Food of the Eighties, FrankenStuff
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Knarly hot dogs injected with chili or cheese inside. Frightening in every sense. And Taste-T!
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BIGPOPPA - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
The best hot dogs ever!!
Jenifer - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
The best dogs ever! My Dad always had to buy two kinds of hot dogs; cheese stuffed for my sister, Frankenstuff for me. Dad ate both... not a picky eater, like most Dads. Everytime I'm in the store I look for them... wishful thinking, I guess.
Rob Handling - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up on these Chili infused masterpieces, the best part was putting them in the microwave and biting into a warm hotdog only to lose half of your taste buds when the 10,000 degree chili hit your tongue, it was the best!!!
Jim - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved these!!! Finally - chili dogs that were fairly neat! I miss these terribly, and am trying to recall who made them
John - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 99.9% positive that Hormel made these (with an outside shot that it was Armour), damn they were awesome.
Debra - July 28, 2008 - Report this comment
These dogs were amazing! I saw above that one person still looks for them in the grocery store ...ME TOO! I really wish someone would bring these back to market. There's a whole new generation of kids that would love them!
Darryl X. - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm not the only one! I LOVED these, as all little obese kids did. Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds....Hot dog? Ice cold. Chili? Hot as the surface of the sun. Does anybody remember how they would explode in the microwave after about 60 seconds?
Jacks - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Mom would cringe after I heated up Frankenstuffs for all the boys after school!!! The mess in the micro was unbelievable!
Tommy - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Those were the best! There has got to be a way to find these again!
JMAC.DA.REAL - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
If anybody who is anybody is reading this please bring back frankenstuffs they were the best!!!
Contreras - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Was Hormel for sure. I remember them blowing up..what a mess! But they were so good. I used to make Frankenstuff Hot Dogs after school, with a bag of Crunch Taters (barbeque) both are no longer obtainable. Followed by some chewy Bonkers Candy.
Troglodad - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
My all time favorite food was the chili frankenstuff. It pained me greatly to find this site and learn they haven't been made in years. Means I'm old and I can't get them! Argh!
KneightHawke - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes it was Hormel that made these, unfortunately they stopped making them because of cost and lack of market. Kids loved them, Mom's did not but eventually the cost was too large for their small appeal. I too remember the lava hot chili squishing out and incinerating my tongue. The were too expensive to buy I recall from regular hot dogs so I didn't get to eat them that often. Johnsonville makes a chili flavor cheese sausage now.
HITMAN35 - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Bingapher - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
The best hot dog ever made!!!! My mom used to buy them when I was a kid. Never wanted to eat anything else ate home except Franken Stuff.
NightmareX - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
This is the food I'm talking about, a kid knew and took the chance to eat one of these hot dogs. We didn't cry about it...there's no crying allowed when your eating a frankenstuff. Nowadays, this would be a class action lawsuit just waiting to happen...bunch o' wimps
BELLYBUTTONSTINK - March 30, 2010 - Report this comment
what don't you all write to hormel or armour and ask them to bring it back, if so many people demand it, they will......lets bring back the SALSA RIO DORITOS ALSO!!!! I LIVED THE 80'S.
frankenstuff - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
It's got a facebook page for frankenstuffs
Mik - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
best hot dogs ever! searched and searched years ago then gave up. Why do companys do this, give the people what they want! Also remember the taco light from taco bell with the light crunchy shell, it was anothr one of my favorites.
clyde taylor - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
i have contacted hormel, and told them there are millions like us that want these hotdogs back, waiting for a response, it might be a good idea for everyone else to contack them to show them the public demand.
Dorkus - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the commercials for these, with lightning and thunder. Electrical sparks bursting from within the hot dog, and the kind of 'scary' theme. Bring back Frankenstuffs! We need more goofy food like this in the store nowadays. It's all too serious!
frankenstuff - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
use social media to prove that millions want them back. I only know of 9 that's on the frankenstuff page. I even tried making the frankenstuff page admin someone who waas slowly losing their mind to try to draw more people.
Randi - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Here is the Frank-n-Stuff commercial!!
Tom Mylan - May 29, 2011 - Report this comment
This week we're bringing '86 back by making our own handmade version of the Frankenstuff with chili and cheese. If you're in NYC come eat some nostalgia!
Mitch - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these, but I was disgusted by them even as a child. Nasty, disgusting.
James - March 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved these dogs as a kid! You had to estimate the time to microwave so they wouldn't blow up, but MAN THEY WERE GOOD!!!!!!! Of course now I know they most likely had carcinogens galore in them, but 30 years ago I couldn't care less.
Scott Jackson - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
The frankenstuff is like a flux compasitor and San demas wraped in a sweet st Elmo's fire
Kenneth Grigsby - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Both were so dang good, wish they would bring them back!!! I told my daughter about them, now she wants to try them!!!
geeky - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
ball park recently brought these back out under their name they got the cheese but plan on bringing back the chili as well as release more flavors
Amber - July 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the chili frankenstuffs dearly. Lived on them for a few years! Wish they would bring them back.
Teresa - July 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED LOVED LOVED THESE HOT DOGS!!!!! My mom would never let us eat anything but I begged and begged and finally got Frankenstuff hotdogs!!! I would get both the chili and the cheese and eat them at the same time! Total mess! But the commercial with the Frankenstein monster was the total clincher as to what made me want them!!! BRING THEM BACK!!!!
Kart korral - October 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I miss them also & remember them fondly. I thought they got discontinued bec people were burning their mouths with the hot fillings. We bought them all the time &they were fun to eat.
andy - February 16, 2020 - Report this comment
I miss the chili frankenstuffs they were easy and convenient to cook who cares if ya burnt your mouth they were awsome tasting compared to the crap they make today.
Charlie - March 20, 2022 - Report this comment
Kenneth Grigsby, so slip her the weiner!

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