April Fools’ Day has evolved into more than just fake relationship rumors and silly gags. In fact, even though the jokes are generally meant to encompass things we don’t want, a handful of food-related tricks that made the rounds on social media on Monday, April 1, sounds downright awesome.
For example, mall and airport food staple Auntie Anne’s got in on the game early and began circulating rumors in late March that each of its more than 1,500 locations across the country would be converted into hot yoga studios starting on – when else? – April 1. “Each hot yoga studio will twist guests just like Auntie Anne’s scrumptious hand-rolled pretzels,” a (fake) press release claimed. The release also stated that each studio would smell like the “intoxicating scent of baking pretzels” and feature an instructor certified in the eatery’s proprietary hand-rolling techniques. Unfortunately, it was all part of an elaborate prank.
Another company that got in on the April Fools’ Day fun was Muuna, a brand of cottage cheese. Like Auntie Anne’s, Muuna also sent out a press release sharing the details of its new product. However, instead of hawking hot yoga studios, Muuna made a very on-trend move and announced it was debuting the world’s first-ever cannabis cottage cheese. “Satisfy the munchies with a new take on the trending plant-forward diet,” the release stated. Though a product like this might sound a bit far-fetched, it’s not outside row realm of possibility considering we live in a world with and increasing amount of CBD-infused foods and drinks.
On the other hand, Starbucks used a different craze to grab people’s attention: puppies. The coffee giant tweeted on April 1 that it was “so excited” to announce its newest line of concept stores called Pupbucks. The make-believe establishments were billed as “Starbucks for your best fur-iend.”
Pizza Hut also turned its attention to dogs and pranked people by tweeting that it had formed a Pizza M.U.T.T. delivery team – a fleet of very, very good dogs that had been trained to deliver food to your front door. Sadly, neither of these initiatives are real.
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