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Vegetarian hot dog

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– **History:**
Vegetarian hot dog origins unclear
– Worthington Foods claims first vegetarian hot dogs in 1949
– Introduction of vegetarian hot dogs by various manufacturers since the 1980s
– LightLife Foods introduced Tofu Pups in 1985
– Chicago White Sox’s Comiskey Park sold vegetarian hot dogs in 2000

– **Carrot hot dogs:**
Carrot hot dogs are carrots cured to taste like hot dogs
– Photos of carrot hot dogs surfaced on Instagram and Pinterest in 2016
Carrot hot dog recipes emerged as a trend in cookbooks in 2017
– Some restaurants, like Harry & Idas Meat and Supply Co., sell carrot dogs
– Bolthouse Farms started producing grill-ready cured carrot hot dogs in 2020

– **Vegetarian sausage rolls:**
Sausage rolls are popular fast food snacks in Britain
– Vegetarian and vegan versions are now common
– Poundberry chain began selling vegetarian sausage rolls in 2016
– Greggs launched vegan sausage rolls in 2019
– BBC reported the vegan rolls sold out quickly

– **Vegetarian sausages:**
– Vegetarian and vegan sausages are widely consumed in Britain
– Beyond Meat started selling vegan sausages in the UK in 2019

– **See also:**
Meat-free sausage roll
– Vegetarian bacon
– Vegetarian sausage
– List of hot dogs
List of meat substitutes

Vegetarian hot dog (Wikipedia)

A vegetarian hot dog is a hot dog produced completely from non-meat products. Unlike traditional home-made meat sausages, the casing is not made of intestine, but of cellulose or other plant-based ingredients. The filling is usually based on some sort of soy protein, wheat gluten, or pea protein. Some may contain egg whites, which would make them unsuitable for a lacto-vegetarian or vegan diet.

Vegetarian hot dog
Vegetarian hot dog sausages from Germany
Alternative namesVeggie dog, not dog
TypeHot dog, meat alternative
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientssoy
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