As in: Kentucky Fried Chicken's "eleven secret herbs and spices"
Kentucky Fried Chicken is a fast food chain which makes great claim to "eleven secret herbs and spices."
In an attempt to bring down this evil empire of tasty fried things, I have searched in vain for these eleven herbs and
spices. In the process I've learned some interesting things:
- Many sources claim that pepper and MSG are key secret spices. In fact, the book Big Secrets
claims to have performed a chemical analysis and found only four secret spices: salt, flour, ground Black Pepper and MSG.
- A Rice University student newspaper (The Thresher) claims that one of the secret ingredients is lead.
I think this is a joke, because they also are careful to point out that the biscuits are lead free!
- The KFC corporation corporate operator claims the recipe does exist and it is stored in a Kentucky
vault. For some reason this operator would not tell me the contents of said secret recipe. Either she does not
know, or she is one of the conspirators.
- A fellow alumnus from my high school worked in a KFC for two years. He knows for a fact that his
particular greasy chicken site had twelve secret spices - every morning these heathen boys
would piss in the daily batter. As disturbing as this story is, he claimed it was completely true.