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Trump Ketchup… Or Is It Catsup?

Oh my goodness, what a waste.

Mr. Trump goes to a DC steakhouse and eats a well-done steak with ketchup. Sorry cows. This is worse than ketchup on a hot dog. Or catsup.

Either way, we’re in way over our heads.

The American President is a child.

February 27, 2017   No Comments

Oh, It’s A Gas Station Hog Dog

Ketchup on a hot dog.

Somewhere in Arizona, there is a right field fence with a billboard advertising hot dogs. Normal enough, right? Hot dogs and baseball go quite well together. But this is a hot dog with ketchup on it. Now, baseball’s spring training is all about setting rosters and getting ready for the regular season, but I sure hope that hot dog doesn’t make the team.

If you’re watching spring training games on MLB Network, you’ll see it; talk about standing out like a sore thumb. A big ol’ hot dog with ketchup splashed on it. Eww. It’s as wrong as Barry Bonds.

The stadium billboard in right field advertises a brand I am unfamiliar with. QT, it said. Cryptic sounding. A QT hot dog. Was it real? Just what kind of hot dog purveyor would allow an advertisement of their product to have ketchup on it? Or catsup. Either way, hot dog aficionados would run the other way.

Further research was clearly necessary.

Oh, QT is QuickTrip. They are a gas station. That explains it. Perhaps it is more of a warning than an ad.

To be fair, QT supplies a toppings bar, so if you make your hot dog look like the one in their promos, you only have yourself to blame. But really, those guys need a new ad agency.

PS: Yes, I know some of you like ketchup on a hot dog. Sorry.
PPS: Not really. 😉

March 24, 2014   No Comments

Steemee Wonder Hot Dog Cookware

NO CHEAP RED PLASTIC! 100% Stainless Steel FAST & Tasty! Steam up to 12 Perfect BallPark Hotdogs in 6 Minutes!

Hot dogs are famous for having the capability to be perfectly customized to suit individual tastes. Just think of all the add-ons they have: mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, pickles, mayo, peppers, bacon, chili, more bacon, cheese, catsup, hot sauce, tomato, onion, relish… the list of hot dog toppings goes on and on. However, there is one aspect of the tubular treat that is often overlooked: the bun.

The Steemee Wonder, the multicooker with a lyrical name, is a quick and easy hot dog making contraption. Unlike other hot dog gadgets, this one has no bells and whistles, no fancy colors and works just like regular cookware. In the world of hot dogs, this would be the plain, no topping version. And that’s okay. Even if it is “As Seen On TV.”

The Steemee Wonder -- As Seen On TV

Despite the marketing, this seems pretty legit. Just look at that product title from Amazon:

NO CHEAP RED PLASTIC! 100% Stainless Steel FAST & Tasty! Steam up to 12 Perfect BallPark Hotdogs in 6 Minutes! “When You Gotta Have a Hot Dog Fast!………………….. “You Gotta Have a Steemee Wonder!” The Amazing Multi Cooker Steemee Wonder(tm) 100% Stainless Steel! BallPark Hot Dog Steamer That Can’t Be Topped! Totally Portable(Includes Carrying Bag)! Great for Home SuperBowl Parties/Tailgating! As Seen on TV!……ORDER NOW!

That’s a lot of words! The takeaway though is that it is basically a cooking pot with two steaming inserts and a lid. Boil the hot dogs, steam the buns, and you’re good to go. It’s hard to tell the quality of the stainless steel, but the concept is there.

Yes, you can achieve almost the same result by using a steamer insert with a properly sized cooking pot, but if you do not have said pot and insert, then this might be a solution. It’s a bit pricey of a solution (watch out for that shipping cost), but it is an all-in-one hot dog cooking solution nonetheless. Regardless, after having too many delicious hot dogs with perfectly steamed buns, you can steam up a nice pot of healthy veggies!

January 16, 2014   1 Comment

Thompson & Morgan’s TomTato Tomato Potato Plant

You say tomato, I say potato. Thompson & Morgan says TomTato.

What does it all mean? Well, as others have pointed out, this means that the TomTato is a ketchup and fries plant. It is a tomato plant grafted on to potato roots. It’s called the TomTato and it’s available from Thompson & Morgan.

It’s okay if you want to call the whole thing off.

(Via Foodbeast)

November 4, 2013   No Comments

Ketchup And Mustard #10 Can Pumps

Pumps for Heinz #10 Jugs of Mustard & Ketchup. Set of 2. Great For Convenience Stores & Professional Food Service Areas.

Stop having convenience store jealousy. What convenience store jealousy you may ask? Why that would be the sense of condiment envy that one gets after being hypnotized by the endlessly spinning hot dogs by the register. All those condiments just waiting to be piled on…

Even though one can walk into their local Costco and pick up all the #10 cans of ketchup and mustard that they can haul, what to do with them in the home environment has always been a mystery. Until now.

Now, with a simple internet purchase and a trip to the big warehouse store, you too can have the convenience of the convenience store right in your own kitchen!

…Of course you’ll need one of these to go along with your new found condiment pride. (At least for the mustard can, that is.)

Pumps for Heinz #10 Jugs of Mustard & Ketchup. Set of 2. Great For Convenience Stores & Professional Food Service Areas.

May 22, 2013   No Comments

Hot Dog Slic’r

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slicer

There has only ever been one time when it has been acceptable to put ketchup on a hot dog and that has been when the age of the eater is still in single digits. Apparently however, this basic truism may have another component: when the hot dog has been sliced into kid-friendly bite-sized pieces with the Evriholder Hot Dog Slic’r. Oh, and if you happen to be a dachshund. Just look at that happy face!

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slic'r

June 28, 2012   No Comments



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