Was looking for a alternative to hot dogs. When I opened the package it did not smell that great. I decided to cook them in the toaster oven so that it would have a crisp to it. After 5 mins that "hot dog" was done. It blew up a little bit but did not effect the look. It did not have a taste of a hot dog like some other meatless products. I ate it about an hour ago and still have a not so good taste in my mouth. Overall, the smell and taste was horrible however, the appearence does look that of a hot dog.