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Pretzel Salt

ultimate4g63 Dec 17, 2008 12:02 PM

Can anyone tell me where I can find pretzel salt? Preferably north of the core.


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    insideman RE: ultimate4g63 Dec 17, 2008 12:42 PM

    pretzel salt is just large grained sea salt, you can find it in any grocery store.

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      ultimate4g63 RE: insideman Dec 18, 2008 05:54 AM

      I'm fairly certain it is not the same as sea salt (or even kosher salt if it matters). I believe pretzel salt has a different melting point.

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        Wahooty RE: ultimate4g63 Dec 18, 2008 09:15 AM

        Unless you're baking your pretzels at 800C, the melting point is not something you have to worry about. The rate at which it dissolves into the water you're using to get it to stick to your pretzels will vary, however. Regular kosher salt works pretty well, as would large grained sea salt.

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          ultimate4g63 RE: Wahooty Dec 18, 2008 09:27 AM

          Good enough! Thank you I'll give it a try.

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            Calipoutine RE: ultimate4g63 Dec 26, 2008 05:32 PM

            I love the Super Pretzels that I buy in the states. Each time I get a box, I dont even open the salt because I rarely use it. I have a few packs if you're interested. I can drop it in the mail to you. Let me know.

    2. BamiaWruz RE: ultimate4g63 Dec 17, 2008 02:15 PM

      Try a bulk store, like insideman said, it's just coarse grained.

      1. jayt90 RE: ultimate4g63 Dec 27, 2008 04:05 AM

        Windsor Pickling Salt is large grained and additive free. It's in almost every grocery store, around $2.50 for 5 lb. I use it as a good, versatile cooking salt.

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          Calipoutine RE: jayt90 Dec 27, 2008 04:17 AM

          pickling salt is NOT the same as pretzel salt. Pretzel salt stays stark white under hot temperatures. Pickling( and kosher) salt both melt. Pretzel salt does not melt.

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            jayt90 RE: Calipoutine Dec 27, 2008 05:35 AM

            Thanks, Cali. Your post prompted me to look up pretzel salt, and I found that it is a unique large grain salt, probably larger than pickling or kosher salt, and is offered by Morton and by Cargill.

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