6 Fun Treats To Have This MDW That'll Make You Forget About The Recalled Hot Dogs

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If you're getting ready for your annual Memorial Day bbq, there are a few things you need to know.

The three-day weekend celebration isn't complete without some grilling, but you have to be careful this year.

We're sorry to inform you, but the US Department of Agriculture said Nathan's and Curtis brand hot dogs are contaminated with extraneous materials like metal — which definitely doesn't go well with sauerkraut — so make sure you're looking at the labels.


If you see the following information on the packaging, toss those bad boys right in the garbage.

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan's SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

While it's certainly a bit of a bummer that 210,606 pounds of hot dogs are being recalled seven days before MDW — perhaps the worst time of the year — don't get bummed.

You might have to think of replacements for your hot dogs, but let me assure you, there are plenty... especially when it comes to desserts. There are many treats that will bring you right out of that lack-of-hot-dog funk.

If you have a sweet tooth, try these babies.

Oreo just released a limited-edition flavor that is the perfect for the summer season — Firework.

Who needs boring 'ol hot dogs when you have these?


Live a little by combining booze and dessert.

We know beer is a staple at any backyard bbq, especially during MDW.

Since dessert is as necessary as that Corona, combine the best of both worlds with Tipsy Scoop's liquor-infused ice cream.

If you're not near the New York City flagship store, order your pint of boozy ice cream right here.

Tipsy Scoop

Make the cupcakes of everyone's dreams.

While we're on the booze theme, you should most definitely make cupcakes with Prosecco-flavored frosting.

The bubbly, tingly feeling goes well with the fireworks theme, in my opinion.

(OK, sold — put it on the grocery list.)


While you're at it, get some blue Prosecco, too.

Red, white and blue are our MDW colors, after all. You're just showing your American spirit.

Fratelli Saraceni

Channel your favorite place while munching.

Hershey's just announced the release of its limited-edition “Flavors of America” collection, and it features a twist on classic treats with a state-inspired theme.


Make your own "Merbabe" latte like The End in Brooklyn.

Summer is about the sea — so get in the kitchen and create your own version of the Merbabe.

Amanda Fama

Pretty fun list, right? I am willing to be you're not missing those hot dogs now.

No need to thank me, it's what I'm here for. See you on the dessert line!