HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

calcium chloride in LA?

chez cherie Sep 24, 2011 06:59 PM

i want to do some experimentation in the next couple days, so i don't have time to get it online. other than surfas, and the wine and beer place in the west valley, any ideas where i can get some? food grade, of course.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Professor Salt RE: chez cherie Sep 25, 2011 10:12 AM

    I have seen it in my local Persian markets in Orange County. Where are you, cherie?

    It's an ingredient used in pickling to firm up vegetables. You might also try markets that cater to Russians, as they also do a lot of home pickling. Is there a Jon's market near you?

    6 Replies
    1. re: Professor Salt
      happybaker RE: Professor Salt Sep 25, 2011 10:33 AM

      Professor Salt, you rock.

      Not only do you tell the OP where to find it, you help the rest of us understand what the heck it is!

      1. re: happybaker
        chez cherie RE: happybaker Sep 25, 2011 01:27 PM

        professor salt, you DO rock. i'm in la canada, and have several persian-oriented places nearby, and with glendale just a few freeway offramps away, i should be able to find it closer than culver city! thanks! (i'm using it for cheesemaking, but good to know about the pickling use, as that's becoming very popular among home cooks.)

      2. re: Professor Salt
        chez cherie RE: Professor Salt Sep 25, 2011 02:38 PM

        since the help at some of these stores can be clueless, what section would i find it in? spice aisle? with produce? thanks so much!

        1. re: chez cherie
          Professor Salt RE: chez cherie Sep 25, 2011 08:15 PM

          I would try the aisle with salt and spices, but if they have a pickling section with mason jars and such, maybe look there too?

          1. re: chez cherie
            Jeri L RE: chez cherie Sep 25, 2011 08:27 PM

            Canning supplies. Look for Ball's Pickle Crisp.

            1. re: Jeri L
              chez cherie RE: Jeri L Sep 25, 2011 09:06 PM

              Thanks, all!

        Show Hidden Posts