Followers of the 9-8 Philadelphia Eagles are a particularly superstitious bunch, a lot in order that there’s a whole It’s At all times 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 made out of potatoes grown in the identical grime as Lincoln Monetary Area will assist the staff win Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Just one technique to discover out.
Round this time of yr, manufacturers begin to up the ridiculous advertising and marketing stunts in anticipation of the Tremendous Bowl, when soccer followers will likely be extra doubtless to purchase chips, beer, and vans. In 2022, Lay’s has taken that directive to the subsequent stage, hiring three-time Tremendous Bowl-winning 49ers former extensive receiver Jerry Rice to advertise Golden Grounds, a limited-edition chip that’s supposedly made by planting potatoes in a area combined with grime taken straight from the fields of NFL groups just like the Eagles. “To thank the followers who stayed golden by way of the nice instances and the dangerous 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 Area chips, and with out spending too lengthy questioning how a lot these chips could be value on eBay in 20 years, ripped them open to do a style check. Would consuming a handful of Golden Grounds chips give the Eagles the superstitious assist they should take dwelling an enormous win in opposition to famous Eagles enemy Tom “Large Strawberry” Brady? Did the chips style like victory? Was the flavour certainly one of pleasure, face paint, Swoop, hoagies, cheesesteaks, crab fries, tailgating, and vans? Might 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? Might 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 grime. When reached for remark about how — say — the Seattle Seahawks’s Golden Grounds chips have been made, if not from the grime on the precise area, a spokesperson for Lay’s mentioned, “Lay’s labored with the assorted NFL franchises to safe soil straight from their beloved stadiums and fields. After they collected grime from every staff’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 staff’s chips have been grown within the glory of their staff’s grounds.”
Not a really satisfying reply, however not less than there’s nonetheless chips. Go birds.