Thanks Barbara for bringing this up. I was too afraid to ask for fear that I would be banished from the ranks of former Rosevillians. I, too, have never tasted an Italian hot dog and after reading all about them here I feel somewhat deprived. Sniff. Seriously, I would love to know all the good stuff used in the making. The only choices I have here in Los Angeles is whether the 'dog' is a Hebrew National type or a boloney type. Add the fact that there is no Italian bread to be found out here and you can see I am still deprived.