The month of April has hit us at breakneck speed, and we all know this means it’s time to kick off April Fool’s Day antics.
Whether you’ve been left confused by headlines or intrigued over a bizarre circulating rumour, few of us can say we have never been duped into falling for a fake story on April 1.
So in light of the day that makes it socially acceptable to lie to the masses, here are some of the best efforts local businesses tried to fool us with.
Aberdeen’s award-winning nut butter producer took to social media this morning to share news regarding the launch of a brand new addition to their range – Granite Chunks.
The business claimed to be in the process of creating the world’s first nut butter made entirely of granite, inspired by their favourite geologists from Aberdeen.
But nearby dentists can breathe a sigh of relief as they admitted hours later that the announcement was nothing more than an act of tomfoolery.
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Calling all crunchy nut butter fans! Today, we are launching our brand new nut butter, Granite Chunks, the worlds first nut butter made entirely of granite! You can enjoy the tasty crunchy, gravel like texture of pummelled Aberdeenshire granite mixed with our brand new type of butter, freshly ground Rock Butter! Inspired by all our favourite Aberdonian Geologists! Our new flavour rocks! ⛰?? #HungrySquirrel #NutButter #NewFlavour #GeologistsDream #CheckTheDate
Marischal Square’s popular ice cream parlour left some members of the public scratching their heads when they were invited along to try their newest creation – hot ice cream.
The Facebook post encouraged people to bring their very own oven gloves to use while enjoying the delicious treat, which was to be served on a first come, first served basis.
However, those that decided to stop by would have been left cold-hearted by the plot that was planned solely for April Fool’s Day.
Come and try our newest Ice cream creation … Hot Ice Cream! We’ don’t have enough oven gloves in the parlour to go…
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To the dismay of some who went as far to say they wished the announcement was real, it was only a mere attempt by the trendy cocktail bar to prank its following.
Forest Farm – The Organic Dairy
Showing no signs of stopping any time soon, gin has been thriving more than ever in recent years.
From gin bars to gin shops, and even gin-themed hotels, the country has gone mad for the spirit.
And because of this, Aberdeenshire’s Forest Farm claimed to have decided to launch their first ever gin vending machine in time for the coming summer months.
However, we send our deepest condolences to all gin lovers as the social media post was fiction rather than fact, but the positive feedback will hopefully result in other regional businesses considering the idea.
The likelihood of Aberdeen’s avocado eatery banning the fruit entirely from their premises is very slim.
So those that witnessed their announcement on social media earlier today were sure to be unphased, claiming they were introducing a ban on avocados for ethical reasons.
But at least they were willing to get involved in the April Fool’s Day shenanigans along with the rest of our local firms.
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⚠️ANNOUNCEMENT⚠️ • • • As of today, 1st of April, we will be introducing a ban on Avocados for ethical reasons. • • • Most avocados come from South America, so despite being smart and only buying Spanish fairtrade, so many poor avos are subjected to unnecessary travel and thus, emissions that kill our planet.?? • • • Being such a popular wee fruit, there is also a small percentage of farms which are inevitably cartel run. Again, despite being smart and only buying from Spanish fairtrade farms, the fact that this is happening deeply distresses us so we don’t want any part in it.?♂️ • • • All of this could also be said for many other imported ingredients we use, such as coffee. But to be honest we love coffee and can’t ban that or we’d suffer too much as a business, so we’ll continue to offer the finest South American beans around✌️?? • • • #aprilfools #pickandchoose #besmart #cantbancoffee #brbsavingtheplanet #avo #avoconcepts #supportlocal #avocado #maplebacon #hollandaise #eggsbenny #poachedeggs #avocado? #avocadolove #avocadolovers #freshandvibrant #aberdeen #seeninthedeen #avoabz #avocadotoast #aberdeenfood #aberdeenblogger #eataberdeen #eatlocal