|Hot Dogs Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Cultured Celery Extract, Spice, Dehydrated Garlic, Smoke|
|Ham Ingredients: Ham, Water, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Smoke Flavour, Cane Sugar, Cultured Celery extract, Spice, Smoke|
|Salami Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Cane Sugar, Spice, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Dehydrated garlic, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Cultured Celery extract, Smoke|
The Schneiders Naturals line has really impressed me! I had stopped buying lunch meat all together when I realized how much junk was in it, and it made making lunches just a little bit harder (hubby takes 3 sandwiches a day, 5 days a week!). Then I found this stuff!!
As you can see from the ingredient list there's not much in it. It actually tastes like real meat...yes even the hot dogs are pretty good! The first time we cooked the hot dogs we both looked at each other and said 'they smell like bacon!'. They have chicken hot dogs, smoked turkey breast and a couple type of uncured ham as well as bacon that we haven't tried yet, but I would imagine they would all be pretty good. The pictures above are all ones that we have tried ourselves. We haven't tried anything we didn't like :)
They are all sold in packages with the rest of the pre-packaged meat and definitely aren't as cheap as buying the sale of the week from the deli, but not horribly expensive either, and I feel good knowing what my family is eating. And I feel good having the option of eating hot dogs once in awhile without avoiding reading the label! In fact, we had hot dogs for supper tonight. My kids each ate a whole one and I feel like they actually had a decent supper :)
I still make a lot of roasts and use those as lunch meat, but when I'm tired or sick or it's too hot to cook anything this is my go-to lunch making source now. I have never liked lunch meat myself but when this is in the fridge I find myself making a sandwich for lunch just a little more often! Try some, you will be pleasantly surprised!