I’ll admit I don’t really go for the meatless hot dogs too much. The main reason is vegan hot dogs just aren’t very tasty. I’ve tried all of the major vegetarian vegan hot dog brands and found you have to dress them up a lot to make them edible. But I never imagined it was much much worse than just their taste!
Clear food just completed a study of hot dogs and sausages. They included vegan and vegetarian brands in their study. Some of the results are disturbing and shocking. Human DNA in hot dogs? I don’t know ANYONE who wants to eat another humans flesh. And the most disturbing of all is that about 10% of meatless hot dogs, like vegan and vegetarian brands, had meat in them. Mainly chicken.
From their website: “We were surprised to find that prepared vegetarian sausages face some pretty serious challenges including hygienic and substitution issues. Finding even trace amounts of meat in vegetarian products is troubling, especially because many vegetarians abstain from eating meat for dietary, ethical, and religious reasons.”
There is some good news though. They found some high quality brands putting out top notch products too. So there is a silver lining. You can see the full details about the report and their brand findings on the next page.