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What about a hot dog in a candy store?

Posted by Martin on

What has a Hot Dog to do with candies? With Licorice even?

Well well, while the right answer should be: nothing. We are Germans and that means we can think of something :)

Especially when you know about Iceland's love for the black gold candy and their Hot Dogs.

Iceland is different in so many ways, but today we only want to talk about these two things. Slightly touching their love for licorice. Especially licorice in combination with delicious chocolate. Sambo makes some really crazy combinations and we love them all. If you are into black licorice then you have to try. But you might say "ok, I get it - MyGermanCandy has gone international and of course, I get my cravings for Icelandic candy fulfilled with them, but what about the Hot Dog?".

Iceland’s de facto national fast-food is the hot dog. The first proof fo that is that you get a Hot Dog around every corner, and since that is not enough almost every bigger store has their Hot Dog cart.

And there is a reason for it as well: they are addictively delicious. It might be possible that a New Yorker bet to differ, but that only means he never had one in Iceland.

So, what sets Icelandic hot dogs apart?

They do it all themselves: the meat is made from Icelandic lamb, along with pork and beef from the countryside. That means organic, free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free Icelandic meat.

Iceland is one of the cleanest, most pristine environments on Earth, and that is where the lamb, cow, and sheep are living, mostly in small farms or even free. And to finish it all of the hot dogs are made with natural casings, just to make sure they have the ‘pop’ when you bit into them.

Ok, bear with me since I am coming closer to what MyGermanCandy has to do with Hot Dogs.

You order a real Icelandic hot dog "all works style" - that will be served on a warm, steamed bun topped with raw white onions and crispy fried onions, ketchup, sweet brown mustard called pylsusinnep, and remoulade, a sauce made with mayo, capers, and herbs.

And if you don't like raw onions like many Americans don't do - you have to give it a try! The combination of everything together will get you over the point.

So here is the deal: you can not get to Iceland right now?

Or are you even FROM Iceland and missing this stable food? Make it yourself! It's easy to get a good Hot Dog bun, you will find ketchup, some kind of remoulade or mayo, and most definitely raw and crispy onions.

But what is missing? Yes, two important parts: the meat sausages and the iconic mustard pylsusinnep. Well since we are not allowed (for now) to import meat due to FDA regulation, we can help you with pylsusinnep. Yes, MyGermanCandy extended our mustard line to this Icelandic delicacy!

Well, I would not recommend putting mustard onto any licorice but you will find it most delicious to try how you can use this slightly sweet mustard on anything grilled or pan-fried.

And did you find a great recipe you want to share, send us an eMail or Facebook, Twitter! We would be happy to feature it!

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