The Best and Worst Hot Dogs To Buy at the Grocery Store

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Summer is in the air, and it’s time to start thinking about what hot dogs you’ll be grilling up for those backyard barbecues. To simplify your decision, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best and worst hot you can buy at the grocery store.

Continue reading to find out which ones you’ll want to grill up and which ones you’ll want to leave at the supermarket.

10. Bar S Classic Bun-Length Franks

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Bar S is a good brand of hot dogs; however, not everyone likes them. Cheapism.com writer Christine Clark says these hot dogs don’t have much going for them in the flavor department. She taste-tested 10 other brands, too, and ranked them from worst to best. Bar S came in at #6.

Clark does point out, however, that these hot dogs are very inexpensive. She noted that you could pick up a pack from Walmart for just $1. Give them a try yourself and see how you like them.

9. Costco’s Kirkland Beef Hot Dogs

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According to a 2019 article written by The Washington Post, Costco’s Kirkland Beef Hot Dogs are the best store-bought hot dogs in America.

Their taste testers loved them for their appearance, their seasoning, and their well-balanced taste. Here is some of what the taste testers had to say:

  • These hot dogs “taste like childhood.”
  • They “taste like summer.”
  • “I could eat three of these at a ballgame.”
  • “These pick up grill marks nicely.”

Just in case you were wondering: yes, these are the same hot dogs sold in Costco’s food court.

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