When New York mayoral candidate and
corn-dog horn-dog, Anthony Weiner was busted yet again for sexting under the completely ridiculous porn-star-meets-lousy-superhero name, Carlos Danger, you know the whole food-loving world was thinking of how awesome it would be to name a line of sausages after the whole debacle.
Hey, all you procrastinators! Someone beat you to it!
That's right, kiddies.Carlos Danger Weiners are a real thing. And yes....the name is spelled W-E-I-N-E-R on purpose. And, of course, it's a Florida-based company because we're not known for being the capital of crazy for nothing.
Randall Richards, president of Carlos Danger Weiners LLC, told Short Order that the idea for the hot political sausages came "out of a dinner with friends and family. We were talking about the whole Carlos Danger incident and we were just laughing. Someone said we should start a line of hot dogs."
Richards then went into action. "I've been in the marketing business and thought we could probably market that pretty good. The next Monday morning, I did research and found a company in Illinois that packaged private label hot dogs. I contacted the owner and he just laughed because he'd been thinking about that [Carlos Danger] all weekend. So we teamed up to do them."
After that, things went quickly for the Orlando-based sausage entrepreneur. "We've had people working around the clock for the past few weeks," he said.
Carlos Danger Weiners were launched this past Friday. Then, as you could guess, the meat tube went viral, with coverage from as far as Jerusalem (even though the product isn't kosher). Richards told us that Bill DeBlasio, the current frontrunner for the New York City Mayor's seat, follows him on Twitter and that Sydney Leathers' agent has contacted him to see how she can get "involved" in the project (because who better to know a good Carlos Danger Weiner, we assume).
Lest you think these Weiners (like some politicians) are "all-talk-and-no-action", Richards assures us that the product is quite a mouthful. "They're 100 percent all beef with no fillers or preservatives. They're a quarter pound of beer and plump up really nice," he says without irony...then realizes what he's saying. "They're really nice. About twice the size of a regular weiner. That, in itself is kinda funny."
Even though Richards is clearly trying to capitalize on the infamy of the name, with planned Carlos Danger lookalike contests and a bevy of International models posing as the "Carlos Danger Girls", he hopes people will come for the kitch and stay for the sausage.
"We're looking to create a long-term brand. My goal is for people to forget how they're introduced to the weiners, but they come back because they like them."
Right now, Carlos Danger Weiners are available for purchase through their website, with "The Big One", a package of weiners selling for $4 and the "Giant Weiner Party Pack" offered at $19.95). Distribution plans are in the works with some major grocery chains in the hopes of bringing the product to Miami stores soon.
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After all, as the website says, this is "the brand on everyone's lips".