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Old 04-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hot Dog Conspiracy?

Well, I've been playing around with my vacuum sealer machines.

So today I get a pack of hotdogs. On the package it says 24 hot dogs. I set them up to seal. I figure, two packages of 10 each, then one of the remaining 4.

When I separate them, I there were only 22 in the pack. Counted, and recounted.

Interesting...now I wonder is this a common occurance? Did the manufacturer try to pull a fast one? Or was this just a mistake?

Who the heck (besides, me vacuum sealing them) would actually count the number of hot dogs in a pack?

Yeah...I know..too much time on my hand
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Did the manufacturer try to pull a fast one?
Pull a fast one on a weenie...what is this world coming to?
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Pull a fast one on a weenie...what is this world coming to?
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Well, I've been playing around with my vacuum sealer machines.

So today I get a pack of hotdogs. On the package it says 24 hot dogs. I set them up to seal. I figure, two packages of 10 each, then one of the remaining 4.

When I separate them, I there were only 22 in the pack. Counted, and recounted.

Interesting...now I wonder is this a common occurance? Did the manufacturer try to pull a fast one? Or was this just a mistake?

Who the heck (besides, me vacuum sealing them) would actually count the number of hot dogs in a pack?

Yeah...I know..too much time on my hand
I'd send an e-mail to the hot dog company CEO, perhaps attaching a photo of the hot dogs. He might give you coupons for free hot dogs, for bringing this to his attention.
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I've gotten free stuff from several manufacturers over the years by emailing & complaining about my dissapointment with their products. Some less expensive items, and a few fairly expensive. From a couple of marine & fishing equipment makers, I've gotten free boat seats, a free electric trolling motor mount (retail about $180). and other items. I once had a food maker ship me a whole case of mayonaise! Just depends on how unhappy you come across in the email, I guess.
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Normal supermarket packages of hot dogs come in packs of 8 each, while hot dog buns come in packs of 10 each, so maybe they figured that since the average consumer probably expects a mismatch, they could get away with it.

More seriously, W2R is right. I would also weigh them and check for a net weight marking on the package, as another check on the company.
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I'm really not upset or anything (what's a couple of weenies among friends? ), but just found it interesting.

I wouldn't think a manufacturer would be a bold to purposely put 2 less dogs in a package. Yet at the same time I bet over 95% of people who open a 24 pack of dogs don't count them.

I suppose if I really wanted to, I could buy another pack and count them to see if that is a pattern or not. ...but I have better things to do

BTW..they from Aldi, Parkview brand, Bun Length, 24 pack in case anyone interested.
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I've always enjoyed a good game of "hide the weenie" - especially in my younger years.

I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm once good as I ever was...
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Sounds like a case of "shrinkage" to me.
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Maybe they figured the little weiners would mate?

p.s. thank you for posting about food sealers in the first place. I had no idea such things existed!
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Maybe they figured the little weiners would mate?

p.s. thank you for posting about food sealers in the first place. I had no idea such things existed!

I'm sure next time (don't know when) I buy a pack, out of curiosity, I'll count the dogs

You're welcome about the food sealers. Lately, I've been snatching up some original Foodsavers at ebay. Just couldn't pass up a good deal
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I've always enjoyed a good game of "hide the weenie" - especially in my younger years.

I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm once good as I ever was...

And again, you say your wife vacations without you...



But I might tell her to reconsider, what with your rapier-like wit!
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It just goes to show you gotta watch yer wiener playing around with that vacuum thingy...
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I suppose if I really wanted to, I could buy another pack and count them to see if that is a pattern or not. ...but I have better things to do
Well, you did have time to count the first package.
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Well, you did have time to count the first package.
I never bought another one. Only the one that had 22.
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I never bought another one. Only the one that had 22.
We know! But what's keeping you from going out tonight to get another one to see who hid your wienies?

We will be waiting here with bated breath for you to return from the grocery store with your finding.

This is important. If the hot dog maker intends to cheat, we need to alert the FTC ASAP.
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We know! But what's keeping you from going out tonight to get another one to see who hid your wienies?

We will be waiting here with bated breath for you to return from the grocery store with your finding.

This is important. If the hot dog maker intends to cheat, we need to alert the FTC ASAP.
I decided just to keep my wienies the way it is. End of story.

I did put the brand of the wienies in another post. So, others.. feel free to go on a wienie hunt if your heart desires.

Boy do we need a that's all folks for this thread

We've got more important matters to discuss like a Jelly Bean that looks like a Princess!
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Let me see if I got this correct. You are attempting to preserve your weenie so it is still fit for use at some future date?
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