Saturday, April 17, 2010
Cumby's Cheeseburger Hot Dog. Yet Again I Punish My Gut, For Science!
I was in the local Cumby's the other day (Cumberland Farms) poking about after getting some gas when my attention was drawn to the sizable hot dog rolling apparatus. Cylindrical gas station hot dog roller fare always makes me laugh. Taquitos, egg rolls, corn dogs, brats, actual hot dogs, you name it. All rolling together in greasy harmony, waiting to be plucked up with plastic tongs and devoured by the masses. Today I noticed some "Cheeseburger" hot dogs lurking sullenly beneath the plastic, I had to buy one and share with you. Here it is.
Here it is even closer.
I picked it up and wiggled it around a little, it had an odd spongy floppiness. I took a couple bites and was a little weired out by the flavor. You couldn't really distinguish any distinct flavor, it didn't taste cheesy, nor did it taste burger-y. It was pretty much just salty and vaguely (emphasis on vaguely) meaty. A marvel of industrial food science, a sort of gas station soylent green. Interesting only as a bastard child of the hamburger and the hot dog.
**Bonus Bastard Food Child**
Ever wanted a mental picture of a pizza shtupping a pretzel? Well thank you Auntie Annie's Pretzels for providing the sign.
Here is the bouncing baby from Pizza and Pretzels mixed marriage.
Go to the mall and feast on him!