Foolin’ around

cacio e pepe

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, and that means a lot of pranks will be pulled on unsuspecting people. Companies big and small like to try to pull a fast one on April 1, and some don’t even wait until then to plant a joke. Food and Wine has put together a list of the best pranks pulled by food companies this year

Starting the list is yesterday’s tweet from Krispy Kreme UK  that indicated the company would be changing its name to Krispy Cream. In replies to fans pointing out that April Fool’s was a couple of days away, the company admitted that part of the reason for the tweet was to instruct patrons on the proper way to pronounce the name. 

Grubhub posted a video trying to convince people that it was hiring parkour athletes and pro-skaters to deliver food to its customers. Other pranks include faux food perfumes (including one that allegedly smells like the cacio e pepe pictured above), an oddly-flavored coffee creamer, and avocados with no pits. Keep your eyes peeled for more to come tomorrow. 

Photo of cacio e pepe from Tasting Rome by Katie Parla

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  • Frogcake  on  April 1, 2017

    When I was a student at the State University of New York, I remember the local Buffalo radio station chuckling at an April Fools joke That would involve putting ketchup into a Twinkie in place of the sweet cream. For us Twinkie fans, that would be a cruel and unusual April Fool's joke!

  • manycookbooks  on  April 1, 2017

    I seriously doubt I would eat pasta that smelled like perfume or wear perfume that smelled like pasta, but, heck, I've been around long enough to continually be amazed! I grew up in an era when the biggest April Fools joke was to put cornflakes in my dad's shoes and tie the shoelaces together (that was pre-loafer days!). Every year, he humoured me and pretended to be surprised, and slightly annoyed, as cornflakes were his favourite cereal and I wasted them by putting them inside of his shoes!

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