WW Friendly Hot Dogs


Hot dogs? Wieners? Franks? What do you call them? I call them either hot dogs or franks. I’m sort of like Joey Tribbiani on Friends and want to giggle at the name “wiener”. It brings to mind a childish name for a body part or the disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner who was caught up in a sexting scandal. Sometimes, I’m easily amused. But I digress as I am wont to do at times. (The above clipart just happened to come through my Facebook feed and it wasn’t attributed to anyone.)

I was at the grocery store this morning and I decided to get some hotdogs. I’ve been trying to eat mostly turkey, fish and chicken since I’ve been on WW so I immediately gravitated to the turkey franks. I love the WW app that lets you check the serving points on most items. I first decided I was going to buy the Oscar Mayer Franks, Turkey Classic which were on sale for $2.00 for ten.  I checked the app and saw they were 3 pts (I’m assuming that is on blue since that is what I’m on.) Just out of curiosity, I decided to check the points on Oscar Mayer Select Wieners, Premium, and much to my surprise, they also were only 3 points on Blue!

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Not only that, the serving size on the regular wieners (hee hee) was 57 grams as opposed to the 45 grams on the turkey franks!

Oscar Mayer Turkey Frank

Oscar Mayer Premium Franks

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it.

Hot Dog Comparison

Oscar Mayer Turkey Franks Oscar Mayer Premium Wieners
Serving Size 1 link 45g Serving Size1 link 54g
100 Calories 140 Calories
Total Fat 7g Total Fat 13g
Total Carbs 2g Total Carbs 1g
Protein 5g Protein 7g
No fiber listed Less than 1g of fiber
Sodium 380mg Sodium 530mg

The Premium Franks have more protein than the turkey franks and less carbs. The fats and sodium are considerably higher on the Premium Franks, so that might be a consideration in which one you’d choose. Since they were both on sale, the cost for the Premium franks was only $.50 more than the turkey franks. Personally, I’m often disappointed with the flavor of turkey franks, so I chose the Premium ones.


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