April Fools’ Day in NOLA 2019: The local gags, jokes

Smell those pranks wafting in the air?

After a trip around the sun (sorry, not sorry, flat Earthers), we’re back for another day of pranks, gags and jokes on April 1. In the media business, one has to be careful. Bosses will tell you if a story sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Now, across the interwebs Monday you’ll find plenty of jokes from the likes of Google (Tulip talking anyone?) or Halo Top’s edible ice cream face mask. But here at home, we’re cooking up gags of our own, many of which seem to point to smells of NOLA.

Without further ado, here are this year’s local jokesters. If you see more local businesses hamming it up, tag us with @verylocalnola and we’ll toss into this here bucket of belly laughs.

Dat Dog

Where’s the beef? In the bath. 


Crab Boil Laundry Detergent – smell like a Sunday, we say. 

Tulane University

Wouldn’t this be a great way to cool off, tho???

Audubon Institute

Eau de NO

Tony Chachere’s

Mood-changing crawfish.

Live for Live Music

This April Fools’ post had some people “dazed and confused.”

Canal St. Chronicles

San Antonio Saints? Nope. Not happening. 

Raising Canes

The bread. THE BREAD.


Well. Ok. 😒