Hot Dogs vs. Hot Dog Buns

For as long as I can remember, comedians have been having fun with the fact that hot dogs come 10 to a pack whereas hot dog buns come 8 to a pack.  Via Chris Lawrence’s Google Reader, I see that one intrepid gentleman has done his best to solve this dilemma:

The woot’s at the end have me wondering whether this is a legit call or an elaborate set-up but, either way, rather amusing.

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  1. John Burgess says:

    Boy, is that totally out of the loop!

    It’s been years now since hotdog and bun manufacturers succumbed to pressure and starting packaging eight each.

    The problem now is that premium hotdogs (and simulacra) are now packing smaller, five or six to the pack.

    This again creates dissonance in the dog/bun ratio, but it’s certainly not the 8/10 stuff of a decade ago!

  2. James Joyner says:

    I don’t buy many hot dogs these days but it does appear that Oscar Meyer is still packaging its franks and weiners in packs of 10.

  3. hln says:

    It’s the bratwurst that’s the mess with 5 to the pack.