Potato Chip
7-Eleven is introducing a wide variety of chips, including hot dog and ketchup flavors. Image: Flickr / stuart_spivack / CC-BY-SA

7-Eleven is offering a new product in test markets, and it’s a bit odd for the U.S. market: hot dog flavored potato chips. Meat-flavored potato chips are far from the oddest flavors available, but this is one salty food trend that appears to be gaining momentum.

Odd potato chip offerings

In what appears to be a test-market offering, 7-Eleven is banking on the Big Bite hot dog brand with four separate new flavors – hot dog, relish, ketchup and mustard potato chips. These flavors are a first for the American market, though these flavors in potato chips are common in many global markets. Bacon, mayonnaise, lemon, paprika, dill pickle, gravy and even curry flavored potato chips can be found around the world. As of Aug. 26, the 7-Eleven Hot Dog flavored potato chips have 52 fans on Facebook, and the reaction seems to be anything but positive.

Meat-flavored meatless products

The Hot Dog Potato Chips do have one factor that makes them potentially a smash-hit. The hot dog chips do not contain any meat product. Baconnaise, bacon-flavored vodka, Bac’uns and a wide variety of meat-flavored vegetarian products are growing in sales each year. There is a debate in the vegetarian and vegan communities over these meat-flavored meatless products. They are usually flavored with salt and chemical flavorings that are manufactured but do not include animal products. There are an estimated 7.5 million vegetarians and vegans in the United States, and that number is growing.

The options for getting your own chips

If you are a fan of oddly flavored potato chips but are not lucky enough to live in a 7-Eleven test market area, you can still get the chips. You can ask someone in the test market area to send chips your way. You can also import chips by driving up to Canada, where the selection of potato chips is much wider. There are also online options for everything from jerkey-potato chip hybrids to small-batch unique potato chips. No matter how you choose to get in on the hot dog or ketchup potato chip option, keep in mind that a single 1-ounce serving comes with 130 or more calories.


Delish http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/meat-flavored-chips-hit-shelves?gt1=47001
The Daily Meal http://www.thedailymeal.com/theres-chip
Chicago Tribune http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-07-04/features/ct-sun-0704-drink-bacon-vodka-20100704_1_cocktail-fat-free-pure-maple-syrup
VRG.org http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/market.htm

Post By bryanh (1,420 Posts)


Do you have a fantastic idea related to this article, but just don't have the money you need to start your own company or side-business? Get the loans you need from https://personalmoneynetwork.com to help get your new company underway, from the small loan professionals at PersonalMoneyNetwork.

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

Judge stabbed and deputy shot in Washington courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse

Following a standoff in a Washington state county courtroom Friday, a man reportedly escaped after shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder and stabbing a judge in the neck. The man is still at large. Treachery among the tree farms The incident occurred Friday afternoon in the western Washington town of Montesano, which bills itself […]

Microraptor was one flashy little dinosaur

Microraptor fossil

A team of Chinese and American scientists have found that Microraptor, a small four winged dinosaur that went extinct about 130 million years ago, was likely black and almost certainly had glossy, iridescent feathers. Until now, the coloring of extinct creatures was a matter of pure speculation. That may no longer be the case. The […]

Autocorrected message leads to school lockdown

Homage to the Sun

Adjacent schools in Georgia were locked down for two hours Wednesday after a text message reportedly warned of a “gunman” on campus. Later, it was learned that the message was the result of a smartphone autocorrect function, attempting to “fix” the misspelled slang word “gunna.” A series of mixups A series of mixups led to […]