Arnott’s April Fools Day prank backfires with customers demanding they make the ‘biscuit of dreams’ a reality
- Arnott’s faces backlash over April Fools’ Day joke
- Shoppers beg to make ‘Tim Tam Jatz’ a permanent item
Arnott’s has copped backlash from hundreds of customers following an April Fools’ Day joke.
Aussies have begged the biscuit brand to make ‘Tim Tam Jatz’ available across stores nationally, following a spoof social media post over the weekend.
The fake product combines two beloved biscuits into one – sweet chocolate Tim Tams and savoury Jatz crackers.
‘Introducing Tim Tam Jatz,’ the announcement read.
‘The cheeseboard MVP, Jatz, is now draped in Tim Tam’s decadent choc with a velvety cream centre for a luscious, sweet and salty treat.’
The gag fooled some customers before they were left disappointed after realising the product was fake.
Aussies have begged Arnott’s to make ‘Tim Tam Jatz’ available (pictured) and launch it across stores nationally, following an April Fools’ Day joke that backfired
The announcement attracted more than 1,600 comments on Facebook from shoppers across the country.
‘I thought this was real!’ one person wrote, another added: ‘Pity its April Fools (which of course I fell for!) I would actually love these.’
‘I know this is April fools but I’d eat them!’ a third added.
Others dubbed the fake advertisement the ‘biggest tease’ and some shared their eagerness to try such a product.
‘Seriously, I’d try these!’ one wrote, another said: ‘I’d 100% eat these. Thanks for the tease Arnott’s.’
Many also encouraged Arnott’s to create such a product and thought it was a brilliant idea.
‘This would work! Salt and chocolate together sounds good to me,’ another said.
McDonald’s also faced similar backlash over a ‘joke’ burger dubbed the ‘McFry’ – with the fake addition to the menu offered fans a quarter pounder stuffed with chips.
McDonald’s also faced similar backlash over a ‘joke’ burger dubbed the ‘McFry’ – with the fake addition to the menu offered fans a quarter pounder stuffed with chips (pictured)
‘The ultimate Mac-hack now comes made to order, as we take the classic Quarter Pounder and stack it with Australia’s fave fries,’ the announcement read.
‘No mess. No fuss. No worries. We’ve made it so you don’t have to! Get your hands on the McFry today. Available until yesterday.’
Similarly to the fake Arnott’s ad, Aussies were also completely disappointed by the McDonald’s prank.
‘This is not funny that it’s a prank. I’d totally buy a Mcfry!’ one woman wrote.
‘I was so excited until I read the last part ‘available until yesterday’. Maybe McDonald’s should actually release burgers like this,’ a second agreed.
‘April Fools aside, this actually sounds like friggen awesome burger, I might actually buy Maccas for once,’ a third commented.
‘This better not be April fools, I hate having to pack the fries in myself,’ another said.
In a reply to a comment, a McDonald’s spokesperson joked customers could buy a ‘McFry DIY kit’ by simply purchasing a quarter pounder meal.
Aussies would then have to load the fries into the burger themselves.