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!
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!
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.