Oscar Mayer Announces 'Hot Dog Straw'

The company said the sipper mimics the look and feel of a real Oscar Mayer hot dog.

Footage captured by 'New York Nico' of a fan using a hot dog as a straw, Yankee Stadium, New York, Aug. 22, 2022.
Footage captured by "New York Nico" of a fan using a hot dog as a straw, Yankee Stadium, New York, Aug. 22, 2022.
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CHICAGO and PITTSBURGH — One year ago, a viral "Hot Dog Straw" video became an internet marvel, generating more than 9 billion views on TikTok.

The video sparked nationwide shock and awe that one would use a hot dog as a straw, let alone as a vessel to enjoy an ice-cold beer. In honor of its one-year anniversary, Oscar Mayer is commemorating this key moment in hot dog history by showing fans they don’t have to take food rules so seriously — because nothing is as fun and enjoyable as a delicious hot dog.

Using a delicious Oscar Mayer wiener as its muse, the Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Straw mirrors the same size and color of a delicious, cooked dog and is made using food safe soft silicone to replicate the feel of a real Oscar Mayer hot dog. The Hot Dog Straw is available for pre-order nationwide on oscarmayer.com/hotdogstraw while supplies last.

Whether you believe that a hot dog is a sandwich or have strong opinions on the condiments that belong on a delicious dog, one piece of etiquette remains the same: hot dogs are served on a bun. Originally captured by “New York Nico,” the viral "Hot Dog Straw" changed the rules forever, vindicating the 54% of people who agree that beer is the ideal beverage to pair with a hot dog and providing them with an easy shortcut.

“While the viral ‘Hot Dog Straw’ divided the internet, we salute the brave man who paved the way to enjoy his hot dog as he wishes,” said Kelsey Rice, associate director, Oscar Mayer. “Taking inspiration from a classic Oscar Mayer dog, the silicone Hot Dog Straw is designed for optimal sipping, and we hope it brings a friendly reminder that we don’t need to take enjoying a delicious hot dog seriously. Some things are just meant to be fun.”

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