Morning Star Veggie Corn Dog Review

As I have previously stated on a couple of other veggie meat substitute reviews, I am truly a carnivore who loves meat. That being said, I do actually like some of the meat substitutes I have tried, and will sometimes buy them when I might be in the mood for something a little different. Morning Star’s southwest chili black bean burgers make a really good sandwich when you pan sear them in a little olive oil. But now, on with the Morning Star corn dog review.

When you remove the frozen corn dogs from their package, they look just like any other corn dog you might have ever eaten. The instructions say to leave frozen until you either microwave or bake them in your oven. I liked them baked slightly better than I did microwaving them simply because the breading browned better in the oven, thus imparting a little better taste than the microwaved corn dogs.

Once cooked, I cut the end off of the first one to see what it looked like before biting into it. I was surprised to find the hot dog looked and smelled about like any other hot dog on the market. Upon my first bite, I thought it tasted decent enough, the texture was good and I thought I would enjoy them. However, as I ate the corn dog, the taste became less desirable to me. I finished it, and since I had a second corn dog cooked, I thought I would eat it with ketchup and mustard. The condiments helped some, but when I was done, I chucked the two remaining frozen corn dogs I had in the trash.

While the initial flavor was almost appealing, it became less so the more I ate. However, I will say they are far superior to Jenny O turkey hot dogs in flavor, so be warned to never throw your hard earned money away on their products. Yuck…

As with any beef hot dog, the veggie corn dogs will leave an after taste in your mouth. The problem with Morning Star veggie corn dogs is that after taste kind of resembles a beef hot dog that might have been exposed to some kind of mild chemical. You might have a different experience, but this was mine. If you like beef hot dogs and want a low fat, low calorie dog, then try Hebrew Nationals fat free all beef hot dog. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you might want to skip the veggie version of corn dogs. There are better things to eat, and these are really no more healthy for you than an all meat hot dog. They are all heavily processed food products.


4800 mg of sodium

24 grams carbs

less than 1 gram fiber

7 grams of sugar

only 6 grams of protein



Pyrophosphate is the first member of an entire series of polyphosphates. The term pyrophosphate is also the name of esters formed by the condensation of a phosphorylated biological compound with inorganic phosphate, as for dimethylallyl pyrophosphate.

I’m not sure I want to eat what ever pyrophosphate might be.

What the world is this all about?

Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative that increases the amount of water in your stools to help make them softer and easier to pass. Methylcellulose is used to treat constipation and to help maintain regular bowel movements.

It does not get any better.

Carrageenan is an additive used to thicken, emulsify, and preserve foods and drinks. It’s a natural ingredient that comes from red seaweed (also called Irish moss). … Some evidence suggests that carrageenan triggers inflammation, gastrointestinal ulcerations, and that it damages your digestive system.


Just because a food item is labeled and produced as being vegan and or vegetarian friendly does not necessarily mean it is a healthy alternative. Some vegan foods are just as processed and full of bad stuff as any processed dish containing meats. If you are concerned about eating healthy, simply quit eating all food sources with added sugars and simple carbs, and be sure that you are preparing only whole foods for yourself and your family.  How ever you manage your dietary habits, ensure that you do so by being fully informed and never just take it for granted that a label is designed with full honesty in regards to the contents.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda Sue says:

    Oh, this is important! The “healthy” aura surrounding these products can be so deceptive. I think I’ll pass.

    1. David Yochim says:

      I took one for the team by trying them. Not good at all.

      1. Brenda Sue says:

        Thank you for sparing me. 😁

      2. And all readers 😆

      3. David Yochim says:

        It’s a bad job, but someone had to do it.😁

      4. Brenda Sue says:

        Better you than me!

      5. Brenda Sue says:

        David is a brave man… 😁 He spared me!

  2. Very informative! I too try to go meatless. Every week at dinnertime I eat a soy patty called “Meatless Chicken Patty” made by Simple Truth which is a Kroger brand. They’re the best meatless patty on the market, in my opinion and I’ve tried them all.

    1. David Yochim says:

      I will have to try them and do a review. We have Dillons here which is a Kroger subsidiary. I like their Simple Truth line of foods.

  3. Did you know that Iceland is known for a lamb hotdog that imho is pretty amazing? I hope they eventually catch on here 🤞

    1. David Yochim says:

      I’m not surprised they have lamb hot dogs.i would be interested in trying them. They might be pretty awesome.

      1. Brenda Sue says:

        I’ll try any hotdog once… except Morning Star. 😁

    2. Brenda Sue says:

      Hey Girl, if it’s a hotdog, it’ll catch on here. 😁

  4. Denise Davis says:

    There were delicious….I love them

    1. David Yochim says:

      They sell pretty good, so you are not alone in liking them.

  5. TJ says:

    I’ve tried the Morningstar hotdogs Might I tell you it was very delicious and fulfilling. I can’t stop eating them. Different people have different taste buds! Try them out you might enjoy.

    1. David Yochim says:

      Thank you for commenting. I have tried their hotdogs, they are not bad. But they are not much healthier than just eating a low fat beef hotdogs. They are both processed foods which I keep to an absolute minimum no matter vegan or meat. I do think for a vegan who loves hotdogs, they are a good choice.

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