I totally love them, but veggie dogs seem to be one of those "love it or hate it" kind of things so I think you'd have to try them yourself to know. My omni/transitioning boyfriend loves other faux products like veggie beef, Tofurky deli slices, bean burgers etc. but he won't touch my veggie dogs even though I gobble them up and think they're awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br>
I think they are one of those products you appreciate more when you haven't eaten meat for a long time and aren't looking for something that tastes like meat, I haven't had real hot dogs in over a decade so that could have something to do with it.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mlp</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2917268"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Isn't that three words?</div>
Yep. Four if you count the word "drool".
I liked veggie hot dogs better than real ones even before I was vegetarian. Well not so much the basic "hot dogs", but I use the Tofurky Italian Sausage in a lot of cooking. Thinly sliced and cooked until slightly crispy on the outside, they are very good in a lot of Italian style pastas.
I've always been a fan of Smart Dogs, but lately I'm not caring for any of them.<br><br>
Tofurkey sausages (Italian, Kielbasa, Beer Brats) on the other hand... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
Smart Dogs (soy, I see in your signature that you don't eat that) and Field Roast are awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> I'm a Smoked Apple Sage fanatic myself.
Don't eat them expecting them to taste like regular meat hot dogs, or even think of them as a "substitute." Think if them as another thing you can but on a bun and top with condiments like veg chili, mustard, and relish.<br><br>
If you don't like them in hot dogs, you have extras, or even if you think you hate them... They taste WWOONNDDEERRFFUULL fried up all crispy in a skillet and added to other things like spaghetti sauce or baked beans.
I think I've only tried smart dogs. I load mine up Chicago-style, and with all those toppings, it tastes vaguely hot dog-ish. The texture is way off, though. They're way too squishy.<br><br>
Maybe I'll try the tofurky ones sometime. Tofurky stuff usually leaves me feeling kinda gross, though.
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2917564"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Even though I don't care for the Smart Dogs, they are the only veggie hot dog available here, so I eat them when I want hot dogs. I never liked sausage/brats/etc, so I've never tried the veggie counterparts to those. I did ask at the customer service desk if theyd consider getting in the Tofurky dogs, but the person was really rude to me. (The response I got was, "just because you want them doesn't mean we're going to get them." OK, maybe that's true, but they could have been more tactful.)</div>
Very rude, I would have made a complaint.
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