KFC Only Follows 11 People But It’s Pure Genius

It's interesting to see who celebrities and big corporations follow on social media because it shows who is in their inner circle. Take US President Donald Trump for example, he only follows 45 accounts (is it because he's the 45th president? Coincidence, I think not), or award-winning singer Beyoncé, who only subscribes to 10 people, her sister, her Destiny's Child band mates and a few other singers.

While those two examples are mildly eyebrow-raising, it doesn't compare to fast food restaurant KFC. Who would be the first account you'd think they would follow off the top of your head? McDonalds - to keep an eye on the competition? An account run by a sassy or funny chicken? Or what about some renowned chefs?

Nope - all wrong.

KFC Twitter
KFC Twitter

Credit: Twitter

The KFC account follows only 11 people and at first look, it's a bit confusing why it's those people. But then you'll realise that the only accounts it follows are the Spice Girls and six blokes named Herb.

Everyone knows that KFC prides itself on its 11 herbs and spices and this is some next level banter playing out on their social media account.


The revelation has certainly left some fans completely shooketh.

Samantha wrote: "The person that runs the KFC account needs a raise. I don't care how much they make now. GIVE THEM A RAISE."

While Adam kept the banter coming with this joke: "They must have a seasoned marketing person. #seewhatIdidthere."

Other people have called the move 'genius', 'hilarious' and 'brilliant', however rival fast food chain Wendy's took the news pretty hard, commenting: "Just realized they weren't following back. Rude. Good joke though.

Those 11 herbs and spices (the KFC recipe not the Spice Girls and guys named Herb) has been one of the most guarded secrets in the fast food restaurant industry. A copy of the mixture is reportedly held in a vault in the Louisville headquarters, along with a vial of each ingredient.

It's been an elusive recipe until last year, when Kentucky resident Joe Ledington came forward with what he claimed to be the correct mixture to make the delicious and succulent chicken. Employees at the Chicago Tribune did a test, adding only MSG and came away with a product they believed was 'indistinguishable' to the real deal.

Ledington's recipe is 2/3 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 1/3 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried mustard, 4 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 3 teaspoons white pepper.

There are a few other steps involved in getting KFC meals ready, but those are the 11 herbs and spices.

So, if you feel like being the Colonel for a day, give it a go.

Sources: Chicago Tribune

Featured Image Credit: PA

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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