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"Bar S Beef Franks": has anyone tried them?

Rachel ray just gave them a top rating:


I've encountered Bar S as a "cheap hot dog maker", but never tried their "beef franks". Suggested retail of 2.99 for 16 ounce pack.

Any taste testers out there with comparisons and recs?

Comments based on RRRBS (Reflexive Rachel Ray Bashing Syndrome) are not preferred in replies.

Also, Bar S offers lots of varieties... (chicken pork beef blends)... but looking for feedback about "beef franks". Lots of labeling laws in play here: "beef franks".

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  1. Their price is the only reason I've purchased them (I think I paid 99 cents for the 16 oz. pack). It's been a while, but I remember them tasting of fat and lacking snap or heft. But if you slather on the onions and mustard, it's not too bad.

    1. I didn't like them at all. The Bar S dogs in general have been among the worst I've ever had.

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      1. re: jgg13

        "I didn't like them at all" +1

      2. I've never had them but I've had bacon from Bar S that was abolutely dreadful. Yes, BACON that didn't taste good, it had a distinct chemical flavor to it, just awful.
        I have sampled many varieties of hot dogs and prefer Nathan's Famous w. natural casings. I don't know where you are located but they can be hard to find in northern California. Nathan's has several varieties, skinless, kosher, bun size etc., but the natural casings are the best. If you are on the east coast you will have many options like Sabrett and others. I reccomend whatever you can find that has a natural casing it really makes all the difference in a hot dog for me.

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        1. re: virtualguthrie

          bacon that tasted bad?

          there is no God.

          last bought anything by them in college a zillion years ago. stoned and broke it made sense until I got home.

          1. re: virtualguthrie

            I've had BAR S bacon that was pretty decent, but Walmart just had a bunch of it at a really low price $2.98 so I bought a couple. BIG mistake. I swear it is wild boar, which have become a problem in Texas where I live. I had to spray the house for days and throw out the pan I cooked it in. Wouldn't even feed it to the dogs. I'm throwing the second package away as we speak. Don't feel like dealing with Walmart to return it. Having grown up on a farm I know when pork is boar, and that is what this was - disgusting.

          2. I'm far to scared to try them.
            I work in retail and see many of their products and each and everyone looks very low end, the price point seems to be the sole selling feature. I have cooked them for sale in a store and texturally they defy physics.........maybe if extremely drunk, with the addition of chili , mustard, chopped onions,cole slaw.......I might attempt one.

            1. Not worth the cheap price I paid ($.99)