Costco Freybe Smoked Turkey & Chicken Sausage Review

Looking for a healthier hot dog?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these honest reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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Every Sunday in the Summer Sean and I have BBQ food, usually hot dogs or hamburgers. I look forward to BBQ Sunday every week. Sunday is also the day I go on my longest run for the week so I am usually HUNGRY! After reading the nutrition label for the Kirkland Beef Hot Dogs that Sean eats (review to come) I went on a mission to find the healthiest hot dog substitute I could for myself. Sean enjoys 3 (yes I said 3 AND all 3 in a bun) Kirkland Beef Hot Dogs when it is Hot Dog night and I will usually have 1 or 1.5 of these Freybe Smoked Chicken and Turkey Sausages. The nutritional value and taste combination of these sausages/smokies makes them a WINNER! You can enjoy these and actually not feel guilty or gross.

Each sausage is 120 calories, 6 grams of fat and 15 grams of protein. I scoured countless nutrition labels to find myself and you the “healthiest” hot dog I could. The sodium content is high in these as it is in any hot dog. If you are looking for a classic, all beef, stadium style hot dog, this is not it. However if you’re looking for something that tastes really good in a bun with relish, mustard and ketchup and is better for you and leaves you feeling full and satisfied this what you should buy. The spices are really nice in these sausages and give the sausage a bit of heat. A little bit of BBQ sauce slathered on the sausage while it’s cooking also makes it extra tasty. I continue to purchase these again and again. They freeze well and are super easy to cook inside or outside on the grill. Please consider giving these a shot if you’re looking to enjoy BBQ food while trying to stay as healthy as possible.

Nutrition: 8/10 (as good as it gets for a hot dog substitute I would say)

Taste: 7.5/10 (like I said, not your ball park stadium dog but I think they are delicious)

Convenience: 9.5/10 (just have to cook them up)

Cost: 8/10 (I purchased these for 11.99 on sale and there are 10 in a package)

What do you put on your hot dog? Do you prefer all beef, chicken, turkey or veggie sausages? What is your favorite side to serve with hot dogs? Mine is corn on the cob!

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8 thoughts on “Costco Freybe Smoked Turkey & Chicken Sausage Review”

  1. We bought these because of the low fat and high protein content, however, the sodium is through the roof high and the casing is way too tough. This one is off our list from Costco. Plenty of other poultry based proteins out there, and Freybe has been going downhill over the past 20 years.

  2. Love them so much..My entire family enjoy them..I hope they continue to sell them…dont let them to stop selling them as many of good products that have dissapeared!

  3. These are fantastic in my opinion! I just pan fried 2 of them, but I usually do them in a toaster oven! They turned out perfectly in the toaster oven! I, don’t remember, ever, taking the casing off! Although, when I tried them in the frying pan, it looked like it was melted plastic, but, I, think it was just a thick, possibly some sort of, cellulose or natural casing, which one can eat! I, was wondering the same thing, as to regards to whether, they are encased, with a layer of plastic, which we, need to remove, that is why I am reading your review right now, and looking on the Internet to see if there is an inedible, casing! I, strongly suggest doing them in a toaster oven. It looks like melting plastic, when pan frying them, but he does not feel up or smell like melting plastic! So, I, believe that’s the casing is edible, and that you can eat it, or you can remove it! The choice, is, each, and every individuals, as to whether or not to eat the casing, if it’s natural, and not a plastic wrapping! Myself, I do believe that Freybe, being as big a company as they are, and selling as many meats/sausages/wieners, that they do, (millions even), they would be as responsible as you list, on the package if this was plastic coated and needed to be removed, prior to cooking and eating! Otherwise, I think lawsuits would be flying around, at their company, if people were eating actual plastic casings, unknowingly! Therefore, I would suggest either barbecuing/willing, or roasting in a toaster oven, so you don’t get the weird effects of the pan frying of the casing! Also, myself, I believe, that it would be required by law to list on the package. If these were in case in plastic! Other wieners, I’ve seen that are in peace in plastic, usually have some form of white printing on the casing so you know that they are encased in plastic! I’m sure, that it would be a legal requirement, to let people know that this is the case! Otherwise, no doubt the company could be sued! And God knows that they don’t want to be sued! Have a nice day Natalie and keep up the great reviews Have a happy summer, 2023!

  4. Seem to be a plastic film on them. Didn’t see anything on the package saying anything had to be removed. Is this normal? Didn’t eat them just in case.

  5. Jen I’m so glad someone else likes them too! I always eat mine with ketchup and mustard and it goes great with these. Hopefully Costco continues to carry them. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

  6. We love these!! They are definitely in my top 5 regular purchases at Costco. We eat them grilled up, no bun. Just dunked in ketchup or mustard.


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