ONE HOT DOG: 110 calories, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 500 mg sodium, 0 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 7 g protein
While Applegate’s offering technically tied with Ball Park and Oscar Mayer in terms of flavor, this frank had 60-70 fewer calories and 6 fewer grams of fat than the other hod dogs. It also consisted of grass-fed beef and was free of added sugar.
The fact that Applegate tied with two main-stream brands was refreshing. One taster sang the praises of this dog, complimenting it for being juicy and having a “robust” taste and rich, bold flavor. Despite praising the frank for being “very meaty,” the other taster wasn’t equally won over. They noted it wasn’t very spicy and detected an “odd flavor.” It’s possible that the nutmeg oil was to blame for the latter critique.