Garlic salt and garlic powder are both popular seasonings used in cooking, but they are not the same. Garlic salt is a blend of ground dehydrated garlic and table salt, while garlic powder is pure garlic in a powdered form. Garlic salt is saltier and has a more intense garlic flavor than garlic powder. Garlic powder is more versatile and can be used in more recipes than garlic salt. Since garlic powder has no added salt, it is preferred by those who are watching their sodium intake.