KFC's Official Twitter Account Only Follows 11 People But It’s Pure Genius

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KFC's Official Twitter Account Only Follows 11 People But It’s Pure Genius

Corporate social media accounts are trying to show off a little more personality these days - which is why you might see one supermarket trolling another or an optician chain going in on a high-end designer.

But when it comes to clever Twitter banter, KFC has smashed it with its stripped-down list of accounts followed.

At first glance, it seems a bit of a weird list, but if you take a closer look you'll see it's the five Spice Girls and six blokes named Herb - or to put it more simply, the famous 11 Herbs and Spices.

Credit: Twitter/@kfc
Credit: Twitter/@kfc

For those who are still confused, KFC prides itself on its 11 herbs and spices that are used in its original recipe chicken, so much so it's chosen to only follow 11 herbs and spices. Pretty funny, eh?

KFC fans who have spotted the funny revelation have been quick to praise whoever runs its official Twitter account, with one person writing: "The person that runs the KFC account needs a raise. I don't care how much they make now. GIVE THEM A RAISE."

While someone else 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 since KFC was founded in 1952... well, 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!

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Topics: Food, Interesting, Twitter

Claire Reid
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