Through the years, I have eaten several different brands of turkey franks and thought that they were edible, but not particularly noteworthy. That opinion changed last week, however, when I ate two Oscar Mayer Bun-Length Turkey Franks for the first time. These turkey franks are not only tasty, but they are also reasonably priced. I am so impressed with these turkey franks, that I have decided to write a review of them.
Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is one food writer’s product review of Oscar Mayer Bun-Length Turkey Franks.
The net weight of the standard – sized package of Oscar Mayer Bun-Length Turkey Franks is 16 ounces. According to the package label, the container holds eight 1 link servings. I ate two of these franks on bread, with mustard and relish and they filled me up, without leaving me feeling bloated. As for the bun length designation, these turkey franks really are longer than ordinary franks and the extra length is definitely noticeable.
The regular retail price charged for one 16 ounce package of Oscar Mayer Bun-Length Turkey Franks at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets is approximately $2.79. I have also seen these franks advertised at the sale price of two packages for $5.
Although the retail price of most brands of turkey franks is lower than that of these franks, I definitely think that the flavor, texture, size and overall high quality of Oscar Mayer Bun-Length Turkey Franks makes their retail price quite reasonable.
The texture offered by Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks is quite agreeable. These turkey franks are closer in texture to regular beef and / or mixed meat franks than any other brand I have tried.
Whereas many brands of turkey franks offer textures that are mealy or mushy, that is not the case with Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks. The filling in these turkey tube steaks features a meaty consistency that is smooth, yet not mushy and the exterior, or skin offers a tight texture that provides a pleasing ‘snap’ when they are bitten into. Overall, these hot dogs offer a mouth – feel that is very satisfying.
Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks contain 120 calories, with 90 calories from fat, per one link serving. These turkey franks also contain 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams tranns fat, 10 grams total fat, 35 mg of cholesterol, 640 mg of sodium, 3 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugars and 6 grams of protein, per one link serving.
Taste / Flavor
Through the years, I have eaten many different brands of turkey franks. Most of them were satisfactory in flavor, but they still maintained a certain taste that made me think that they were not quite real hot dogs. Not so with Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks.
These turkey dogs offer a nicely seasoned flavor that is very pleasant and without any type of unsavory aftertaste. I think that if the average consumer was served one of these franks without being told it was a turkey frank, they probably wouldn’t realize it was a turkey frank.
Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks are very effectively packaged. The package of eight franks is divided into two groups of four franks, each of which is packaged in a sturdy, clear plastic, pouch like container. The plastic containers feature zip-like closures which help to ensure freshness and prevent leakage of any juices.
The two plastic pouch like containers that hold the Oscar Mayer Bun Length Turkey Franks are held together by a yellow cardboard label / wrapper that features an appetizing illustration of one of the enclosed franks. The rear label also lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.
You might think that a turkey frank is a turkey frank, but these high quality specimens disprove that theory. Leave it to Oscar Mayer to produce a turkey frank that stands up to any beef or mixed meat frank in flavor and texture. Because these franks are made by Oscar Mayer, the consumer can rest assured that high quality ingredients and high quality standards are used in their preparation.
These tasty, well textured, reasonably priced turkey franks are stocked and sold at food retailers across America and are highly recommended by this food writer.
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