The Best And Worst Hot Dogs To Buy At The Grocery Store


Are they weiners, frankfurters, coneys, weenies
or just hot dogs? No matter what you call them, you definitely
know a great dog when you taste one. Here is our ranking of hot dogs that can be
bought in a grocery store, from worst to best. While Bar-S has sold the most hot dogs in
America every single year since 2006, it’s not because everyone loves them. Rather, people buy Bar-S brand because they
are almost always the cheapest hot dogs available. If you’re feeding a bunch of hungry kids,
you might as well go with the cheapest ones around, right? If you taste Bar-S Classic Franks without
any condiments on top, you’ll find that they are legitimately terrible. From their wretched smell while being cooked
in the microwave to their filmy texture once they enter your mouth, you will regret going
the cheap route when you eat these hot dogs. “But you get what you pay for, huh?” “Yeah.” “Wait…what?” You probably bought these hot dogs because
you thought you were going the healthier route by eating turkey. While it can be argued whether these hot dogs
are actually healthier than the ones made out of beef or pork, what you can’t deny is
how absolutely bland Jennie-O Turkey Franks taste. After you take a bite, you are greeted by
virtually no discernable flavors. Then the meat just starts disintegrating in
your mouth. Jennie-O claims that their turkey franks have
40 percent less fat than comparable beef franks. While that may be statistically true, they
also have about 99 percent less flavor. It’s possible to find decent cheese-infused
hot dogs, but Eckrich Cheese Franks wholeheartedly miss the mark. Let’s put it this way: when you taste one,
you will find the cheese water that managed to stay within the hot dog is as unpleasant
as you imagined. Eckrich says that American cheese is an ingredient
but you don’t get any notably sized chunks so it’s impossible to judge the quality of
the cheese. Instead, it’s just a liquified cheese-like
substance by the time it gets to your dinner. These hot dogs made by Oscar Mayer are some
of the most recognizable in the country, although that may be because the Wienermobile has been
turning heads on roadways across the nation since 1936. Once you get beyond the iconic brand, the
actual taste of these hot dogs is nothing to write home about. They’re really greasy and so salty: one dog
has 15 percent of the recommended daily amount of sodium and 25 percent of the saturated
fat. With a history that dates back to 1883, it’s
quite possible that generations of your family have eaten Oscar Mayer wieners. However, it seems like the quality has slipped
as the years have gone by, so don’t blindly trust your grandmother’s recipe book. While they might remind you of the hot dogs
you can get at a baseball game, Ball Park Original Beef Franks just aren’t that tasty
compared to some other hot dogs on the market. While these hot dogs are 100 percent beef
and don’t have any artificial flavors, added nitrates, fillers, or artificial colors, they
simply don’t taste that great. It’s like biting into a soft piece of rubber
that was sprinkled with a light coating of beef flavoring. While some people enjoy the plumpness, these
hot dogs are oddly pliable and are missing any sort of snap. “Have you ever had one before?” “A hot dog?” “At the ballpark.” “I don’t believe I have.” “OK, good.” If you rigorously follow a keto or no-carb
diet, you will be happy to learn a decent hot dog exists on the market that has zero
carbohydrates. Wellshire Sugar-Free All-Natural Beef Franks
won’t win you any cookout contests or culinary awards, but considering they have no sugar,
no carbs, no preservatives, no gluten and are minimally processed, they’re surprisingly
good. They’re flavored with garlic, celery powder,
onion, and sea salt, and you can taste all of it. Sugardale Hot Dogs have been around for nearly
100 years, and while they’re not the best hot dogs you can buy, they provide a good
bang for your buck. If you are going with an inexpensive option,
reach for the Sugardale Hot Dogs. They claim to still use their original recipe,
and it tastes like they’re telling the truth. If you ate these as a child, you can go to
a grocery store, buy a pack, and be pleasantly surprised that they still taste the same. If you only eat grass-fed beef, you don’t
have to forgo hot dogs. An Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dog is the
answer to your prayers, as this company only uses beef that was humanely raised on a pasture,
only grass fed, and never given antibiotics. As far as the taste is concerned, you won’t
be disappointed. They’re good, but one issue with these hot
dogs: they don’t really taste like hot dogs, as the seasoning is lacking. You will likely be tempted to add sea salt
or even garlic powder, or perhaps smother them in an ocean of ketchup and mustard. Boar’s Head Uncured Beef Frankfurters have
been blessing kitchens around the country since 1905. Their one-of-a-kind recipe mixes USDA Choice
Beef with a blend of spices inside of a natural casing. If you hate rubbery hot dogs that seem to
bend forever, you should buy Boar’s Head Uncured Beef Frankfurters. These things are sturdy and deliver a satisfying
bite. Taste-wise, the spices are quite noticeable
but not overwhelming, giving you high-quality flavor in something that still qualifies as
a hot dog. “Look at those steaming weenies.” If you are looking for hot dogs for your barbecue,
go with Dietz & Watson Deli Beef Franks. These hefty wieners grill perfectly and, unlike
many other types of hot dogs, they won’t experience shrinkage on your grill. Dietz & Watson was founded in 1939 by Gottlieb
Dietz, a sausage maker from Germany. You can taste the German influence in these
hot dogs, as they are slow cooked and seasoned with a liberal amount of paprika, mustard
powder, and garlic. The fact that they are skinless allows you
to taste all the flavors. Even if you’re not from the Big Apple, you
should find out first-hand why New Yorkers can’t get enough of their street hot dogs. The secret to Sabrett Skinless Beef Frankfurters
is the hickory smoke flavoring that is added to each wiener. These hot dogs taste great no matter if you
eat them plain or fully dressed in a bun. If you are a firm believer that size matters,
you’ll be glad to learn that you can get these hot dogs in various sizes from cocktail to
12-inchers. These hot dogs are known around the nation
for being a go-to when you really need a tasty hot dog in your life, for good reason. They’re good out of the microwave and hot
off the grill. You really can’t make any mistakes with Hebrew
National. Not only do these beef franks have flavor
that will have you craving just one more hot dog for days after your meal, they’re made
with high-quality ingredients. Starting with the 100 percent kosher beef,
to the fact that there are no added nitrates, you can literally taste the quality. If you want to be impressed by a hot dog,
you deserve to give Nathan’s Famous Angus Beef Franks a go. These things are the pinnacle of the wiener
world. Take a bite and taste the authentic beef flavor
that encompasses every ounce of this frank. Even the texture is perfect – not too mushy,
not too tough. Sure, you’ll have to pay a premium price to
get your hands on these franks. But once you taste the difference, you’ll
never willingly go back to those cheap, bland hot dogs again. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite foods are coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the bell so you don’t miss a single one.

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