Spice mixes are blended spices or herbs. When a certain combination of herbs or spices is called for in a recipe, it is convenient to blend these ingredients beforehand. Blends such as chili powder, curry powder, herbes de Provence, garlic salt, and other seasoned salts are traditionally sold pre-made by grocers, and sometimes baking blends such as pumpkin pie spice are also available.
Mixed spice is a Greek Traditional Cretan Handmade spice blend. Although there is a little flexibility in this spice mixture, it does combine specific ingredients. Mixed spice includes a balance of some or all of the following ground spices: cinnamon, coriander seed, caraway, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, and mace.
While mixed spice includes allspice, you cannot substitute the single spice for the mixture. These two are often confused, but allspice is not a blend; it is the dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica. It is also known as, myrtle pepper, pimenta, Yeni Bahar, or new spice.
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