Whether you pronounce the name VY-EENIE, Vee-inner, or Vienna they were a staple in most of our homes. They were also handy to carry with you for a snack with a pack of Saltines.
Remember those little cans you had to open with a key to reveal seven perfectly formed sausages in a mostly clear juice?
I thought they looked like a flower stuffed into that can. A VY-EENIE weenie flower.
|Capturing the first VY-EENIE|
VY-EENIES are the poor man's caviar. About as appetizing when I think about it now.
Funny how we didn't think about what was in those little sausages then. We just ate them. Now I realize how disgusting a combination of ingredients made up those beloved VY-EENIES.
|Just one bit of a VY-EENIE|
The memories flooded back.
However, I could only eat one bite as the gritty flavor lingered in my mouth.
Do you still eat VY-EENIES?
What do you call them? VY-EENIE sausages? VY-EENIE weenies? Vienna Sausages?
Love or hate?
We want to know.