I was raised on Morton’s salt from a cardboard cylinder and McCormick’s black pepper from a red and white can. Occasionally, some garlic salt or dehydrated parsley flakes would show up. My first foray into the world of actual food seasoning as an dependent almost-adult was Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. I can’t remember how I found out about it – probably some random overheard comment.
Not that I was doing much cooking back then – only practicing little “dinner parties” for other junior operators in my social circle – so Jane’s was mostly a table seasoning. We had a blissful few weeks together and then I decided to branch out and try Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper, which was a huge disappointment to me and turned me off the brand completely.
It’s been a long time since then, but I remember the salt as the stuff of magic. Do they still make it? I should find it and try it again.