buy this to save themselves 10 seconds of microwaving and the effort of putting the dog in the bun?

But then, I didn't think anyone would buy pre-made frozen pbj sandwiches, and they are flying off the shelves. Weird.

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Ryda Wong, EBfCo.
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Although, now that I posted this, I'm dying for a hotdog. Weird.

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quote:
Originally posted by kismet:

Are there really people who will buy this to save themselves 10 seconds of microwaving and the effort of putting the dog in the bun?

Probably. The few times I've been in grocery stores lately, I've been amazed at all the "convenience" foods there are. Definately weird. Or, at least, not to my taste...

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quote:
Originally posted by Ryda Wong:
Although, now that I posted this, I'm dying for a hotdog. Weird.

Lucky me, reading this just two blocks from Mustard's Last Stand. Thanks a lot! [Razz]

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Ladycrissdean
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This is why one should marry someone who loves to cook. That way you can leave all the weird food for college students. Who are a strange breed all on their own. [Smile]

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Giselle
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That is ridiculous.
Fast to me means I get to tube feed it directly into my stomach. Actually fast to me means they tube feed it directly into my stomach.

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Ryda Wong, EBfCo.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ramblin' Dave, ramblin' again:
quote:
Originally posted by Ryda Wong:
Although, now that I posted this, I'm dying for a hotdog. Weird.

Lucky me, reading this just two blocks from Mustard's Last Stand. Thanks a lot! [Razz]
I'm three blocks from the Boulder location right now. AND there's about three hot dog carts between there and here. I will resist, though.


I think I'm gonna do Salvaggio's instead. It's marginally more healthy.

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unklesamta
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Or as the great Homer Simpson said when referring to microwaved food "thirty seconds?? but i want it now"

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Those things have been out for years now, haven't they? Along with the microwave burger.

And they are utterly vile, even compared with hot dogs and burgers prepared in the more traditional fashion. The bun ends up soggy, and he 'meat' element is dry and tasteless. Plus somewhat expensive.

But sales seem to be healthy, judging by the shelves in my local Co-op.

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Rhiandmoi
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I figure that even though that show this product in regular retail packaging, this is really for vending machines.

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DemonWolf
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My thought was that this would be great for kids who are old enough to be left home alone, but not quite old enough that a parent feels comfortable with them cooking on the stove.

For example, my mother would leave me home at age 12, but wasn't really comfortable with my cooking unsupervised until I was 15 or 16, but we also had a gas stove that could be a little trticky.

Another situation would be a dormroom where refridgerators and microwaves are allowed, but stoves and hotplates are not. It allows for a meal without having to stop studing.

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Rhiandmoi
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Another situation would be a dormroom where refridgerators and microwaves are allowed, but stoves and hotplates are not. It allows for a meal without having to stop studing.
I totally forgot about the dorm room situation. This would have been really handy, as it was I walked down to the vending machines (across campus) in the middle of the night plenty of times to get a late night snack. It would have been really nice for the times when I couldn't find anyone to walk down with.

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Yeah, I'm with DemonWolf.

Personally I'd never do this because the cost is way high for something I could easily do myself. And my version would taste better.

But for kids, this is a good way for them to make something themselves without danger of getting hurt (or burning down the kitchen. [Wink] )

I don't love the product, but I understand why it exists. And I don't think it's so people can be 'lazy pigs'.

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My daughter is 11 and she loves to microwave Ramen. I don't know if it is the Ramen itself, or the fact that she fixed it that she likes the most.

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The kids can't microwave a regular hotdog and add the bun themselves? It really is not that hard, if a kid can work the microwave at all, then he can open a bag and stick a hotdog on a bun.

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Rhiandmoi
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But will the kid put the hotdogs back in the ziploc bag, put that back it the refirgerator, then put the twist tie back on the bread bag, and put the rest of the buns back in the bread box? Because one of the reason that my brother and I were not allowed to prepare snacks afterschool was failure to clean up afterwards resulting in containers of food being left out on the counter open all the time.

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I would think anyone with access to a fridge and microwave could do the old-fashioned way just as easily as this "improved" way. Kids, college students, anybody. I can see the Easy Mac thing being easier when there's no stove or the kid can't use it, but hot dogs already work fine in the microwave!
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quote:
Originally posted by Rhiandmoi:
But will the kid put the hotdogs back in the ziploc bag, put that back it the refirgerator, then put the twist tie back on the bread bag, and put the rest of the buns back in the bread box? Because one of the reason that my brother and I were not allowed to prepare snacks afterschool was failure to clean up afterwards resulting in containers of food being left out on the counter open all the time.

Kids have to learn to clean up after themselves sometime. If they're old enough to be home without an adult, they're old enough to clean up after themselves. Your mom's approach, when that didn't happen, was to ban snacks. Mine would be to wait until the kid was busy doing something they really enjoyed, and then interrupt them to make them come clean up. Oh, and to dock their allowance for any wasted food.

A third approach would be to provide this new product, which allows the child to have the snack, not clean up after him/herself, and not face any consequences for not doing so.

Your mother's approach and mine are, IMO, more likely to teach the child the importance of cleaning up after him/herself. YMMV.

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It is not a real microwaved hot dog unless the ends "blossom".

Rhiandmoi, unless the kids eat all three dogs in the package, there is still the problem about not putting it away.

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Rhiandmoi
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My dorm fridge was about 2 cubic feet. Storing the hotdogs in the buns saves valuable pudding cup space! 'Course you could stick the hotdogs in the buns yourself, but then you have the 8 hot dogs 6 buns problem.

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quote:
Originally posted by DemonWolf:

It allows for a meal without having to stop studing.

A degree in being in gigalo?! [Eek!]

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DawnStorm, you SO omank!!!

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Ryda Wong, EBfCo.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rhiandmoi:
But will the kid put the hotdogs back in the ziploc bag, put that back it the refirgerator, then put the twist tie back on the bread bag, and put the rest of the buns back in the bread box? Because one of the reason that my brother and I were not allowed to prepare snacks afterschool was failure to clean up afterwards resulting in containers of food being left out on the counter open all the time.

Wow. You're a nice mom. By the time we were toddlers, we would have gotten our asses whooped if we had left food out like that.

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You mean she had a nice mom. And were in the same boat. We were taught to use the stove by the time we were in third grade, cause if we were hungry, we were able to go fix something ourselves. And we sure as hell better clean up after ourselves.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kraft.com:
...making a delicious all-in-one hot after-school snack for kids...

If your kid is eating hot dogs as a snack,he could use all the exercise he can get.

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