I've noticed a sharp uptick in the number of food products on the market that feature pre-assembled food elements. I guess they are supposed to save us busy Americans time and energy, and have an excuse to charge a heck of a lot more money for the same product ("value added" they call it - I call it "highway robbery"). The latest such product, and most appropriate for inclusion here, is Oscar Mayer Fast Franks.
OK, first, how hard is it to put together a hot dog and a bun? Does this product really save that much time? To be fair, though, it does solve the age old dilemna of 10 weenies and eight buns in a package (like George Carlin says, "You gotta buy a LOT of those things before it evens out!")
Second, look at the package: "America's favorite hot dog in a BAKERY FRESH BUN." How fresh can it be if it's baked, sent to the hot dog plant for weenie insertion, packaged in individual plastic wrappers and put in a cardboard carton and shipped in a refrigerator truck across the USA?
I was so amazed at the the discovery that I completely forgot to look at the price. If anyone can check the price before I get back to Krogers go ahead and post it in comments.