We don’t care how experimental their kale combinations are, there isn’t a cheerful YouTuber on the planet who eats cleaner than Figgy Poppleton-Rice.
Cauliflower, according to Figgy’s philosophy, isn’t a food – it’s a lifestyle choice. When Figgy boils an egg for her breakfast, she swaps out the carb-loaded soldiers for a pile of rocket lettuce, because that’s actually a totally viable substitute. If Figgy’s hosting a dinner party, the lucky guests can look forward to such canapes as cucumber stuffed with carrot. She’s a fucking clean-eating revolutionary.
Mainly, though, we like Figgy Poppleton-Rice because she’s a parody of the just-a-teeny-bit-smug clean-eating movement, and a pretty funny one at that. The brains behind the operation? Err, KFC, weirdly.
In what would appear to be a cheeky pop at people who would sooner Instagram filtered pictures of spinach than go face-first into a Bargain Bucket, the fast good giant seem to be collaborating with Figgy (who it looks like they’ve invented themselves) as part of a hoax ad campaign.
The KFC Twitter account has even been advertising a new #Cleaneating Burger with Figgy’s endorsement. Chia-seeded cauliflower, unsweetened almond yoghurt, ice cube relish – what’s not to love?
We’re still not entirely sure what the point of all this is, but Figgy is active on a number of social media platforms.
She even has her own website, where you can find such delights as Figgy’s Dirty Dog.
1 x raw carrot
1 x raw aubergine
Handful of sweetcorn
Will this new direction garner the fried chicken experts the viral tidal wave they’re after? Stay tuned to find out.
(Main image credit: KFC/Twitter)