I am an American and I Eat Hot Dogs

Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, MO
 
Filed under: General — paul @ 2:24 pm

1 x Chicago Dog, $5.50, 1 x Marshmallow Dog, $1.99

Amusement park food is always an adventure. Nearly everything is overpriced and subpar. Here at Worlds of Fun, we happened across an authentic looking Chicago Hot Dog stand that even boasted Vienna Beef franks. I was easily persuaded, despite the rather outrageous price tag. They employees behind the stand were rather clueless, despite having the proper recipe clearly outlined for them on the menu. I walked our dear friend though every assembly step of the 4 hot dogs we ordered. He was definitely a bit overgenerous with the sport peppers, and he would consistently forget about the celery salt, but in the end, we all had a good time and enjoyed our dogs, so that’s what counts.

Immediately afterwards, I followed some friends into one of the souvenir shops and was astonished to find, oh my, yes, a marshmallow hot dog. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! I purchased it quickly for the bargain price of $1.99 before any of my pals could advise against it. I can’t really tell you what kind of qualities or flavors I was looking for in this marshmallow hot dog. I think I was just looking to experience it. Most impressive was the fierce food-coloring job that was consistent throughout the entirety of this monstrosity. I’m not just trying to tell you that the outside of this hot dog was colored to look “real.” No, the fake hot dog and bun coloring was completely solid throughout the entire dog. So one bite in and it still looks meaty. Oh yeah! I was able to convince about half of our party to take a bite, but I couldn’t sell anyone on more than a taste. And even with their help, I didn’t come close to finishing this guy. Unless you’re under 10 years old, I recommend getting a whole gang of people pumped up before even trying to take care of one of these.

1 Comment »

  1. This made me laugh, especially the description of the marshmallow hot dog!

    Comment by Clara — 12/6/2008 @ 8:34 pm

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