Costco Polish dogs, be still my beating heart! Actually in more ways than one; let me start by saying you really want to ignore the sodium and fat content of these and just move on. Which is what I’ve done ever since my Father in law introduced me to these years ago and I became obsessed.
Inside the plastic packet you will find about fourteen Polish sausages. A crazy amount for the price (typically under $10 a pack) – welcome to Costco. As the package cant be resealed and I
can’t shouldn’t eat fourteen dogs in seven days – I like to wrap them individually in plastic wrap then freeze. They defrost really quickly in most modern microwaves and are a perfect splurge food to have on hand. I can neither confirm nor deny that these are my goto choice for post-bar dining.
You can cook these pretty much like any hot dog, albeit with a little more gusto. These things are easily twice the size and volume of a regular dog. Pro tip: if you’ve never air fried a hot dog, you’re missing out.
Why do I love these dogs so? Well, they don’t hold back on anything, they’re an absolute assault on the senses. There’s a massive salty smack to these (I’m a salt monster, you might not be) and there’s a heavy hand with the garlic too. The casing is snappy without being waxy and the texture is very meaty too. They’re a pleasure to eat, start to finish.
I’ll concede those with meeker palates and/or an aversion to salt will probably want to pass on these.
Costco Kirkland Beef Polish Sausage
And now we get to the negative bit. These things are basically pure salt and fat – there’s a reason they taste so good. One dog packs in half a days sodium intake and even more saturated fat. Note that when served on a decent bun and with a healthy array of toppings – the salt and fat only increases. This isn’t diet food…
Are Costco Kirkland Beef Polish Sausage any good?
Absolutely! We love the garlicky-salty punch of these huge Polish dogs. For under $10 you can also feed a small army with these things. On the flip side they pack in a huge amount of salt and fat, you’d be advised to eat these as a erstwhile treat, not part of a daily diet!
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