6-year-old ‘Shirley Temple King’ goes viral for adorable drink reviews - Dexerto

6-year-old ‘Shirley Temple King’ goes viral for adorable drink reviews

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:47

by Alan Bernal


Young Instagramer Leo Kelly, better known as ‘theshirleytempleking,’ is going viral for some of the most adorable but honest reviews of his namesake, the Shirley Temple.

The simple drink that combines grenadine, Ginger Ale or lemon-lime soda, ice, and Maraschino cherries isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. In fact, according to the Shirley Temple King, there’s a ton of factors that can easily break a Shirly Temple’s claim to fame.

From the perfect ratio of grenadine used to not enough cherries in the cocktail, there’s a lot that can go wrong for a mixture – and don’t even get him started about using plastic cups.

Shirley Temple cherry cocktail
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A lot can go wrong with a Shirley Temple, and the King will certainly spot it if it does.

But the 6-year-old Instagram reviewer obviously caught onto something great, with a following of less than 600 as of January 27 to over 26,000 just a day later.

The premise of his account is simple, he goes around “rating Shirley Temples (non-alcoholic duhh) across all sorts of establishments,” according to his Instagram bio.

It seems like Kelly has his method of review down: take a look at the Shirley Temple in front of him, take a single sip, and off to calculate its place on a 10-point scale – 10 being the highest rating.

He told CTbites that the perfect Shirley Temple consists of “a glass, 3 cherries, and a good balance of grenadine.”

His Instagram followers are treated to his pursuit of finding the perfect sip from restaurants or resorts in his local Connecticut area and beyond. And he doesn’t hold back either.

“That just tastes like cherry-flavored Ginger Ale,” he said in his August 26 review for the Friendly’s chain. “That doesn’t even taste like a Shirley Temple, it tastes like a cherry-flavored Ginger Ale.”

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Today I’m at @friendlys to test out their #shirleytemple. Tasted like a Cherry / Cranberry Flavored @canadadrygingerale so its ?????? for me! #theshirleytempleking #youtubekids @theellenshow @jimmyfallon @jimmykimmel @jimmykimmellive @cheribundi

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But the man can be pleased.

“That is so good I’m going to give that a 10,” he said in a December 16 review for Lotte New York Palace’s mix. “Because A, I never get to have these gourmet cups; B, there’s so much cherries; and C, it’s so good.”

Kelly is making major headway on the Instagram social ladder, and his keen sense of taste might have restaurants improving their cocktail in case they get a visit from The Shirley Temple King.

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett


A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
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NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

Screenshot showing Twitch channel and their followers
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NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.