If you think you could only turn to your favourite Kentucky’s Fried Chicken when you wanted to dig into some freshly oven-baked/grilled/roasted/fried chicken, then you probably haven’t come across its social media team, yet. Well, in that case, you should know that KFC happens to have an extremely brilliant Twitter handling team, which has taken ‘pun-of course intended’ to a whole new level. Long story short, their Twitter handle, with about 1.23 million followers the last we checked, happens to follow just 11 Twitter users. And these are the five Spice Girls and six men named Herb. You heard us!
While KFC has always maintained how its original recipe contains 11 herbs and spices, when some Twitter users noticed how the fast-food chain meant it for real, the Internet was, safe to say, SHOOK!
Also, many Twitter users took this as an opportunity to take out their Sherlock Holmes pipes and wonder (tweet) out loud how this was also a clever giveaway by KFC. While the American fast food restaurant chain has been vocal about how they use 11 herbs and spices, this one move revealed how the recipe most probably had five spices and six herbs. Geddit?!
Now with KFC following the five spice girls — Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton and the six ‘Herbs’ — Herb Scribner, Herb J. Wesson Jr., Herb Waters, Herb Dean, Herb Sendek and Herb Alpert, this is what Twitterati had to say.
Here are some of the funniest reactions that followed thereafter.
.@KFC follows 11 people.
Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.
11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this.
— NO CHILL (@NoChillPosts) October 20, 2017
— Noah 🎃 (@AnArkBuilder) October 20, 2017
It’s been brought to my attention that @KFC only follow 11 people. The Spice Girls and 6 guys called Herb. 11 Herbs and Spices. Mindblown..
— Gary Lancaster (@gary_lancaster) October 19, 2017
The punny genius of @KFC following only 11 herbs and spices 😂😄🤣
— Ottilia Anna M (@MaS1banda) October 20, 2017
.@KFC follows 11 people consisting of 6 people named Herb and 5 Spice Girls. 11 Herbs & Spices. Give that Social Media Exec a raise! 🙌
— Mike Pattinson (@MikePattinson) October 20, 2017
I was just alerted that @kfc follows 11 Herbs and spices. (The 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb). I’m shook. That’s fucking genius.
— Geoffrawr Ghost-ier (@mistergoats) October 20, 2017
The other 10 are 5 Spice Girls and 5 other guys named Herb.
That makes 11 Herbs & Spices.
— UK and Irish Packers (@ukpackers) October 20, 2017
More mind blowing is that they just reviled that its 5 spices and 6 herbs in the recipe think they just say 11 herbs and spices
— jimmy b (@JamesTB1986) October 20, 2017
Lmao TIL from a guy in my FB friends list that @kfc follows 11 accounts: the Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.
11 Herbs and Spices.
— Law Talkin’ Student (@THE_Smoot) October 9, 2017