MCDONALD’S has teased fans by appearing to announce a new burger made entirely out of pickles and a bun – but it’s just an April Fool’s gag.
The fast-food giant claimed it had released a new burger – The McPickle – in Australia.
It post a short clip on its Instagram account, which looks like a Big Mac but is filled with gherkins instead of beef patties.
The caption read: “Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for. We’re super stoked to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger.
“It’s time to tuck into juicy, flavoursome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns.
“It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses.”
Fans were totally fooled by the burger, with many saying how they couldn’t wait to taste it.
One wrote: “I want this now”, another added: “I cannot wait to get one”.
While a third fan joked: “vegans can now rejoice”.
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People only twigged that that is might be a joke after McDonald’s commented on the post: “Available until yesterday”.
A user wrote “Cruel this isn’t real”, and others demanded to know why it wasn’t being added to their menu, saying: “I really wish this wasn’t a April Fool’s joke.”
The clip, which was posted 13 hours ago, has now been viewed over 26,000 times on the social media network.
Meanwhile McDonald’s UK attempt didn’t fool savvy eaters.
The fast food chain joked that it was launching milkshake sauce pots for people who like to dip their chips in creamy shakes.
The post has had 17,000 likes on Facebook and 59,000 comments.
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One fan wrote: “I’m really hoping this true. OMG I like milkshake with chips and nuggets and my burgers”.
Another added: “McDonald’s jumping on the April Fool’s.”
One cheeky Twitter user said: “Probably won’t have any cos ‘the machines broke’.”
Previously we revealed 10 ways to save money at McDonald’s.
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