“ Type: Meat „
The price of things such as Hot Dogs has rocketed recently, they can be over £1 a can! It would be cheaper to buy a pack of sausages and cook them yourself. However I like to have a tin of these in the cupboard to add to lazy dinners, or to have as a snack if we're not hungry. I have tried other brands and gave the smartprice option a go and was peasantly suprised.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
These are just 45p per can. A really cheap price and excellent enough to keep a couple of cans in the cupboard.
Only available from Asda stores as they are a smartprice product, there are however other value brands available from other stores.
*~* Packaging *~*
The packaging for this is different from the picture shown which is the old style. They have been upgraded to the classic green and white label. A picture on the front shows a hotdog and we are told that they come in brine (which is basically salted water). The can is 400g this includes both the brine and sausages together. This needs a can opener as it does not feature a ring pull but it's not detrimental in any way. It is cheap looking but for the price I would much rather rate the taste than the look of something and I would also rather pay for that instead of fancy labels.
*~* The Hotdogs Themselves *~*
There are 8 sausages included, they are around 0.5cm's in diameter but I haven't got out a ruler so I can't be sure on that. They are around 5 inches or so long and a pale brown colour with a pinkish interior. othe ends are rounded like regular sausages the only difference is the colouring.
These can be eaten cold but personally I don't like them like that. You can either put the sausages and brine into the microwave for around 2 minutes (beware of them splattering and making a mess of your microwave though), alternatively you can add them to a pot and boil for around 5 minutes. They are very simple to cook.
Personally I find no difference between either method of cooking except that the microwave option is quicker. Serving is a case of draining away the included brine and serving them with whatever you like. One of my favourite dinners when I was younger was macaroni and hot dogs. Delicious!
They have a pretty nice scent if I'm honest, although it could be because I'm just hungry writing this but generally yes they do smell good although a little artificial and definately not the same as when you are cooking raw products.
These taste almost like those American vaccum packed sausages. They have a decent meaty taste but not of anything in particular, they are well seasoned although they may be a little salty for some with being stored in brine. The skin is tough but not so much so that they are difficult to eat for anyone, even my young son and the middle is very soft and moist. There is a lot of liquid that comes from them whilst eating. They are excellent I feel even though the ingredients are less than savoury but they are very tasty and have so many uses.
*~* Additional Information *~*
There are a range of things I use them for from pasta and cheese, to rsavoury rice, in hot dog buns, on the BBQ, with spaghetti products and chips, along with salads, on top of pizza, in pitta breads. There is literally a ton of things you can do with them.
Nutritional Information Per Hot Dog:
Energy: 34 Kcal
of which saturates: 0.9g
equivalent as salt: 0.3
These contain 53% meat which as far as something like this goes is definately a decent amount. Majority of this is however chicken instead of pork which I was suprised about but it really doesn't phase me.
*~* Overall *~*
Overall these are a fantastic product to keep in your cupboard. They are tasty and have an abundance of uses so definately perfect for a lot. I will give these 4 stars purely because they could be better but for the price I am certainly not complaining.
~~*~~ Asda Smartprice Hotdogs ~~*~~
Before I begin, I have a confession to make. The Pig and I have a new member of the family. She's lived with us for 9 long months and I feel she's ready to make her debut on the internet. Her name is Puddle Permhead and she's a very naughty Irish Water Spaniel. She needs stimulation (training of any variety) or she finds her own entertainment such as burying keys, opening doors, emptying bins... you get the picture. The reason the Permhead is so important to this review is because she's the one that eats the hotdogs, and not myself.
I reward my dogs with food when we're training whether it's agility, heelwork to music or just learning tricks and over the years I've discovered that pretty much the best and easiest thing to use is hotdogs. Now, I'm a right cheapskate - there are much nicer hotdogs out there and though Mattersons smoked sausage is Pig's favourite, times are hard and the Permhead is going to have to put up with the crap version.
The 8 slimy beings come in an average size can with no bloody ring pull on the top which annoys the pants off me as I'm always rushing about before training only to find I can't unearth the can opener. But hey ho, what do you expect for 45p. Yep, 45 little pennies provide enough treats for 1 whole training session - much better than £2 for ready made treats. The can is the usual unappetizing green and white labelling with a picture of a rather tempting hotdog in a bun - I've never placed one in a bun as it's flaccid appearance has never warranted me wanting to create a meal from it. In fact, I would imagine it disappearing into a bun so perhaps if I was desperate for food due to a zombie type plague taking over Lancaster, then I would cook up 3 and cram them into one bap.
The smell when I'm slicing them up for the girls is actually quite nice as far as hotdogs go - they always smell a bit artificial and weird anyway. On the few occasions I've become so hungry at a show or training that I'm literally wasting away before my contemporary's eyes, I must confess I've dipped into my bumbag and treated myself so to speak. They've got a nice meaty taste, somewhat bland even, but have a weird grittyness to them and the taste remains for a long while after. The skin on the hotdogs is slightly chewy and remains randomly intact even when I liquidise them to make Hotdog Cake or Hotdog Biscuits so god only knows what material it is that holds the freaky meat in side the sausage shape. Apparently you're supposed to cook them for 5 mins on a hob and not to re-heat them or let them boil - I guess they'd taste a bit better if cooked but I'm a lazy cow.
Surprisingly there is a 53% meat content in these things - 48% is chicken and the rest is pork. The other ingredients are water, potato starch, salt, pork collagen, beef collagen, flavouring, natural smoke flavour!, pork fat, herbs and spices, dextrose, citric acid, sodium nitrite, and brine. There are only 68 cals and 4.6g fat in a can so feel free to chomp through the lot unless real food is available. The salt level is 0.6g in the can unless of course you feel an urge to drink the brine which would probably make you regurgitate thus removing all the salt from your body anyway.
It may contain nuts though you'd have to be to buy these as a nice dinner treat. No, that's harsh, they are quite nice with pasta in a very tomatoey sauce and cheese. I wouldn't recommend them for Christmas dinner but I definitely would recommend them for training your pooches.
If you really fancy some cheap ass hotdogs then pop to your local Asda and you'll more than likely find them lurking in the canned meats section or go online and get them delivered (I can't think of anything more exciting than waiting for the Asda van and that one can of hotdogs). If you'd like to find out more about these wonderdogs then www.groceries.asda.com has all the information you need.
Me, Pig & Puddle.
All Hot Dogs.
Review will more than likely appear elsewhere.
Before or sometimes after shopping on a Saturday I like to treat myself to something definitely non-healthy, junk food if you like. Sometimes we just head for the drive thru and get a cheeseburger and fries, sometimes we buy burgers and make our own, and sometimes we fancy a hot dog. There are many to choose from on the ASDA shelf, but experience of ASDA's own brands tempted me towards the ASDA 45p tin of eight hot dogs.
Some of the other ASDA products I have tried have proved to be pretty good value for the money, some as much as 75% cheaper than the branded versions. For example their Bourbon cream biscuits are 19p and to spot the difference from much more highly priced brands would take a better man than me, and I likes me biscuits.
Well it's a tin, with apretty basically designed paper wrapper surrounding it's adequate frame. The wrapper is almost all white with the words 8 Hot dogs in large letters across its front. There is a litlle swirl of red floating around the base of the tin, but it failed to impress, I was already bored with the packaging.
I guess the most familiar place to find this very American dish is the good old fairground, with the smell of onions and mustard the temptation can be too much for the mere mortal, but there you can pay well over £2.00 for the honour, whereby if you purchase these with a dozen finger rolls, and a bag of onions in ASDA you'll probably still get change from your £2.00, and the big plus is you'll get 8 hot dogs.
Now obviously they are not your top class hot dog, but once the mustard and ketchup are on, and a decent dollop of onions, they actually ain't too bad. There is a good meaty taste to them, but I'm guessing this is mostly seasoning, they are firm as a hot dog should be, they're the right colour, they may be a teeny bit over salted, but an extra drop of ketchup will sort that out.
I usually have two and they are quite filling, I really can't see why I would pay a hell of a lot more for what really amounts to a little more taste. They really are great value for money and I enjoy them. I only like a wee drop of mustard, but loads of onions, and these additions obviously detract from the original taste of the hot dog, but that would still be true of the dearer ones, so I feel like I've got a great deal.
45p for eight dogs, which just fit the supplied finger rolls, lets call it around 5 inches, probably about half an inch in diameter, meaty or at least taste as such, hell I'm sold. I used to buy the eight for a pound out of Aldi's, which came in a jar, they were a little bigger, but in all honesty, I probably prefer these cheap ASDA ones. At the end of they day for 45p if you don't like them you've hardly lost a fortune, and I think they are definitely worth a try, as as I have mentioned do a fair few of ASDA's own brand products.
The one thing I've always liked is what I always fondly think of as cheap hot dogs! Canned one's that are full of rubbish such as pig fats and that have always tickled my taste-buds much to my parents disgust who call me a junk dustbin!
I spotted these for 45p a can recently whilst shopping in Asda and felt that for 8 hot dogs that was a bit of bargain so I bought a couple of cans whilst day dreaming about them in a bun covered in fried onions, tomato ketchup and lashings of English mustard lol.
400g white and light green can with a picture of a hotdog on the front of it and I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' 8 Hot Dogs In Brine. Other information on the back of the can includes ingredient and allergy advice, storage details are listed, heating instructions and a full nutritional breakdown chart are shown and contact details for Asda are given. Cheap looking packaging this is but I always hold the opinion that it's product that counts and not packaging any way. I could do with a ring-pull on these cans though if I was to nit pick!
The Hot Dogs:
Well of course you get 8 of them within a can. They are rather thin but long enough ,brown sausages that of course are stored in brine. To cook them you simply heat them in a saucepan in the brine they are stored in for around 5 minutes. They are easy enough to cook though but you do need to be careful not to overcook them as they will split and break up if you don't watch what your doing!
So easy to cook, they really are and all you do is drain them and serve them after about 5 minutes (as I have already stated). Taste wise I rather like these. Tougher on the outside due to a skin you get met with a soft, squishy and well blended pinky centre. They are well seasoned and taste of what they are made of really which is which is chicken and pork and a whole lot of other ingredients which are meat derivatives and not things you would expect to put in an appearance in a sausage. However well seasoned, juicy and tasty these are and I don't really care what is in them! Great economy frankfurter type sausages...these are!
Nutritional Information Per Hot Dog:
Energy: 34 Kcal
of which sugars: Nil
of which saturates: 0.9g
equivalent as salt: 0.3
Only available in Asda stores.
After a hard days work I often come home feeling quite lethargic and unable to muster up the strength to cook a lavish tea. It's at times like these that I often reach for my trusty can of Asda Smartprice hot dogs.
For 45p you get a 400g can containing 8 average-sized hot dogs. The price has gone up in recent times. I remember not so long ago they cost around 28p, still, they remain the cheapest hot dog product on Asda's shelves and are great for those on a low budget.
As soon as you open the tin you experience a very strong smell of brine. Now, I really cant stand the smell of brine so this is always very off putting for me. However, once you pour the hot dogs into a pan this smell quickly dissipates. Once the hot dogs start cooking, the whole room is often filled with the luscious aroma that hot dogs are famed for. It really does get your mouth-watering!
For best results it is advised that you don't place these hot dogs in boiling water as this can impair the flavour.
They don't take long to cook, often around 5 minutes which is great if you are in a hurry. Or just very impatient! Once cooked, they tend to develop a fairly crunchy skin, something I've noticed doesn't happen to more expensive brands. This crunchiness doesn't impair the taste, but it can give quite an unusual texture to the hot dogs.
Taste wise, it's hard to criticise as I often find that hot dogs, from whatever brand I buy, never really have a very strong taste to them. That's why people often put all sorts of condiments over them - ketchup, mustard, cheese etc. Personally, I like to put the hot dogs in a soft torpedo roll, sprinkle over some grated cheese and melt in the microwave for a few minutes. This gives the hot dogs a much needed taste boost.
For the price, you really can't go wrong. Easy to cook, with a great aroma and decent taste. Grab yourself a bargain today!
I'll start with commenting on the fact that this product is a massive bargain. I bought these for 26p in my last shop at ASDA, which is very, very cheap considering that you get 8 hot dogs in each tin.
The packaging is not how it looks in the display picture, but instead in the new ASDA Smart Price packaging design of a plain white background, and with a green trim for the writing.
Anyway, onto the taste, and I think they taste really good. You definately can't tell the difference between these tinned sausages and the more expensive tinned range. Also, because the sausages are tinned, they are very versatile. You can grill them, fry them, or even simply boil them in hot water and then they can be eaten right away. I personally think they are best eaten within a hot dog roll, and fried onions and tomato sauce (a really great combination!).
All in all, a top product that is extremely cheap: you can't argue with eight hot dogs for 26p!
Now that the cold winter nights are apon us. My children seem to always be hungry when they come in from school. We like to eat our family dinner at approx 7.00 so they need something when they come in from school that will satisfy their appetites until then.
One firm favourite in my household is smart price hot dog sausages. There are 8 hot dogs in the tin and for under 60p you just cant go wrong. What could be easier than opening the tin draining the juice and putting the sausages in to the microwave for approx 2 minutes, then cutting a long roll and putting the sausage inside with a good dollop of sauce. This is really an easy and convenient snack for the kids and one that they both thoroughly enjoy.
I also use smart price hot dogs on bonfire night as they are so easy and very delicious especially with fried onions and sauce. the ultimate in comfort food.
the sausages are of a good average size. they are not overly smokey or synthetic tasting. the sausage itself is very substantial and filling. The taste reminds me of when I was young and my parents would take me to the fairground. I have tried more expensive hot dog brands but to be honest the children were not so keen.
The packaging is regular smart price. with the white and red tin with black writing on the front. Obviously not the most eye catching and appealing of packaging but the taste of the sausages speaks volumes. All nutritional advice and ingredients are clearly stated on the back of the tin along with allergy advice. So all aspects of information are covered.
I would certainly recommend these hot dog sausages to anyone who enjoys hotdogs they are very tasty and convenient. And always handy to have in the back of the cupboard for emergency quick lunches on a rainy day.
nutritional values per 100g
energy 146 kcal
of which saturates 4.0g
I recently bought lots of tins of these for bonfire night. These are so cheap and cheerful for the kids and the adults.
This is the same as every other tinned product. It is in the recycleable cans which I think is brilliant and has a plain white label with a bit of green on and states that hotdogs are in the tin. I don't think that you need anymore packaging than this the product sells it once it is tasted. You do have to have a can opener to open it which isnt a problem unless you do not have one. It has 8 hotdogs in brine inside and the brine is full to the top to keep them preserved.
These are easy to understand you simply put them in a bowl in the brine and heat in the microwave or place them in a pan in the brine and boil. They take approximately 5 minuites to warm in a pan and are ready to be put onto a bun.
These are basic francferter sausages that are just big enough for the buns. They have taste to them that is nice and they are soft to bite into. My children love these because they are able to eat 3 of them to fill them up. My daughter eats them on their own because she is not keen on eating the bread. They are great for young children because they are able to be mashed up or cut into small pieces for weaning onto chunky solids which I have found handy.
I love these they are 28p for 8 sausages and when I have bought 4 tins it has fed a pary of 9. They are easy to cook and very quick for when the children are moaning. They are able to be cut into small pieces for baby food and are great to be eaten on their own. Great value for a great product and must be tried for childrens parties.
There are days when I just don't have the time or the incilination to cook nutritious, cheap, healthy meals and sometimes I want to have a blow out without really going to mad on the calories. Nights like this call for Smartprice Hot Dogs in Wholemeal Buns with some low-fat cheese and healthy living ketchup.
Smartprice Hot Dogs are provided in an aluminium can and come packaged in salty brine water which is ideal for pouring straight in to a pan and gently heating for a few minutes until the hotdogs are lovely and soft and tender whilst still having a slightly crisp, almost crunchy, outer 'skin. I normally find that I end up cooking mine for around 5 minutes just to make sure they are completely cooked as there is nothing worse than dishing them up, patting them dry, dressing them in a bun and then biting in to find that they are still hard in the middle. This can be really off putting for me and I'd rather leave them a little longer than suggested on the can just to be on the safe side.
These hotdogs have a fairly nice taste to them and a fairly chewy texture. These are similar to the small sausages that you get in a can of beans & sausages except these ones are larger in size. I usually struggle to get a bun that they will actually fit in to but then when you're hungry and in a hurry who cares if some sausage is poking out of one end!
These are a great snack for little ones as they usually see hotdogs as a real treat and I know that the little ones in my family love nothing more than food that comes in buns and it's easy enough to allow them two sausages and two buns with a little relish/sauce and cheese without pumping them full of rubbish. I also love a few hotdogs as they are just yummy and take me back to childhood. I think everyone loves to indulge in a little rubbish now and again and I usually only find myself eating these during the summer months as there is just something about them that makes me think of summer!
Hot Dogs [Chicken (48%), Water, Pork (5%), Potato Starch, Salt, Pork Collagen, Beef Collagen, Flavouring, Natural Smoke Flavour , Pork Fat, Herbs and Spices, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite)] , Brine [Water, Salt] .
Each ½ can of Smartprice hotdog sausages contains 34 calories, 2.3g protein, 0.9g carbohydrates, 2.3g fat, 0.3g salt. These should still be enjoyed in moderation with the little ones due to their salt content but overall they really aren't too bad at all!
I am going to rate these 4/5 as they make a lovely meal which isn't too high in calories and the only downside for me is that sometimes there is a really horrible scent to hotdogs which some days bothers me and same days doesn't and I don't really like the word 'hotdog' to be honest! I paid just 45p for a 400g can of these hot dogs and I was very happy with the quality that I got for such a cheap price.
When I was a teenager, tinned hot dogs were a great favourite of mine . With my parents both working until quite late in the evening, it was usually up to me to make sure my brother and I both got something to eat, and hot dogs were so incredibly easy to make .
As I got a little older, I started to favour the frankfurters you could get in a supermarket chiller cabinet over tinned hotdogs , and stopped eating the tinned ones completely, until a few years ago when I decided to try a tin of Ye Olde Oak hotdogs - which were awful!
However, my daughter likes the tinned ones, ever since having them for dinner at a friends house - and if she likes them, I really don't mind cooking them for her as an occasional treat .
Recently, my fridge freezer broke down, so until replace it, we're living out of tins and making a daily trip to the shop for fresh stuff - I decided to stock up on tinned hotdogs to enable me to give my daughter a snack easily and quickly , and purchased several cans of Smart Price hot dogs .
Of course,with each can containing 8, and my daughter only being able to manage 3 with a bit of veg, it fell to me to eat the rest of the can - so here I am reviewing it!
The packaging is as displayed above, very very plain and simple . No fuss, and no frills. The hotdogs cost 45p per can, which is pretty cheap considering that branded hot dogs vary in price from 68p up to £1.
Cooking is simple. Open the tin (sadly no ringpull,so you'll need a can opener) bung them in a pan, in the brine they come with, and cook for five minutes until heated thoroughly all the way through. Very easy. Then slip them into a bun, squirt on your sauce, and job done .
The sausages are an orangey brown colour, about 10 cm long, and puckered at the ends .Cutting into one reveals a light pink centre. They have a slight smokey smell, almost bacony .
Biting into them, I find them too soft and very much lacking in texture. The flavour is initially the saltiness of the brine, followed by something mildly meaty but not particularly flavoursome, and an almost metallic tang came from the skin .
My daughter quite happily gobbled down her share - she does to prefer tinned hot dogs over the fresh ones, so for here, these were yummy.
According to the infredients, these are 48% chicken, and 5% pork. They also contain pork collagen and beef collagen, which sounds a little off putting - I thought Collagen was something you pumped into your lips to fatten them up .
I'll buy these again, because my daughter likes them - and I'll probably still end up finishing the tin, at least until I get a new fridge sorted out . But I don't like these particularly, and wouldn't eat them myself except for to avoid them being binned.
Not particularly recommended - bland and tasteless,although children might like them .
A few weeks I promised my granddaughter and her friend a BBQ. We set out for Asda, only as we pulled into the car park the heavens opened. A brief glance at the sky told me that the BBQ was off so I decided to try and recreate it as nicely as possible in the kitchen.
It was their choice to have tinned hot dog sausages, I was going to buy Richmond sausages but my granddaughter's friend gave me two tins of these Smart Price Hot Dog Sausages and said she loved them in a roll. I was a little bemused as given the choice my granddaughter will always go for the branded version, her friend really is a girl after my own heart!
They're not at all bad either considering they cost just 45p for eight hot dog sausages, bear in mind that the Ye Olde Oak brand is priced at around the £1 mark in most shops so that's a hefty saving if this is a regular purchase.
I boiled mine in the brine to enhance the flavour, it wasn't until afterwards that I noticed you're supposed to drain them and cook them in hot water. That sounds like a lot of faffing around to me and I've always cooked them in the brine they are immersed in in the tin!
Once boiled for a few minutes the hot dogs were ready for placing into the hot dog rolls, they are rather thin so I used two in each roll which made the bread to meat ratio ideal. I was pleased to see that they weren't at all floppy and had a nice substantial consistency, they are a little harder in texture than other tinned hot dog sausages but this isn't unpleasant and makes them feel much meatier than other brands.
These hot dogs have a fairly salty taste (ahhh, do not boil in brine, it makes sense now!), but this just serves to season the sausage nicely. The hot dog is certainly not meaty in flavour, it's quite heavily smoked and this covers up the fact that it's a very bland sausage indeed. I actually liked the smoky flavour but did find the underlying flavours rather hollow and synthetic, which of course these sausages are.
These Smart Price Hot Dogs are very good, and for the price of them they're excellent! I haven't eaten a tinned hot dog for a long time so cannot really recall what a good one tastes like, although as far as I remember they are all over seasoned but not-very-meaty sausages and at least with this very cheap variety the seasoning is absolutely spot on.
I covered mine with a little ketchup and this brought the meatiness out a little in the flavour, the girls' both had fried onions and a cheese slice on theirs and there were no complaints whatsoever - in fact they ended up finishing both tins between them over the evening.
I had a quick look at the ingredients list and while I can't see anything that jumps out as a suspicious addition, I was a little surprised to find that the hot dogs contain just 5% pork with the bulk of the meat being chicken (48%). I'd also better let you know that pork collagen, beef collagen and pork fat is included in this recipe - but this is sausage, you'll have to just get over it!
I just fancied a nice Hot Dog earlier on, so decided to open the tin of asda smartprice Hot Dogs that I had picked up on a recent shopping trip.
The HotDogs had cost me only 31p for a tin of eight - around 4p per dog - which is very cheap, and the reason that I bought them in the first place.
The packaging is very basic but that doesn't really matter does it - it's the taste that matters and will make you decide whether or not you buy them again - I will definatley not be buying these again!
The Dog's looked okay on first inspection - a normal length and colour if a wee bit skinny - but still I was looking forward to eating them at this point.
After heating them up, I cut one in half and popped it in my mouth to check the temperature........eugh!!! It was horrible!! It tasted dry, bitty (with bits in - not as in Little Britain) and not at all meaty. I can only describe them as being tasteless with a bizarre and horrible texture.
I thought these were so bad that I actually spat the sausage out and threw them away.
Overall, I cannot reccommend these to anyone. Yes they are very cheap but unfortunatley they taste cheap too. Some of the other SmartPrice goods are really nice , but these are not I'm afraid.
I like a Hot Dog in a proper little sub roll, with a nice splodge of ketchup and some Onions. Since I am still trying to economise, I have been trying budget brands more of late. It's surprising how much you can save on an item when you downshift a brand.
Anway this is Asda's Value version of Hot Dog sausages. You get 8 in a tin and they cost a bargain 31p.
The packaging isn't anything exciting. It is a tin which has a white label going round it and the writing is green on it (not like the picture that there is on here). Most tins don't look exciting anyway, and you certainly can't say the label is eye catching. Perhaps you really do get what you pay for!
The tin is full of Brine water and this keeps the sausages fresh. I'm not so keen on the smell of Brine, and even when you drain this off the sausages, then you can still smell it a bit. I tend you run mine under water, and then pat with a bit kitchen roll. This seems to do the trick, and the cooking of these normally helps with the smell as well.
The sausages are quite thin, but adequate enough for the money. Since there is 8 in the tin, you can double up your roll anyway, and I always do this. They are average lenght for a Hot Dog I would say, which is about 5".
They are easy to cook. You can either cook them in a pan, or heat in the microwave for approx 20 seconds. If heating in the micro, you better watch them, as i've had a couple explode inside, and they blew my saudages to pieces.
So how do these taste? They are alright. Hot Dogs aren't renounded for being gourmet food, and you know there's probably a load of nasties and binding agents in here, but let's not think about them! The outside skin is brown, and a bit crisp, and the inside, which is pink, is slightly oily, but kinda tasty as well.
I would say that most tinned Hot Dogs are the same, and these are cheaper and a good buy. I would certainly buy them again before I buy Princes ones, as why pay more for just a fancier label?
I love hot dogs. They can be so versatile when preparing a meal or even just ate on their own with a bit of red sauce. Due to my daughter loving hot dogs also, I find that I have to buy a good few tins with my monthly shop. A good few tins of the more expensive brand hot dogs can be very pricey so I decided to give the asda smart price ones a go.
The packaging for the asda smart price range is very basic indeed. The tin I have is actually different to the one pictured above as mine has green parts instead with a picture of a hotdog. All of the required information is in green on the back of the tin.
Upon opening the tin I noticed that like most other brands there were 8 hotdogs present. They were a good size and at this point looked no different to other brands. The hot dogs were in brine.
I emptied the contents into a pan and cooked for around 5 minutes. I could smell a yummy hotdog aroma as they were cooking.
I was very impressed with the taste of the hotdogs. They were full of flavour. One thing I will say though is that they are a tad bit harder than the more expensive brands. This isn't necessarily a bad thing however, as it isn't something that would put you off considering they are very tasty.
Hotdogs can be used in many things to create a lot of different meals. They add a nice taste and texture to some basic meals and can totally transform the taste. Here are some meals that I have tried hotdogs with in the past.
Hotdog in a bun with fried onions: this is one of the most common of the hotdog meals. The onions of course are optional but you can't beat this one with a bit of red sauce.
Hotdogs on their own: chop into small pieces as you do when you are a kid, with tonnes of tomato sauce.
Hotdog salad: Do a usual salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomato and onion and add finely sliced hotdogs. They add a delicious twist to the salad.
Hot dog omelette: add small slices of hotdog to a cheese and onion omelette. You will be surprised.
There are so many different things hotdogs can be used for and thats why they are essential in my home. In the past I did buy the more expensive brands and really enjoyed them, but I do think that it's worth trying the supermarkets own brands. I must admit on some occasions the supermarket brands are no where near as tasty. Asda have definitely done justice with these ones though. The smartprice hotdogs are now our new favourites and we don't complain at just only 32 pence a tin.
Great for summer grilling!