7 Food-Related April Fools' Pranks: From Spielburgers to Bacon-Scented Kitty Litter
3. Google Fiber. Among its fantastic April Fools' Day-related pranks (Google Maps for your 8-bit Nintendo! Multiple cursors for "ambinavigation" multi-tasking!), Google faux-launched Google Fiber, which is not, say, a fiber optic cable network but "a nutritional bar with a smarter fiber we've coded as 'Fiberlicious.'" Not only does it have "100 times more fiber, vitamins and antioxidants" than other nutritional bars, it also takes "cues from the intestinal tract and the body's metabolism to determine what nutritional elements are missing and deliver the appropriate dose to the specific organ that needs it." Yes, Google, but how does it taste?
Screenshot from Alice Waters' Twitter page
2. Chez Panisse coming to a town near you. If only. Relatedly, our April Fools' Day joke last year unmasked the anonymous Ruth Bourdain as none other than Ms. Waters herself.
1. Fresh Step introduces Organic Bacon-Scented Cat Litter. Fresh Step's April Fools' Day prank combined some people's love for cats and some other people's unhealthy obsession with baconization and came up with its Organic Bacon-scented kitty litter. The prank goes as far as a nifty fake product website that highlights how the "cat-activated clay provides pleasing sizzle sound" while the "scrumptious bacon scent makes your mouth water." Not everything on the site is a joke though: That link to "Cat Pride Sweaters" is very real.