A New Dog in Town

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When summer barbecue season began, I wrote about organic hot dogs, veggie dogs and bratwurst, including tasty recipes for Spicy Cracked Black Pepper Brats and Hot Dogs With Whipped Black-Eyed Pea Spread, Relish and Mustard.

Well, there’s a new dog in town at natural and organic food stores: The Great Organic Hot Dog from Applegate Farms, a leader in organic and antibiotic-free deli meats since 1987. Made from 100% organic grass-fed and finished beef, these hot dogs are lean and flavorful. (Click here to view a cute product video.)


“I wanted to take America’s favorite food, create a delicious organic version and then make sure it was available in grocery stores throughout the country,” says company owner Steve McDonnell. “This is a hot dog I would happily feed to my children.”

Each hot dog has 8 g fat (compared to the average 15 g found in most hot dogs), with no growth hormones, antibiotics, nitrites or nitrates, gluten, casein, fillers, colorings, sugars or sweeteners, MSG or animal byproducts.

The Great Organic Hot Dog hit store shelves just before July 4, with a suggested retail price of $4.99 for a 16-oz. package of eight hot dogs. Click here to find a store near you. Click here to order online.

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