Is Benny's Bagel Dogs Polish Sausage any good?
This is a decent product, not great, not terrible. If you’re looking for a different breakfast option to start your day, beyond the tried old options, this might be worth a look in.
The first, “oooh what’s that”, was uttered by myself as I grabbed this random item from the freezer cabinet while browsing at a local grocery store. The second came from my shopping companion, and the third while at the cash register from a grocery store employee. Clearly, it’s not just me who’s intrigued by the myriad mysteries items amidst our grocery store shelves – and hence the reason for this site.
Anyway, rambling aside, this product hails out of San Leandro CA, and it’s the first time I’ve seen or heard of Benny’s Bagel Dogs. My local grocery store had two versions, but I can’t say no to a Polish sausage, so in the cart this went.
I imagine this is aimed at the grab and go breakfast crowd. You can bake it in the oven if you like, but you can also microwave it in less than two minutes as well. If you’re tired of the same old sausage and egg muffin, this might be worthy of a look in; or if you’re like me, you’re just always looking to stuff more calories in your face in the interest of science.
I’m not sure I’d call the exterior dough a bagel per se. Baked in the oven the outer edge is definitely crisp, and the interior very soft. It’s palatable, if not a little nondescript.
The encased Polish sausage is decent, lots of garlic and smoke; and as you would expect, very very salty. My only criticism is that I wanted more sausage. If you’ve bought this product you’ve already thrown caution to the wind in terms of salt and fat, so why not go all in. Something more akin to a Costco Polish dog would be really welcome here.
In contrast to the bagel casing, the balance felt a little off, too much dough, not enough sausage. As you can see in the pictures below the sausage lolls around in the cavity a bit.
Not pictured by the way – the mustard and ketchup I ended up deploying half way through finishing this off; overall this is a tad on the dry side and really benefits from a little sauce.
Benny’s Bagel Dogs Polish Sausage
Here’s the cooked product fresh from the oven, and then a few close up shots:
Benny’s Bagel Dogs Polish Sausage cooking instructions, nutrition, ingredients
You can bake or microwave this bagel dog. As impatient as I am, I opted for the baking path – I really wanted to maximize
How much are Benny’s Bagel Dogs Polish Sausage?
I paid $1.50 at a local grocery store, which is a more than acceptable price for this bagel dog. That puts it happily below many fast food breakfast option prices.
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