KFC continues to prove it’s no slouch in the social media department. Last month, minds were blown across the world when Twitter user Mike Edgette discovered that KFC’s Twitter account followed just 11 people – the five Spice Girls and six men named Herb – in a nod to the Colonel’s not-so-secret "11 herbs and spices" recipe.
Who knows how long this gag had been hiding in plain sight, but Mike was the one who started a social media frenzy when he tweeted, “@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this.” Since then, his post has been retweeted more than 322,000 times and scored over 715,000 likes.
Now, KFC has rewarded Mike for his big reveal by gifting him this awesome portrait of the Colonel giving Mike a piggyback ride through an idyllic country landscape, while Mike points to the sky with one hand and grasps a chicken drumstick in the other. Well played, KFC.
Mike posted photos of the portrait to Twitter, naturally, saying “Dreams DO come true. #GiddyUpColonel Thanks @KFC”.
It’s the latest viral hit from the brand that is currently making waves for its fried chicken-scented bath bombs in Japan, and recently launched a KFC-themed clothing and homewares line called KFC Ltd., which includes chicken-printed socks, pillow cases emblazoned with the Colonel’s face, T-shirts, sweaters and jewellery.
Would you have sweet dreams sleeping next to The Colonel? Source: www.kfclimited.com
“Our fans were craving a way to embrace the fried chicken lifestyle, and KFC Ltd. gives them the opportunity to let their colonel flag fly,” said Steve Kelly, the director of media and digital for KFC US, in a media release.
Many of the limited-edition products have now sold out, but you can snap up this Fried Chicken USA sweatshirt for US$76.
Fried chicken lovers, fly that freaky flag with pride.
Melbourne-based food and wine writer Sarah Gamboni has had to pull back on a few of her favourite things – chilli, gin and espresso – since bringing her daughter, Frankie, into the world. But she has discovered one post-natal perk: those stretchy-waist maternity jeans are heaven when heading out for a big meal. Follow her on Instagram @eatmywords_au