Welcome to the Thursday food "nooooo." That's "nooooo" as in "no way", "no they didn't", or "no one in their right mind would buy that."

Today’s "nooooo", coming right on the heels of April Fool’s Day is a little different. As I spent my day online yesterday, I came across some sites that tried to look legitmate, but in the end, they were just foolin’ the readers.

Here are some of the jokes that some sites tried to perpetrate on their fellow food enthusiasts.

Alice Waters launches a frozen food line

Civil Eats blogged about the new frozen food line that Alice Waters is creating. I saw quite a few people freaking out about this on Twitter before I went and read the piece. Those who freaked out obviously didn’t read the whole thing. It’s clearly a joke. The  “Simple Perfection” entrees came with no actual food, just a terra-cotta plate rubbed with garlic and salt and a descriptive brochure included in each package describes suitable ways of procuring food for the entrees, including farmers’ markets, foraging, and growing or killing animals yourself.

Squeez Bacon

Okay, after some of the strange “noooo’s” I’ve blogged about in the past (P.B. Slices, Batter Blaster) it wouldn’t have surprised me if this one turned out to be real. Think Geek advertised Squeez Bacon. Ewww.
Vilhelm Lillefläsk's Squeez Bacon® is fully cooked 100% bacon. Due to the patented electro-mechanical process by which Squeez Bacon® is rendered, it requires no preservatives or other additives. Each serving is as healthy as real bacon, and equivalent to 4 premium slices of bacon! You can put it on sandwiches, pizza, pastas, bacon, soups, pies, eat it hot or cold (warm Squeez Bacon® on toasted rye is to die for), substitute it for bacon in your recipes, or even eat it right out of the tube like we do! If it's edible, it's better with Squeez Bacon®.

Recipezaar goes bacon only

Yes, bacon is the “it” food of 2009. Last year it was cupcakes; this year it’s bacon. So when Recipezaar announced it would only be accepting bacon recipes from now on, some people didn’t immediately get the joke. Some users even commented that they were happy about the “change.”
I clicked as soon as I saw one of my favourite words - BACON!!!! – French Tart

It probably won't be the last time I'll be fooled today, but you really got me. Didn't even read much. Just saw the yummy bacon picture and clicked on it. Now I'm really hungry! Thanks for the good laugh! – Tisherself

TerraCycle quits worm poop business, merges with Miracle Gro

Triple Pundit reported that TerraCycle had sold out. TerraCycle recycles many types of food packaging that would otherwise end up in a landfill like Capri Sun pouches. (And the hundreds of Capri Sun pouches that are sitting in my dining room waiting to be sent to TerraCycle.) I’m in charge of the program at my kids’ school (TerraCycle pays for the school for the pouches). This one had to be a joke or I’d be stuck with hundreds of Capri Sun pouches!
TerraCycle, the company made famous for its gardening products made from "worm poop" and packaged in previously used soda bottles, has decided to take a radical shift in their business model, merging with Scotts Miracle-Gro, and producing a mostly synthetic line of plant food made from a petroleum based formulation, citing the under-utilization of it in automobiles leading to a plentiful "waste" stream of unused source.
And in case you missed it, yesterday I wrote about a the April Fool’s joke that Ben & Jerry had been setting up for the entire month of March – Cyclonedairy.com.

These were just a few of food related April Fool’s jokes I saw online yesterday. What did you see that made you scream “nooooo” and then sigh in relief when you found out it wasn’t true?

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