Seasoned salt is a blend of table salt, herbs, spices, other flavourings, and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG). It is sold in supermarkets and is commonly used in fish and chip shops and other take-away food shops. It is also known as seasoning salt, season salt, and chip spice.
The "chip spice" variant was introduced into the United Kingdom in the 1970s in Kingston upon Hull by the Spice Blender company - the recipe was based on American spiced salts containing paprika. It mainly contains salt and spices (such as paprika) but also contains tomato powder.
Chicken salt, as sold in Australia and New Zealand, generally contains chicken extracts, which are listed as the second ingredient after salt. It is therefore not suitable for vegetarians. However, some flavoured salts sold as chicken salt do not contain chicken extracts or concentrates. It is not related to the chicken flavouring or seasoning that is found on potato crisps, although it can be similar in appearance (both have a slight yellow colouring).
Ingredients vary by recipe or manufacturer. Common herbs and spices include:
Also, for an umami taste:
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