There have been many rumors about the KFC secret recipe being revealed. A reporter for the Chicago Tribune may have stumbled across it. 

Jay Jones is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He was visiting the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, located in Corbin, Ky. He was doing some work for the travel section of the newspaper to feature the restaurant in their "Fork In the Road" feature.

He reached out to the tourism department to speak to a man named Joe Ledington. He is the nephew of the man who founded KFC, Harland Sanders. Joe used to work in the cafe doing odd jobs.

During the interview, he pulled out a scrapbook with picture and other things. One of things he pulled  out was a piece of paper with the last will of his Aunt. On the back of the document was a recipe which included 11 herbs and spices. It also included the exact measurements of each ingredient. You can view the picture here.

Now the writing on the paper was not Sanders. But, Ledington was certain that it was the recipe since he used to mix those together on the roof of the garage of his uncle's.

So, the reporter from the Tribune contacted Yum! Brands, who is the owner of KFC. He showed them the piece of paper and this was there response:

"In the 1940's, Colonel Sanders developed the original recipe chicken to be sold at his gas station diner. At the time, the recipe was written above the door so anyone could have read it. But today, we go to great lengths to protect such a sacred blend of herbs and spices. In fact, the recipe ranks among America's most valuable trade secrets."


There was no response of a yes or no. So, does that mean the secret is out of the bag? Time will tell.