Round-Up: The Best Brand April Fool’s Hoaxes From The Weekend

Round-Up: The Best Brand April Fool’s Hoaxes From The Weekend

Saturday was April Fool’s Day, an excuse for appalling gags and for social media to be filled up with lame attempts at a prank.

However, some brands do go to remarkable lengths to befuddle their customers launching some truly bizarre stunts. Here’s B&T’s pick of the best of them from over the weekend.


Whopper Toothpaste – Toothpaste that tastes like Burger King Whopper Burger? Evil genius!


Whopper Cologne – Not to be outdone by the toothpaste, Burger King in South Africa launched scent of Whopper with this au de toilette.


A home crematorium – The work of UK online funeral direction firm Funeralbooker. Decidedly dark and evil and allegedly some news services even fell for it!

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Virgin Australia – The first airline in the world to introduce dogs as cabin staff.

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Prince Harry weds in secret – Those naughty journos over at The Daily Mail certainly had some mischief with Photoshop. Sadly, no one fell for it.

The KFC Smart Bucket – We have no idea what the hell this is but the presser said: “It’s the first ever voice-activated delivery and smart dining device from KFC.”


Blue raspberry chicken wings – The work of US restaurant chain Hurricane, its chicken wings featured “the bold sweet flavour of blue raspberry with a hot kick of spice”. Truly hideous.

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Pornhub’s new social sharing feature – Watching porn on the world’s biggest porn site? You can now let all your social media followers know about it with a simple click of a button.


Crust Pop Tarts – As the name suggests, the toastie breakfast treat comes with the middle hollowed out.

McDonald’s Micro Burger – Yes, it’s tiny little Big Mac for when you’re only a little bit hungry. Even came with its own YouTube video.

Virgin Atlantic – A plane that flaps its wing like a bird! It’s even been endorsed by Sir Richard himself.

Google Gnome – Putting a tough week behind it, Google Gnome can tell the wind speed, perform gardening tasks, and play music on request. Yeah, it was all crap.


Bush’s Baked Beans – The UK bean brand takes it saucy offering jelly style.


Snickers underpants – Yep, the famous chocolate bar has moved into the smalls business.


All Stuf Oreos – Yes, it’s the famous biscuit without any actual biscuit!

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Progressive Insurance – Yep, it’s selling life insurance for people heading to Mars.

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Emirates Airlines – Its new plane features an indoor pool, billiard table, gym and park, apparently.

Pitless avocados – Actually, these would pretty cool. Well played, Fresh Direct.

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Subway tuna ice-cream – The sandwich franchise all set to unveil new dessert range that includes tuna, meatball marinara and chicken tikka flavoured ice-creams!

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