I was less than excited to do this product test after my experience with the soy hot dogs. The only thing I had going for me was that I found out long ago everything tastes better on a stick. For my corn dog taste test I decided to pick three alternative type dogs and just elminate the traditional ones all together. I’ve had a normal corn dog, everyone has, so I have a good idea of what they taste like. For this entry I picked a soy corn dog (sigh), a turkey corn dog and a chicken corn dog.
I started with the turkey dog and to be honest this one had an unfair advantage. Hot Dog on a Stick currently operates in 12 states and started making their namesake in 1946. You may not be aware but HDOS uses 100% Turkey dogs and fries them to perfection. But at 20% of my daily Saturated Fat allowance and 17% of my daily cholesterol it is by no means a health food.
Next I bit the bullet and heated up the soy dogs by MorningStar Farms, these have 3% of my daily Saturated Fat and 0% Cholesterol so I anticipated a disaster like my soy hot dog challenge I did last week. I was wrong. Although not as tasty as the HDOS these were absolutely passable. I baked them in the oven to make them a little crisp and with a sizable helping of Ketchup and Mustard I enjoyed it. The only downside is that they are a little bland, the flavor didn’t jump off the stick but it didn’t make me jump off the couch to spit it out either.
Finally the chicken dogs and for these I picked the leader in chicken, Foster Farms. What I found interesting was if you didn’t want cheese in the corn dog (which I’m against by the way) then you had to get a honey battered one. This ended up being the deal breaker for me. The batter just didn’t taste right and I couldn’t get over the sweetness.
The verdict is that I’m only going to keep the MorningStar Corn Dogs in my freezer. But, if I happen to be at the mall with a Hot Dog on a Stick and need to eat lunch….there are worse choices right?