Colonel Harland Sanders’ handwritten fried chicken recipe blending those 11 herbs and spices is going to be moved from its home in a locked file cabinet inside a vault to an undisclosed location. After KFC headquarters in Louisville, Ky., modernizes the recipe’s permanent hideaway, it will be returned.
The recipe has been in the file cabinet for more than 20 years.
Ex-New York City police detective Bo Dietl has been hired to protect the age-yellowed sheet of notebook paper that holds the recipe, which will be tucked away in a briefcase handcuffed to him when it is whisked away by armored car.
KFC isn’t taking any chances when it comes to their secret recipe of “eleven herbs and spices,” it would seem.
The brand’s top executive admitted his nerves were aflutter despite the tight security he lined up for the operation.
“I don’t want to be the president who loses the recipe,” KFC President Roger Eaton said. “Imagine how terrifying that would be.”
So important is the 68-year-old concoction that coats the chain’s Original Recipe chicken that only two company executives at any time have access to it. The company refuses to release their name or title, and it uses multiple suppliers who produce and blend the ingredients but know only a part of the entire contents.
From the AP.
KFC, I got news for y’all. My momma’s fried chicken is better than KFC’s could ever hope to be. And I bet that every other Southerner can say almost the same thing (my grandmother’s fried chicken, my wife’s fried chicken, my aunt’s fried chicken, etc…). I’ve had your fried chicken, and it’s almost the polar opposite of what I would call “great.” I said almost the polar opposite, so I’m not saying it’s disgusting. It’s just…not that good.
That stuff may go over like hot cakes in places like China or Quebec, where they don’t know any better, but down here? Yeah. You need to get over yourselves.