Everyone’s got an opinion on hot dogs.

But a lot of people have questions, too. We wanted to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs™.

Everyone’s got an opinion on hot dogs.

But a lot of people have questions, too. We wanted to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs™.

Natural Top Dogs™ Q&A

How can a hot dog be natural?

In addition to our premium meat, we use only real, simple, and natural ingredients to make Natural Top Dogs™. Read the pack. It’s all stuff  we’re proud to put in our product, ingredients like water, tapioca starch, sea salt, spice, vinegar, cultured celery extract, cane sugar, cherry powder, and smoke. Nothing else. For real.

How is your 'premium meat' different from 'mystery meat'?

We never use mystery meat or animal by-products. That means no lips, no tails, nothing but the meats you’d eat in cuts you know. Every Natural Top Dogs hot dog has a perfect blend of pork and chicken that make up part of the taste kids love. We use ham, pork fat, and white and dark chicken meat from the whole animal.

What's the difference between the old Top Dogs and your new Natural Top Dogs™?

In the new Natural Top Dogs™, we add only natural ingredients to our premium meat. The original Top Dogs contained 17 ingredients. Some of those were natural and some were artificial–like most hot dogs you’d find in the store. But our new Natural Top Dogs™ contain only 11 ingredients, which means just our premium meat and natural ingredients.

OLD INGREDIENT LIST NEW INGREDIENT LIST
Mechanically separated chicken, pork; water, modified corn starch, salt, potassium lactate, dextrose, wheat gluten, spice, sodium phosphate, corn syrup solids, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, garlic powder, onion powder, sodium nitrite, smoke. Contains: wheat. Chicken, pork, water, tapioca starch, sea salt, spice, vinegar, cultured celery extract, cane sugar, cherry powder, smoke.

What about the salt?

Like anything else, we recommend enjoying our products in moderation. Our Natural Top Dogs™ meet the Health Canada Sodium Guidelines, but if you’re concerned about salt in your diet, we also offer Natural Top Dogs™ Less Salt, which contains 25% less salt.

Do Natural Top Dogs™ still taste great?

We spared no effort in maintaining the Top Dogs taste kids love when we made the change to natural ingredients. In fact, we think it tastes even better than before (our kids do, too). So kids can have the food they love made with ingredients that parents love.

How can a hot dog be natural?

In addition to our premium meat, we use only real, simple, and natural ingredients to make Natural Top Dogs™. Read the pack. It’s all stuff  we’re proud to put in our product, ingredients like water, tapioca starch, sea salt, spice, vinegar, cultured celery extract, cane sugar, cherry powder, and smoke. Nothing else. For real.

How is your 'premium meat' different from 'mystery meat'?

We never use mystery meat or animal by-products. That means no lips, no tails, nothing but the meats you’d eat in cuts you know. Every Natural Top Dogs™ hot dog has a perfect blend of pork and chicken that make up part of the taste kids love. We use ham, pork fat, and white and dark chicken meat from the whole animal.

What's the difference between the old Top Dogs and your new Natural Top Dogs™?

In the new Natural Top Dogs™, we add only natural ingredients to our premium meat. The original Top Dogs contained 17 ingredients. Some of those were natural and some were artificial–like most hot dogs you’d find in the store. But our new Natural Top Dogs™ contain only 11 ingredients, which means just our premium meat and natural ingredients.

OLD INGREDIENTS
Mechanically separated chicken, pork; water, modified corn starch, salt, potassium lactate, dextrose, wheat gluten, spice, sodium phosphate, corn syrup solids, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, garlic powder, onion powder, sodium nitrite, smoke. Contains: wheat.
NEW INGREDIENTS
Chicken, pork, water, tapioca starch, sea salt, spice, vinegar, cultured celery extract, cane sugar, cherry powder, smoke.

What about the salt?

Like anything else, we recommend enjoying our products in moderation. Our Natural Top Dogs meet the Health Canada Sodium Guidelines, but if you’re concerned about salt in your diet, we also offer Natural Top Dogs Less Salt, which contains 25% less salt.

 

Do Natural Top Dogs™ still taste great?

We spared no effort in maintaining the Top Dogs taste kids love when we made the change to natural ingredients. In fact, we think it tastes even better than before (our kids do, too). So kids can have the food they love made with ingredients that parents love.

Our Go Go / No No List

Learn more about the ingredients in our Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs™ and the artificial stuff we’ve removed.


 

 


 


 


 


 


 

Our food manifesto

We believe in real food for every Canadian family.

 

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Natural Top Dogs™ Original

Natural Top Dogs™ Less Salt

Natural Top Dogs™ Chicken

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Natural Top Dogs™ Original

Natural Top Dogs™ Less Salt

Natural Top Dogs™ Chicken

Natural Top Dogs™ BBQ