Ahh, April Fools. You either love it or you hate it.
The one day of the year when petty pranks and jovial jinxes are not frowned upon, but actively encouraged.
And what we look forward to more than anything is the multitude of mischievousness that our favorite brands unleash upon their poor, gullible customers.
And food retailers in particular just love to trick us with new additions that we truly want to believe are real. Today, McDonalds has announced that they are now selling "Milkshake Sauce Pots". How long have we been wishing and waiting for these bad boys to be on the menu? How could they do this to us?
And don't even get us started on the April Fool's prank played by McDonald's Australia. It's even more devastating.
Want to know what it is? Check it out at the bottom of the page.
April Fool's Day is upon us once again.
The first ever April Fool's prank took place in 1627. Unfortunately, we don't have a video of this for obvious reasons but we imagine it was a bit like this.The prankster in question was Irish. His name was Edmund O'Neely. He invited his friend to go on a carriage ride and asked him to take the reins. Little did his poor unsuspecting pal know that Edmund had unhitched the horses from the carriage and Timothy soared off his seat and went hurtling to the ground.
But it's not members of the public whose pranks we really enjoy.Big brands love getting in on the action and seeing who can fool their customers the most. Google Nose was just brilliant. And you just know there were people who believed this!
The secret is in making the prank product seem just realistic enough to actually be a possibility.For example, when Heinz revealed that they had created chocolate mayonnaise! Yes, many were repulsed, but some were actually quite looking forward to trying this unusual combination.
And we will never forget the year that The Metro newspaper in the UK said it had been made with edible paper.
Metro story on edible paper; “We hope it adds flavour to the stories and presents readers with a colourful menu of current affairs.”— Craig Thompson Design (@Craig Thompson Design)1301660013.0
But some take it too far.Kit-Kat soap was never going to be believed, now was it? A chocolate bar that can be used for both cleaning purposes and as a tasty snack? Come on, you can do better than that!
Others seem to have made no effort at all.
Pizza Express' pathetic attempt at a prank a few years back barely raised a smile.The popular chain told customers that they had "banned cutlery" and they uploaded a hilarious (eye roll) video of four unlucky diners trying to eat their Italian dinner without knives or forks. All they achieved with this "prank" was getting us sprinting for the nearest Pizza Hut. Pronto. And seriously, what was with the annoying voiceover dude?
KFC's offering a few years back was just plain bizarre.KFC flavored lip balm!!! You can't make it up. Well, obviously they did, but you know what we mean. Why would anyone in their right mind want to kiss someone who tasted like mustard?? We just don't know what to think about this strange and incredibly unbelievable prank.
But fast food giant, McDonald's, have always loved this annual tradition and they are surprisingly good at it.
The Micro Mac certainly had us giggling into our french fries.It seems unbelievable, but in today's ultra health-conscious society, you could possibly see how this new edition would make it on to their menu. We'd have to order at least eight of them though!
Do you remember the year that they launched a fake subscription service?
Not to mention this epic drive-through prank that McDonald's Australia pulled on their unsuspecting customers.Hungry customers were faced with an onslaught of weird and wonderful employees serving them their food. There was an opera singer, a wrestler, and even an astronaut. The customers' faces! Priceless.
But McDonald's Japan had to take it one step further.
i love harmless april fools day jokes mcdonalds japan released xxxs fries which was a very tiny box with 1 fry in it— malleus' tail (@malleus' tail)1459553139.0
And this year is no different.
We present the mouth-watering 'milkshake sauce pots.'
FINALLY! 🙌 https://t.co/v89REJTLXi— McDonald's UK (@McDonald's UK)1554073200.0
At first, people were really excited.Yes. This is exactly what we have been waiting for. Now we can enjoy our fries dipped in milkshake without having to actually dip them in our drinks. Result!
But the realization soon hit.
@McDonaldsUK @HydanFlynn I was so buzzing about this and then mid tweet I realised the date n now my heart is shattered— jess (@jess)1554080660.0
We really feel for this girl when she realized it was a prank.
@McDonaldsUK @_sssmudge @Deney01 @Molly22828817 @charwoodward_ Ffs it’s a joke hate my life— Chloe (@Chloe)1554101666.0
Why can't they be real?But that is the beauty of a great April Fool's prank. People want to believe so much that it is real that they start to doubt themselves, even though it is April Fool's Day and, deep down, they know it is a trick.
Others simply have no words to express their disappointment.
@McDonaldsUK @SaffyPie101 https://t.co/YxqbVi9wqN— Strifuhn (@Strifuhn)1554117674.0
Although we're kind of glad that these are fictional after reading this tweet...
@issymullarkey @McDonaldsUK @Joe_Wheeler_ @katyy_welchh @__meganwhite Can’t wait to pour it in my tuna pasta— --Kyle-- (@--Kyle--)1554076618.0
April Fools or not, there are some that just can't stomach the thought of milkshake as a dipping sauce for french fries.
@McDonaldsUK @leigh_fisher98 Iike I know it's April fools, but 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤢— Ben Notley (@Ben Notley)1554104311.0
And no, it's not just for pregnant ladies.Although this dude may be onto something as one of their other April Fool's Day pranks this year does involve an ingredient that pregnant women often crave... Can you guess what it is?
Here is a clue.Have you seen this new McDonald's challenge on Facebook? It is hilarious!
Yes, the mystery ingredient is the beloved pickle.
They've teased pickle lovers across the nation with the Pickle Burger.Mmm, now that looks good. All those salty, crunchy pickles just waiting to be bitten into... that's food porn, plain and simple. If this made your mouth water too, then it's about to get a lot worse...
Check it out in slow motion.
But once again McDonald's lovers are left devastated.
@Rylan And I desperately want the Pickle Burger promised by McDonalds!— Paul Martin-Lawrence (@Paul Martin-Lawrence)1554124579.0