KFC's 'secret ingredient' is a brain-frying neurotoxin
A number of recent news stories have speculated that the
"secret" to the flavor of KFC's famous original fried chicken might now
be out, after the Chicago Tribune published a recipe by Colonel
The real secret ingredient But are these
herbs and spices – or any herbs and spices – actually the secret to the
flavor of KFC's original chicken? According to the KFC website, the
Original Recipe chicken is actually made by first marinating the
meat-on-the-bone in a mix of salt, sodium phosphate and MSG.
It is then breaded in a mix made from flour, salt, tricalcium
phosphate, whey, nonfat milk, egg whites, corn starch, potato starch,
maltodextrin, triglycerides, "natural flavoring," gelatin and – last of
all – " Colonel's Secret Original Recipe Seasoning." So the bulk of the flavor in the chicken – as in many of the foods sold at KFC – actually comes from additives such as natural flavoring and MSG.