Oscar Mayer Introduces Bacon Dogs -- And Your BBQ Will Never Be the Same

The hot dog maker's latest product launch is proof that the bacon trend has hit the mainstream

Need proof that the bacon-flavored-everything trend has officially gone mainstream? Well, here you go: Oscar Mayer has just introduced the Bacon Dog.

Starting in June (just in time for barbecue season, natch), bacon lovers won't have to go to the trouble of actually wrapping a piece of pork around their hot dog before chucking it on the grill. The Bacon Dog -- the first of its kind, according to a press release -- already contains "authentic Oscar Mayer bacon."

"We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon," Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs, said in the release.

Smoked meat, meet processed meat. Seriously folks, we don't even want to think about the nitrates in this dog. But that doesn't mean we won't be grilling it this summer. And eating it with maple bacon potato chips.

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