If you’ve ever been to Costco, and you probably have, you’re heard all about their awesome Hot Dog and Drink combo, which has been the same price, $1.50 for as long as anyone can remember. Over 20 years, for sure. Through its Kirkland Signature brand, Costco has made available its delicious wieners to its legions of fans. Without further ado (not *adieu*), here is my overall product review of the incredible Kirkland Signature All-Beef Wieners, the same that is sold in Costco Food Courts all over the civilized world.
Kirkland Signature All-Beef Wiener Taste and Texture
When it comes to taste, that wiener simply cannot be beat. It offers all the great taste you would expect from an upscale hot dog sausage, with the assurance of an all-beef content, which is great news for Jews and Muslims, who can safely gorge on this wiener with the rest of us! The sausage is not overly salty, although it boasts a 1230 mg salt content per sausage, which comes out to 51% of your daily requirement. Needless to say, that’s *huge*.
As for texture, the Kirkland Signature All-Beef Wieners really come into their own when they are boiled, rather than grilled or (shudder!) microwaved. When cooked to perfection, they offer just the right amount of give under the tooth for the ultimate hot dog experience. Boiling the sausages also has the added benefit of leeching some salt out of them, which these salt-packs can definitely use.
Kirkland Signature All-Beef Wiener Ingredients
In decreasing order, you’ll find the following:
The following ingredients, also in decreasing order, round up the content of these sausages: Sodium Lactate, Garlic, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Oleoresin of Paprika, Sodium Nitrite, Liquid Smoke.
With so much sodium this and that, on top of the salt, no wonder these hot dogs make you feel like you have sausages for fingers after eating them!
The Kirkland Signature All-Beef Wieners also pack quite the punch when it comes to calories, with 350 calories per wiener. They also deliver quite the saturated fat wallop, with 12 grams per portions (66% of the daily recommended amount).
On the plus side, they contain no meat by-products or high-fructose corn syrup, which is the bane of our times, and for those who care about such things, are gluten-free. It does, however, contain dextrose, which is a starch-based carbohydrate and counts as a type of sugar.
I love these wieners. They are all-beef, but still aren’t really good for you, perhaps maybe comparatively so. Even then, they come out being quite inexpensive, only $11.99 for a pack of 14, which comes down to a hair under 86 cents apiece. I enjoy cooking these wieners when I want to have friends over for a fun day around the pool and barbecue. Kirkland Signature’s All Beef Wiener, available exclusively at your local Costco, are a step up from your usual cheap hot dog sausages and will leave your guests asking for more! Considering their fat and salt content, it’ll be up to you to see if you’ll oblige them!