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659 clicks; posted to Food » on 14 Aug 2022 at 11:02 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-14 11:10:40 AM  
I loved Vienna Sausage when I was 10 years old. Which was probably the last time I ever had any.
 
2022-08-14 11:25:07 AM  
eat what you like.

but i have a strong suspicion that these are only yum IF they ring bells of childhood nostalgia OR you're camping or waiting out a hurricane power outage or some such.....

i'm too old to try them for a very first time in my normal, electrified kitchen i think.
 
2022-08-14 11:37:54 AM  
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They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.
 
2022-08-14 11:38:53 AM  
Never had Vienna sausages, but used to eat a lot of liverwurst as a kid. Had no idea what it was made of (I was too young to make the connection with the name). Stopped eating it at some point, and then years later found out it was made from liver. Grossed me out too much to ever eat it again.
 
2022-08-14 11:45:20 AM  

Winterlight: I loved Vienna Sausage when I was 10 years old. Which was probably the last time I ever had any.


Which is exactly the article, including the fact that the author had not eaten any in decades.
 
2022-08-14 11:47:41 AM  

monkeypapa: Winterlight: I loved Vienna Sausage when I was 10 years old. Which was probably the last time I ever had any.

Which is exactly the article, including the fact that the author had not eaten any in decades.


I must have missed my calling of writing for The Takeout.
 
2022-08-14 12:02:04 PM  
I'd take Vienna sausages a lot more seriously if I could ever find the appropriate bun.
 
2022-08-14 12:17:02 PM  
On a side note: only a last did I learned you're supposed to warm them in their can liquid.
I've always drained and added to any number of things or ate cold. With chips.
 
2022-08-14 12:31:07 PM  

luna1580: eat what you like.

but i have a strong suspicion that these are only yum IF they ring bells of childhood nostalgia OR you're camping or waiting out a hurricane power outage or some such.....

i'm too old to try them for a very first time in my normal, electrified kitchen i think.


As much as I'm normally going to say, "No, try it once" this one gets an instant pass.  You aren't missing anything
 
2022-08-14 12:32:28 PM  
The problem with Vienna sausages is they come in that little can with the razor sharp lid that is too hazardous for drunk people to operate, and drunk people are the only people with a hankering for some Vienna sausages in the first place. I bet that little can lid has sent almost as many drunks to the ER as the old Mickey's Big Mouth bottle lids.
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2022-08-14 12:34:06 PM  

luna1580: eat what you like.

but i have a strong suspicion that these are only yum IF they ring bells of childhood nostalgia OR you're camping or waiting out a hurricane power outage or some such.....

i'm too old to try them for a very first time in my normal, electrified kitchen i think.


"poor people's food"  Which my family couldn't afford when I was a kid. Never had any, but they can't be any worse than cocktail wieners.
 
2022-08-14 12:36:38 PM  
I'm kinda picking up that I am not missing anything here...
 
2022-08-14 12:40:49 PM  

Wookie Milson: I'd take Vienna sausages a lot more seriously if I could ever find the appropriate bun.


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2022-08-14 12:46:18 PM  
natazha:
"poor people's food"  Which my family couldn't afford when I was a kid. Never had any, but they can't be any worse than cocktail wieners.

That is what I was thinking--  snack foods, what are those?  The closest I can remember to having snack foods is around Christmas there was usually a batch of cookies.  Oh, and Halloween provided candy that was begged off of neighbors.  Hard boiled eggs on Easter?  Come to think of it, I still do not eat snack foods and it is still an alien concept to me.
 
2022-08-14 1:16:29 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: natazha:
"poor people's food"  Which my family couldn't afford when I was a kid. Never had any, but they can't be any worse than cocktail wieners.

That is what I was thinking--  snack foods, what are those?  The closest I can remember to having snack foods is around Christmas there was usually a batch of cookies.  Oh, and Halloween provided candy that was begged off of neighbors.  Hard boiled eggs on Easter?  Come to think of it, I still do not eat snack foods and it is still an alien concept to me.


You don't sound fat.
 
2022-08-14 1:32:56 PM  
The last time I tried a wiener in the can, all I heard was "Wrong hole, stupid!"

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2022-08-14 1:38:34 PM  

natazha: Never had any, but they can't be any worse than cocktail wieners.


Yes. Yes, they can.
 
2022-08-14 2:05:10 PM  
One time at a company pot luck we had someone volunteer to bring in their special chili dog recipe.  Turned out the dogs were Vienna sausages (they somehow procured hot-dog length sausages).
 
2022-08-14 2:41:10 PM  
I think I'll grab one of the tiny containers and eat them right out of the can as God intended, just like I did when I was a kid.

First off, your god is a lie.

Now, these canned sausages have a useful role... as survival food. They have way too much fat and salt to have as "normal" food, not to mention the sodium nitrate can be avoided as well.
But if you are HUNGRY, a can of them, a can of beans and a can of corn (maybe with some bread) will make all the difference in the world.
Personally I prefer sprats, sardines, herring, mackerel, etc but variety is nice as well.

I'm not a prepper, but I live in earthquake country (we won't mention the fires, droughts, riots, etc) so I'm all for having some shelf stable food around for when things go all pear shaped.
There is a difference between food you normally eat, and food that you eat when things are abby normal. These sausages are for the abby normal times.
(I actually have cans of Spam for the same reason)
 
2022-08-14 3:09:18 PM  
Camp food.
 
2022-08-14 3:12:36 PM  
The only time I ever bought these little weenies was when I would grind them up in a blender and add them to the recipe for dog treats I was making.

The dog loved them.


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2022-08-14 3:24:52 PM  
Maybe the manufacturer of Nerf guns can rework their product to shoot Vienna sausages?
You know, as an icebreaker prop for meeting ladies.
 
2022-08-14 3:50:14 PM  
Hmm, the front of the label states "Made with chicken, beef & pork added, in chicken broth" but the ingredients list on the back makes no mention of beef or pork, what's up with that?

Would really rather not know.
 
2022-08-14 5:16:40 PM  
Don't kink shame subby


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2022-08-14 6:24:51 PM  
My dad always had a can or two of Vienna sausages in his fishing tackle box. They were an awesome snack when your in the boat on the middle of the lake bass fishing.
 
2022-08-14 6:40:10 PM  
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2022-08-14 8:22:40 PM  

SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.


Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.
 
2022-08-14 8:23:50 PM  
I liked them better than Spam in my latchkey kid days. Now, just the thought of them makes my blood pressure spike.
 
2022-08-14 9:02:50 PM  

talkyournonsense: SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.

Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.


You really haven't been missing much.
 
2022-08-14 9:52:42 PM  
I'll see your 'cocktail "weeners"' and raise you
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sexy pigs in blankets
 
2022-08-14 10:06:13 PM  
No.
You have taken something terrible, wrapped it and then deep fried it.
That didn't make it better...
 
2022-08-14 10:15:19 PM  
In other news, "Canned Wieners" is the name of my new Bananarama/George Michael fusion band.
 
2022-08-14 10:21:13 PM  

Percise1: In other news, "Canned Wieners" is the name of my new Bananarama/George Michael fusion band.


heh.

you'd BETTER cover this song very first!

George Michael - Outside (Official Video)
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2022-08-14 11:17:22 PM  

talkyournonsense: SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.

Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.


I mean I'm laughing and all, but I get it.  They're such homogenized mystery meat it's pretty impossible to tell from the flavor/texture
 
2022-08-15 5:30:16 AM  

Percise1: I think I'll grab one of the tiny containers and eat them right out of the can as God intended, just like I did when I was a kid.

First off, your god is a lie.

Now, these canned sausages have a useful role... as survival food. They have way too much fat and salt to have as "normal" food, not to mention the sodium nitrate can be avoided as well.
But if you are HUNGRY, a can of them, a can of beans and a can of corn (maybe with some bread) will make all the difference in the world.
Personally I prefer sprats, sardines, herring, mackerel, etc but variety is nice as well.

I'm not a prepper, but I live in earthquake country (we won't mention the fires, droughts, riots, etc) so I'm all for having some shelf stable food around for when things go all pear shaped.
There is a difference between food you normally eat, and food that you eat when things are abby normal. These sausages are for the abby normal times.
(I actually have cans of Spam for the same reason)


Fried spam is great. Never had these canned sausages but fired up I'm sure they'd be similar
 
2022-08-15 6:44:53 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: talkyournonsense: SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.

Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.

I mean I'm laughing and all, but I get it.  They're such homogenized mystery meat it's pretty impossible to tell from the flavor/texture


If you're not familiar with what mechanically separate chicken means you may want to look it up.  Just don't do it around dinner time if you're at all concerned with your appetite.

/ spoiler alert:
// it's gross
 
2022-08-15 11:58:55 AM  
They were good enough when I was a kid. They're not good enough now.

Eat 'em if you want, but stop trying to convince people they're "good." They're not. They're probably better cooked than straight out of the can, but that only makes something kinda gross less gross. It doesn't make it good.
 
2022-08-15 4:04:57 PM  

Neondistraction: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: talkyournonsense: SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.

Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.

I mean I'm laughing and all, but I get it.  They're such homogenized mystery meat it's pretty impossible to tell from the flavor/texture

If you're not familiar with what mechanically separate chicken means you may want to look it up.  Just don't do it around dinner time if you're at all concerned with your appetite.

/ spoiler alert:
// it's gross


Yeah I've seen it - isn't much grosser than hamburger really to me - shrug.  We're eating slabs of dead shiat that are farked with in various ways, it isn't going to be very pretty behind the scenes unless you're into some worrisome stuff
 
2022-08-15 4:23:17 PM  
mom used to make vienna sausage sandwiches. bread, mayo, mustard, sausages sliced lengthwise to cover the bread, sometimes cheese, sometimes not. i loved them.
 
2022-08-15 7:23:44 PM  

Neondistraction: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: talkyournonsense: SuperSeriousMan: [Fark user image image 850x850]

They claim that there are two servings in a can. so double the numbers since no one ever eats just 4 sausages.

Oh mine Gott
They're CHICKEN! I thought they were pork and therefore haven't eaten them in 20 years.

I mean I'm laughing and all, but I get it.  They're such homogenized mystery meat it's pretty impossible to tell from the flavor/texture

If you're not familiar with what mechanically separate chicken means you may want to look it up.  Just don't do it around dinner time if you're at all concerned with your appetite.

/ spoiler alert:
// it's gross


I eat pink slime
I can deal with mechanically separated meats
If we're gonna use resources and destroy the planet to grow animals just to kill them we better be using the whole freaking carcass.
 
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