I bet you bought sauerkraut in the closest supermarket to make hot dogs. It is sour (very sour) with lots of liquid in a bag. Generally sauerkraut sold in stores is not to my taste, I guess you noticed it. Maybe there is nothing wrong with it, but I just love sauerkraut with cranberries, onions, and sunflower/or olive oil. It is the best winter dish for the family. It is great for Christmas too. It is light and goes great with meats and mashed potatoes or fish. All in all you will love it at first bite because this is the best one you will ever eat!