What the hell is chicken salt? How one condiment became a national obsession

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“Chicken salt or plain salt?”

It’s a question that’ll confuse the hell out of everyone — except Aussies — when ordering hot chips, a.k.a. fries.

But damn, do Aussies love it. The condiment is a mainstay of takeaway food shops around the country, and considering there’s a fish and chip shop on basically every regional corner, that’s saying something. But what the heck is it?

While Canadians load their chips with poutine, Belgians have them with mayo and Germans happily dip theirs in curry ketchup, Australians prefer to douse their fried potatoes with a fluorescent yellow (sometimes orange) salt substance.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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