jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 1st April 2022


April Fools Day 2021 Best brand spoofs and hoaxes of 2021

Trust nobody. Believe nothing. It’s corporate LOLS day!

April Fools’ Day 2021 brought out shenanigans from a variety of brands looking to cash-in on the buzz of the day.

Here’s a round up of the best (and worst) hoaxes, pranks and spoofs of 2021.


Volkswagen claimed to be changing its name to “Voltswagen” to promote its new electric car. The April Fools stunt was to meant promote the company’s new electric vehicle for the American market. However the story was issued two days before April 1, and the company refused to deny it so many ran it as ‘fact’ and VW pissed off every media organisation in on the planet from the BBC to Reuters. What a mess.


Asda, re-rinsing the joke, are proud to announce Weetabix and Heinz Beanz in a can!

We’re really proud to announce Weetabix and Heinz Beanz in a can! New and exclusive to Asda.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.#Asda #HeinzBeanz @HeinzUK #Weetabix @weetabix

Subway: Helping Hand

Subway announces the launch of their new ‘Helping Hand’ gadget – allowing users to scroll, swipe and like online without spilling the contents of their Footlong Sub. The giant sandwich occupies both hands – leaving customers unable to catch up on social media or messages during their lunch hour.

The new smart-tech gadget is attached via an ergonomic wrist-strap. The device firmly clamps the Sub, holding its contents in place so customers can switch between smartphone apps without having to put down their lunch or risk a Southwest Sauce spillage or a tomato tumble.

A Subway spokesperson said “Our smart-tech is going revolutionise lunchtime. It’s a game changer! For anyone that finds the idea a bit weird, we’re still happy to just cut their Subs in half.”

Robinsons: Turn Wimbledon Centre Court Purple

The iconic grass at Wimbledon has been turned purple ahead of the event this summer. Transformed from its perfectly pruned green, to bright purple, the makeover of Centre Court is in support of Robinsons new Blackcurrant squash.

An official partner of the tennis championships for over 85 years, Robinsons ensured that every 8mm blade of grass on the world-famous Centre Court got a pitch perfect purple finish.


When it comes to drinking food, the experts at Heinz and innocent believe the more the berrier. That’s why the two icons have teamed up on April 1 to give you the fruitiest, veggiest drink you never knew you needed, until now, Smoup! Part soup, part smoothie, Smoup is a tasty blend of the iconic Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup and innocent’s best selling strawberry and banana smoothie.

Ant & Dec: Saturday Night Takeaway

Ant and Dec launched a rebrand on Instagram, writing: “Some big news for you guys… after 30 long years together we’ve decided a change is needed, and so without further ado we can announce we’ll now be officially known as Dec & Ant. It’s only fair on the little guy x.”


Remember 90s mood rings? Meet the floral equivalent. Interflora have invented Mood Blooms: flowers that change colour according to how you’re feeling.

Frankie and Benny’s

Frankie and Benny’s has today announced a limited edition ‘Meatball Bath Bomb’ which lets you bathe in the aroma of its signature ‘Meatballs al Forno’ to celebrate 25 years of the iconic dish.


McDonald’s have launched a three fries portion to put an end to chip thievery.


Argos has announced the launch of its latest product, the Treadmow, available from today as part of the Spring/Summer 2021 range.

In a bid to help time strapped, multi-tasking loving Brits to do two things at once, the Treadmow combines two of the biggest lockdown trends, gardening and fitness, to get the nation ready for the summer months. And as lockdown restrictions start to ease, gardens across the country will be filling up for social occasions, meaning outdoor spaces need to look their best.

ITV: Good Morning Britain

Keeping a straight face, Richard Arnold announced to viewers: “Following on from the success of Love Island, ITV has now commissioned a big new budget reality show with a twist. With execs taking the tried and tested formula to help birds find the one on the new show dubbed Dove Island. It has apparently come after a year of lockdown which has seen the species become so lonely that telly bosses hope that they can find birds of a feather flock together once again.”

Happy Beds

Ever struggling to get a good night’s sleep on your regular mattress why not try out the concrete mattress from Happy Beds? Have a Solid Night’s Sleep!

The Teletubbies

Move over Dogecoin, it looks like The Teletubbies have gotten into the cryptocurrency game! They’ve officially launched Tubbycoin which is being developed in the Coachella Valley.

Sour Patch

The Sour Patch Kids Prank Fund! This April fools, Sour Patch are encouraging their fans to pull out all the pranks (safely) and to film their mischievous antics, posting on their TikTok accounts and tagging the brand in the video. Winning pranks can win up to $1000.

Pringles Lip Balm

The official Pringles Twitter account has shared the surprising announcement that they’ll be releasing their very own Pringles lip balm range. With crowd favourites such as Salt and Vinegar and Sour Cream and Onion you’re sure to be the life and soul of any Summer BBQ – The name they’re currently running with, The “Pringles Tingle.”

One twitter user said “I’m just imagining that lip balm container being as big as a Pringles stack container.” So are we now.


As we all know, there’s no worse pain in this world than standing on a piece of Lego. Fact. This year Lego have created SmartBricks, so we never have to experience the pain again. Now, when your foot approaches pieces of lego carelessly strewn out across the floor – the bricks will scatter in all directions, leaving nothing but soft, flat floor for you to step on.

Amazon Prime Video

For those that haven’t seen The Boys, one of the main characters, Billy Butcher is well known for his thick cockney accent and hilariously quotable one liners. For April Fools, Amazon Prime Video has introduced their in app BUTCHERED button. Now with the touch of a button you can dub Billy Butchers voice over other (more sensible) TV shows.


Live in the middle of the countryside with no internet connection? Voneus has the answer to your problems! The rural broadband provider is now using cows as their mobile internet ‘Moodems’.By attaching a small router to the cows collar – farmers and locals living in the area can now enjoy 50mps speeds from the comfort of their home.


According to social media findings – many people learning a new language through Duolingo will practice their skills when using the toilet. With these time savvy individuals in mind – Duolingo has created their language learning Duolingo toilet roll – available in five languages and coming in a range of bright colours.

Keepmoat Homes

New Keepmoat home-owners are in for a treat as the housebuilder offers ‘cuppa’s on tap’ with this new instant tea installation.

Dan Crew, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to make our homeowners’ lives a little easier and with many of us now working from home, and tea consumption on the rise, we created the perfect solution, a hot tea dispensing tap.”



Trump Comb-over watch goes into production following April Fools prank

Swedish company TRIWA is selling a limited-edition watch that features the hair of US president Donald Trump as hands, after the success of an April Fools-day prank.

TRIWA received hundreds of requests to produce the watch after publishing it as a joke on 1 April.

In response, the brand made the product available for pre-order three days later, promising to start production if 100 orders were received before 15 April.

Over 900 have now sold, making it the fastest selling product in the company’s history.

“We weren’t expecting any commercial power”

“We are blown away by the positive response we’ve received since it was made as an April Fools campaign,” said TRIWA creative director Ludvig Scheja. “We weren’t expecting any commercial power of the product.”

The watch has been produced in a limited edition of 1,000.



Victorinox North America



Apr 1, 2019

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Top 16 Harmless Pranks for April Fools Day

  1. Toilet paper with no end

You wanna frustrate an office or family member a little-just for gags? Let them spin a toilet paper helplessly looking for the end. You can do that by spraying the edge with hairspray so it disappears and then stick around to see how they lose their cool (haha.)

  1. Undrinkable refreshments

You know how we all crave a drink on a sunny afternoon, right? Guess what; that’s the best time to pull off some fake drink pranks. For instance, drop some Jello cubes in a glass and whip them up to uniformity. Stick in some ice cubes or lemon cuts and a straw. Serve it to your friends and watch them suck on the straw helplessly. Oh my!

  1. Sticky situation

In this age where handwashing is common, it’s pretty easy to mess with your friend’s head. Just pump out the hand wash and refill the bottle with clear glue. Watch them squeeze it out and rub their hands endlessly wondering why the ‘hand wash’ is not evaporating as quickly as always.

  1. Bubble wrap noise

Can you get your hands on bubble wrap paper? Place it right under someone’s office chair, bed or table and let them step on it. The noise from it is going to awaken every fiber of their body while you laugh gleefully. This is a great way to wake someone up on fool’s day. At least you’ll help them not get pranked again in the course of the day by having their guard already up.

  1. Dual remote

Do you want a joke that you can pull far beyond April day? Then here’s one for you. Buy another remote and sit somewhere your friend or partner doesn’t see everything you do and then change the channel. Keep doing this in small bits every day until they complain that the TV has some issues. Then one day let them catch you switching the channel. The surprise and laughter will be worth the few bucks you spent on the remote.

  1. Balloon room

Balloons are affordable compared to fake rats or fake poop pranks. In this strategy, make sure to blow as many balloons as possible and attach them to the window and the door such that the whole house looks like it is filled with them. Do this from the side they can easily see (or one that they usually come from on their way from work).

If you can fill the whole house with balloons, it will even be much cooler.

  1. Remote is uncontrollable

Does your family member love chilling next to the TV most of the time? Cool. Block the sensor of the remote and watch the show as they struggle to the buttons repeatedly before you come to their rescue.

  1. Mess with a computer mouse

Looking for cool April fools office gags? Here’s a good one. Put a tape under the mouse to block the active part. Now, from your desk, watch them grapple to get it working.

  1. Please hoot and wink

Stick a sign written ‘please hoot and wink’ at the back of your friend or partner’s car. As they go to work or take kids to school, everyone will be honking at them and smiling. When this becomes a thing, they might decide to take a good look at their car or get surprised when you point the sign out later on.

  1. My PC is upside down!

Want to give a coworker a hard time with his or her PC? It’s very easy. Go to their computer and press ctrl alt + up arrow key. The desktop will be upside down. Watch them struggle for a while before advising them to fix it by pressing Ctrl + Alt + down arrow key.

  1. Nothing won’t click

Head over to your coworker or partner’s PC and take a screenshot of their desktop. Next, make sure to open it in full-screen mode and let it stay that way. Guess what, it’ll be fun to watch them try to click items that won’t click!

  1. Cracked phone screen

We all love our phones dearly which is why a cracked screen is enough to spoil anyone’s mood for the rest of the day. And you know what, you can actually make a phone’s screen look cracked by using various free apps. To pull this joke, you must have your target’s phone for a few minutes to install the app.

  1. Blue screen of death

One of the most dreaded colours in the computer world is blue. If the whole screen goes blue, that’s called the Blue Screen of Death. Quite interestingly, you don’t need to kill your buddy or partner’s computer with a virus. Just download a blue wallpaper, run it and wait for them to come back to their PC. The dread on their faces and the realization that they’ve been pranked will be the talk of the day.

  1. Non-lathering soap

Let’s teach you how to make soap useless during shower hours. Just layer it up with nail polish and you’ll have rendered it waterproof. No matter how hard your family member scrubs, the soap will not lather. After a few minutes, pass by the bathroom and shout ‘April Fools’ and advise them to scrub the nail polish off.

  1. Fake brownies

Let your kids know that when they come from school, a plate of delicious brownies will be ready. But instead print some brown E’s (you get that, right?) and put them on a plate, and serve it to them. You might have to explain the joke to them and watch their facial expressions. Afterward, make sure to produce a real plate of brownies so they don’t get disappointed.

  1. Toothpaste-filled Oreo

Kids have a habit of opening the cookie jar and scooping out Oreos. While it’s important to have real Oreos, place a few fake ones to the top where the cream layer has been swapped with toothpaste. Make sure you are around to stop them after the first nibble.

Happy pranking!


REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort



“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn.


Happiness is…doing a perfect April Fool windup on someone.


I gave up my seat to a blind person on the bus. That’s how I lost my job as a bus driver.


Love is…a gentle April Fool.


A time to be April fooled…A time to play an April Fool.






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