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Crystal hot sauce made a post on Instagram to debut their spicy mouth wash as an April Fool's Joke. (Photo from Crystal's Instagram account)

Local and statewide companies brought laughs to Louisiana on April Fool's Day when announcing new and ridiculous products, from hot sauce mouthwash to canned gator meat.

Small Sliders and Cafe Du Monde kicked off April Fool's Day by announcing their beignet cheeseburger slider, paired with powdered sugar-covered waffle fries. Some went to the comment section to share their disgust, while others begged for the sweet and savory mashup to become a real menu item.

Crystal hot sauce joined in on the fun by introducing their Crystal Mouthwash, a dental hygiene product infused with cayenne extract, distilled vinegar and subtle notes of garlic. The fake advertisement promised customers that the limited-time product would bring 24 hours of spicy flavor while fighting germs.

Slap Ya Mama debuted a product perfect for frying and baking, and putting on sandwiches. Their canned gator meat had a medium slap scale, while incorporating the spice company's beloved original blend taste.

Other than statewide brands, an ice cream spot and famous sandwich shop in New Orleans fooled locals.

Creole Creamery posted a picture on Instagram displaying their limited sundae special, "The Boil." The shop said that the two scoops of spicy ice cream would be topped with crawfish, corn and potatoes. The post also noted that the price is $49.95, given the rising costs of Louisiana crawfish, of course.

Turkey and the Wolf stirred the pot on social media when they made a post about putting Miracle Whip or Hellman's Mayo on their sandwiches for now on, rather than the one-and-only Blue Plate.?

Not all jokes were food-related, though.

New Orleans-based grocery store Breaux Mart announced that it was going to open a "Brah Mart" in Kenner. And, Lookatthisf---ingstreet?— a popular Instagram meme page focusing on the rocky streets of New Orleans?— offered various pothole tours.?

You can see the Instagram posts on April Fool's Day below.

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