Food Trends

Ikea Japan unleashes all black ‘Ninja Dog’ hot dog

Ikea might be even more famous for its meatballs than its flat-pack, assemble-it-yourself furniture, but now there’s a new menu item that threatens to unseat all the others because it looks like something from outer space. 

Ikea Japan has just unveiled a new “ninja” hot dog-- a hot dog that's entirely black, from sausage to bun. According to Rocket News 24, Ikea Japan’s new hot dog is meant to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary in Japan.

It’s called the “ninja dog” because it looks just like a regular, long Ikea hot dog, but it's a shockingly dark hue. 

The hog dog and its bun have both been turned pitch black with edible bamboo charcoal. The mustard and ketchup, however, are still red and yellow-- because black condiments would just be too crazy.

Turning food black with charcoal has been a big trend in Japan lately, and it looks like it's still pretty popula.r 

The new hot dog sells for just 300 yen, about $2.95, and it goes on sale at Ikea Japan from now until December 31.

It is a ninja dog, though, so maybe it will continue to surprise everyone by appearing again from time to time when nobody expects it.