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British Isles Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards

The results are in and after only one year of making some of the British Isles best quality gourmet Manx meat hot dogs, a panel of professional and well-known judges, restaurant critics, food authors, food writers, as well as department store food buyers have given one and two star awards to Dave's Delicious Dogs for the following products and included the following commentary:

Manx Pork Polish style Kielbasa Smoked Sausages - 110g

"Juicy, flavoursome sausage."
"Balanced texture, well seasoned."
"Flavour long and develops beautifully."
"A meaty combination of pork, smoke and seasoning."
"Chewy and yet giving."
"Smoky but not acrid."
"Sweet but not cloying."
"Spicy and interesting!"

Manx Pork American New York style Frankfurter Hot Dogs - 85g

"Strong smoky aromas and a good balanced level of smoke and spices."
"Great mouthfeel and aftertaste is long and delicious."
"Not over processed at all like a tinned hot dog is."
"There's a pleasant smoke note to this hot dog that lingers on the palate."
"A juicy sausage that has a slightly spongy texture."
"A good looking hot dog. Well smoked with good texture and seasoning."

Ballakelly Farm "Manx Mr. T" 1/2 Pork & 1/2 Beef "Slightly Spicy Like a Manx Farmer" Hot Dogs - 85g

"Good smell of natural smoke."
"Good texture and combination of meat flavours."
"The flavour is well balanced and not over smoked."
"A nicely coloured sausage with a quite complex texture."

Here's Why I Started a Hot Dog Company in the British Isles

I moved to the British Isles in 2013 and brought my American can-do spirit along with me. I have always loved all-beef kosher style hot dogs from my many days as a Cubs baseball season ticket holder at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Being that my grandparents were Dutch and German, I also inherited an appreciation for fine high-quality encased meat products,... after all, my oma ...would make her own - grinding the meat away by hand and encasing it - right in her old-fashioned German style kitchen.

The first few British American style hot dogs I tasted made me quickly understand why my dear British friends never quite took to the national sports food of America and the Germanic people - the good old fashioned wholesome hot dog. I looked on the list of ingredients for typical British hot dogs and saw that meat was actually the smaller percentage of what they put in their hot dogs. The first ingredient on the list was usually a "filler" of some type such as cereal or corn product or, gosh ... who knows, probably even sawdust! And the actual pork product which was put into the hot dogs was most likely from the snout, tail, hocks, or jowls, or just plain pig fat - NOT good sources of meat!

So, me being me, I set out to find where I could purchase good old fashioned kosher style all-beef or even pork hot dogs. Much to my dismay I couldn't find ONE SUPPLIER at all in the Isle of Man and hardly anyone in the whole of the British Isles! No wonder the Brits don't enjoy hot dogs like we Americans! You couldn't get them, until now.

After realizing that we're sitting on some of the best farming land in the whole of the British Isles and have some of the hardest working great farmers on this side of the Atlantic, I decided to find out what it would take to actually MAKE OUR OWN quality hot dogs. Viola, "Dave's Delicious Dogs" was born!

I talked to several farmers on the Isle of Man, and found one just north of me in Andreas who could produce enough pork and beef for our new ALL-Manx meat high quality product. Alan Teare of Ballakelly Farm produces all the meat for our hot dogs. And what's better is that Al's meat is all:

• Hormone FREE!      • Antibiotic FREE!      • GMO FREE!      • Gluten FREE!      • Wheat FREE!      • Stress FREE!      • Naturally wholesome

All our sausage products at Dave's Delicious Dogs are quality and have no filler or gluten. The meat content is no less than 80% on the pork Frankfurters and most other sausages and hot dogs are anywhere from 86% to 95%. Try finding that level of meat content in your tinned hot dogs! But more than that, you can really taste the difference in the TASTE of our hot dogs versus a wheat filled tinned hot dogs. Sure they're cheaper, but if you care about what you put in your mouth, the choice is obvious.

Here's why we do what we do, voila, a MISSION STATEMENT!

Our mission at Dave's Delicious Dogs is to bring the best, highest quality, gourmet American and German style hot dogs and sausages to you made all from locally grown livestock and introduce to you the joy of my yesteryears - GREAT DELICIOUS HOT DOGS!