Coca Cola, McDonald’s and KFC are keeping their recipes close to their chests. Find out more about the most protected secrets in the world with Fullonfeed!
10. Dr. Pepper – Made from 23 different ingredients known only to 3 senior employees at any one time. There is a rumor that one of the ingredients is prune juice.
9. WD40 – Created after 40 attempts all previous projects are trade secrets, along with the final formula. The company mixes substances in 3 different cities round the world.
8. Google’s Algorithms – Over 500 improvements are made each year to improve Google’s search methods. Able to find accurate results to misspelled searches, search quality methods are fiercely protected.
7. Lena Blackburne’s Baseball Rubbing Mud – Mud from a secret New Jersey location is sold to dull the surface of new baseball. Used by all major league teams, the company makes 5 to 6 trips a year to the source.
6. Krispy Kreme Doughnut – The recipe was sold to Ishmael Armstrong, along with a Kentucky donut shop, in 1933. Only 4 people know the recipe.
5. KFC Recipe – Containing II herbs & spices, different parts of the recipe are blended in 2 separate factories. Handwritten in the 1950s, the original recipe is locked in a safe in Kentucky.
4. Thomas’ English Muffins – Only 7 people at Bimbo Bakeries know the recipe for the muffins. When exec. Chris Botticella left to join rival Hostess Brands, Bimbo went to court to ban the move.
3. Big Mac (Special Sauce recipe) – McDonald’s lost the original recipe during the 1980s. When Ex -exec.Fred Turner returned, he remembered the 36 year old recipe & brought it back.
2. Chartreuse – A 55% green liquor made by French monks uses a secret mix of 130 herbs. Now only 2 monks know the recipe, which was hidden from authorities during the French revolution.
1. Coca Cola recipe – The recipe became a trade secret at the end of the 19th century. In 2006 a Coca Cola employee was arrested for attempting to sell the recipe to Pepsi for $1.5 million.