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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: True Story Organic Beef & Chicken Hot Dogs

If you’re a hot dog eater who has fled the fields of big brands for smaller artisan and organic products…great!

It’s much easier to introduce you to a new brand than to convince fans of big brands of the benefits of better hot dogs.

Starting with superior meat flavors, the other reasons: only grass-fed beef from small farms, a lower meat-to-fat ratio, and all natural ingredients (natural casings, no nitrates and nitrites!).

We recently received samples of the True Story Foods’ line of beef hot dogs, chicken hot dogs and chicken sausages. We liked them so much that we’re serving them on July 4th.

The flavor is meaty, not fatty; and the spicing is elegant, not overdone to cover up lesser quality meat and a higher percentage of fat.

We’re adding fun by doing a blind taste test (no brand identification) of True Story hot dogs versus Oscar Meyer.

This brand can do no wrong: no burps, no heartburn, no reflux. Everything is delicious:

  • Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
  • Organic Uncured Chicken Hot Dogs
  • Pasture Raised Uncured Beef Hot Dog, both regular and old-fashioned (longer style)
  • Organic Sausages: Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage (slender like hot dogs)
    The company also sells deli meats and organic pork: bacon, chops, ground and loin.

    The meats come from family farms, ensuring that the animals are raised humanely and without antibiotics. They are fairly traded, which means a sustainable livelihood for the farmers to come.

    All animals are fed an all-vegetarian diet, never given antibiotics or growth enhancers, and live without undue stress or agitation. Happy animals make happy meat.

    The line is Non-GMO Certified.

    True Story’s hot dogs are packed with flavor, in a natural sheep casing. Like most hot dogs, they are fully cooked before packaging, and can be simply reheated or grilled.

    The ingredients include pasture-raised beef, water, fresh onion, garlic, mustard, paprika, celery powder, vinegar, salt, sugar, extractives of paprika, natural flavors and spice extractives.

    The organic hot dogs are made with 100% organic beef. The chicken hot dogs are made with sustainably farmed organic chicken.

    All of the products are uncured.

      Hot Dog Toppings
    [1] Even with all the toppings, you can taste the difference.

    True Story Uncured Hot Dogs
    [2] Look for this package, for a variety of hot dogs and sausages (photo courtesy True Story).

    Hot Dog Appetizer Bites
    [3] Food fun: hot dog bites. Make a slight opening with the point of a sharp knife and insert pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks (photo courtesy True Story | Facebook).


    Uncured hot dogs are all natural, made without artificial nitrates or nitrites.

    Instead of these chemicals, the meat is preserved with celery juice or celery powder, which are a naturally-occurring source of nitrates.

    Uncured hot dogs are prepared in the same way as cured hot dogs.

    Here’s a store locator.


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