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mee_ouch's avatar

Is there any logical reason why hotdogs come in packages of twelve and buns....eight?

Asked by mee_ouch (656points) August 9th, 2008

Ahhhh, the universal question. Having said that, my apologies if this is a redundant question.

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22 Answers

Lightlyseared's avatar

no. It’s just the easy it is.

PupnTaco's avatar

I can’t believe no one asked this question before.

<falls over>

Poser's avatar

Because sometimes you just don’t have time for a bun. One time out of six, as it turns out.

Lightlyseared's avatar

if it helps replace easy with way in my response sorry

mee_ouch's avatar

“No Way!”...

mee_ouch's avatar

I guessed as such….That’s why you get a ‘great answer’ nod for both.

simone54's avatar

They don’t!

joeysefika's avatar

you can just buy 2 packets of hotdogs = 24
and 3 packets of rolls = 24

simone54's avatar

No it’ not necessary. Hot dogs come in packages of eight just like the buns. This is a barley funny joke from an okay comedian about ten years ago.

breedmitch's avatar

Around here, dogs come in packs of 10 and buns in packs of 8. That’s even more to buy just to get to the lowest common denominator.

ebenezer's avatar

buns go bad way faster than dogs.

MarshallO's avatar

If you buy two packages of hot dogs, and three packages of buns, then you’ll have no problem! Just keep the buns in the freezer until it’s time to use them, and then defrost.

mee_ouch's avatar

What if I’m low on funds?

InfoGirl's avatar

I always buy Ball Park beef dogs which come 8 to a package. Perfect match for the 8-bun package. I know many people freeze the extra buns but I dislike the texture once they’re thawed. Even heating them on a griddle doesn’t make them palatable for me.

mee_ouch's avatar

A good way to re-integrate moisture back into stale/dry/tough bread products is to place them in a sealed paper bag, lightly mist the bag (contents inside) with water, then place it in the microwave on med for 1 to 2 mins. Moisture is introduced back into the product, while any excess is absorbed by the bag itself.
Freezer-burned ‘anything’ needs to go. Period. The food will never ‘taste’ the same, regardless of how moisture is added back into the food.

More often than not, I will immediately process the remainder into bread crumbs, either dehydrating them in a low, slow oven or keeping them sealed, dated and stored in the freezer.

marinelife's avatar

Some people eat them without the bun!

mee_ouch's avatar

Beans ‘n weenies. Yum

MarshallO's avatar

mee ouch: If you’re low on funds, eat four of the hot dogs without buns!

mee_ouch's avatar

That’s kinky!

Poser's avatar

Or use one for a practical joke: place it in your pocket, and, when your hands are full, ask a friend to grab your keys from your pocket.

mee_ouch's avatar

Even kinkier…..Me like!

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