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Woman Replaces Dad's Christmas Chocolates with Vegetables in Hilarious Prank, Goes Viral

Well, that's one way to get in a daily dose of veggies...

Two years ago, London resident Judy Brown came up with an ingenious way of pranking her father during the holidays. You see, her father absolutely adores Ferrero Rocher chocolates (who doesn't?), so she bought a bag of brussels sprouts, coated them in chocolate, and watched her father react with horror when he realized that the crunchy, chocolately goodness had been replaced with raw vegetables.

"Last year I decided to play the long game and didn't tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us," she wrote on Twitter. "I bided my time."

She figured her father would be more likely to eat the chocolates this year given that she skipped the prank the year before, so, this time around, she took things up a notch.

"While he was out I dipped the sprouts in chocolate, rolled them in chopped hazelnuts, and did all I could to replicate the iconic Ferrerro [sic]," she wrote.

"I re-wrapped and (this is crucial) re-sealed the box with its original tape and a tiny dab of glue. Then secreted it amongst a bag of tasty gifts from my Aunt and retired to watch from afar."

"Last night he viewed them with suspicion when they came out the bag… but I was out all day, how could I have tampered with them? He abstained and they sat in the kitchen all night."

Then the glorious moment came. "This bright Christmas morning we were gathered round the tree, drinking tea and opening presents. Dad eyed the box. He quite likes a post-brekkie Ferrero. He approached. I hovered in the kitchen, careful not to spook him. And Lo! He opened. He EXAMINED. He unwrapped. He examined FURTHER. Fears allayed, he popped the whole thing in his mouth. His face played a symphony of emotions: satisfaction, triumph, smugness, consternation, confusion, realisation, horror, disgust."

And while she knows that "his retribution will be swift and terrible," it was totally worth it.

Brown's prank has gone viral, and while some are scolding her cruel joke, the vast majority of people think it's brilliant and absolutely hilarious.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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