These Pillsbury “Dough Dogs” Are Making Us CRAZY Hungry

After fooling around in the kitchen, Pillsbury makes just about the best thing ever.


Yesterday, when we got an email from Pillsbury announcing that the company had made some dogs out of Pillsbury crescent dough, we thought, “Whatever. You’re a dough company. That’s what you do.” [Editor’s Note: And NO, this is not a sponsored post.]

Then we got a look at those dogs. And fell in love with those dogs. And wanted to eat those dogs. And were on the verge of going home to make those dogs, starting with the Basset Hound — or maybe the Shar-Pei (or the Poodle!) — before we realized going home to make dogs out of Pillsbury dough is not something people who have jobs should do at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

And then we saw something amazing, there in the dogs.

There were hotdogs inside those dogs.


Truly, these are works of art. The company might as well close, because what better way to cap a 140-year run than with a crescent dog shaped like a Dachshund? I want to eat the head off that Poodle right now. Imagine squirting a line of mustard down that Basset Hound’s back and sitting down to an episode of Wipeout. That’s a staycation right there.

Pillsbury, it seems, knows it has a good thing, and it has wrapped a contest around these creations. You, dog owner and lifelong crescent hotdog lover, will get to choose the next breed Pillsbury will make.

Crazy, right? Well, you take what you can get.

According to the company, just upload a picture of your dog to Instagram, Twitter, or Pillsbury’s Facebook page, with the hashtag #pbdogdays, by July 29 for a chance to have the Pillsbury Kitchens create a crescent-and-hotdog version of your dog’s breed.

Check out more, including directions to make your own hot dog crescent dog, from the Dog Days of Summer website.

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