13 thoughts on “An In-Store Display…

  1. Deutschländer sausages are the only deutsh sausages that combine all the best from all the other deutshe Würstchens: “they’re knackig like Frankfurters, kräftig like Wieners and […]”. I spare you the details (I forgot the the words from the TV ad, anyway).

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  2. Yeah, I’ve allways been confused by the “Wiener”-part. How does that make them Deutschländer? If you’re into conspiraty theories you could think the sausage company has visions of a Großdeutsches Reich.

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  3. Hmmm. It;’s a bad picture but looking at it sideways they do seem to be sausages. But the name seems to be ‘Deutschkinder’, which leads me to speculate that the meat used in the manufacture may come from – unusual sources….

    As WC Fields once said “Madam, there is no such thing as a ‘tough child’. Parboil them properly and they ALWAYS come out tender!”

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  4. Nobody seems to be unnerved by this in-store display for the same reasons I was unnerved by this in-store display. I suppose, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a wiener is just a wiener…

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  5. @NannyOgg:

    Yeah, I’ve allways been confused by the “Wiener”-part. How does that make them Deutschländer? If you’re into conspiraty theories you could think the sausage company has visions of a Großdeutsches Reich.

    Someone already linked the Wikipedia article on Wiener Würstschen. As you will notice, the provenience of this specialty cannot so clearly delineated; in Vienna they’re called “Frankfurter” (and unlike e.g. Thüringer, it’s not a Protected Designation of Origin either). Please note that I’m emphatically not saying that Meica GmbH & Co. is not a front for a covered Great-German annexation attempt. That is a very real possibility.

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  6. “@Don: It’s not Deutschkinder, but DeutschLÄnder.”

    I had gathered that from the discussion but was relying upon my own interpretation of the somewhat grainy image. The first thing that came to mind was “Deutschkinder”, and this interpretation would certainly explain Andrew’s aversion to the display!

    Too *good* to be true though, food purity laws would prevent it!

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  7. first: “wieners” ARE “frankfurters” (in vienna too). second: meica itself writes on their site to the deutschländer-history:

    http://meica.de/index.php?sprache=_dt&nav=20
    “Vor fast 100 Jahren zog der Geselle Fritz Meinen durch die deutschen Lande, um von berühmten Metzgermeistern zu lernen, wie man besonders gute Würstchen macht. Als er sich in seiner Heimat, dem Ammerland, niederließ, schuf er sein Meisterstück – mit dem Besten von allen beliebten Rezepturen. Und zum Dank an seine Lehrmeister nennen wir sein Meisterstück Deutschländer.”

    so, why the nazi-comparisons here? hey, it’s just a sausage…

    p.s.: and “deutschländer” is a normal surname in germany (http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absolut/deutschl%25C3%25A4nder.html).

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