Frequently Asked Questions

Frank’s Kraut is the #1 brand in the Midwest. Our sauerkraut has been made for over one hundred years and we continue to use the same traditional home-style recipe. For generations, people have been enjoying our quality and taste in their home

Frank’s Kraut is in most Midwestern retailers. If you want your local grocery to carry Frank’s Kraut, please tell the store manager. Frank’s Kraut is always available online at www.frankskraut.com and we offer free shipping within the U.S.

Absolutely! Frank’s Kraut is perfect for using in baking. Using Kraut in your batter brings more moisture to the baked food, and a moist cake or cupcake is always a good idea!

Yes!!

Tip 1: Rinse Kraut in cold water and lightly drain it. Some recipes call for simple rinsing but not necessarily draining. Again, the kraut adds moisture to the recipe!

Tip 2: You can leave the Kraut as is straight from the jar, or chop it.  If you don’t like to see longer shreds in the finished product, chopping is the way to go, but this is simply a preference.

Fun Fact: Your delicious baked goods will not taste like Sauerkraut!  The “sauer” kraut taste is eliminated during the heating process while still leaving the batter with a great amount of moisture!  

Our sauerkraut is a fermented food product. All can and glass packaged kraut goes through a cooking process before being packaged.  Our bagged kraut is not heated before being packaged.  There aren’t any live, active probiotics in our sauerkraut; however, kraut always has health benefits in any form!

We suggest that after opening our sauerkraut you store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container to ensure freshness and flavor with every bite!

Our sauerkraut will stay delicious for up to 30 days in the refrigerator after opening, as long as the container is sealed tight.

Our Frank’s Kraut Singles have a four month shelf life. We recommend storing them in the refrigerator to help extend their shelf life.

For the best quality of the product we recommend consuming it before the best buy date. We do not recommend consuming it after that date.

Yes, we are proud to say that our products are gluten-free and made in an allergen-free facility.

Try to use either the tip of a butter knife, a bottle opener or a flat-head screw driver as a tool to give you some leverage to gently pry the seal loose.

Insert the tip of any of these objects under the rim of the jar lid and lever it out. Repeat this by moving around the rim, inserting the tip and applying leverage, repeat this until you hear a small pop. This popping sound will indicate the seal has broken.  Once the seal is broken you should be able to open the jar.

You can also try turning the jar upside down and gently tapping the lid of the jar against your counter.  Sometimes this releases any suction within the jar and loosens the rim as well.

Another method would be to apply heat.  You can do this by holding under hot water, or placing in a bowl of hot water for 30 seconds.  You could also use a hair dryer to apply heat to the lid’s seal to loosen this. 

Please, use caution because it is a glass jar.

Kroger’s has replaced our SnowFloss kraut products, in Ohio and Michigan, with our national label: Frank’s Quality Kraut. Both of these brands are made in the same facility, at the same time, and are only labeled after we determine which region or store they will be shipped. Even though their labels are different, it is the exact same sauerkraut.

You can find our juice at Giant Eagle, Marc’s, and Fairway stores to name a few. You can also order online at www.frankskraut.com and receive free shipping.

We try to keep our costs as low as possible and priced reasonably every day instead of offering the occasional coupon. We do, however, offer a free cookbook of wonderful kraut recipes if you send us $2 for shipping and your address! Please send your check and address to Frank’s Kraut 802 N Front St, Fremont, OH 43420

Sauerkraut is a versatile vegetable and can be used in anything from a pot roast dinner to a chocolate cupcake! Follow us on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/FranksKraut or head over to FranksKraut.com/recipe. We add new ideas frequently so be sure to check back. Frank’s Kraut is also on Instagram @FranksKraut; be sure to tag us in your foodie photos!

Our tagline ‘Celebrate Flavor, Celebrate with Frank’s!’ is more than just a fun sentence, it’s a way of life. We celebrate flavor with our Frank’s Kraut fans year-round by sharing recipes, stories, pictures, events, and more!  Want to be part of the Celebrate Flavor Hall of Fame? Tag us on Facebook or IG @FranksKraut.

https://frankskraut.com/celebrate-flavor/

Yes! We have over a dozen Reuben inspired recipes on our website as well as a page dedicated to the Best Sandwich of All Time! Check out https://frankskraut.com/all-things-reuben/ for yummy ideas and mouthwatering photos.

WITHOUT A DOUBT! Frank’s Kraut is the champion of the Reuben Sandwich by bringing an authentic crunch just bursting with flavor that is full of zest and zing. We always recommend using Frank’s Kraut when preparing a Reuben recipe, the sauerkraut is what makes a Reuben special so make it with the best!

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