The mysterious “eleven herbs and spices” of the Colonel’s legend have been hunted down, desired, and generally appreciated to be part of the magic of (formerly known as) Kentucky Fried Chicken. KFC has struggled to go beyond it’s traditional image of “fried chicken in a bucket” that permeates culture; grilled chicken has been their most notable addition in recent years, while the KFC Double Down sandwich has possibly been their most infamous.
Yet, KFC might make waves by… making cookies?
Serious Eats reports that the chicken champion is working out a chocolate-chip cookie featuring the 11 herbs and spices. While we’re pretty sure that “sugar” is not one of the eleven herbs and spice (by virtue of not being an herb or a spice), the combination of sweet and salty is unexpected, although not unheard of; salted caramel, chocolate-covered pretzels, and Pocky all show how these opposites can combine for deliciousness.
The coverage for the cookie comments that it actually appears more homemade than the current cookie being sold by the Colonel.
If these hit your local KFC (which they may or may not, given that the item is only being tested at the moment), would you give them a try?