By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 02, 2022 at 11:01 AM

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron

April Fool’s Day is over. And that means you’ll have to wait another 364 days until we once again pull out our best tomfoolery for your reading enjoyment.

BUT…  just in case our annual blast of April Fool’s Day shenanigans wasn’t enough, we’ve rounded up a collection of some of the funny – and sometimes downright chuckle-worthy – pranks shared by both local and national brands on the day of the fools.

Note: We've taken screen shots of the social posts for each entry (just in case they're stricken from the Interwebs), but you can click on the accompanying link to see the original posts.

1. The Death's Door highway?

BREAKING NEWS here in #DoorCounty: new construction has begun to Washington Island! [View original post on Instagram]

Bridge to Washington IslandX

2. Charcuterie-inspired soda?

SPRECHER: We are excited to announce our new line of #charcuterie craft sodas! Available in the flavors Garlic Salami, Sharp Cheddar, and Stuffed Olive.
[View original post on Instagram

Sprecher charcuterie sodasX

3. Popsicle lip gloss?

POPSICLE: Introducing Lipsicles! The coolest way to keep your lips fresh, with a little help from our friends at @vaselinebrand. [View original post on Instagram

Popsicle lipsiclesX

4. Burger flavored beer?

ENLIGHTENED BEER: We are excited to announce our upcoming partnership with @mcdonalds.  More details coming soon. #imlovinit  [View original post on Instagram]

Cream City McBrixX

5. Parfum au le donut?

KRISPY KREME: Introducing L’Original Parfum by Krispy Kreme. Discover the timeless fragrance that is iconic, modern, and audacious. With sweet notes of fresh vanilla crème, this smooth scent envelops the senses and leaves you smelling hot and fresh like an OG.Our Eau de Glaze Parfum comes in a classic, ring-shaped bottle design and is exclusively available online at the link in our bio. [View original post on Instagram]

Krispy Kreme perfumeX

6.  Fishy vodka?

TWISTED PATH DISTILLERY: We’re very excited to finally announce a project that’s been in the works for a few years - get ready to try our latest offering, Twisted Salmon Vodka!

Twisted Salmon Vodka is the only vodka infused with fresh salmon! With a robust mouthfeel and a rich, oily flavor, Twisted Salmon Vodka is perfect in everything from a martini to a sour - did somebody say Salmon Gimlets? [View original post on Instagram]

Salmon vodkaX

7. Ham-filled bismarcks?

GREBE'S: We're super excited about this announcement! We've married the two things we're best known for Ham & Donuts. Introducing April's Bismark Flavor: Glazed Ham!!! [View original post on Instagram]

Grebe's ham doughnutX

8. Big dill pickle beer?

POINT BREWERY: Check out our newest limited release! We don't mean to brag, but it's Kind of a Big Dill. Our Dill Pickle Lager tastes like straight-up juice from a pickle jar. Not pickle-y enough for you, float a pickle on the top for the extra bite.
[View original post on Instagram]

Point Pickle LagerX

9. Mittens made of... bread?

KING ARTHUR FLOUR: Don’t miss out on the premier product of our spring line, Limited-Edition Multigrain Mittens. Don’t get caught in those old Gluten Gloves — Multigrain Mittens are the new fashion frontier!

Available in both “Radiant Rye” and “Whimsical Wheat” (pictured here), these most fashionable mittens can be gently toasted for extra warmth or frozen for long-term storage.

Caution: While wearing your Limited-Edition Multigrain Mittens, avoid areas with high bird populations for your own protection. Field tests showed the wild turkeys of Sandwich, MA to be especially peckish. To extend the life of your mittens, keep them from being exposed to rain, snow, soup, or any other liquid. [View original post on Facebook]

Multigrain mittensX

10. Binky bagels?

RUBY'S BAGELS: We took your advice bagel babes - we are now changing up the size of our bagels ! You may even need a microscope. Cheers to tiny things. [View original post on Instagram]

Ruby's microscopic bagelsX

11. Towers filled with old fashioneds?

SOULBOXER: Save water, drink SoulBoxer. Winniescosha, WI is now the proud home of the first (of many!) SoulBoxer Old Fashioned towers. Serves 200-400 residents. [View original post on Instagram]

Soul Boxer towerX

12. Meat Sweats perspirant

OMAHA STEAKS: The Meat Sweats: a well-marbled roll-on perspirant with powerful 24-hour non-protection. Available in 3 scents: Original Beef; Lighter Fluid; and Mesquite.  [View original post on Instagram

13. Beer ... in a bag?

KWIK TRIP: The collab you didn't know you needed. Thanks for letting us bag your beer, @leinenkugels. Now available at Kwik Trip. [View original post on Instagram]

Kwik Trip bagged beerX

14. Seltzer for pups?

WHITE CLAW: Introducing, White Paw! A non-alcoholic seltzer for dogs. Now you and Fido can enjoy White Claw, together! #WhitePaw
[View original post on Instagram]

White PawX

15. A delicious dish at Odd Duck?

"This might be the most delicious dish I've eaten in a very long time."  - Lori Fredrich  [Click the link to get the joke]

Odd Duck birria
Suckling pig quesabirria from Odd Duck
Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.