KFC Only Follows 11 People On Twitter

And They're All Herbs & Spices!

It seems KFC has found the perfect recipe for a viral marketing ploy.

The fried chicken chain’s twitter account quietly followed the 5 spice girls – Geri Horner, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Victoria Beckham – and 6 guys named Herb. Yep, that’s right. 11 Herbs & Spices.

Somehow, twitter user @edgette22 noticed , and tweeted about it. That’s when things got crazy.

That tweet has since been retweeted over 320,000 times. As it turns out, KFC made the move over a month ago, and were just waiting to see what would happen. Well played, colonel. Well played.