Food of the Eighties, Frank n' Stuff Weiners
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Hot Dog weiners that had chili stuffed inside. They also came in a variant with cheese inside instead.
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Lisa - December 10, 2007 - Report this comment
What ever happened to the Frank n' Stuff weiner?
Helene - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
They were great!!! Are they going to bring them back? Oh to be young again.BRING THEM BACK!!!!
Mike - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Please God bring them back (well the chili ones anyway... you can leave the cheese ones in the dustbin of history)
Ray Michael - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Okay, I thought I was the ONLY one to remember these things! Every time I'm in the grocery store and I pass the hot dog area, I look to see if they're on the shelf...just in case.
Tangie - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
They were the best! can anyone tell me where I can find them?
Jim - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these hot dogs! Whenever I tell people about them, they don't remember them. They were soooo good! I remember the taste like it was yesterday. BRING BACK FRANK N' STUFF HOT DOGS!
Mike - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Frank N' Stuff with Chili was the best! I remember they used was Hormel chili, but, alas, there is no mention of our beloved FNS on the Hormel Web site. If anyone out there wants to begin some kind of organized campaign to attempt to bring them back count me in.
m - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these. I have no idea when they stopped making them, but I am the only one in my family that remembers and I was the youngest having been born in 1981.
Adam - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
These chili dogs were the bomb! I don't understand why they don't bring them back.
Dan - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I just thought about how good these were and decided to google them...unfortunately I guess they are no longer sold. Hormel needs to bring them back!
DAVID - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
scott - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
bless you all for starting this thread. i want the chili ones back too!
Tom - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Just wanted to add to it. I loved the Cheese Frank n Stuff they were a hundred times better than any cheese hot dogs on the market these days. I would buy them in a second. The last time I saw them was around 1994 when I was in the Air Force. The chili was ok to but give me the cheese.
NICK - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Please bring these back to our grovcery shelves!!!!!! I lived on these things and would love to share my youth flavors with my kids today. these thing were the absolute best!
ISABELLA - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
im glad other people remember these dogs- why did they discontinue a good thing?
meteorb - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
well, do any if you guys remember biting in to have 700 degree chili squirt through the back of your skull like Freakin lava under 500psi? I still liked em, but I quit chuggin pig flesh (eyeballs, snouts & anuses? No thanks.) 15 years ago anyway.
andy - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh how I miss you frank 'n Stuffs! I am 31 now, for years, my mom has tried to track them down for my brother and I for a funny present. Put a piece of american wrapper cheese, ketchup / mustard, with a side order of chips. incredible. all you had to do was put two buns, two FNS and break a slice of cheese in half on top of them, what was it 35 seconds and you had the best dog in the world??? Bring them Back
justin - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
they were gross
Matt - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Chili stuffed were the best hot dogs!!! bar none. Lets get them back!!!
scum - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I was on a camping trip on acid and all we had was Coors Silver Bullets and Frank N Stuffs. The Frank N Stuffs saved my life.
frankenstuff 3000 - March 22, 2009 - Report this comment
In 1990 I was a member of a short-lived rap group called frankenstuff. At the end of every show we threw the eponymous weiners out into the audience. The reception was mixed. Good times.
xenagirl - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
frankenstuff hotdogs were my favorite as well.I remember a news story about people microwaving the hotdogs and burning the insides of their mouths because the chili was scolding hot inside.I think too many consumers were trying to cash in like the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit so the hotdogs were quietly put to rest.Please bring em back.I keep looking but I never see them.
Ya - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Please, please bring back the frank n stuff please
yummmmmmmm - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
bring them back im hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheDeub - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I have looked for these hot dogs for years ! They were absolutly the best, no questions asked. If they are worried about a lawsuit all's they would have to do is put a disclaimmer on the package, just like McDonalds did with their coffee cups & apple and cherry pie boxes. It's as simple as that. Now I will be waiting for them to hit the shelves again. I've been waiting 20 years already, what the hell is a couple more years.
David - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Frank 'N Stuff with chili always reminded me of the Chili Dogs I used to get at the Dairy Queen in Plattsmouth, Nebraska when I was a kid. I miss them! Please Bring Them Back!!!
Chuck - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes,I too loved these things and I also check every time in store just in case,Please bring them back..
Rick - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
These chili dogs were the bomb. They need to bring them back. If I could eat just one thing for the rest of my life and Frank-n-stuff chili dogs were available, these would be it. BRING THEM BACK.
Betsy - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree they were scorching hot when you bit into them but every bite was worth it, I too used to eat them and had my mom trying to track them down forever. I WANT THEM BACK!!! only hot dog I really liked.
Jeff - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
This is hilarious! I was just asking my friends about these the other day, and they all looked at me like I was crazy. The chili ones were awesome!
CINDY DAVIS - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Sheena - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Those Frank n'Stuff hot dogs where the best. I wish there wuz sumtn we could do to bring them back. But those bad boys where pretty hot after u cooked them. O man I told my husband about him he wuz like "WHAT?". If they could bring back the FranknStuff dogs and Sour Cream n Onion Doritos from the 1970's my snack area would be covered.
John from kingston ny - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to love these hot dogs from when i was a kid. i can remember at first didnt want the chili i would make my mom use the sprayer from the kitchen sink to spray the chili out and squirt mustard in its place. what a waste lol. i later started eating them with the chili until they were discontinued.. so sad. I too look every time im in a supermarket especially when I'm far from home
Shelli - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh I would soooo love to have these back. I have told my kids about them and they want to try them too. It would be really nice to be able to share this memory with my kids. I bet if they brought them back they would be a big seller. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!
J - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I too loved the Hormel's Frank'n'stuffs. They stopped making them because of people burning their mouths on the chili. Which in a country where we need labels to tell us not to blow dry our hair while taking a shower... I do not see this product making a comeback. Lawsuits aside, these dogs were great. At least the Hormel chili no beans and your favorite hot dog will do(these days I'm partial to Nathan's). The frank'n'stuffs were much more convenient however.
Helene M. - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Still waiting......please hate to beg but really please it's long over due at least try to see what is long over due:-) BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!
Anonymous - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Protip: Cook hotdogs. Heat chili dog sauce. Spoon sauce over hotdogs. Eat.
Terrance Hung - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I just got off the horn with Mr. Jonathan at Hormel. We're back baby! They are firing up the stuffin machines. They make chili now and put in cans.
Mr. Jonathan, President, Hormel Foods, Inc. LLC - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
When I invented chili back in the 80's, I had no idea how popular it would become. Now, as we look on into the 21st century, chili stands fast on the horizon, ready to serve you once again. We will be offering our canned chili to you, the consumer, and will be honored if you would grace your weiners with our invention slathered upon the. Ian Flemming owns the rights to the chili squirtin' machine technology that goes up in the hotdog. His lawyer called me in 1994 and told me quite bluntly. "hey...guess more "twinkie the kidd" for you.." I was like "huh" Then he said, "you are now prohibitted from making stuffed hotdogs. do you know Mr. Pickles?" I then hung up on him. I had no idea who Mr. Pickles was. Felt as if there was a weird sexual overtone in his inflection. Mr. Rands will probably fill you all in later on what is sizing up to be the biggest courtroom battle since Donkey Man wanted yet another bag of chips. Thank you and please look for our canned chili in the soup isle at your nearest local grocer. Thank you for allowing me this time.
Dana from Ohio - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Those things rawked I loved them as a kid!!!
jason from ohio - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved those hotdogs. I've never looked at another hotdog the same. To have one today would bring back such great memories. Maybe we should write to conagra foods. They are the ones that own hormel. They own tons of food company' s.
Eddie - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Man, I look for these things all the time. The chilli ones. I loved them! Please please bring them back!
BIGSUGE - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Man didn't even realize they stopped making these, they were great. Loved the chili ones and think they had ones with cheese inside them too but don't remember them tasting that great.
chris - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
i was just at the store where we use too get them the only store that i knew had them and i ask a guy that worked there about them but he didnt know nothing about them and yes the hot dogs with chili was the best i wish they would make them agian
mike - February 09, 2011 - Report this comment
You mean to tell me one man and his lawyer are the only ones in the world that can stuff hot dogs?That makes me wonder if these stooges are responsible for the ball park cheese hot dogs. Anyway i would suggest coming up with your own machine
Al - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved them. Did find a problem cookin in a micro wav. They exploded! But found that kind of fun too LOLOL
josh - November 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember them and I remember them becoming contaminated with some type of bacteria. They recalled them and I never seen them since then. Although if I remember, the cheese ones weren't included in the recall. I liked them and the cheese ones too.
Dave Wallace - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a class action lawsuit against Hormel for Frank n Stuff's brought about by people who burned their mouths and faces while eating a frank n stuff. I could not find any information on the settlement. So thank the lawyers for ruining this culinary masterpiece.
Sara - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Frank n Stuff hotdogs so well!! I loved the Chilli ones and the cheese ones were pretty good as well!! We didn't get them often because they were expensive but we did occasionally get them for a special treat!! I wish they would bring them back!!
Sib - July 05, 2012 - Report this comment
These were great! Bring them back!!
ThatChick007 - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Frank n Stuff were the best hotdogs ever!!! Hormel really needs to step their game up and bring these back on the market!
Craig - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
God bless you Frank n' Stuff, maybe in heaven we will again enjoy your taste. I too always look in the meat case looking for those tasty treats...
The 80's - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I can has Frank N Stuffs? I too have missed these, the chili ones are legend...and like other legends such as bigfoot and chupacabra, can't be found anywhere. If they don't mind poisoning us thru our foods, why do they care if a few morons were too stoopid to let their hot dog cool off? Bring em back! And if people are too ignorant to eat them properly..."then let them eat cake"!
Foley - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Put a warning label on the stuff and let us have those awesome chili and cheese filled dogs!!!!
Michael - Columbiana Ohio - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
These were the best damn hot dogs ever made. I remember eating them while watching "heathcliff" after and Miami Vice. PLease bring them back
yum - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
best ever. i miss them as well as their cool name.
big whipp - April 21, 2013 - Report this comment
i didnt want any other hoy dogs for a while after these classic wonderful easy to make foods were yanked from us
Lucifer - April 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Kneel before my frank'n'stuff. Let me jet delicious chili into your hungry mouth holes.
70's kid - April 29, 2013 - Report this comment
They were great and like others I still look for them when I'm grocery shopping.Does anyone remember about the same time the "u" shaped seamless hot dog buns they were the perfect buns they wouldn't break in half.I can't remember what they were called but they were great for the chilli stuffers
Joe - May 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I was a Hormel rep right out of college in 1984 when these were introduced. In fact, I inherited the title of #1 Frank 'n Stuff salesman when I took over a territory in Michigan. They didn't sell terribly well, and they struggled trying to get the salt content lower, but the packages would blow up like balloons when the salt was reduced. Funny story: One of the Sr. Managers' kids suggested they put peanut butter and jelly inside... not sure if it got a trial or not, but it WAS discussed. ICK! Also, first presentation of the chili version to one of my buyers was with a hot dog that had NOTHING inside but an empty tunnel... thankfully they got those bugs worked out!
Lachel - May 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I still look for the Frank n Stuff hot dogs to come back that can crap does not compare. I'm with the rest bring em back please.
clint - June 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Doesn't make sense how Oscar Myer can put cheese in the dogs and this isn't legal. They would probably sell better than a Twinkies with the bankruptcy.... I'm sure money could change the twinkie guys mind....Bring Back Frank N Stuff!!!!
Desa - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I didn't need anything on the hotdog, just the bun and it taste Devine! Does anyone know if they will bring then back?
Nicodeamus W - September 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Dude these Were the H-Bomb of the '80's n for Awhile the Only dog I would eat!! I was just telling a friend about em n if they added onion maybe a Lil "Dijon" and they would be even better!! I agree on getting a petition going I would Surely sign it Twice!! Sincerely,
Tim - June 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I think that some boneheads were burning their tongues and complained, so they discontinued them...check out 'Hey Hormel, Bring Back Frank N' Stuff Hot Dogs!' on Facebook. Maybe we can get enough people (who know how to eat them properly) to get them back!
scott webber - October 08, 2014 - Report this comment
Philip - February 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Please, I beg you, bring Frank & Stuff back! I like chili & cheese inside hot dog... Frank & Stuff is championship #1!!!!!!
Mike - April 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Hark! They have returned. Being made by Oscar myer.
Julie Platz - May 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I just emailed the company also. I was born in 81 and remember these like it was yesterday! Oscar Meyer just released a chili cheese hotdog that us excellent, but it's not the same!Bring back the chili dogs!
Kristy - May 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I just had one of the OM chili cheese hot where near the same. Ugh...I was so hoping they would be similar to Frank N Stuffs! Oh well, here's to hoping they can bring them back in our lifetime...
Mike - July 09, 2015 - Report this comment
My grandma would force feed them to me straight outta the fridge. i used to eat sticks of butter and expired 7-UP too
Isac - October 18, 2015 - Report this comment
It's a shame they discontinued these. Oscar Mayer Chili Cheese Dogs aren't the same. They are good, but they can't hold a candle to Frank n' Stuff.

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