Mouth-Watering Wednesday: A Panel Review Of The “Bacon Dog”

5 Jun


On May 10th, Oscar Mayer dropped a food news bomb that shook the world… The Bacon Dog.

I soon as I heard I was overjoyed. My line of reasoning went like this:

Hot Dog = Delicious

Bacon = Crazy Delicious

Hot Dog + Bacon = Are you kidding me? Why are we doing equations when we could be grilling and EATING!?!?

Released just in time for the beginning of summer, the bacon dog is not a hot dog wrapped in bacon, but a hot dog that is made of bacon. Now, to be completely honest, I don’t typically buy a lot of OM products (bacon or dogs), but being a connoisseur of all things bacon, I felt it was my duty to investigate the matter further.

Before I picked up a package at Walmart, I was expecting to find a link of ground up bacon similar in consistency to a brat, but when I arrived at the store, I almost walked right past them because they looked EXACTLY the same as any other hot dog on the shelf. I’ll admit this made me a little worried, but it listed “bacon” among the list of meats in the dog (alongside chicken, turkey, and pork), so I was willing to overlook that small detail. The other nice thing? 8 dogs for only $1.50! I was tempted to by out their whole stock, but my poverty restrained me.

In order to properly taste test the Bacon Dog, I put together a critics panel of co-workers and grilled up the dogs for lunch today. After the taste test, they gave the following remarks:






In summary, these things taste like really good hot dogs, but calling them “Bacon Dogs” is a little misleading because they aren’t very bacony. If you try them, don’t overload them with toppings if you want to get the whole effect. Still, as Adam pointed out, some bacon is better than none.

I will definitely be buying these again, but if you read this Oscar Mayer, up the bacon quotient by a good 40%.  As much as I love buying a pack of dogs for $1.50, I would pay twice that much if they had more bacon in them.

5 Responses to “Mouth-Watering Wednesday: A Panel Review Of The “Bacon Dog””

  1. For the Love of God June 5, 2013 at 21:05 #

    Ya know I was going back to the store tommorow for the 12 cent 16 oz sodas, but now my BBQ will be complete with 8 of these bad boyz.

    Thanks for the heads up. Long live Jesus and bacon. And whatever else “chicken, pork and turkey” is.

  2. chefman316 June 6, 2013 at 08:37 #

    Can I wrap them in bacon then deep fry in bacon fat???

  3. james June 28, 2013 at 10:02 #

    Keep up the very good work.

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