Here’s What the Food Brands Were Up to on April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day was yesterday, and of course, all of the big food #brands attempted to pull over-the-top pranks in the name of marketing. Did you fall for these “jokes”?

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew wants you to live it up at its “one-of-a-kind vacation rental” called the Baja Bungalow. The house is said to come with “everything you can dream of for the ultimate summer rental including an indoor hydro typhoon surf simulator and tropical blast shower heads,” as well as a supply of Mountain Dew Baja Blast in bottles and cans. Unfortunately, this place isn’t real, and the posting on Craigslist was flagged for removal.

Burger King

Burger King is introducing a phony chocolate Whopper. This thing supposedly has a chocolate cake bun, flame-grilled chocolate patty, raspberry syrup, white chocolate rings, candied blood oranges, milk chocolate leaves, and vanilla frosting. Sound good? Too bad; it isn’t real.


Every college kid’s favorite beverage to enjoy 1.5 ounces at a time, Jägermeister has concocted a healing balm to remedy “bartender’s elbow.” It purportedly contains Jägermeister, beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, pan away, cinnamon, orange, clove, copaiba essential oils, cardamom, and star anise. Of course, it isn’t actually real.

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