Hot dog water sold for $38 a bottle at Canadian festival

Marco Green
June 25, 2018

If you ever needed proof that people will pay big money for anything deemed "healthy", this is it: An artist in Vancouver sold hot dog water at a recent street festival for $38 a bottle - and people bought it.

Each bottle cost $37.99 Canadian ($28 American), but a Father's Day special meant two could be had for $75.

Bottles of Hot Dog Water being sold at an event in Vancouver last week are shown in a handout photo.

According to the satirical sign at the stand, Hot Dog Water is "keto compatible", and will help those who drink it "lose weight, increase brain function, look younger, [and] increase vitality".

But if you thought asparagus water was silly, feast your eyes on the latest novelty water to capture the attention of the internet: hot dog water! He said that growing up he'd hear stories about people drinking "weiner soup" and those stories stuck with him.

Douglas Bevans, creator of Hot Dog Water told Global News, "We've created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could".

Making clear that not everyone has time much less the eyesight to read the small print, one fairgoer tweeted: "The booth that sells unfiltered hot dog water is hands down the strangest thing at Car-Free day, and I have no idea - literally none - as to whether it is real or an elaborate stunt". It was just Bevans trying to make a point about consumerism, marketing and how vulnerable people can be to a good pitch, especially when it comes to products said to be backed by science.

"From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $80 bottles of water that will come out that are "raw" or "smart waters", Bevans told Global News.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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