Thursday, July 4, 2013

Things I like to order on Azure Standard, Part 4 - Hot Dogs

Just in time to be almost too late for your 4th of July celebration, I wanted to share about another product we regularly order on Azure Standard - good ol' hot dogs.

Now please, before I get bombarded with concerned comments about the health implications of eating hot dogs - I know they are not the food of angels. We eat them once a month or less, even during the summer months (which is every month here in Arizona - insert maniacal laughter)

With this disclaimer given, if you are going to eat hot dogs (and who doesn't), be prepared with Applegate Farms Organic Hot Dogs, Stadium Style in the freezer when you feel like having a quick BBQ, when the pool and fire pit beckon, when you are throwing an impromptu picnic at the park, or when your kids want to make dinner. Or to reward yourself when you shop at IKEA and pass up their 50 cent nasty hot dogs on the way out. Or... well, you get the idea. 
Ingredients: Organic Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Contains Less Than 2% of the Following: Sea Salt, Organic Spices, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Paprika, Celery Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Lactic Acid Starter Culture (not from milk).

Are these hot dogs perfect? I'm sure one could find fault with them. But let's just take a look at one popular alternative, shall we?

Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners: Mechanically separated turkey, mechanically separated chicken, pork, water, salt, ground mustard seed, sodium lactate, corn syrup, dextrose, sodium phosphates, sodium diacetate, sodium acorbate, sodium nitrate, and flavor. 
Wow, I'm just shocked there's some actual "meat" crammed in there among all the chemicals. Click here to read more about your hot dog ingredients explained

If this has ruined your appetite for conventional hot dogs, head over to year nearest Trader Joe's - they carry the organic Applegate hot dogs for just a little more money than Azure.

Happy Fourth of July!

1 comment:

  1. This was hilarious! I have to share this on my wall. Thank you for sharing :D


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