Chocolate Corn Dog:
Hillshire, who owns and operates www.corndogs.com, should consider battering their weiners with Pinnacles' Duncan Hines cake batter. Let's deep fry that.
Sausage, Egg & Cheese...And Maple Syrup:
A makeshift McGriddle: This would be the next step in frozen food that America just clearly needs to take. McDonald's has yet to get its act together and offer breakfast after 10:30 in the morning, so joining Mrs. Butterworth (Pinnacle) with Jimmy Dean's morning sandwiches would create a major player in the faux fast food game.
Angus Burger with Pickles:
This one seems like a no brainer. Hillshire owns Ball Park Franks, which makes frozen Angus beef patties, and Pinnacle (which began life as Vlasic Foods) brings us a wide variety of pickles. Prepackage a burger with both, and throw in Birds Eye (also Pinnacle) to provide the rest of the veggies.
Shiskabob TV Dinners:
Pinnacle dominates one of the major frozen foods groups: TV dinners. They own Hungry Man and Swanson. Hillshire has ownership of Aidell's, which brings us ready made meatballs on a stick. How about some meat balls on a stick in front of the TV?
Actually Good Frozen Pizza:
Hillshire's namesake brand makes sausage. It's actually pretty decent, well priced and hasn't been frozen for months. Pinnacle boasts frozen pizza giant Celeste, which are usually only a dollar a pizza. Combine the two and you have an amazing frozen, personal pepperoni and sausage pizza for only a buck.
Personally, I'm holding out for chocolate corn dogs.