A KFC fan has this week achieved the impossible by replicating the fast-food chain's notoriously secretive Original Recipe chicken... After eighteen months of failed attempts, of course.

After the post went viral, KFC (UK and Ireland) have asked their followers to post photos of their attempts so they could rate them and the responses were savage as hell...

Keep scrolling for a good laugh.

Out of all the big mysteries in life...

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The secret recipe for KFC's iconic fried chicken is by far the most sought-after.

For decades now, the Colonel has kept his chicken recipe close to his chest.

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Though KFC was incorporated in 1955, Colonel Harland Sanders had actually been perfecting the recipe in the decades prior.

Even though he also cooked other foods, his fried chicken really stood out.

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And, in the early 1940s, shortly after opening his first restaurant and motel, the newly-appointed Kentucky Colonel had finally perfected his "original recipe" chicken and thus, the KFC we know and love was born.

The restaurant was an instant success, and its growth across the country was rapid.

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In the years following on from its debut, KFC restaurants began popping up all over America and, slowly, the rest of the world.

People were hooked on the Colonel's chicken.

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And, as a result, KFC today stands as one of the most successful fast-food restaurants of all time with over 23,000 outlets all over the world.

But it's all thanks to one thing:

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The Colonel's timeless Original Recipe chicken, of course.

To this day, his original recipe remains one of the world's best-kept secrets.

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The Colonel's lips remained sealed regarding his infamous recipe right up until his death in 1980.

No one knows the true original recipe.

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And the only information the Colonel ever revealed was that it contains "eleven herbs and spices", and that it is made of ingredients that "stand on everybody's shelf".

Obviously, thousands of people have tried their hand at recreating the Colonel's delicious mix of herbs and spices themselves...

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But very few have even been close to fully replicating the Original Recipe Kentucky chicken.

Until now.

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After eighteen months of trying to recreate the KFC recipe at home, and clearly bored in self-isolation, one man has come forward to claim that he has cracked the herby, spicy code.

Twitter user, Dan Fell, took to the social media platform to boast about his achievement...

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And to share the alleged Original Recipe with the world once and for all. After the recipe went viral, whoever runs the KFC Twitter account has decided to ask people to share their attempts to they can rate them... And the responses were savage.

1. 1/10.

Dan was trying to troll them, but they weren't having any of it.

2. 4/10.

Oh yikes!

3. 0/10.

I didn't sign up for this.

4. 5/10.

Doesn't look too appetizing to me...

5. 5/10.

A soccer joke I don't really get but the rating says enough.

6. 9/10.

I think we have a winner because it just gets worse from here...

7. 7/10.

The bread let this one down.

8. 2/10.

All that effort for what? Nothing.

9. 1658/10.

A little bit of cheating going on here...

10. 1/10.

What a mess.

11. 0/10.

We do not condone the consumption of pets and neither does KFC.

12. 9/10.

Good question, why is there a plastic spoon?

13. 8.5/10.

That box scored some extra brownie points.

14. 0/10.

I think this one definitely needs a bit more seasoning.

15. 8/10.

This one looks pretty good to be honest.

16. 6/10.

Neither of them look flattering...

17. 6/10.

KFC went in on this user.

18. 1/10.

Thank your lucky polka dots.

19. 6/10.

Is that an onion bhaji?

20. 9/10.

Those fries look hella good and KFC approves!

21. 7/10.

You tried, hunny.

22. 2/10.

At least the mash kind of pulled it back, right?

23. 7/10.

Is dandruff considered a spice now? Ew.

24. 7.5/10.

Should have stopped at the zinger.

25. 5/10.

I think KFC was being a little generous here...

26. 5/10.

There are always terms and conditions with whoever runs this account.

27. 6/10.

Dry chicken is a big no-no.

28. 7/10.

They were pretty impressed by this serving.

Is anyone else suddenly really hungry for KFC?

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Well, with all KFC restaurants closed until further notice and Dan's pretty legit-sounding recipe, there's nothing stopping you from stepping into the Colonel's shoes for the day. Happy cooking! But if you think this chicken is too unhealthy for you, worry no more. One man ate KFC for an entire week and actually ended up losing weight. Keep scrolling for the full story...