Once you try these you will realize why they are expensive. The quality, texture and flavor is like no other Frankfurter. You will no longer be satisfied with any other Frankfurter you try. Don't think of these as hot dogs. Don't price compare with hot dogs. These are a gourmet delight. Don't put the usual hot dog toppings on these. They are so good they really don't need anything however a little German mustard and if you like a little sauerkraut is best. This company has been around for over 100 years selling these exact wieners. That alone should tell you they are the BEST!!!!!