Every year, more and more websites and blogs are pulling April Fool's jokes. I found a few food themed ones that you might want to check out from yesterday.

Grist had a little fun with McDonald’s yesterday. They ran a headline that read “McDonald’s scraps composting program because food won’t decompose.” They covered their backsides properly, though. All of the links inside the piece led you to a page that said, “April Fool’s Day, Suckas!”

McDonald's announced this morning that it would discontinue plans for a worldwide composting initiative after scientists confirmed that no item on the McDonald's menu is compostable. 
Click here for the full joke.


The Daily Green reported that New York farmer’s market shoppers got in a fight over the season’s first rhubarb. There’s a rather unnecessary insult to New Jersey at the end of the piece so I almost didn’t include it. But hey, who doesn’t like a good locavore scam.

Union Square Market was a bustle of activity as the sky cleared up and the sun came out yesterday afternoon. The season's first ramp and spinach supplies were a sight to be seen. It had been a long winter of root vegetables for locavores, and there was a definite feeling of excitement among shoppers. Until things got ugly.
Click here for the whole story.


Starbucks announces they are finally making a coffee cup that holds enough for me – 128 oz!

SEATTLE, April 1, 2010 –Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through MyStarbucksIdea.com requesting even more choice in beverage size.
Click here to see the Plenta sized coffee.


Ben & Jerry’s offers virtual ice cream. I think I’ll stick with the Chocolate Macadamia I have in my freezer, thank you very much.

Our amazing new invention allows you to taste a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s on your PC just by licking the screen!
Click here to for the most disappointing ice cream ever.

There you have it. Some food themed April Fool’s jokes. How do you think they held up to last year’s jokes?

Enjoy your weekend! 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Weekend reads: April Fool’s edition
Some funny (or not) foodie April Fool's jokes for your weekend enjoyment.