File this under "the things we do for you," dear readers! A few months ago we dedicated our lunch hour to sampling dozens of America's best selling hot dogs in an effort to taste our way to the top three. Now, we all generally consider ourselves dog lovers (some more than others) but, after tasting the whole spread, even the biggest frank enthusiast could agree that everything truly is better in moderation! Nevertheless, we narrowed it down to the three that won over our taste buds. Read on to reveal the winners....
Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Franks
Testers liked the snappy texture and simple, lightly smoky notes of this American standard.
Applegate's Great Organic Beef Hot Dog
Unsuspecting samplers didn't even realize these franks were the healthiest of the bunch (they contained less sodium and fat than the other dogs) and chose them for their seasoned, peppery taste.
Nathan's World Famous Beef Franks
These wieners were a hit, thanks to a sweet-savory flavor that made condiments optional.