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Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Oscar Mayer wants to buy the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle – fox2now.com

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – There have been many arguments over the perfect condiment combination to go on a hot dog. Oscar Mayer might be putting in their two cents by the company’s latest move: buying the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle. Their reasoning? The six Wienermobiles that travel around the country all year could use a worthy friend, the Consumerist reports.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” a rep for Oscar Mayer says. The Wienermobile’s Instagram account (thewienermobile) captured the precious moment when the giant hot dog finally met it’s match.

Though there are speculations that this is all simply a PR stunt, Oscar Mayer confirms that their bid to buy the $500,000 landmark is, in fact, real. Though the move to buy the giant condiment is still in the beginning stages, here’s hoping that the Wienermobile and the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle can finally ride off into the sunset together.

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Oscar Mayer Wake Up and Smell the Bacon Alarm – Outside Magazine





For the sake of your waistline, you probably don’t eat bacon every morning. But thanks to new device, you can now wake up daily to its tantalizing smell—without packing on the pounds.    

The Oscar Mayer Wake Up & Smell the Bacon app and device is exactly what you’d expect given the name. Plug the gadget into the bottom of your iPhone, set the alarm, and when it goes off, a bacon smell (accompanied by sizzling sounds) is released.

It’s the best of bacon—without the calories—coming to your night stand from the Oscar Mayer Institute For the Advancement of Bacon.

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The … – The Consumerist

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

(thewienermobile on Instagram)

One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are, with no one ever really getting you. But do you know who could understand what it’s like to be say, the World’s Largest Catsup bottle? The Wienermobile. And vice versa.

Which is why it makes sense that Oscar Mayer is looking into buying that big catsup, as a rep for the company tells Consumerist in what is definitely a PR stunt, but is kind of a match made at a backyard cookout nonetheless.

“Oscar Mayer heard that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment,” the rep says, echoing the Wienermobile’s recent Instagram post showing just that.

Think about it: One is designed to resemble a condiment, the other is a gigantic replica of a hot dog — they can understand exactly what the other is going through, even if one can roam the highways and byways of America while one is stuck just watching. At least they wouldn’t be lonely in spirit any longer.

But really? Is this a serious bid to buy the $500,000 bottle (and included property) or just adorable because they’re both large, inedible food items? It’s for real, Oscar Mayer’s rep confirms.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” she explains.

Best friends forever? Perhaps. Though we don’t think these two will be able to braid each other’s hair at sleepovers quite so easily.

Photos: Famous World War I Draft Cards – U.S. News & World Report

Monday marks the 100-year anniversary of Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, officially igniting World War I.
More than 65 million soldiers would take part in the First World War, about 5 million of them American, according to PBS.


United States men between the ages of 21 and 31 were required by law to register for the draft in 1917. In 1918, that age range was extended to men ages 18 to 45.

[GALLERY: World War I, 100 Years Later]


Actors, businessmen, writers and athletes were no exception. The National Archives at Atlanta compiled a list of famous Americans registered for the draft, including J. C. Penney, Oscar Mayer and Babe Ruth.


Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble signed his draft card while he was a student at Illinois Training Camp at Fort Sheridan at the age of 28. The Hubble Space Telescope was eventually named in his honor.


Poet and playwright Thomas Stearns Eliot, better known as T.S. Eliot, filled out his draft card while he was a bank clerk, a month before his 30th birthday. He published popular poems like “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”, “The Hollow Men” and “Four Quartets.” 

Athletes were not exempt from the draft during World War I. Boxer and future world heavyweight champion William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey signed his draft card at the age of 21. He was unemployed at the time.

Crime kingpin Al Capone broke plenty of laws in his day, but draft dodging was not among them. He registered for the draft as a 19-year-old paper cutter at United Paper Box Company.

Before the world knew him as Moe from The Three Stooges, 21-year-old Harry Horwitz registered for the draft on Aug. 24, 1918, in Hudson, New York.

Fellow comedian Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. Marx listed himself as a self-employed traveling actor on his card.

Even English actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin, who was born in London in 1889, signed a draft card while living in Los Angeles when he was 28 years old.


Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost was also among those registered for the draft. Frost was 44 years old when he filled out his card in Woodsville, New Hampshire.

Magician Harry Handcuff Houdini made some daring escapes in his day, but his obligation to register for the draft was not one of them. He signed his draft card on Sept. 12, 1918, while in New York City.


Food tycoon and hot dog hero Oscar Gottfried Mayer registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois.

Trumpeter and singer Louis “Pops” Armstrong registered for the draft as an 18-year-old musician in New Orleans.

Baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth registered for the draft while playing for the Boston Red Sox. He lists his place of employment as “Fenway Park.”

Retail tycoon James Cash Penney was a 42-year-old, self-employed businessman when he signed his draft card. He lists his full name as “J. C. Penney” on the card. 

The Oscar Mayer brand partners with UW-River Falls – Wisfarmer


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The Oscar Mayer brand announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians. The goal is to find solutions that are right for the environment and animals and sustainable for our suppliers and their farm families.

“From the beginning, Oscar Mayer has been committed to finding better ways,” said Tricia White, Oscar Mayer Vice President of Research, Development & Quality and leader of the Oscar Mayer Animal Welfare Team. “Investing in the future of our industry through this partnership is one way we continue to create food that consumers feel good about.”

“We are extremely grateful for the support of Oscar Mayer to enable an increased focus on training the next generation of food animal producers, scientists, processors, veterinarians, and consumers equipped to address and implement animal welfare solutions,” said Dale Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at UWRF.

The three-year partnership names Kurt Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor of animal science at UWRF, the Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer faculty scholar.

In addition to establishing the faculty scholar, the partnership will help further develop animal welfare education at UWRF and provide research in the area of food animal welfare. It will also create a public, online resource that addresses relevant animal welfare issues. Led in part by Vogel, an animal welfare expert, the program will give students hands-on experience in assessing animal welfare practices.

“Through this partnership, we are teaching the next generation of animal welfare professionals how to properly treat and evaluate livestock,” said Vogel. “The commitment Oscar Mayer is making to our students really shows that they understand the role they can play in improving animal welfare.”

Thanks to funding from the Oscar Mayer brand, two new animal welfare courses will be added to the UWRF animal science program that focus on complex animal welfare issues and procedures. Outside the lectures and laboratories, a team of students will be competing in the national Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest for collegiate animal science students on an ongoing basis.

Part of Kraft Foods Group, Inc., the Oscar Mayer brand will also help identify relevant research topics for the students and will provide undergraduate internship opportunities specifically focused on animal welfare. Meanwhile, UWRF will develop an online resource that organizes relevant animal welfare resources and information in a way that’s easily accessible by the public.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. The company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Velveeta, Planters, Philadelphia, Maxwell House, Lunchables, Capri Sun, Kool-Aid and Jell-O.

Kraft’s 22,500 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information, visit www.kraftfoodsgroup.com and www.facebook.com/Kraft.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (www.uwrf.edu/cafes) enrolls 1,300 undergraduate students across 12 different majors. Two laboratory farms, a greenhouse complex, food processing plants, specialized laboratory facilities, intercollegiate competitive teams, and a very successful industry internship program, contribute to the College’s active learning environment which emphasizes hands-on experiences in real world settings.

UW-River Falls is located on 226 acres 30 miles from downtown St. Paul, MN, and is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research and sustainability efforts.