It’s summer in Texas. Time for sweating your ass off. Not caring what your electric bill is, because damn it, AC is life. And yeah, deciding which meat you’ll be BBQing.

That last one is an easy choice: Hot Dogs from Brooklyn Hot Dog Company.

To me, there’s not much better than meat in tube form. Easy to cook, eat and damn tasty. They pair with most everything and can easily be put into a larger bread tube to make it easier to put in your mouth. Perfect food? Damn close to it.

A few years ago, I started to pay a lot more attention to what I was putting into my body, especially sugar. My quest to find things with little to no natural sugar was a challenge (even gave up fruit) and trying to find food that didn’t have added sugar was super hard. Really, America?

So finding Brooklyn Hot Dog Company hot dogs was pretty exciting. A natural, healthy way to eat tube meat? Totally down.

Now, the gripe about Hot Dogs has always been what’s in them. And, if you look hard enough, you may not be pleased at what’s in there. Things like added sugar, nitrates (I don’t know what those are but they ain’t good), a shit-ton of sodium, and likely a number of animal parts that only semi-constitute “beef/pork/meat”.

Pop-quiz, which option would you like to put into your body:

  • Option 1: Beef, Water, Contains 2% or less of Salt, Sorbitol, Sodium Lactate, Natural Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Paprika, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite
  • Option 2: Beef, Water, Mustard, Paprika, Pepper, Coriander, Garlic, Sea Salt, Citrus Powder, Celery Powder, Cherry Powder, In Sheep Casing

Pretty solid mic-drop on that one. The simple fact that you don’t need a chemistry degree to understand the ingredient label of Option 2, should be your first indication that these are legit.

I had a little pool party BBQ last week (peep that grill work!) and no less than 3 people came over to talk just about the dogs. Quality comes through in the taste. And when all the moms heard about how good they were, they had no trepidations giving them to their kids. Converts everywhere.

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At this point, you’re thinking, wow, is this a paid advertisement for BKHDCO? Sure isn’t. Full disclosure, I do know and love the guys that started the company, which is how I found out about dogs to begin with. But I buy my wieners at the store like everyone else, with my own money. And they deserve the love I’m tossing their way.

If you’re in Texas (Dallas), you can get them at Central Market. Check them across from the deli counter, where the specialty meats and stuff are. If you’re not, don’t worry, they just made your dreams come true. Shop online with their newly launched store.

With 5 different types to choose from, The Classic Beef Dog • The Beef & Pork Dog • The Buffalo Chicken Dog • The Pepperoni Dog • The Gyro Dog, you really can’t go wrong.

Check them out here, buy them here, and get to grilling.