Slater’s 50/50 Hotdogs
I was ordering my everyday groceries and going down the list I keep of my staple items when I came across Slater’s 50/50. I usually like to buy and try different types of hot dogs to see what is out there. Ball Park has always been a favorite of mine, but soon, I will do a review of my all-time favorites. As I continued adding my hot dog buns to the cart, I pulled up the search on the Kroger website.
As I pursued the available brands and types of hot dogs, I came across Slater’s 50/50 Beef and Bacon hot dogs. Now I will admit that when I first saw Slater’s 50/50, I didn’t notice the size of the package. They appeared to be thicker-style dogs, which I prefer, and I assumed there were more than 4 in the package. However, once they were delivered, I noticed it was a package of only four hot dogs (clearly marked on the package).
Now I don’t mind paying more for delicious hot dogs, but I feel that Slater’s 50/50 Beef and Bacon dogs are too expensive. The package says they are made with 50% beef and 50% bacon. I will be honest; if that is true, I would have expected a more flavorful bacon experience. But their claim of being “100% not boring” is inaccurate, in my opinion. I did, indeed, find these hot dogs very boring regarding flavor. Maybe I was expecting too much since I love me some bacon, but you could hardly get a hint of the flavor coming through.
I tried to make them a little better by adding freshly chopped onions, American chees, ketchup, and mustard, which helped a little but was not enough to make up for the lack of flavor in the hot dogs themselves. I powered through eating two of them in hopes that I would eventually get used to the taste and enjoy them. But it was just not meant to be.
The casing of Slater’s 50/50 also didn’t crisp up as I like on my hot dogs. So for me, I will definitely pass on them in the future. Some of you may decide it is something you want, but I personally think that Slater’s needs to go back to the drawing board on this one.