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Local Source for Pink Salt??

jdm Jul 30, 2006 09:04 PM

Just wondering if there is a local source for pink salt, or Morton's Quik Cure Salt. At 1.99 per pound, it seems crazy to pay $8 additional for shipping!


  1. Gooseberry Jul 30, 2006 10:46 PM

    I have seen pink salt (not sure if it was the variety you had in mind) along with grey, black and assorted white salts for sale at The Coffee Market, 1578 Hopkins St, Berkeley. Sold by weight, also in little jars. You might want to call ahead and ask about prices; afraid I don't remember. For all I know, it might make $8 shipping look reasonable!

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      OldTimer Jul 30, 2006 11:25 PM

      If you are asking for "pink salt", you may get Kauai red salt, that is about $5.00 lb in Kauai. The Morton's Quik Cure salt is very hard to find, tho I have seen it in Midwestern regular grocery stores. I would check on places that sell sausage-making supplies.

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        TomG Jul 31, 2006 12:03 AM

        If you're referring to 6.25% sodium nitrite(prague #1) try First Spice Mixing Co. 195 Arkansas St. I think 10#s cost me about $7.00.

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          jdm Jul 31, 2006 01:35 AM

          Cool. Thanks.

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          Meredith Jul 31, 2006 05:20 PM

          I know it was pink, but I don't know if it was the type of pink salt you wanted. Rainbow grocery has it in the bulk section along with many other types of salt.

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            Foodluva Jul 31, 2006 05:25 PM

            trader joes has pink salt...

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              TomG Jul 31, 2006 05:39 PM

              I think JDM is looking for a nitrite containing curing salt which is usually tinted pink to distinguish it from white table salt.

              1. maria lorraine Aug 1, 2006 05:41 AM

                Perhaps you are referring to Bolivian rose salt. This salt
                comes in a rock formation, about the size of a baseball,
                though oval. Its color is pink.

                It's the finest I've ever had: fresh, bright, citrus-y,
                even with a hint of lime zest flavor.

                You can read more at:

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