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Fire Up the Grill: It’s Burgers and Hot Dog Season! April 30, 2015

Filed under: Grocery and Supermarkets — malawer @ 5:45 pm
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It’s BBQ time and with that comes later sunsets, fireflies and eating outdoors.  What’s the easiest thing to throw on the grill?  Burgers and hot dogs!  What’s the hardest thing to find if you’re allergic to sesame seeds?  Buns.

For unknown reasons (because I can’t taste the difference), most commercially made hamburger and hot dogs buns – including potato rolls – are made with a ground sesame seed flour.   While shopping for buns for our own upcoming BBQ, I thought this old post might help you in shopping for yours!

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I was at the market today and, in preparation for a spring and summer full of barbecuing, I scanned the bread aisle for buns. Specifically hamburger buns. Frustratingly, when manufacturers aren’t putting sesame seeds ON their buns, they’re adding them in as an ingredient. I, personally, can’t taste the difference. So it only serves to drive us crazy in our quest to find safe hamburger buns for my sesame seed-allergic little guy.

When we’re out at a restaurant or a BBQ, we always ask about the hamburger buns’ ingredients. Often times, if I KNOW my son will order a burger, I’ll bring a bun from home. That is, when we can find a safe brand. To shorten your search, here are a few I found at our local Safeway. Please add to the list if you’ve come across any others!

All this thinking about burgers is making me hungry!

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Read the ingredients carefully on each package and always ask (and explain) when ordering burgers and hot dogs at restaurants.  Have a good weekend and enjoy!

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One Response to “Fire Up the Grill: It’s Burgers and Hot Dog Season!”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    King’s Hawaiian orange-labelled bread and rolls are produced on sesame and nut-free lines, too (by chance, I emailed them yesterday so this is current information). They do rolls. I’m pretty sure that Nature’s Own products all have sesame cross contamination risk, but please do let me know if you’ve heard otherwise. Thanks!


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