Followers of the 9-8 Philadelphia Eagles are a particularly superstitious bunch, a lot in order that there’s a whole It’s All the time Sunny episode about our perception that any repeated motion taken on sport day will assure an Eagles win. (It really works, so hold doing it.) However are Eagles followers superstitious sufficient to consider that Lay’s chips produced from potatoes grown in the identical filth as Lincoln Monetary Discipline will assist the group win Sunday’s sport towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Just one approach to discover out.
Round this time of yr, manufacturers begin to up the ridiculous advertising stunts in anticipation of the Tremendous Bowl, when soccer followers shall be extra doubtless to purchase chips, beer, and vans. In 2022, Lay’s has taken that directive to the subsequent degree, hiring three-time Tremendous Bowl-winning 49ers former vast receiver Jerry Rice to advertise Golden Grounds, a limited-edition chip that’s supposedly made by planting potatoes in a area combined with filth taken straight from the fields of NFL groups just like the Eagles. “To thank the followers who stayed golden by the great instances and the unhealthy instances, Lay’s went the place no chip has gone earlier than.” Followers might tweet on the Lay’s Twitter account to be entered right into a sweepstakes to win a bag for themselves.
Eater Philly was despatched a bag of those hallowed Lincoln Monetary Discipline chips, and with out spending too lengthy questioning how a lot these chips may be price on eBay in 20 years, ripped them open to do a style take a look at. Would consuming a handful of Golden Grounds chips give the Eagles the superstitious assist they should take dwelling an enormous win towards famous Eagles enemy Tom “Large Strawberry” Brady? Did the chips style like victory? Was the flavour one in every of pleasure, face paint, Swoop, hoagies, cheesesteaks, crab fries, tailgating, and vans? May the feeling of shouting from the stands within the Linc truly be felt in a bag of in any other case seemingly regular, plain-flavored Lay’s chips? May you hear the Eagles combat track sounding out triumphantly?
Hm, no. They tasted just about like chips.
Roughly half of the NFL stadiums are turf, not filth. When reached for remark about how — say — the Seattle Seahawks’s Golden Grounds chips had been made, if not from the filth on the precise area, a spokesperson for Lay’s stated, “Lay’s labored with the varied NFL franchises to safe soil straight from their beloved stadiums and fields. After they collected filth from every group’s area or stadium grounds, they combined it into their very own part of the potato area, harvested them individually, and produced the chips individually — all to ensure that every group’s chips had been grown within the glory of their group’s grounds.”
Not a really satisfying reply, however not less than there’s nonetheless chips. Go birds.