Dogecoin-themed Pack of Hot Dogs Auctioned by Oscar Mayer Sells for $15,000

by Emily on August 10, 2021

in Cryptocurrency, Tech News

Get DOGE while it’s hot! Somebody wanted to have the first-ever single pack of dogecoin-themed hot dogs so bad that they were willing to buy it on eBay for an amazing $15,001!

American meat and cold cut manufacturing company Oscar Mayer, owned by Kraft Heinz based in Chicago, Illinois, first started the auction held on eBay on Wednesday, August 4, at an opening bid of $0.99.

As an incentive, the winner shall receive the world’s only package of “Hot Doge Wieners” plus the cash equivalent of 20,000 dogecoins, worth around $4,000.

The auction description says, “Very meat! So wiener! Much taste! Keep It Oscar on your trip to the moon and help a good cause at the same time with this one-of-a-kind 10-pack of weenies. The winner of this auction won’t just receive the only pack of Oscar Mayer Hot Doge Wieners in the world, but also enough cash to purchase 20,000 Dogecoins.”

In total there were 76 who bid on the item, and judging by the final bid amount, the anonymous winner surely wanted to become the first to own a dogecoin-inspired hot dog pack.

All proceeds from the auction shall go to Feeding America, the nation’s biggest domestic hunger-relief organization that operates 200 food banks all over the US.

Did you know? This momentous event becomes the highest price ever paid for a pack of hot dogs. The previous record was at $169, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.

Actually, Oscar Mayer is not the first one to make use of the popularity of dogecoin.

Earlier this year, smoked meat stick vendor Slim Jim launched a dogecoin-themed marketing campaign which sent dogecoin prices soaring to a new all-time high. Other companies like consumer packaged goods company Conagra Brands Inc. and candy bar Snickers have followed suit.

Just last month, Burger King Brazil announced they are now accepting dogecoin as a payment method for customers to use when buying the Dogpper, a dog snack it recently released. Dogpper is a play on the Whopper, Burger King’s signature hamburger.

Image: Oscar Mayer

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