Arnott’s April Fools’ Day pranks backfire with customers demanding they turn “dream cookies” into reality
- Arnott is facing backlash over his April Fools’ Day joke
- Shoppers are begging to make “Tim Tam Jatz” a permanent item
Arnott has staved off a backlash from hundreds of customers after his April Fools’ Day joke.
Australians begged the biscuit brand to make ‘Tim Tam Jatz’ available in stores nationwide, after a satirical post on social media over the weekend.
The imitation combines two popular biscuits into one – Tim Tams sweet chocolate and delicious Jatz crackers.
“Featured by Tim Tam Gatz,” the ad read.
“The MVP cheese board, Jatz, is now coated in decadent Tim Tam chocolate with a velvety cream center for a savory, sweet and savory meal.”
The gag fooled some customers before they were disappointed after they realized the product was fake.
Australians have begged Arnott to make ‘Tim Tam Jatz’ (pictured) available and launched across stores nationwide, after an April Fools’ Day joke that backfired
The ad drew more than 1,600 comments on Facebook from shoppers across the country.
“I thought it was real!” One wrote, and another added, “Pity my April Fools (which I loved, of course!) I would really love those.”
“I know this is an April Fool’s joke but I’m going to eat them!” A third added.
Others called the fake ad their “biggest tease” and some shared their eagerness to try such a product.
“Seriously, I’m going to try these!” One wrote, and another said, “I would 100% eat these.” Thanks for harassing Arnott.
Many also encouraged Arnott to create such a product and thought it was a great idea.
This would work! Another said: “Salt and chocolate together looks good to me.
McDonald’s also faced similar backlash over its “joke” burger dubbed the “McFry” — with the bogus addition to the menu offering fans a quarter pounder stuffed with chips.
McDonald’s also faced similar backlash over its “joke” burger dubbed the “McFry” — with the bogus addition to the menu offering fans a quarter pounder stuffed with chips (pictured)
“Now the ultimate Mac hack has been ordered, where we take the classic Quarter Pounder and stack it with Australian fries,” the ad reads.
No mess. no fuss. No thanks necessary. We made it so you don’t have to! Get your hands on a McFry today. Available until yesterday.
Similar to the fake Arnott ad, Australians were completely disappointed by the McDonald’s prank.
This is not funny. It’s a joke. I will totally buy McCaffrey! one woman wrote.
“I was so excited until I read the last ‘Available Until Yesterday’ part. Maybe McDonald’s should release a burger like this,” agreed the second.
A third commented, “April Fools aside, this actually looks like a great burger, I’d probably buy Maccas for once.”
Another said “I better not be fools April, I hate having to pack potatoes in myself.”
In response to a comment, a McDonald’s spokesperson joked that customers could purchase a “McFry DIY kit” simply by purchasing a quarter-pound meal.
The Australians would then have to load the fries into the burger themselves.