You Can *Finally* Buy Equal-Sized Packs of Hot Dogs and Buns
For years, we've fumed over the fact that hot dogs are sold in packs of 10, while buns are sold in packs of 8. That all changes this summer...
That’s right. You heard it here first: Thanks to a new partnership between Heinz and Wonder, you can finally buy packages of hot dogs and buns in equal amounts—specifically, 10 of each. That means no more buying two packs of eight hot dog buns to finish off one pack of 10 hot dogs (with the inevitable leftover buns going stale and ending up as birdfeed).
If you’re wondering why the two items were sold in uneven quantities in the first place, the answer is a matter of measurement. Basically, hot dogs are sold by weight and buns by the baking pan. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC)—yes, it actually exists—explained to us in 2021 that, “Sandwich rolls, or hot dog buns, most often come eight to the pack because the buns are baked in clusters of four in pans designed to hold eight rolls.” On the other hand, 10 hot dogs (weighing roughly 1.6 ounces each) provides an optimal total package weight of an even pound. Mystery = solved.
A Game-Changer For Home Grilling
Aware of this dilemma, Heinz initiated a petition in the summer of 2021 to “change the hot dog industry for the better” and have buns and dogs sold in equal quantities. A couple negotiations and more than 30,000 petition signatures later and we never have to waste a single dog or bun ever again thanks to new 10-packs of Wonder buns.
According to Nina Patel, Head of North American Brand Communications at Kraft Heinz Company, it’s a game-changer for home grilling. “Heinz has brought hot dogs and buns together for more than a century, so we felt like it was our duty as the world’s most iconic ketchup to rally our passionate fans and champion change for the age-old issue of unequal buns and wieners packs,” she says.
Where to Find the New 10-Pack Hot Dog Buns
Beginning June 23, the Wonder 10-pack hot dog buns will be available in Ontario through No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer, Dollarama, Valu-mart and Fortinos. Heinz is hopeful that the limited edition offering will eventually roll out across Canada, and the company is encouraging hot dog lovers from every province to sign the petition to ensure national availability.
Judging by the response on Twitter, though, we won’t have to wait long for all Canadians to enjoy the total bliss of buying and consuming evenly-packaged hot dogs and fluffy buns. Not to mention the reduction in food waste. Seems like a win-win to us!
Hot Dog Lovers: Heinz Hot Dog Pact – Sign the Petition! Buns and dogs should match quantity!!! https://t.co/FqD5jRHevH via @Change
— Jeremy S Dobson (@JeremySDobson) July 9, 2021
stop the wrong number of hot dogs plus buns pleeze! ?
Hot Dog Lovers: Heinz Hot Dog Pact – Sign the Petition! https://t.co/nicQ8tCsNz via @CdnChange
— Otis Fuzz (@TheRealOtisFuzz) July 7, 2021
Every hot dog needs a bun.
We’re supporting @HeinzTweets Hot Dog Pact calling on Big Bun and Big Weiner companies to sell buns & weiners in even amounts to reduce the number of bun-less hot dogs wasted at BBQs all over the world. ?
— Hellmann’s (@Hellmanns) July 14, 2021
You’ve been warned Big Bun industry. It’s time to right this wrong.
1 great campaign
HEINZ HOT DOG PACT Hot dog The company started a petition that calls for hot dog packages and buns to be sold in the same amount. #HeinzHotDogPact @heinz_ca pic.twitter.com/cIS2Gy71m3
— Elaine Behavior Design (@elainepuma) July 9, 2021
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