Jokesters got their prank on this Sunday for April Fools’ Day from coast to coast, marking the occasion with some pretty elaborate announcements.
In case you were too busy eating your weight in Mini Eggs, we’ve curated a list of the best pranks from across Canada.
Apologies in advance, none of these are real.
The Chalet Sauce fountain
Swiss Chalet Sauce has cult status in Canada, so serving it by the fountain seems almost plausible. A steady stream of Chalet sauce seems like the perfect way to apply the Swiss Chalet’s signature gravy to chicken.
Frunch at New York Fries
Brunch favourites built on top of piles of French fries? YUM! Sadly, this one-day-only promotion coincided with Easter Sunday, which coincidentally meant most New York Fries locations were closed.
Fusion Blends from Foodora
Cheeseburgers, avocado toast, and chocolate cake blended! Canada-wide delivery app Foodora delivered this quirky concept for April Fool’s Day. While it still sounds better than soylent the idea is so unappetizing we’re relieved it isn’t real.
The Chocolate Whopper from Burger King
jk lol pic.twitter.com/8GuNt3DD8h
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) April 1, 2018
Flamed grilled chocolate patty, raspberry syrup, candied blood oranges, and white chocolate rings? Somebody send this to Babish and make it happen.
Personal Pizza Pizza
Considering this technology can’t be too far behind, this big brand really should brush up on their photoshop skills.
Slurpees will now only come in one colour
BREAKING: This month, Slurpee will only come in one colour! All other colours are being immediately discontinued. Stay tuned for more updates as this story unfolds. #APRILFOOLS. 😏 pic.twitter.com/dXHcFrP9xc
— Slurpee Canada (@SlurpeeCanada) April 1, 2018
Slurpee Canada announced its plans to immediately discontinue all colours but one for the entire month of April.
Purdy’s Chocolatier is heading to Mars
We’re opening our FIRST shop outside of Canada. Can you guess where? (Hint: Starts with an “M” and rhymes with “Stars”) If you’re ready to join #TeamPurdys for an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience, now’s the time 😉! pic.twitter.com/MWekDr5xXa
— Purdys Chocolatier (@PurdysChocolate) April 1, 2018
Chocolate in space? The iconic Canadian chocolate manufacturer revealed it’s opening its first location outside of Canada and is now hiring for its new Mars location.
Dairyland Sparkling Milk
Canadian milk manufacturer Dairyland announces its plans for carbonated milk. Just no.
Manitoba’s RCMP made serious advancement in handcuff technology
#rcmpmb becomes 1st police force in North America to put newly designed left-handed handcuffs into service. New cuffs made to fit left-handed individuals for greater comfort when arrested. Public must request left handed cuffs at time of arrest. Full story https://t.co/MuD6qX2c0X pic.twitter.com/U9PdeUXMLy
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) April 1, 2018
If you happen to be left-handed and arrested in Manitoba, you’re in luck as local RCMP became the first police force in North America to put newly designed left-handed handcuffs into service.
Hamilton Police Hospital Visits
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) April 1, 2018
We don’t know what’s worse, this poor Photoshop job, or the thought of horses making bedside visits to hospital patients.
Moosenado from Environment Canada
Weather Advisory: A rare #weather phenomenon is causing local moose to become airborne by #tornados 🌪 across 🇨🇦. Scientists say this moosenado can be avoided by singing the national anthem and wearing plaid. #AprilFoolsDay pic.twitter.com/oQVusAy3vV
— Environment Canada (@environmentca) April 1, 2018
Canada’s trusted weather source warned Twitter followers of a rare weather phenomenon that caused locale moose to become airborne by tornadoes across the country.
Canadian Armed Forces newest technology: invisibility
The Canadian Armed Forces revealed its latest technology: the Fully Operative Obstructive Light-Refraction System (F.O.O.L.S.), which makes military vehicles, equipment, and even CAF members completely invisible to the naked eye.
Zombie apocalypse in Ottawa
The view from our windows…..It looks like the #zombie #vaccine we have been working on isn’t as effective as we would have liked during initial testing. Be careful out there today!#zombieapocalypse pic.twitter.com/ZqATCuD77m
— NRC Canada (@NRC_CNRC) April 1, 2018
It appears the zombie vaccination the National Research Council Canada has been working on wasn’t very effective.
Ahh if only this was true. Daily Hive Toronto convincingly reported that Disney planned to open a $6.5-billion attraction, known as “Toronto Disney Resort,” on the site of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
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