The Nuttiest Time of Year: April Fools Day!

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That’s right folks. Spring has officially begun, we are already through the third month of the year, and we have landed at one our favorite days of the year – April Fools Day!

The jokesters and pranksters around the world are out in full force today, proving just how nutty humans can be!

Maybe it’s because we are every-day kind of fools, or maybe it’s because we love you all too much to make your heart skip another beat today, but we actually don’t have any jokes lined up for the holiday. We will leave those for the other 365 days of the (leap) year!

Instead, we will celebrate the holiday with all of you by going through some of the best and worst April Fools Day pranks and jokes out there. So, sit back and try not to laugh (or cry) too hard!

The Corporate Jokesters

Plenty of companies and news outlets love to get in on the fun of April Fools day. Most of them are harmless and silly, but others (looking at you Google) can get pretty ugly.

Add some local, handcrafted art to your next trip to the bathroom with Quilted Northern Rustic Weave.

Watch your favorite Youtube videos with your favorite Dogg with the innovated SnoopaVision.


April Fools Day seems to be the day that every website tries to become The Onion, releasing joke headline after joke headline.

Forget scratch & sniff! The future is click & lick!

Playstation is taking your Virtual Reality experience to the pool with Flow. Make sure you bring a swimsuit!


Joke headlines and goofy videos are one thing, but be sure you don’t make the same mistake as Google whose intrusive additions to emails have lead to some people getting fired.

A Little Spring Madness

Every so often, the year’s college basketball tournament got an extra dose of madness as it makes it’s way into the beginning of April. See how one team took advantage of April Fools Day.

The Down Right Hilarious

While most April Fools jokes & pranks coming out of companies everywhere are silly and (for the most part) harmless, the “Best of” from the holiday come from close friends and co-workers.


Have a co-worker that likes to take their time in the restroom? Bring a change of clothes to work and turn the tables on them with this simple prank.

Confuse a friend and fill their voicemail inbox at the same time by posting these all around town.


Everyone has a friend or two that’s a little more than squeamish when it comes to bugs. Bust out the scissors & video camera, and get ready for some priceless reactions!

There is a fine line between a hilarious food prank and poison. Thankfully, this genius trick is all fun and no pain.

The “What-A-Ya Nuts?! Why Would You Do That?!”

No April Fools Day goes by without a feel pranks gone wrong. It goes to show that just because you have an idea for a prank sounds hilarious in your head, it doesn’t mean the person on the receiving end of the joke will think so too. So, if you’re thinking about pulling a prank along the lines of these, make sure you know the other person very well!

If there is one thing to take away from the nuttiest holiday of all, it’s that you don’t joke about tragedy. Even on April Fools Day.


Some people may despise the smell of air freshener, while others can’t live without it. One thing is for sure though; there is something fishy about the smell of shrimp.

The old saying, “You can’t always get what you want,” is definitely an important lesson for kids to learn, but these kids may agree that this prank may have gone a little too far.

And with that, we are ready to go out and enjoy the rest of April Fools Day! Hopefully you’ve picked up some great ideas, as well as ideas of what not to do! Stay safe out there!

A Celebration of Celebrations

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Here at What-A-Ya Nuts?!, we are big fans of celebrating. Birthdays, anniversaries, national holidays, you name it. And February, despite being the shortest month, is chock-full of wild and wacky things to celebrate. Whether it’s due to the compressed time frame or because of the winter doldrums, one thing is clear: people like to party in February.

We’ve chosen some of our favorite February observances, and in honor of National Haiku Writing Month (yep-February), we will share them with you in that ancient Japanese poetic device.

A Haiku for You & You

For many, the first February holiday that comes to mind is Valentine’s Day. Given that there are entire web pages devoted to Valentine Haiku, we thought we’d shine some light on the lesser-known but certainly equally-celebrated Singles Awareness Day, celebrated on February 15 (also serves as a consolation prize when Feb 14 didn’t go as planned.)

I do not care that
I don’t have a date tonight
More candy for me

Jello Goodness, My Old Friend


Next up: Jello Week. During the week of February 12-18, it’s time to get your J-E-L-L-O on. Small children, tonsillitis patients, frat boys, and amateur hairdressers alike will rejoice.

Cherry, lime, or grape
It jiggles, wobbles, and shakes
I like it with booze

It’s 5-O-Clock Somewhere

National Margarita Day is February 22. What could be better? Well, if you own a Mexican restaurant or just feel that ‘Taco Tuesday’ is far too limiting, you’ll be glad to know that a mere two days later, on February 24, it’s Tortilla Chip Day!

Margarita Day
Adding chips and salsa
Makes the week kick ass

Some-monds Are Better Than No-monds


If case you’re still hungry and/or in need of a little protein after binging on chips, margaritas, and jello in your post-Valentine funk, you’re in luck– February 16 is National Almond Day. What-A-Ya Nuts?! wouldn’t be the company it is today without the almond, so we proudly pay homage.

The humble almond:
in What-A-Ya Nuts?! flavors
it’s allowed to shine

P: 12345678

Now, lest you think we are only interested in the food & drink celebrations (although, let’s just admit that those are the best), we have a matter of serious importance. February 1 was Change Your Password Day. We are not suggesting that you should only practice improving your online security on that day, but it’s a nice reminder.

Change passwords today
Ours are inspired by nuts

Presentations & Pajamas

Speaking of passwords, if you work from home, you probably have to perform daring feats of internet acrobatics using multiple passwords just to log into your company’s server. National Telework Week is celebrated during the week of Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday, which in 2016 is Feb 28- March 5. No one uses the word ‘telework’ anymore, but no one celebrates Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday (or yours, if you WFH) either. We aren’t letting it stop us.

First, a tribute to the benefits of working from home:

Sitting in PJs
A cat on my computer
I’m winning at life


But telecommuting isn’t always awesome:

When ‘colleagues’ are pets
They do not bring birthday treats
Cupcakes for one, please.

Deevine Wine

Ok, time to get back to food and drink. Our two final contributions to your February excuse-for-a-food-fest observance calendar are:

National Drink Wine day, celebrated daily all over the world, but officially on February 18. We think wine is divine. It’s one of our favorite things to pair with WYN (ok, it’s one of our favorite things to pair with just about anything).

A nice Gewürztraminer,
like ‘Colt 45’,
It works every time

Snack In Sanity

And finally, our favorite, National Snack Food Month. Naturally, an entire month devoted to our raison d’être gives us a thrill, and although we are inclined to sail a thousand poetic ships in its honor, it really just comes down to this:

When I feel snacky
Keep your popcorn and candy
Nuts are where it’s at


Be sure to share any haiku you may have for celebrating the month!

Happy February, everyone!

The Nuttiest Trends of 2015

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Welcome back to another special Nutty Rant that will surely make you say, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!”

This week we take a look at the craziest, wackiest trends in fashion & food of 2015. We won’t stop there, though, as we also give you the inside scoop on what to look for in 2016!

Leafy Hair

One crazy trend that had us rolling on the ground was the rise of pasting gold leaf in hair.

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We predict that 2016 will see a turn towards a more… organic approach and see the rise of leafy hair.

Flower Bed Beards

Guys in 2015 decorated their hair with the same kind of “all-natural” approach, introducing the world to the Flower Beard.

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In an attempt to one-up each other in a competition to see who can be the most down to earth, don’t be surprised if you see a spike in Bee Beards in 2016.

Clowning Around

Surprisingly, these girls aren’t “clowning around”, they are actually putting on their makeup for the day in the trendiest way 2015 could come up with.

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Will 2016 be the year Pennywise can roam the streets unnoticed again?

Water Enhancements

Think everybody was moving towards health-conscious food habits in 2015? Think again!

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Evidently, plain-old water wasn’t good enough for some last year, which is where so-called Fat Water came into play. Maybe 2016 will be the year Diet Water finally finds a market.

Eat Your Drinks

Humans have been experimenting with alcohol for thousands of years at this point, but 2015 saw the first ever Powdered Alcohol. Unfortunately, we don’t have plans to taste test it with our delicious nut clusters (like we did with Urban Chestnut last summer).

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At this rate, will 2016 be the year science leads us to an edible “Bloody Mary” tomato or “Pina Colada” coconut. One can only hope.


The most unsurprising trend of 2015 has to be the continuous growth of on-the-go food. This, naturally led to an increase in gas station kitchens, as people looked for a one stop shop.

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Don’t settle for these greasy alternatives, though! We (shamelessly) recommend that you to stock up on plenty of our delicious, all-natural nut clusters throughout 2016 instead so you can save your time, money, and gut!

Lessons Learned in 2015

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Well, the year is finally coming to an end. 2015 has been jam packed with plenty of things that made us go, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” Luckily, we didn’t have to learn these lessons the hard way!

1) Never use the internet to ask people what color your dress is.


2) Evidently, breaking into prison is just as difficult as breaking out…until you get caught.

3) Before calling the cops about a trespasser, remember whose house you’re in.


4) Wait until your first robbery is old news before going back for seconds.


5) Still think Pluto is a small, blue chunk of ice? Well, some still believe it’s a planet too, so don’t feel too bad now that we know it’s true color.


6) If your plan is to raise a medication’s price by 5000%, you’re going to have a bad time.


7) Likewise, committing fraud is a lot easier when you don’t have a country mad at you.

8) Before making that important announcement, double check your notecards (we’re looking at you Steve Harvey).


9) Evidently, understanding ball inflation (or, in this case, deflation) is the first step in defining what makes a catch in the NFL.


10) If you’re a member of FIFA, it’s probably time to stop accepting all those lump sums of “Gifts”.


And with that, we’d like to wish you a happy end to 2015 and a wonderful beginning for 2016! Hopefully the new year provides just as much fodder for laughter and learning, and hopefully we are on the right side of it once again!

11 Things We Can All Be Thankful For

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Happy (belated) Thanksgiving and “You’re Welcome” Day (also known as Black Friday)!

Thought you didn’t have anything to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Think again! There are plenty of things out there that bring joy to all and make our lives so much easier. Only a nut wouldn’t appreciate all these wonderful things!

So, without further adieu, here are 11 things we can all be thankful for this Holiday season and in life all year-round!

1) All of Siri’s extremely helpful responses and advice.


2) All of that good luck and amazing advice brought by fortune cookies.


3) Auto-correct. Because sometimes what you want to say isn’t quite incoherent enough to begin with.


4) All of those people in different countries that email us, offering to pay for a little help. (We still waiting for that wire transfer, but this is gonna be a game-changer.)


5) For the exhilarating content brought to us by C-SPAN. Falling asleep without a Tylenol PM has never been so easy! (The people they are filming can’t even stay awake!).


6) Legos. Keeping parents on their toes since 1932. (When was the last time you stepped on one?)


7) All of the healthy vegetables that make us feel better about stuffing ourselves at Thanksgiving dinner.

Candied Yams

8) The all natural delivery of canned cranberry sauce, always arriving at our homes in it’s natural shape.


9) All the time we get to spend with our kids during the holiday meal.


10) And all the quality family time we get after eating too much.


11) Lastly, but surely not least: all of the great shopping the day after.


So, be sure to count your blessings and never forget that there is plenty to be thankful for out there!

Best of the Internet: Halloween Edition

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Halloween 2015 is right around the corner, and some of the best entertainment can be found in the scariest of places…the internet. We’ve rounded up some of the best (and worst) for your amusement.

Pet costumes

People have always loved dressing up their pets, much to the chagrin of Jay Leno. Sorry Leno, some of these are too good to pass up!

Baked PugTato

Pug in a tater costume


This dog will scare the carp out of you

Animated dog in fish costume

via Giphy

This be mewtiny

Cat in a pirate costume


I think I’ll stick with the spring roll

Sushi dogs


And then there are those who get confused and dress themselves AS their pets. That makeup is NUTS!

lady dressed as her dog



Halloween-themed videos:

The WWW is an endless source of video horror (some of which even fall into that genre), but there is the occasional gem here are there. We favor the ones that make us giggle like a schoolgirl at a One Direction concert .

Note: If you’re at work, headphones may be in order.

Tonight Show #HalloweenFails

Drake vs Tarantula:

The Walking dead Broadway Halloween song:

Halloween Parties:

Need a halloween theme for your fête? As we gear up for the year-long circus that is American democracy in action, a Political Costume Party is both timely and (potentially) hilarious. Encourage friends to come as their favorite character. Costume shops report record sales for masks of ‘The Donald’, or you can DIY with these Hillary-approved options.

The front runners:

Hillary, The Donald, and Bernie

via NBC Chigago



via Imgur

Is your party kid-friendly? Bernie Babies are awfully cute!

Babies for Bernie


If you’re really forward-thinking, be sure to include 2020 presidential contenders in your decor.

Kanye West pumpkin

via The Fooze

And if you’re more concerned with the politics in Westeros, pick your house and send out invitations to your Game of Thrones costume party.

House of Thrones pumpkins


And finally, our nominee for Best Costume: Deez Nuts

Deez Nuts is an actual presidential hopeful, and Deez, if you’re listening, we’ve got some great giveaways for when you hit the campaign trail!

Peanut costumes

via Costumish



Wine is Divine, but Nuts Fill Your Guts!

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These days, What-a-ya Nuts?! are everywhere (except Kroger. We are coming for you, Kroger! The people demand What-a-ya Nuts?!). We are developing, dare we say, something of a snack nut empire. While that may be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, to say that festival-goers at the recent Wine on the WestSide event in Cookeville, Tennessee, went NUTS for What-a-ya Nuts?!, is not.

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We were excited to attend Wine on the WestSide, an annual 21-and-over festival that highlights craft beers, wines from around the world, and plenty of amazing food vendors. Located in historic downtown Cookeville, it is three square blocks of awesome. Although we were there to show off our nuts, we enjoyed the party as much as anyone.

With attendance around 2,500, we were able to expose our nuts to a lot of new customers. That last sentence was awkward, but it’s truerevelers at the event were all smiles when they saw us heading their way, and feedback on our “not too sweet, not too salty” (to quote a fan) nut clusters was amazing. Amid shouts of ‘What-A-Ya Nuts?!’, we got high fives and rave reviews as folks enjoyed the festival atmosphere.

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As the night progressed, hungry patrons began to seek us out, looking for some sustenance and a break from imbibing. Our samples of Maple Cinnamon Madness, Jalapeno Hysteria, and Cracked Parmesan Pepper took center stage as would-be patrons took photos and headed off to their local markets and grocery stores in search of product for themselves. More than one partygoer used the app to buy a case on the spot.

From our own completely unbiased taste tests, we felt that local fave Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Lager paired nicely with the spiciness of the Cracked Parmesan Pepper, while the Force of Nature Chardonnay really brought out the mapley goodness of Maple Cinnamon Madness (which is quite a force of nature itself). But really, the opportunities for pairing are endless, unlike this blog post.

470518_10150836107361436_20354531_oIf you missed us at Wine on the WestSide and find yourself in Cookeville on October 17, look for the mob around our tent at the WCTE Blues & Brews event! That all-day food & beer event looks like it’s going to be NUTrageous! And if you can’t make that festival, you clearly need to reexamine your priorities, but with the word getting out, it won’t be long before you’re seeing us everywhere.

And finally, we leave you would-be festival-goers with these profound words of wisdom: Wine is divine, but Nuts fill your guts. Snack in Sanity!

Football without a great tailgate? What-A-Ya Nuts?!

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As we enter September, most schools have already resumed classes and Fall Sports are getting underway. Today, September 3rd, is actually one of the biggest days for the most essential fall sport. Football Season has begun!

On this day, the NFL is wrapping up their pre-season with all 32 teams facing off, the infamous “DeflateGate” is finally over, and the NCAA officially kicks off the regular season this evening.

That said, the game is only half the fun. Now, you might be thinking, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” but no game is complete without a proper tailgate! On top of that, no tailgate is complete without good food.

What makes a good tailgate snack though? Well, we’ll tell you. It’s got to have great taste, mobility, creative flair, and (of course) it’s got to go well with a cold beverage.

So, keeping all that in mind, here is a handy list of snacks that will surely take your tailgating game to the next level and impress all the fans!

Fan Favorites

Individual Seven Layer Dip

Everybody knows the usual tailgating foods include hot dogs, brats, burgers and dips. Step up your game, though, with these delicious foods made to be eaten on the go!

7-Layer Dip, In a Cup

Fend off those double dippers and mass consumers with this brilliant dip in a cup. By making individual portions of the ever popular 7-Layer Dip, everybody can get their fill without crowding the table or worrying about what else might be in there!

Bite-Sized Pizza Puffs

Everyone loves pizza. After all, you can top it with whatever your heart desires. Unfortunately, the ordinary pizza shape and cut has never been the best for game day or on-the-go snacking. All that has changed, though, with these delicious, bite-sized pizza puffs!

Pizza Dip

If you think those pizza bites are brilliant, then you have to take a look at this recipe! We’ve already covered the fact that everyone loves pizza and a good dip. Well, now you can put down the sticky dough and combine these fan favorites! With this pizza dip, you are guaranteed to make some new friends!

Walking Tacos

While some might save their monthly or weekly dose of tacos for any given Tuesday, we think they are a must for the next tailgate! That said, a good tailgate dish is as much about mobility as it is about taste. That’s why you can’t pass up these genius Walking Tacos!

You brought WHAT? What-A-Ya Nuts?!


Looking for a dish that few have experienced and will turn people’s heads? Well, these recipes will surely do the trick!

Pizza Burgers

As we’ve touched on already, pizza is a staple in almost everybody’s diet. After all, Congress did declare pizza a vegetable at one point. On the other hand, no traditional tailgate is complete without a beefy burger. So, why not mix the two? Next time you’re out there preparing to support your team, surprise your guests with the versatile Pizza Burger!

Bacon Bourbon Pecan Brownies

They have WHAT in them? While some of the true zealots out there may have already experienced the decadent combination of bacon and brownies, these baked treats will surely have people shouting, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” That said, who wouldn’t want breakfast, some good ol’ fashioned tree-nuts, dessert, and a drink all wrapped into one?

Interested in mixing things up even more? Check out this list of the most bizarre tailgate foods ever found!

The Nuttiest Treats


While we love how over-the-top some tailgates can get, there is no denying our other love; delicious, all-natural, and healthy foods. Keeping your dishes on the lighter side doesn’t have to be disappointing though, especially if you bring in your beer’s best friend; the almighty tree-nut.

Party Nut Mixes

While you could stick to these easy recipes of tree-nuts mixed with other spices and treats, we challenge you to compare their ingredients with ours. You may just find that they are more similar than you ever imagined, and could save yourself the trouble by grabbing a bag of your favorite flavor (or all four!).

Nutty Cheese Balls

The only thing better than balls of cheese are those that have been covered in delicious tree-nuts! While most recipes call for toasted pecans covered in spices, we encourage you to try the next batch using our delicious nut clusters! Whether you use the savory Cracked Parmesan Pepper or decide to spice things up with the Jalapeno Hysteria, we are sure you’ll find the combination delightful!

Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thinking about sticking to the always popular chocolate chip cookie infused with your favorite tree-nut? Well, next time try using our Stark Raving Chocolate nut clusters to give your cookies that extra chocolatey and nutty flavor!

Nutty Apple Crisp

While you’ll surely need some extra plates and forks, everybody will be ecstatic when they smell that homemade apple crisp you bring! Instead of topping your recipe with plain old tree nuts, try kicking it up a notch with our Maple Cinnamon Madness into your next apple dish. The flavors were made to go together!

So, next time you go to the game, plan on making a day out of it with the best tailgate around! Invite all the friends, choose the dishes you’ll all love, and root your favorite team on with a full stomach!

A Special “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” Back to School List!

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Getting the kids or teenagers in your house ready for their dreaded first day back at school? Preparing yourself for the Fall semester at University? Then there is no doubt that you’ll soon be needing to do some back to school shopping.

Whether you are looking to set the newest trends or just breathe some new life and creativity into a mundane, everyday activity, you will definitely want to take a look at these nutty products! While a few of these are just plain awesome, picking up any one of these will have everyone screaming, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!”

For the Kids                         For the Teens                         For University


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For the Kids

Next time you see “Box of Crayons” on your kid’s back-to-school list, don’t settle for the standard sized box that everyone will walk in with. Let your kid stand out with a set of 2 pound mega crayons!

We always tell kids to keep their dirty shoes off the furniture, especially tabletops. Now they’ll have a reason to keep their shoes off the ground with these whacky pencil cases disguised as classic Converse.

Though you can customize these containers with any image you want (giving you endless possibilities to catch everybody’s attention), the teachers will surely notice your kid walking in with this comical lunchbox!

If you think any of these are beyond nutty, wait till you take a look at some of the weirdest supplies requests ever!




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For the Teens

Even though laptops are becoming more of a staple within secondary education, USB drives have become a necessity. Nobody wants to show up with an ordinary ‘thumb-drive’, so get your teenager a storage device that will stand out!

Nowadays, laptops have become increasingly more important for students, especially those in high school. Unfortunately, they are the most expensive item on the list! Help your teen protect their laptop from dust, scratches, and theft with these super market oriented covers!

Next time someone prematurely staples a document, be ready with a new, swanky staple remover! While your teenage will surely impress with such an intricate design for a device only used occasionally, they will undoubtedly yell, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” when they find out how much it costs!  

Your teenager’s teachers will find themselves double-taking this semester as they begin to see social media engagement on homework and tests. Making use of Facebook’s universal “Like” button, this new tool will allow you student to give anything a stamp of approval.



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For University

Nobody likes carrying things with their hands, especially when you can strap in on your back with little inconvenience! Backpacks are no longer restricted to cloth or leather turtle shells with a few zippered pockets. Confuse your fellow classmates with one of these zany backpacks!

Most teachers are fairly understanding and lenient about allowing snacks in their class. Take it one step further, though, and see the look on their faces when you show up with an easily storable, solar powered, hot and ready three course meal!

Everybody knows college is expensive, which means cutting costs in as many ways as possible. Luckily, you can even save money on making your music portable with these recycled cardboard speakers.

Every college student will attest to the fact that a lot of time spent at university is in front of the computer. While technology has undoubtedly made research and school work more efficient and effective, sitting around, typing and clicking for hours on end can cause frigid fingers and toes. Thankfully, a couple of heroes out there have come up with USB-powered gloves and slippers! Now you’ll just have to explain to your friends why you are plugged into the computer and have s’mores for feet!

Unfortunately, most dormitories have fairly strict rules against electrical food appliances like toasters, fryers, and grills. That’s why you need an iGrill, so you can do your cooking anywhere else, and get work done at the same time!

When you are finally done using your computer’s USB slot for grilling or keeping your hands and feet warm, the last thing you want is a messy pile of wires. Who needs twist ties, though, when you can easily fold your cords into tacos?

So, there you have it folks! Be sure to start the school year off right with at least one of these nutty back to school products, making all the kids and teachers scream, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!”