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Oscar Mayer pays tribute to “The Hot Dog Straw” viral video

    Oscar Mayer is drawing inspiration from the phenomenon of viral videos on social media, Oscar Mayer celebrates the one-year anniversary of the ‘Hot Dog Straw’ video that took the internet by storm, amassing an astonishing nine billion views. This video not only captivated viewers but also sent shockwaves across the nation, as it showcased the unconventional use of a hot dog as a straw, ingeniously doubling as a vessel for enjoying a refreshing, ice-cold beer.

    To mark this significant milestone in hot dog history, Oscar Mayer is paying homage to this unforgettable moment by reminding fans that culinary traditions don’t always need to be taken so seriously. The essence of fun and enjoyment can be found in savoring a delectable hot dog.

    In a creative nod to the beloved Oscar Mayer wiener, the Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Straw has been meticulously crafted to mimic both the size and color of a perfectly cooked hot dog. It is fashioned from food-safe, soft silicone, skillfully designed to replicate the tactile experience of holding a real Oscar Mayer hot dog.

    The Hot Dog Straw is available for pre-order nationwide at while supplies last.

    A viral video captured by Instagram user NewYorkNico caught a fan of the Bronx Bombers sitting field level using a regular straw to punch a hole through his hot dog at Yankee Stadium on Monday night.

    “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,” Kelsey Rice, associate director, of Oscar Mayer, said in a press release. “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.”