I wrote about Abeles & Heymann hot dogs here on Roadfood a number of years ago, but it appears that thread did not survive the conversion.
They are definitely a high quality meat product. Kosher beef, not mystery meat. They are easy to find in the NYC Metro area after A&H started producing them again in their own plant about 2007. So, the only consideration is if you like their spice blend better than that of other hot dogs you are presently buying. I happen to like the non-kosher Sabrett more myself, but buy A&H for a change. So having Trader Joe’s distribute them nationally is a good thing for hot dog lovers.
Speaking of Aldi, they seem to be distributing a lot of products lately from high quality sausage producers. They are currently selling natural casing “New York style” Dietz and Watson hot dogs (made in Philadelphia). About “Deutsche Kuche” week, you have to be real careful. They has two round seals on their Deutsche Kuche line of German foods. Some of them say “Imported from Germany”. Some say “Inspired by Germany” (read: Made in USA or Canada). There is one manufacturer of Nürnberg bratwurst, HoWe Wurstwaren, that jumped through the hurdles to get their products into the USA. They are sold at both Aldi and Lidl as private label, but they have also shown up at Costco under their own name. The way to spot them is by the German equivalent of the USDA inspection label. You will find the number EV-717 on packages of their product. They apparently think their products are good enough to sell at retail at the factory, as well as serve in a cafe (carry-out only right now due to Covid19):
Have you noticed the rotgut sausage plants are all surrounded by barbed wire fences?
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