What Is “Hot Dog Water” & OMG Why Is This Actually a Thing Now?

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It may just be your worst nightmare come to life. No, it’s not an evil clown, a pit of snakes or even a crazy-big hairy spider. It’s hot dog water. Yep. That’s right. You may have just gagged a little (or full-out dry heaved). And during the Car Free Day festival in Vancouver one super-smarty was selling the stuff.

Nearly three years ago Whole Foods was under fire for selling $6 “Asparagus Water.” It seems like “Hot Dog Water” is kind of similar. But there’s one major difference—aside from the obvious yuck factor. As it turns out, “Hot Dog Water” is not a real thing. While you can certainly put a hot dog or two in a bottle of water and drink the meaty deliciousness if that’s your thing, this $37.99 product was a prank.

The vendor’s sign (which was published on IG, Twitter and just about everywhere else on social media) read, “Keto Compatible – Lose Weight – Increase Brain Function – Look Younger – Increase Vitality.” Um, who wouldn’t want that?

The vendor’s sign continues on, adding all the benefits, a few testimonials and home brewing instructions. Hmm. Home-brewed hot dog water?

But don’t stop reading there. To get the full impact you need to read to the bottom. That’s where the fine print adds, “Hot Dog Water in its absurdity hopes to encourage critical thinking related to product marketing and the significant role it can play in our purchasing choices.” Now that’s something to think about!

—Erica Loop

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