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Lawry's Roasted Garlic Salt was simply the best spice I've ever had. And had I known it was discontinued I would've bought a few cases.

If you're familiar with it can you recommend something similar.

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    The ingredient list from the back of the bottle, in order: Salt, sugar, modified corn starch, roasted garlic, spices (including oregano and basil), natural flavor, extractives of carrots.
    – Cindy
    May 14, 2018 at 13:56
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    This was flagged for closure because this site doesn't do recipe requests. However, since you're trying to mimic an existing recipe, it might be acceptable. Have you tried duplicating it yourself? What were the particular flavor components of it that you find lacking in other spice blends?
    – Erica
    May 14, 2018 at 15:42
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    Asking for a substitute for a discontinued product is certainly fine, the close voters were probably trying to follow the law, not the spirit.
    – JohnEye
    May 15, 2018 at 21:30
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    And that means the law is not effective because all it does is leave a sour taste. May 15, 2018 at 22:45
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    Restaurant mimicry has been considered on topic since the early days of this site, as you have a specific goal that other people would be familiar with, and this would be similar (Although it might get iffy if you asked some hole in the wall restaurant unless you also tell what you’ve tried and how it differed from the restaurant)
    – Joe
    May 21, 2018 at 16:47

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We know that:

"Natural flavor" and "carrot extract" are really hard to find and are the ingredients with the least amount of weight in this recipe so I'll leave them out of this for the moment.

If we would mix 5 teaspoons of the above ingredients we'd come to a total of 0.8795g, which is too low so let's increase the cheapest and heaviest ingredient:

  • 1.4 teaspoons of salt + 1 teaspoon sugar + 1 teaspoon of corn starch + 1 teaspoon of garlic +1 of spices is 1.09 g

That leaves you to play with 0.01g of natural flavor and carrot extract to get it just right, but the above should be 99% correct.

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    Great answer! I would be very interested to know the results from anyone who tries this.
    – Cindy
    Jun 7, 2018 at 9:12
  • @Cindy I don't know what the original tastes like as I've never used it, so I just took a best shot at recreating a recipe from best estimates but if you know what it tastes like, it'l take just 5 teaspoons of ingredients you already have in the house to test it out...
    – Fabby
    Jun 7, 2018 at 13:44
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    Sorry, I've never used it. I'm hoping that someone who is familiar with it will try your recipe and let us know.
    – Cindy
    Jun 7, 2018 at 13:48
  • Looking at those ingredients I'm going to go out on a limb and say it tastes mostly like salt. Jun 7, 2018 at 14:23
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    I've never tasted Lawry's, I just went by ingredients and what it looks like and cost and then reverse-engineered... @RandyZeitman
    – Fabby
    Jun 9, 2018 at 15:08
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I am also looking to replace the Roasted Garlic salt from Lawry's. The flavor was perfect and just a little dash or two enhanced the flavor of so many things.

As an experiment, I tried blending one part 'Lawry's Seasoned Salt' to one part 'McCormicks Roasted Garlic' (something I bought looking for an alternative) in a small shaker. I compared the two (yes, I have about 1/2 inch left in my last bottle of 'Lawry's Roasted Garlic Salt'!) and it isn’t too bad. I put a little bit on boiled potatoes and it is by far the closest thing I have found to date.

I will be experimenting further in the future hoping to make it a closer match.

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  • Thank you Tommy. I'll give that a go! I have 4" left in my shaker and you're welcome to one of them for your help! (Yes, I'd really send it.) Is the MCCORMICK the ROASTED GARLIC POWDER? But I also see this ... "McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb" to try in combo. And I can tell you the McCormick Black Garlic Powder Seasoning is already $9 ... up from $6 ... up from $3. I bought ten at $6. I go through a bottle every two weeks ... I'd like to buy a case but have not yet been able to. Oct 2, 2019 at 20:00

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