Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs Review

Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs

The Archer Farms brand is no more. This Target-exclusive brand has been removed to make way for Good & Gather. We did review quite a few Archer Farms items before the line was discontinued, so it only makes sense that we’d pick up the mantle and start exploring Good & Gather’s frozen food offerings.

Today, we’re looking into the Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs. Now, Archer Farms had pretty much the exact same item, and we did write a review back then, but we figured it couldn’t hurt to try these a second time since they seem to have gotten a bit of a makeover.

Now, when we reviewed the Archer Farms version, we said they were just alright and we doubted we’d be eating them again. So on top of eating these puff dogs a second time, we’re also eating our words a little bit.

Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs

Just like before, you can expect to find ten puff dogs in a box, and they come in a single sealed package.

Heating them up is pretty easy. Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, put the puff dogs on a baking sheet, then place the baking sheet in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the box, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs

As was the case with the previous version, the croissant shell doesn’t have as much of that buttery croissant flavor as you might hope. This time, we didn’t mind as much, though, and we think it’s possible that the shell has been slightly improved.

On top of the shell is a blend of parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and caraway seeds. While the parmesan does contribute to the flavor, the rest of the blend seems to be here for texture more than anything else. Honestly, we could have probably done without all of it except the parmesan. It doesn’t add a whole lot, and, like we mentioned in our previous review, the seeds have a tendency to get stuck between your teeth.

The beef franks here are really good, though. In our previous review, we thought they came out a little dry, but that wasn’t a problem with this batch. In fact, we were surprised at the quality of the frank portion here.

Of course, a little bit of ketchup and mustard will do wonders for these, and we recommend dipping them rather than eating them plain.

According to the box, three puff dogs is a serving. This meagre helping contains 230 calories and 380 mg of sodium, while a full box contains 750 calories and 1,280 mg of sodium. These are definitely designed to be a snack food rather than something you’d make a meal out of. You probably won’t want to devour the whole box in a sitting.

The Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs seem like they might have been slightly improved in the transition from Archer Farms to Good & Gather, though it’s hard to say for sure without having both of them next to each other. While we do think Trader Joe’s makes a better puff dog all around, these actually aren’t bad. We’re certainly not going to claim we’ll never eat these again. That would just be foolish.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these frozen puff dogs, check out our package scans below.

Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs
Good & Gather Parmesan Pastry Wrapped Uncured Hot Dogs