Woman reveals hilarious Christmas prank on unsuspecting dad

Melissa Buttigieg
News Reporter

A woman has revealed how she performed an epic Christmas prank on her dad by replacing his entire box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates with brussels sprouts.

The woman tweeted step-by-step pictures of the prank coming to fruition as she swapped her old man’s favourite treat with a healthy alternative.

Underneath the golden foil wrappers of this box of Ferrero Rochers are brussels sprouts dipped in chocolate, ready to prank a father on Christmas Day. Source: Judy Brown / Twitter

The prank began two Christmases ago when London-based woman Judy Brown brilliantly executed her “sprout prank”, but decided to give her father a reprieve last year.

Thinking his daughter’s pranking days were behind her, the unsuspecting man unwrapped the gold foil this Christmas and shoved the chocolate ball in his mouth. But to his horror, he quickly realised he wasn’t munching on a choc-hazelnut treat, but a sprout that had been merely dipped in chocolate and nuts as a ruse.


Ms Brown tweeted how she upped the anti with this year’s epic trick.

“Yesterday, home for Christmas and with the devil at my elbow, I embarked on my most audacious sprout prank yet,” she tweeted.

The daughter demonstrated how she meticulously dipped the brussels sprouts in melted chocolate and chopped nuts, to replicate the Fererros. She then carefully placed the imposters in the original clear plastic box, glued the label back on, and hid the real ones.


“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,” she wrote.

“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.”

While she admitted the prank produced hilarious results, she feared her dad’s “retribution will be swift and terrible” – but said it would be well worth it.