Landshire Supreme Gourmet All Beef Hot Dog

Y’all thought I’d decid­ed to stop eat­ing crap from the vendy did­n’t you? Well, you were wrong. Today I spent a whop­ping $1.50 on the worst hot dog I’ve ever had. Even worse than Big AZ Bub­ba Twins, and that is say­ing some­thing. I’d anoth­er rel­a­tive­ly inof­fen­sive expe­ri­ence with Land­shire prod­ucts, and their record cur­rent­ly stands at 0–1‑1.

I would like to go on the record say­ing that no item pur­chased from a vend­ing machine can be legit­i­mate­ly called “gourmet.” Sim­i­lar­ly, there is no such thing as a “gourmet” hot dog. The Land­shire Supreme Gourmet All Beef Hot Dog was also two days past its expi­ra­tion date. Much like the Bub­ba Twins, it has a mon­ey-back guar­an­tee, although only a full refund, not dou­ble the mon­ey back. The pack­ag­ing encour­aged me to vis­it the Land­shire web­site, but much of it has­n’t been updat­ed since 2002. This leads me to believe that most of their food must date from that time as well. This hot dog was 3.5 ounces and cooks in the microwave for approx­i­mate­ly one minute, or how­ev­er long it takes for the plas­tic wrap­ping to melt into the sesame seed bun. The bun itself was about as tough and leath­ery as a smok­er’s lung and the beef in the hot dog prob­a­bly came from a lock­jawed guinea pig. I did­n’t find any actu­al infor­ma­tion on this item on the Land­shire site, but I did find this pic­ture of a man shov­el­ing shit into his own mouth, which seemed appro­pri­ate for both their site and my behav­ior.


The hot dog’s nutri­tion­al con­tent was­n’t that bad, a mere 14g of fat and 560mg of sodi­um. I’m glad I had a bowl of Kashi this morn­ing. I hearti­ly rec­om­mend that none of you folks read­ing this attempt to ever eat any­thing out of a refrig­er­at­ed vend­ing machine.

5 thoughts on “Landshire Supreme Gourmet All Beef Hot Dog”

  1. Adam,

    Ever tried al fres­co all nat­ur­al chick­en sausage? You can get them at the gro­cery store and come in var­i­ous fla­vors. I like the Sweet apple with Ver­mont maple syrop but the spicy jalepenos are also pret­ty tasty. You could con­vince your­self that it is a hot dog and by wrap­ping it in cel­lo­phane pre­tend that you bought it at the vend­ing machine.

  2. Chick­en Sausage? My mind bog­gles. Also, what is this “gro­cery store” of which you speak? Are you say­ing it is pos­si­ble to feed one­self by oth­er means than pump­ing quar­ters into the Automat?

  3. warms my heart to see this tra­di­tion car­ry­ing on with­out me there to goad you 😉

    As for gourmet hot dogs, there’s a place in New York which sells Veal hot dogs. Don’t get more gourmet than that 😉 (now..who the hell would pay the $$ for a hot dog made from veal is any­one’s guess)

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