The review which follows is ostensibly about "sausage," and thus it's important for readers to understand the distinction I make between "sausages" and "hot dogs."
It's true that franks, hot dogs, wieners, etc. are "sausages" in the strictest sense of the word. But in my writing - and indeed, in most other frankfurtological literature - a more colloquial approach is taken, wherein the word "sausage" implies charcuterie items like kielbasa, Italian sausage, pepperoni, chorizo, bratwurst and so on, while the words "hot dog," "frank," "wiener," etc. implies those narrow little tubular meat products one eats on a bun at a ball game.
Sausage has traditionally been a kind of cheap eat; it called for strong seasonings and spices that would mask the less-desirable and sometimes somewhat "off" cuts of meat used to make it. But as time has passed and food safety laws have been passed, sausage has come to be thought of as a worthy food in its own right. And "hot dogs," that cheaper subset of sausages, have taken on an identity of their own - one that is not immediately associated with "sausages" in the public's mind.
Lynnafred is no friend of hot dogs. It might be the endless footage of cheap dogs my mom fed her when she was just a sprog. I've no idea. But when Maryanne and I are going to have dogs for supper - even really good, natural-casing snaps - Lynnafred is not interested. I usually get her an alternative tubesteak. The various excellent chicken sausages made by Aidells Sausage Company, for example, are among her favorites.
Unfortunately, what was promised was not delivered.
These are little more than fancily packaged crap-quality chicken hot dogs. They taste like the cheapest, most nasty dollar-store skinless chicken wieners you've ever had. Calling these "chicken sausage" is just bullshit.
The dogs liked them. Buy them for your dogs.
Other lies on the packaging: That color photo of onions, basil, garlic, and tomatoes? There aren't any tomatoes or garlic in the ingredients, not even in the part that lists the "2% or less of" section. Maybe the tomatoes and garlic are part of the "flavorings" also listed on the label.