When it comes to hot dogs, even Oscar Mayer says that “hot wieners are better than cold wieners,” but they’re working on changing that.
Oscar Mayer is selling its first-ever “Cold Dog,” which is a POPSICLE. It tastes like a hot dog, and they say it has “both refreshing and smokey, umami notes.” And it’s topped with a “mustard swirl.” (It’s unclear if that tastes like mustard, or if it’s just a design thing.)
If you’re looking for someone to blame for this, the idea dates back to an Instagram post on Oscar Mayer’s account a few months ago, where they asked their followers if it was “stupid or genius.”
People said it was genius. A rep for Oscar Mayer said, “After the overwhelming fan excitement, it was a no-brainer to make [it] a reality.”
For better or worse, it’s not a nationwide release yet. The “Cold Dog” is available at select Popbar locations, while supplies last. They cost $2 a pop. If you don’t know, Popbar is a chain of gelato shops.