As a general statement, I genuinely enjoy Oscar Mayer products. I generally appreciate turkey based substitutes for pork more than the beef based products though. Some time ago, my family decided to down size on our pork intake. Since then, we have actively participated in carefully selecting substitutes for foods we used to eat that were mainly pork based. Trying Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna was interesting for me. I enjoyed it somewhat but, it also reminded me of the main reasons that I don't generally choose beef substitutes very often. Although the bologna had a pleasant texture and overall flavor, I though that there were a couple things that could be improved. First and foremost, I would want to tone down some of the saltiness. It was somewhat over powering. Dampening the true flavor and overall consistency of the meat's natural flavor. Another concern of mine was that it was higher in fat and calories than some of Oscar Mayer's other bologna varieties. The cut of the meat was very nice. It's thickness was perfectly fit to my liking. I also thought it complimented the cheese I added to it very well. There were a few good and highly enjoyable things about the beef variety of Oscar Mayer's Bologna. But, as a result of the saltiness, higher fat content and overall calorie content, I don't feel completely confident in recommending this variety overall. It has a highly pleasant taste but, is not worth the calories, fat and salt to indulge in it all to often.