April Fool’s Day fools no one, but some gag products should become a reality

April Fool's Day Pranks 2024

Source: The New Daily

From new menu items to a downright disturbing toothpaste gag, Australian brands and businesses went all out trying to get an early laugh on April Fool’s Day.

Vegemite, Jetstar and Subway were at the forefront of the action.

April Fool’s food we’d actually eat

Burger chain Grill’d announced its new “Egg-stra” burger, which was literally just a whole bunch of runny eggs between a burger.

Proving that Aussies really do love a brekkie burger, people in the comments went wild for the April Fool’s Day gag.

“Would smash,” someone said.

Staying true to Aussie classics, Subway announced a Footlong Fairy Bread sub.

Hundreds and thousands of you had no idea you needed this. Sprinkle some nostalgia into your day with our NEW Subway Footlong Fairy Bread,” Subway said on Instagram.

People were utterly gutted this was just an April Fool’s joke, as the nostalgic treat would certainly delight. 

Boost Juice teased a way for people to up their salad game by “introducing” a Mango Magic Salad Dressing.

Since y’all can’t get enough of Mango Magic, we thought we’d expand our horizons, taking it beyond the cup and onto your plate!” Boost Juice said on Instagram.

Plenty of people in the comments asserted Boost should actually produce the salad dressing.

The interesting food offerings

Wagon Wheels are a classic treat beloved by many.

Chicken Crimpy Shapes are another beloved treat.

Promoting the “collab you didn’t see coming”, Arnott’s unveiled the “Wagon Wheels inspired by Chicken Crimpy Shapes”.

People seemed to be divided on whether the “surprisingly tasty blend of sweet and salty” would actually be a good thing, so maybe it’s best we will never know.

It was also decided it was time for Sour Patch Kids to “grow up”.

“Effectively immediately, we are SOUR PATCH ADULTS,” the lolly brand said on Instagram.

Joke or not, people were not keen on the idea of Sour Patch Kids growing up.

Armrest reservation

Transport NSW’s iconic print that is featured on its seats was turned into clothing for April Fool’s Day this year.

“Made from 100 per cent recycled train seats and available in all styles and fits, you’ll be ready for any occasion,” Transport NSW said, and despite knowing it was all a joke, plenty of people said they wanted to see this happen.

Speaking of seats, imagine being able to not only reserve a seat, but also an armrest on a plane.

“First in, best rest! No more fighting over the armrest. With Rest Assured you can reserve your armrest in advance for only $2,” Jetstar said.

Of course, someone in the comments did remind everyone that there is an unwritten rule about armrests – the person in the middle gets them both.

Starbucks also sought to solve a problem.

On Instagram, the coffee chain caused a stir by announcing a “new naming feature”.

It was a nice way of acknowledging that, sometimes, staff get people’s names wrong.

“From Mark with a C becoming ‘Cark’ to Holly becoming ‘Dolly, there’s no end to the “creative” ways Starbucks calls out our orders,” Starbucks said.

“Starbucks Australia has decided to take naming into their own hands with their new ‘Name Jumbler’ feature. Simply download the app and click ‘shuffle’ for your name to become something entirely new and oh-so-Starbucks!”

Vegemite fever

One of the more disturbing April Fool’s Day jokes was born from a collaboration with viral toothpaste company Hismile and Vegemite.

Because being a Happy Little Vegemite, both day and night should be as easy as brushing your teeth,” Hismile teased on Instagram.

Hismile does offer more original toothpaste flavours than the traditional mint or spearmint, and Vegemite is a favourite for a reason, but surely Australians can collectively agree this should never actually be a product.

Coffee chain Gloria Jeans also announced its flavour of the month would be Vegemite Toast.

“Aussie coffee is as delicious as it is unique, & that couldn’t be more true of our NEW Vegemite Chiller,” Gloria Jeans said.

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