What Are Little Smokies From?


Quick Answer

Hillshire Farm’s Lit’l Smokies are pre-cooked smoked sausages, made with pork, beef and turkey. The pre-packaged, cocktail-sized sausages also contain corn syrup, salt, dextrose and monosodium glutamate.

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Hillshire Farm makes a variety of Lit’l Smokies cocktail links, including Applewood Smoked Chicken Lit’l Smokies, which contain chicken, rice bran and natural flavors. Applewood Smoked Chicken Lit’l Smokies contain 60 percent less fat than regular smoked sausage.

Turkey Lit’l Smokies are made with mechanically separated turkey and only contain 5 grams of fat per serving, compared to 14 grams of fat in a serving of regular pork and beef smoked sausage. Cheddar Lit’l Smokies are pork, turkey and beef smoked sausages made with process cheddar cheese.

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