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bee Aug 21, 2009 07:14 PM

Where do I buy rock salt (to make ice cream) -- I'm in Cambridge. And does it go by any other name?

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  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: bee Aug 21, 2009 10:13 PM

    Try an old-fashioned hardware store -- perhaps Dickson Brothers in Harvard Square or that one in the middle of Central Square.

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      srgoodman RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Aug 23, 2009 02:39 PM

      It's a little early for rock salt to be out on the sales floor (usually near the registers) but hardware stores are the likeliest place. It's typically in a red bag labeled "Halite". If you ask in one of the neighborhood type hardware stores, someone might be able to pull you a bag from out back.

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      javajohn RE: bee Aug 23, 2009 03:17 PM

      Home Depot, Lowes & most hardware stores sell 40 lb bags of salt to be used in water softeners if that will work. They have it year round in the plumbing area

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