John, I just got back from the Schmalz plant. I asked the guy for hotdogs and he muttered something. He was russian or something. I asked again for hotdogs and he muttered something(possibly trying to ask me what kind) and then he showed me the kind packed with the Schmalz label. I said to myself I can easily ask someone else who knows better english but these look like the right dogs to me so I bought 5 packs. I brought them home and boiled them for a couple minutes to get them hot then into the fryer. Right away I could tell they werent the style of HDJ’s because the skin was to thick and the dogs were bigger but had a similar taste still. But still not the ones I want so im gonna have to go back and talk to someone that can speak a bit better. I saw an italian hotdog truck set up just down the block, and again down another street. It was hotdog heaven. But thanks for letting me know HDJ’s uses Schmalz. Im 90% the way there to having them in my own home anytime I want.