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Shocking: How hotdogs are made

Warning: If you watch this video, you may never eat a hotdog again.

12 Jun 2014

I was sent this video and I just sat there, mouth agape, watching the process of how hotdogs are made.

I watched it on YouTube, it was made for the ‘How it's made’ series on the Discovery Channel.

It is made in a rather clinical way and I don’t think it’s actually meant to shock… but shock it does.

The sheer volume of the meat that’s ground to a pulp and forced through massive pipes into a pinky gloop, might make you throw up just a little bit.

The addition of the ‘processed chicken trimmings’ and the ‘food starch’ in such a matter of fact manner is a touch terrifying. And then there’s the corn starch – just look at how much they pour in.

But why don’t you decide for yourself? Watch the below video and share your thoughts in the comment box below.

- Caro de Waal


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