Hot Dog Sparkling Water Coming To 7/11, This Is The World We’re Leaving Our Children

By Matthew Flynn | Published

When it comes to culinary innovation, props to 7-11. I’m not quite sure where the inspiration for their latest concoction came from, but they’ve truly outdone themselves this time. The convenience store giant has introduced hot dog sparkling water. Yes, you read it right. It’s the latest addition to the ever-growing list of questionable flavored water that could only come from the minds of a 24-hour convenience store.

Hot Dog Sparkling Water Is Real

This isn’t your ordinary supermarket-flavored water either. No, this is sparkling water that tastes like a freshly grilled hot dog. Now, there’s a reason why certain things are left alone, and this is definitely one of them. While we commend 7-11 for their daring spirit, hot dog sparkling water sounds as gross as it gets. It’s a one-way ticket to an epicurean nightmare, one that could make even the hardiest of hot dog fans wince.

Is Limp Bizkit To Blame?

Could it be that this gross concoction is an allusion to the third album by Limp Bizkit, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water? It’s hard to say. If it is, then 7-11 is not only making questionable culinary decisions but also dubious musical references. But let’s be honest, it’s more likely that 7-11 is doing this all for the nookie. It’s a marketing ploy, a gimmick to get customers in the door. And unfortunately: it just might work.

The Unique Taste Of A Hot Dog

The real issue here is not just the unappealing flavor combination, it’s the health implications that come with it. The hot dog sparkling water appears harmless at first glance, but it’s unlikely to be doing your body any favors. The ingredients that give the water its “unique” taste are probably as synthetic as they come, and we all know the dangers of artificial additives. They can lead to a host of health problems, from weight gain to heart disease. Is it really worth the risk?

A Guilty Pleasure

Hot dogs have long been a popular food choice, especially during summer barbecues or sporting events. However, they have also been criticized for their unhealthy attributes. These sodium-rich, fat-laden treats are typically composed of pork, beef, or poultry mixed with an assortment of flavorings, preservatives, and fillers. The high sodium content in hot dogs has been linked to conditions such as hypertension and an elevated risk of heart disease. Interested in some thirst-quenching hot dog sparkling water? It gets worse….


The water used for cooking hot dogs is especially unappealing. This water often gets contaminated with fats, salts, and other additives from the sausages. It can occasionally contain pathogens like Listeria monocytogenes when the hot dogs aren’t adequately cooked, posing a serious risk of infection, especially to those with weakened immune systems. Cheers to hot dog flavored sparkling water.

While the combination of hot dogs and water might have paved the way for a hit nu-metal album more than twenty years ago (and we’re not completely opposed to unhealthy food combinations), this is one flavor fusion that we could have done without. So, to 7-11, from all of us who value our tastebuds and our health, no thanks. We’ll stick with our regular, non-hot dog flavored, sparkling water and leave the hot dog sparkling water to those with a stronger stomach and less concern for their well-being.