Ball Park brand hot dogs are known for plumping when you cook them, but the hot dog line has expanded now in a different way: with a wider range of flavors. All of these premium frankfurters are made with a variety of seasonings -- but no additives, no nitrates, and no MSG. In a world where hot dogs have become somewhat commonplace -- after all, grocery stores carry an enormous array of hot dog brands -- this was a great move on behalf of Ball Park.
For starters, there’s the signature seasoned dog, which tastes like a delicious classic hot dog. As for their other creations? The flavors really knock it out of their park. If you love mustard on your dog, you don’t need to buy it to add it as a topping when you try their cracked dijon mustard hot dog. One bite into this frankfurter -- made with all beef as well as mustard seeds -- and you’ll discover a marriage made in heaven. (For a great recipe with this doggie, check out Rachael Ray’s creation here.)
While the mustard dog is a great option, it’s Park's Finest slow smoked hickory frankfurter that really won this Examiner over. This isn’t your typical hot dog. While its made with all beef, as many dogs are, it’s different in that it’s a smoked hot dog, and you can taste the amazing, smoky flavor with every bite.
There is one small problem with these new dogs: there’s only seven in a pack, although hot dog buns come in packs of eight. Even so, that's something that can be overlooked. All three of these premium Ball Park hot dogs are a great addition to any barbecue.
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