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2020-09-18 4:26:41 PM  
I bet they don't have one they can drive on the Autobahn.
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2020-09-18 4:38:29 PM  
Weird but cool. The only problem is the sausage switches from being 400 calories to 300 calories when it's being tested.
 
2020-09-18 5:04:52 PM  
I wonder if, like their automobiles, they're of average quality compared to most others, yet priced nearly twice as much.
 
2020-09-18 5:12:16 PM  
Curry flavored ketchup is the only ketchup worthy of being used as a tube steak condiment.
 
2020-09-18 5:15:04 PM  
Got a popular product there, have they?

How soon are they taking them off the market and replacing them with an inferior, modernized copy with none of the original charm, at ten times the cost?
 
2020-09-18 6:39:05 PM  
Not only does it say "volkswagen original part" on it, but it's also got the VW part number on it just like any other VW part:

199 398 500

It's in the catalogue.  I've never thought to try and order it.

The first three numbers in a VW part number are the vehicle group.  I'm not familiar with group 199.  The fourth digit, though is the Main Group Part Category, a 3 is transmission part.

The last digit normally tells what side of the car the part goes on.  Even for the right side, odd for the left side.  I have no idea where 0 goes.  Either not on a car or dead in the middle?

I don't know what any of this means.
 
2020-09-18 6:47:41 PM  
I love this, but to be fair.

1. Currywurst is awesome.
2. It is slightly less expensive than a Golf, so probably more quantity is sold.
 
2020-09-18 6:55:48 PM  

sithon: Weird but cool. The only problem is the sausage switches from being 400 calories to 300 calories when it's being tested.


I don't complain - the court settlement netted me almost half a sausage along with a side of sauerkraut.

/no, srsly, they paid me $14k for an eight year old wagon
 
2020-09-18 6:59:09 PM  
Holy crap!  They have currywurst plates and forks in the catalog as well.

I'm ordering that one.

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2020-09-18 7:02:58 PM  
Richard Hammond (from Top Gear, the real one) had a show called "Big" and he toured the VW factory and a huge deal was made about them making their own sausages. It was rather amusing. But damn, the VW plant is HUGE.
 
2020-09-18 7:09:28 PM  
I hate curry...the smell just makes me want to hurl.

The Germans subtly add it to a lot of things.  Want ketchup with your fries in Hamburg?  The ketchup has curry in it.  Yuck!
 
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2020-09-18 7:11:31 PM  
Will they lie about how bad your farts will smell after eating one?
 
2020-09-18 7:21:38 PM  

rohar: Not only does it say "volkswagen original part" on it, but it's also got the VW part number on it just like any other VW part:

199 398 500

It's in the catalogue.  I've never thought to try and order it.

The first three numbers in a VW part number are the vehicle group.  I'm not familiar with group 199.  The fourth digit, though is the Main Group Part Category, a 3 is transmission part.

The last digit normally tells what side of the car the part goes on.  Even for the right side, odd for the left side.  I have no idea where 0 goes.  Either not on a car or dead in the middle?

I don't know what any of this means.


The only way this could be more rare is if it started with a 535.
 
2020-09-18 7:24:24 PM  
Going back to their roots as a small deli-butcher shop in Munich, Bavaria?
 
2020-09-18 7:25:25 PM  
Curry wurst? Two of the most dangerous things in the world, now combined thanks to German invenuity.
 
2020-09-18 7:26:12 PM  

SurfaceTension: I wonder if, like their automobiles, they're of average quality compared to most others, yet priced nearly twice as much.


Average to what, Japanese cars, other German cars?
 
2020-09-18 7:28:04 PM  
Mmm volkswieners
 
2020-09-18 7:29:06 PM  
Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.
 
2020-09-18 7:30:32 PM  
I tried to order this last year! It didn't work!
 
2020-09-18 7:38:56 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.


VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.
 
2020-09-18 7:40:21 PM  

tedthebellhopp: rohar: Not only does it say "volkswagen original part" on it, but it's also got the VW part number on it just like any other VW part:

199 398 500

It's in the catalogue.  I've never thought to try and order it.

The first three numbers in a VW part number are the vehicle group.  I'm not familiar with group 199.  The fourth digit, though is the Main Group Part Category, a 3 is transmission part.

The last digit normally tells what side of the car the part goes on.  Even for the right side, odd for the left side.  I have no idea where 0 goes.  Either not on a car or dead in the middle?

I don't know what any of this means.

The only way this could be more rare is if it started with a 535.


Unless it's a power window switch.  Those started on that chassis, then VW used them on everything for a while.
 
2020-09-18 7:48:08 PM  

Snaps: Mmm volkswieners


The "people's wiener"?

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2020-09-18 7:49:17 PM  
So how many miles does it get for a gallon?
 
2020-09-18 8:02:02 PM  

rohar: Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.

VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.


If you're into that stuff.

I tried them, and no, I am not, at all.
 
2020-09-18 8:08:09 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: rohar: Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.

VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.

If you're into that stuff.

I tried them, and no, I am not, at all.


I grew up in Frankfurt.  I'm pretty sure currywurst, pizza and donnar kebab was all I ate for a few years.

I can see how some people wouldn't like them.
 
2020-09-18 8:11:11 PM  

markie_farkie: Curry flavored ketchup is the only ketchup worthy of being used as a tube steak condiment.


Mushroom Ketchup exists. Your statement is invalid
 
2020-09-18 8:23:37 PM  
the Volkswagen currywurst was already featured in Berlin's currywurst museum, which opened in 2009...

All right! I now have a post-Covid vacation destination!

...but closed down last December.

DAMN IT!
 
2020-09-18 8:25:15 PM  

rohar: Ketchuponsteak: rohar: Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.

VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.

If you're into that stuff.

I tried them, and no, I am not, at all.

I grew up in Frankfurt.  I'm pretty sure currywurst, pizza and donnar kebab was all I ate for a few years.

I can see how some people wouldn't like them.


An aquired taste I guess.

We can get it here in Denmark anyway, mostly from Aldi North.

Dunno how popular it is, or if Aldi North just stocks them because that's their thing.
 
2020-09-18 8:49:53 PM  

rohar: Ketchuponsteak: rohar: Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.

VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.

If you're into that stuff.

I tried them, and no, I am not, at all.

I grew up in Frankfurt.  I'm pretty sure currywurst, pizza and donnar kebab was all I ate for a few years.

I can see how some people wouldn't like them.


I used to live in Giessen.
 
2020-09-18 9:07:12 PM  

EasilyDistracted: I hate curry...the smell just makes me want to hurl.



Hurl is the mild version.
 
2020-09-18 9:09:08 PM  

Raoul Eaton: I bet they don't have one they can drive on the Autobahn.
[Wienermobile]


I wonder what the aerodynamics of that thing is at high speeds...
 
2020-09-18 9:24:06 PM  
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Not the wurst car ever made...
 
2020-09-18 9:31:51 PM  
Thanks, VW, for buying my Touareg TDI back for what I originally paid new.  fark you for ruining diesels.
 
2020-09-18 9:49:05 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: Thanks, VW, for buying my Touareg TDI back for what I originally paid new.  fark you for ruining diesels.


I made a profit on my Jetta TDI. After I handed over the keys and picked up the cheque, I rode a bus down to the Honda dealership and drove home in an Insight hybrid. It doesn't have as much torque as the diesel but it's a lot more fuel-efficient for city driving (and about the same on the highway).
 
2020-09-18 9:57:09 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: Thanks, VW, for buying my Touareg TDI back for what I originally paid new.  fark you for ruining diesels.


My Jetta Sportwagen got rear-ended during the buy back.  I took the check for the repairs and sold it back for more money than I paid for it.  But goddammit that car was awesome.
 
2020-09-18 11:04:52 PM  
Germans make great sausages
 
2020-09-19 12:05:21 AM  
I would try currywurst but I doubt I could find it around here. Maybe I just haven't noticed but I've never seen it.
 
2020-09-19 12:27:03 AM  

markie_farkie: Curry flavored ketchup is the only ketchup worthy of being used as a tube steak condiment.

Tube Snake Boogie
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2020-09-19 12:43:50 AM  
ich bin ein bratwurst
 
2020-09-19 12:53:41 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: Raoul Eaton: I bet they don't have one they can drive on the Autobahn.
[Wienermobile]

I wonder what the aerodynamics of that thing is at high speeds...


The same as at low speeds
 
2020-09-19 1:02:18 AM  
The sausages are either around 5 inches or 10 inches long, "and if you string all of them together, you'd have a chain that would stretch from Wolfsburg all the way to Barcelona," says Volkswagen spokesperson Torsten Cramm.

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2020-09-19 11:40:04 AM  

EasilyDistracted: I hate curry...the smell just makes me want to hurl.


Volkswagen would refer to that as a recall.
 
2020-09-19 12:13:58 PM  
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The people's sausage during design phase.
 
2020-09-19 8:37:45 PM  
Have this in my fridge.  Bought locally.

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2020-09-19 9:20:56 PM  

tedthebellhopp: rohar: Ketchuponsteak: rohar: Ketchuponsteak: Aldi North sells currywurst, I wonder if that's the large super market chain mentioned in the article.

If so, Aldi North is called Trader Joe's in USA (as not to be confused with Aldi South). Perhaps you Americans can get it there.

/not to my taste, but to each their own. Doesn't harm to try it, and make up your mind.

VW doesn't ship them to the US.  A good bockwurst and Lynchburg curry ketchup works pretty well though.

If you're into that stuff.

I tried them, and no, I am not, at all.

I grew up in Frankfurt.  I'm pretty sure currywurst, pizza and donnar kebab was all I ate for a few years.

I can see how some people wouldn't like them.

I used to live in Giessen.


Kaiserslautern checking in. Curry wurts would have have been sacrilege in my day, red or white were the defacto choices.
 
2020-09-20 12:31:12 AM  

rohar: .I grew up in Frankfurt.  I'm pretty sure currywurst, pizza and donnar kebab was all I ate for a few years.


In the US, Donner kebab would have a completely different meaning.
 
2020-09-20 2:53:45 AM  
so basically you could order some sausage and charge them to your customer's car repair bill. ... hmm ya Currywurst that's the stuff the mechanic uses when he struggle to get the parts in it's a consumable. not don't have another to show you sry sir .
 
2020-09-20 7:48:38 AM  
Volkswagen's Factory Produces More Sausages Than They Make Cars Worldwide | Richard Hammond's Big
Youtube zWP32tCPv_w


/Great show btw
 
2020-09-20 9:36:47 AM  
I've never heard of curry ketchup before, although I have vague memories of hearing about the Volkswagen sausage thing. Are either of them any good?

I really enjoy curry. (Just smoked some pork the other day with curry as one of the main ingredients in the spice rub.)
 
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