Yes, we have made a couple formulation changes to enhance the taste and texture of our hot dogs.
- Utilizing smokehouses to hardwood smoke our hot dogs. Previously we used liquid smoke.
- A coarser grind to our meats to create an even better “snap” and give our hot dogs a more artisanal texture.
- Adding two new ingredients- vinegar and baking soda to naturally extend the shelf life of our hot dogs and balance the flavors.
Will these newly formulated hot dogs taste different?
Yes, our reformulated hot dogs will taste slightly different, but for the better. You may notice our hot dogs have a smokier taste; this is due to using a smokehouse to hardwood smoke the meat for that real BBQ flavor. Taste is something we pride ourselves in, so before we release a product with a new formulation it must make it past a taste test with consumers. We are happy to report that consumers preferred the taste of our new hot dogs in a taste test against our previous hot dogs.
Have there been changes in the nutritional information?
Yes. If you look at the nutrition facts panel, you will see some changes when it comes to sodium and cholesterol in particular. For our beef hot dogs, there has been a decrease in sodium, but an increase in cholesterol. Whereas with our poultry hot dogs, there has been a slight increase in sodium (cholesterol remains the same).
Check out this article to learn more: Hot Dog Packaging Update FAQ 6.14.22