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The best April Fools’ jokes shared by companies this year

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Chip cookies announced the new “mcCHIP!”

Chip cookies announced the new “mcCHIP!”

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It’s April Fools’ Day again, and companies continued to shell out their pranks and cheesy jokes to celebrate the annual holiday.

This year was met with a little hesitation, though, as Google and T-Mobile both canceled their annual prank traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Google, specifically, canceled their pranks for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Still, plenty of companies leaned into the cheese (almost literally). We’ve rounded up a number of April Fools’ jokes below. Scroll down to see them.

Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and deals are subject to be changed. This list will be updated as more deals come through.

Google, T-Mobile cancel jokes

Google and T-Mobile both canceled their April Fools’ Day pranks this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • In 2020, we made the decision to pause our longstanding Google tradition of celebrating April Fools’ Day, out of respect for all those fighting COVID-19. With much of the world still grappling with serious challenges, we will again pause the jokes for April Fools’ Day in 2021,” Google said in a statement to The Verge.

Chip cookies make a new ... burger?

Chip cookies shared what they called their new cookie — a “mcCHIP!” The cookie was literally a cheeseburger with cookies as buns.

  • “We thought it was time we added a little something savory to the menu.”

BMW removes turn signals

BMW used April Fools to announce that it would remove turn signals from cars because people don’t use them.

  • “Phone manufacturers did it. Tech giants too. So we decided to give it a go as well. What are we talking about? Removing obsolete features for the benefit of our planet. And according to the interwebs, the most underutilized feature on every BMW is the turn signal,” a voice announced in a video from BMW.
  • “Starting from 2022, all BMW models will be shipped without turn signals. After all, fewer parts means a smaller footprint, and less raw materials used. So make sure you use them, while you still can.”

Volkswagen walks back a prank

Volkswagen posted a press release earlier this week that announced it would become Voltswagen of America, with the “volts” being a reference to new electric cars. But the company said the idea was a prank.

Velveeta launches a new skincare line

Velvetta went super cheesy with its prank. The company shared a new video that announced a skincare line called “V by Velveeta.”

  • “Its products are inspired by the unmatchable creaminess of Velveeta liquid gold, and have been meticulously designed to make your skin feel smooth, hydrated and moisturized.”

LEGO unveils SmartBricks

LEGO published a video that announced new “SmartBricks,” which will make sure people “never step on a LEGO brick again.”

  • “Congratulations to all of you who realised that this product isn’t all it seems! Happy April Fool’s Day!”