What Kind of Casings Are on Applegate Hot Dogs and Sausages?
Only our Natural Stadium Beef and Pork Hot Dog is made with a lamb casing. All of our other hot dogs and sausages do not have a casing.
How do you make them with no casings you say?
The meat is stuffed into cellulose casings and cooked. The casings are then removed prior to packaging. Cellulose used with our products is not animal derived. It is made from cotton fibers or wood pulp. They are free of allergens, PVC and BPA.
(Remember the saying about not watching sausage get made? We believe in full disclosure on that topic, check out our YouTube to see how our sausages and hot dogs are made).
Some people talk about a “bite” in our hot dogs, still no casing. You get a bite because the proteins in the meat rise to the surface during cooking! Cool huh?!