April Fools’ Day: best of the day’s seasonal fake news

Watch out for avocado Coke, Prince Harrys spiritual stag weekend, and chocolate burgers

Are you questioning that tale about Prince Harry spending his stag weekend drinking laverbread smoothies? Or wished to know whether Coca-Cola is truly releasing an avocado-flavoured drinking?

The world is on April Fools’ Day watch, as newspapers, obscure tech companies and general pranksters attempt to pitching you carefully crafted” fake news “.

Here’s a roundup of the best in so far 😛 TAGEND

The Observer

There is an emoji for almost anything, so it’s not too much of a leap to believe an Italian firm would attain Brexit and Remain emojis. The newspaper reports that the emojis, dubbed Brexit Bulldog and Starry Blue, are due to be launched on Sunday, letting people use the emojis to give their social media profiles a” brand identity “.

” Government sources indicated that if the Gibraltar-based company pressed ahead with the launch, ministers might look at enforcing a post-Brexit import tariff on emojis ,” Scherzo Primavera of the Observer reports.( The hintclue is in the byline, perhaps .)

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The moment BBC fell for the Observer’s April Fools- video

The Mail on Sunday

What April Fools’ Day feast would be complete without a royal spoof? According to the Mail on Sunday, Prince Harry will be drinking laverbread smoothies and engaging in pre-dawn ancient Celtic chanting for his stag weekend at a spiritual yurt retreat in the valleys of west Wales later this month.

” Meghan wants Harry to expend the weekend getting grounded , not inebriated ,” a friend told the times.” She believes a weekend of meditation and chakra-cleansing in Wales will fit the bill perfectly .”


It audios disgusting, but then cakes are construct with eggs and that’s tasty, right? In a carefully crafted advert, Heinz tells how it has been working on a top-secret recipe in time for Easter. It’s seriously good mayonnaise made even better with Belgian chocolate.

Burger King

Heinz are not the only ones who are at it, Burger King is also getting chocolatey this Easter. The fast food chain claims to be bringing out a chocolate bun and patty with raspberry syrup and vanilla frosting.

Burger King April fool


The only logical conclusion to the Instagram generation’s obsession with avocados … it’s avocado-flavoured Coca-Cola. Yes, that’s right, Coca-Cola is introducing three flavours for all those brunch heads out there. As well as everyone’s favourite green fruit, people can also try sourdough and charcoal flavors, too.

Coca-Cola told the Sunday Mirror:” Not only do they promise to be the perfect tasty, sugar-free refreshment, but they’ll also double-up as the ideal accessory for any brunch-time social media photo- guaranteed to see the’ likes’ rolling in .”

Virgin Australia

Apparently we are all now far too busy and important to spend time unproductively, so now you can even get fit while flying.

Richard Branson’s airline, Virgin Australia, is launching Spin Class, the world’s first in-flight cycling studio. The new cabin class permits passengers to burn calories on board during long-haul international flights.

Richard Branson (@ richardbranson)

It’s great when two Virgin companies work together to come up with a really great idea. Well done to everyone at @VirginAustralia and @VirginActiveOz for introducing the world’s first in flight spin class. Will be touring Australia afterward this year and can’t wait to join one pic.twitter.com/ cTIAxUuVZS

March 31, 2018

The Virgin Active Cycle head coach Emma Masters told:” Each Spin Class has been designed to achieve optimal in-flight heart rate and maximum calorie after-burn in the case of the Jetlag Buster and Spin& Sleep classes. For those looking to relax, the Cruise in the Clouds options offer a more laid-back workout .”


Sparkling water is the new black, and the good news is you can now bathe in it as well as drink it.

As part of an April Fool’s prank, SodaStream has released a video for Soda Soak, which does exactly what it says on the tin: let’s you soak in carbonated water through a bath attachment.


As if the election of Donald Trump wasn’t enough of an April fool, Carabao energy drink wants you to believe it is launching a mandarin orange flavour that mirrors the US president’s exact orange skin tone.

Carabao April fool. Photo: PR

Carabao’s head of design, Tom Prunddal, told:” I find a picture of Donald Trump in the paper and the lightbulb moment of brightness hit! We were looking for something between carrot and goldfish and the president’s face was the answer .”

Kraken Rum

Forget the” animal from the east”, if you believe this BBC transgressing news report presented by newscaster Michael Buerk, the Kraken has been spotted on the river Thames.

The huge black cephalopod is estimated to be at least 14 metres from tentacle to tentacle, according to reports.

Representatives for Kraken Black Spiced Rum, named after the celebrated sea-monster, have exhorted the authorities to treat the spotting with great care.

Buerk said:” Experts have been searching for years for the brute from the deep, and it has popped up here in central London, it is an extraordinary sighting and I had to come down and be first to bank the narrative. We’ve already seen our news feed picked up by other networks around the world .”

Clas Ohlson

This one sounds familiar enough that it’s believable as true. The homeware brand Clas Ohlson has announced it is going to sell bottled Swedish air for British consumers to enjoy.

Its director of design said:” Swedish culture and design is increasingly popular across the world, in areas from homeware to technology to diet and lifestyle. Now, British customers will even be able to breathe like a Swede .”

The European parliament

The best April Fool’s joke of the day, perhaps. The European parliament has poked fun at Britain’s new blue post-Brexit passports.

It claims that” all EU passports[ are] to become dark blue”- the passport equivalent of turning up to a party and seeing someone in a matching outfit.

Europarl UK (@ EPinUK)

BREAKING: All EU passports to become dark blue https :// t.co/ C6g8kEQx5d pic.twitter.com/ xIadOfDSPn

April 1, 2018

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