If you’re a sports fan, you know that there’s something so fantastic about them that you want to incorporate aspects of them into your everyday life. Maybe you wear team jerseys, have plaques of your favorite players on the walls of your home, or you watch highlights of games on your phone. Thanks to the @SportyFoods Instagram account, you can also get ideas for how to incorporate sports into your meals.
The excellent compilation of sports foods comes courtesy of 19-year-old Anthony, who is a Digital Media Manager at Wooter and resides in New York City. Regarding the account, he explained, “I consider the foods I post on @SportyFoods edible works of art. When I first started the account, I would find content exclusively online, on sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr. Now I receive messages and emails from fans asking me to feature them. It’s really exciting. The account has come a long way.”
The posts on @SportyFoods cater to every sport, so chances are you’ll be able to find something that’s perfect for you to try for whatever team and athlete you cheer on in your home. As far as his process for putting together a post, Anthony said, “I try to switch up what I’m posting each time. If I post soccer cupcakes one day, the next day I’ll post football brownies, and the next, maybe hockey cookies. I try to keep the content fresh so my audience doesn’t grow bored.”
@SportyFoods hasn’t been around very long, but it’s quickly grabbed the attention of many who love the perfect combination of sports and food. When it comes to when and why the account was started, Anthony said, “I’m the Digital Media Manager at a company called Wooter. It’s a startup with a limited marketing budget. We rely heavily on social media to establish our brand and promote our services to the masses. My company manages several different Instagram accounts in order to target the different niches within the sports world, because it is so vast.
“This account was created in March 2015 under the handle @WooterFood as a promotional device for our brand. Obviously, we pivoted the focus of the account and it has since evolved into @SportyFoods. Today the account has a glorious identity all its own.”
Regarding the first post, Anthony explained, “The first post on this account is this:
“It feels like it’s been centuries since it was posted. This was before we decided to go with the sports theme. At this time, we were just posting astonishing food art. I’m not sure I can say exactly why we chose this material. Like all of the photos we post, we felt it was really artistic and deserved to be shared.”
So what is it that Anthony loves so much about sports themed foods? “I never knew there was such a thing as ‘sports-themed’ food before I created the account. I was surfing through Pinterest one day and I stumbled upon a photo of chocolate-covered strawberries that looked like footballs. I remember thinking to myself, ‘This. Is. Awesome.’ So simple, yet so creative. Immediately I began searching for more sports-themed foods. I became so engrossed. Eventually I decided that these foods are too beautiful not to share, so I dedicated an entire Instagram account to them.”
Considering the theme of the account, obviously I had to ask Anthony if he’s ever tried to make any of the foods in the posts. “No, never! I would love to try, but I know they won’t come out the way they look in the photos. As much as I appreciate the foods I post, I’m not much of a chef or baker. I know I’ll just wind up embarrassing myself in my attempt at making anything on @SportyFoods.”
There’s a lot of fun and creative posts on @SportyFoods, but which were the most viral? “It’s hard to say which photo was the most viral. The most liked photo we’ve ever posted is this banana dog:
“That was before we started exclusively sharing sports-themed food. The most liked (and shared) sports-themed photo is this one:
“People like the banana dog because it’s adorable, you just want to (literally) eat him up! It’s easy to see why the basketball cake balls got so much attention – they’re extraordinary. They look almost like real basketballs!”
As a sports fan, I’m truly impressed with the quality of content that’s curated for @SportyFoods. There’s a lot to love about the account, and an impressive amount of options to try for your next sports-themed gathering. Before you check out all the posts on the @SportyFoods Instagram account, take a look below at some of the content that you can expect to find.
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