Thumbs up: It is very hard to find nitrate-free hot dogs at the "regular" grocery store, much less at a reasonable price. I was in a for a nice surprise today at Food Lion - nitrate free Oscar Mayer hot dogs, and the turkey variety was only $1.99/pack! (The Angus variety were $4+/pack.)
Thumbs down: Mechanically separated turkey? Gross. I forgot to look at the Angus variety, so they may be better, but still. And what is cultured corn sugar and cherry powder? Those are new ones to me.
Expected: High sodium, plenty of fat (too much for a turkey dog), and saturated. fat.
I'm glad to see nitrates/nitrites removed from these hot dogs, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Because I don't see these leaving society's diet anytime soon, we can take all the improvements we can get.