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?

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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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