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These Are 2017’s BEST April Fool’s Food Pranks

April Fool’s Day happened over the past weekend, which means the internet was chock-full of pranks and deceptions. Some of them actually ended up being real, like Rick & Morty coming back; though most weren’t, they were still pretty hilarious. Here were some of the funniest pranks we saw relating to food from this year.

SUBWAY

Subway introduced a “new product line” in the UK and Ireland called “SubZero.” They were basically cones of frozen scoops of whatever sub flavor you wanted, from tuna salad to chicken tikka. Gross, but actually kinda funny as well.

KRISPY KREME

Apparently, people in the UK have a huge controversy over how to correctly pronounce the name of the doughnut chain. To clear up the confusion and as a fun April Fool’s Day prank, Krispy Kreme temporarily changed its name in the UK to “Krispy Cream” to ensure that UK residents know how to pronounce Krispy Kreme in the future.

GRUBHUB

The popular food delivery chain teamed up with Seamless to bring “Delivery X” to the people. Parkour runners and stunt professionals would be hired as delivery runners, bringing food to your door while flipping and bounding over everything in sight. A cool idea and a badass video… but think of what would happen to the food.

FRESH DIRECT

These are actually real, unfortunately, but Fresh Direct made an April Fool’s joke out of introducing seedless avocados to make our lives a whole lot easier. Talk about genetically modifying food. At least the internet won’t throw a fit over this since it’s just a prank.

OREOS

Whomst among you savages would purchase this product 😩💦 @Oreo

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While this wasn’t a prank by Nabisco, one Instagram user came up with an ingenious package design and product where you can just get the creme filling from Oreos as a product. I mean, I know it’s fake, but I would kinda be down for this.

MCDONALD’S

After introducing two new sizes of Big Macs earlier this year, McDonald’s decided to throw in a new one and brought the Micro Mac to life. I’d need about a thousand of these to be satisfied.

COSTCO

To help mitigate the constant traffic issues you find in a typical Costco, the wholesale chain decided to make everyone’s lives easier and incorporate stoplights into their stores. I actually fell out of my chair laughing upon seeing this one.

BOBA GUYS

Now this is one prank that I would totally get behind if it was brought to life. The popular boba tea spot introduced “Cannaboba,” or cannabis-infused boba, as its April Fool’s Day prank for the year. It’s actually not a totally far-fetched idea, and I would drink it if it was real. (Andrew Chau, make this a real thing, please?)

 

The pranks were definitely creative this year from the food companies and a lot of them were much more realistic than I anticipated. Still, they were all great laughs, and I can’t wait to see how everybody one ups themselves next year.

By Constantine Spyrou

Constantine's life revolves around eating, studying, and talking about food. He's obsessed with eggs, gyros, and the future of food.