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Buying Citric Acid in Boston area for candy making

dreamerlpme Dec 14, 2007 08:36 AM

Does anyone know where I can find citric acid in the Boston area? I am making bath bombs for the holidays but citric acid can also be used in candy making and canning/preserving.

Or does anyone know of candy making supply stores in the area?


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  1. pamalamb RE: dreamerlpme Dec 14, 2007 09:15 AM

    If you can't find any in a food-related store, you might want to try Michael's or AJ Wright's in their candy making or soap making aisles.

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      alsaman RE: dreamerlpme Dec 14, 2007 09:47 AM

      I've seen it at some of the Asian grocery stores in Chinatown. Super 88 in Allston might have it as well.

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        poho RE: alsaman Dec 14, 2007 09:49 AM

        I think it's also called "sour salt" and you can find it at the Butcherie and other kosher groceries.

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          dreamerlpme RE: alsaman Dec 17, 2007 08:09 AM

          Do you know which ones? I stopped into a couple of the smaller markets in Chinatown but haven't seen it.

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          sliver RE: dreamerlpme Dec 15, 2007 04:06 PM

          Christina's on Cambridge Street has it, they call it sour salt.

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            tealilly RE: sliver Dec 16, 2007 03:38 AM

            Also the Armenian stores in Watertown carry it -- I've heard it being called something that sounds like "lemoon dizzy". Good luck!

          2. Eric in NJ RE: dreamerlpme Dec 16, 2007 05:12 AM

            If you go to a supermarket check the canning supply area they usually have "Fruit Fresh" which is just a brand name for citric acid.

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              baudolino RE: dreamerlpme Dec 17, 2007 07:06 PM

              Sevan Bakery and the other mid-east markets in Watertown carry it, as do the Russians - Berezka and Bazaar in Brighton. Ask for 'lemon salt' or 'sour salt'.

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