As long as I've been thinking of all things sauerkraut ...
The Sauerkraut Site
Variations on the Reuben sandwich?
... I thought I'd ask what your favorite brand is.
Right now, nothing even comes close to a brand made only in the SF Bay Area called Alexander Valley sauerkraut. It is refrigerated and has a fresh cabbage taste to it and is very crunchy. I could (and do sometimes) eat this stuff straight.
However, if I'm not in the mood to spend big bucks, I like Libby's sauerkraut. There is nothing artificial in there, just saurkraut and salt. It is one of the most crisp of the shelf-stable canned krauts. In the past I liked Claussen refrigerated kraut when I wanted something a little fresher.
I'm not a fan of Hebrew National kraut which, IIRC, has 'stuff' in there like preservatives. Hate Bubbies sauerkraut ... mooshy and expensive.
Occasionally I'll buy a jar from Russia or Poland in an Eastern European store, don't remember which, but none merited a second try.
So do you have a favorite ... either a national or local brand?