Colonel Sanders’ Nephew Reveals the Big Secret – KFC’s 11 Herbs and Spices Blend

Well, if there is one outlet in the world that has been consistent in serving the most finger-licking fried chicken, it is KFC. No matter where you go, you cannot compare the amazing umami of every piece that comes out of everybody’s favorite bucket. In fact, many people have tried various spices and herb blends to achieve the same flavor at home. No one could actually get the exact same ratio. Well, if you have also failed numerous times, this is your lucky day. Turns out, the cat is finally out of the bag. The most famous and secret 11 herbs and spices blend of KFC is out!

A Secret Kept Hidden for Decades

The secret blend of spices and herbs was the recipe of the famous Colonel Sanders, the father of fried chicken and it has been kept hidden from customers for many years. However, in 2016, someone from the Sander family decided to release the recipe, and it was none other than Colonel’s own nephew. The internet went crazy as people not only figured out the exact spices that were sitting in their kitchens for all these years, but also the exact measurements.

How Did the Secret Came Out

People always thought that the Colonel must have hidden this mystical recipe under high security. But it was not true. The blend was found in one of the family’s scrapbooks. It was during an interview with the Chicago Tribune that the recipe was written at the backside of Ledington’s aunt’s last will. It was casually handwritten with a blue pen, and the title read “11 Spices – Mix With 2 Cups White Fl.” Under the title was the treasure everyone was waiting for. When you all must have tried every possible spice you could think of, all you really needed were some basic everyday spices, and the secret, key ingredient was White Pepper! Now go ahead and treat your family to crispy, fried chicken from the comfort of your home.